Cardini Style Tonguing

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Postby Seth » 06/06/05 01:31 PM

Hey there guys, i'm not a smoker so i don't know my way around cigarettes, so i just wanted to get some expert advice on cardini style tonguing (non-lit cigarettes).

Is there any particular brand of cigs that are better suited to this?

I've tried one from my friend but i can't seem to get a normal size cigarette all the way in. Thanks.
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Postby Steve Bryant » 06/06/05 02:05 PM

John Rogers makes fantastic wooden cigars and cigarettes that look real (and lit!). Check him out at woodencigars.com.
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Postby Guest » 06/06/05 02:39 PM

If you must use the real thing, try unfiltered, which are that much shorter. I believe there's a (hey, I asked for a cigarette and somebody throws me a) Camel unfiltered available, for instance.
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Postby Seth » 06/06/05 03:01 PM

Thanks Steve, but i have a john rogers cig, except i rather stupidly bought the extra long ones. D'oh

Thanks Shane, i'll have to buy some camels unfiltered and have a go.
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Postby Pete Biro » 06/06/05 04:23 PM

Just roll up some pieces of paper to practice with.
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Postby Guest » 06/06/05 07:31 PM

The Cardini tonguing was never done with a whole cig. Read the cigarette chapter in Henry Hay's Amateur Magician's Handbook.

Recently I have acquired Keith Clark's Encyclopedia of Cigarette Tricks in a library purchase from a friend, but I haven't have a chance to read it yet. You might try to find that.

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Postby Steve V » 06/06/05 08:03 PM

Are y'all talking about the flipping a cig back into the mouth then flipping it out? I never tried it when I smoked but I went to bootcamp with a guy who could do it lighting quick. Use to do it when the DI's came by.
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Postby Richard Hatch » 06/06/05 08:04 PM

Those thin straight pretzels are fun to practice the move with if you can handle the calories...
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Postby Seth » 06/07/05 02:43 AM

Really Jon? I'll have to look it up in the hay book.

Isn't it done with a full cigarette in the Mullica book?
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