Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes

[ Review by deathorglory August 2005 ]

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Speed

Since it's a book, you can pretty much decide your own speed. He doesn't drag on and on during his explanations, but he doesn't lack in describing the details.

Speed 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Quality

If you can read, then you can understand this book. Combined with the pictures, there is little to complain about.

Communication 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Appearance

Like the words, the pictures are very good, Jerry offers many angles, and just by looking at the pictures, you can figure out how to do almost all of the flourishes.

Appearance 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Difficulty of Tricks Taught

Since there is so much material in this book, ranging from easy to very difficult, you can bet that this will take a loooooong time to master.

Difficulty 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Teaching Quality

Even though it is done through words, he never skips on the details. He even gives advice as to how to display it to your audience, what more could you ask for?

Teaching 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Quantity

Again, it's a book, so there is tons of material in it. He offers an unhealthy amount of flourishes that would take a lifetime to master everything. There is a reason people call this the Bible of flourishes.

Quanity 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes Price

It is $75, but for the amount there is to learn and the quality of the actual book, it makes it all the worthwhile. This book should be on the shelf of every flourisher. I'm quite stingy about reviews most of the time, but this book is perfect, especially for the price.

Price 5 stars

Jerry "The Flourishman" Cestkowski - Encyclopedia of Playing Card Flourishes - Discussions