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Most every card man can do a pressure fan and many can do one-handed fans but can you do a circular fan, one that goes around 360 degrees and closes on itself? There are a few methods in circulation. Ricky explains the one developed by Toyozane Sanada. Sanada is a very creative Japanese magician who invented among other things the Sanada gimmick which is very effective for sponge ball work. However, there is no good explanation of how to do the Sanada fan in print. You can find it demonstrated on a number of videos but there is no good explanation that teaches the technique at least not in English.
Ricky Kinosa with The Circle Fan ebook has provided the first very detailed description including photos and exercises. With his description you have a fighting chance to master the circle fan. And he covers not just the pure mechanics to create the fan but also deck preparation, displaying the fan and closing the fan.
During the FISM in Yokohama 1994 Sanada did the circle fan close-up for me. It is a magical moment just to see the fan form. I tried for a few days to learn the fan but gave up because I wasn't even close getting anywhere. Now with Ricky's ebook I can see a path that leads to success. It remains a very difficult move but you will learn crucial lessons which put this move in grasping distance.
1st edition 2007; 19 pages
word count: 3180 which is equivalent to 12 standard pages of text