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Robby • United States • 05/24/13
So the Bicycle Titanium Edition Deck does not only look spectacular with all that metallic ink and embossing, but also proves to be much better than the standard bikes. It's a long lasting and more durable deck.
Oscar • New York • 04/24/13
I am glad I found theory11 and the Bicycle Titanium edition playing cards. They have the classic great feel of Bicycle cards and look amazing. They are special cards and give card tricks such a nice elegant feel. I love the rich red and gold on the face cards. I recommend these, especially for card tricks that don't require gaff cards.
Nicholas • Canada • 03/20/13
So much better than the regular Bikes! You should get them.
Anthony • Canada • 03/09/13
Compared to the regular rider backs they are amazing, and you can't go wrong with the price!
Adam • United States • 02/16/13
These cards look amazing! I highly recommend these!
Ned • Pennsylvania • 02/16/13
If you like the classic Bicycle design, then you should definitely pick this deck up. Looks great and feels great: 5/5.
David • Maryland, U.S.A. • 12/11/12
I think that these are just regular Bicycles on steroids. With better stock and an improved look, if you stick with Bikes, switch to these decks. Everything looks better and feels better.
Chris • New Zealand • 11/04/12
Wasn't sure about them at first, but once I got my hands on them, I just fell in love. Amazing cards.
Artur • Exeter, UK • 10/12/12
Best decks I ever owned. They actually last more than a week! Awesome. I even got my girlfriend practicing flourishes with this deck. The cards are silky and after about a week they are perfect. Slippery at first, but perfect after a while.
Harry • England • 09/30/12
This deck has beautiful metallic ink, like it actually looks like metal. I think that the blue back cards could look a bit more blue instead of grey but other than that this deck handles extremely well and is a must by.
azzkikncardz • Philippines • 09/24/12
Thin stock but really durable. Holds up pretty decently, I highly recommend this one!
Kelby Dixon • Monroe, GA • 09/23/12
There are only two words that can describe this deck of cards. Durably beautiful. These cards will never fail you. Perfect for the magician, cardist and layman.
Elizabeth • UK • 06/03/12
These cards look so elegant and feel amazing! If I'm ever going to perform I'll use this deck as it's one of my best decks!
Ari Jain • Georgia • 04/18/12
These cards are amazing! They are so slippery, that when they were first opened, they fell out of my hands!
Arman • United States • 04/06/12
One of my first custom decks and all I have to say is WOW! These decks look amazing. I have gotten so many compliments on the shine on the backs. These things also handle really well and they feel brand new every time and I take them out of the box. They are kinda slippery when you first open them.
Mike Faur • San Antonio • 04/06/12
I love these, but they are not quite as vibrant as I had hoped. They are definitely unique, but I thought the metallic print would be a little more eye-catching. Keep making cool cards, though!!
Sam Conran • Reading, England • 09/02/11
Absolutely amazing, great feel and design, the crimson red is amazing, and steel blue is awesome too! What are you waiting for?! BUY NOW!
Kevin Low • Chicago, IL • 05/11/11
These decks are great! The design is very familiar to spectators so they do not question the authenticity of it. At the same time, you get a higher quality deck that looks very beautiful. Even after a couple of hours of cardistry, the deck continues to be able to smoothly one-hand fan.
While it is difficult to see the shine in the trailer (like many have mentioned), the red deck's color is accurate. The red is a nice dark red, which I actually prefer over the traditional red, even if the ink was not metallic.
The shade of blue in the trailer is inaccurate, most likely due to lighting. In the trailer, it appears to be around the same shade as a normal blue Bicycle deck, but in reality, the blue ink is considerably lighter. I would say that the color more resembles light blue with a silver tint on it. While it still looks nice, it is not really my style.
I am kind of disappointed that the black inks were left the same, but then again, I suppose it may look odd if every non-white ink was shining.
Donovan Sanchez • San Antonio, TX • 04/25/11
Wow, these cards look and feel great! I have to be honest though, I was expecting more shine but even if they aren't shining they still look awesome! I'm very happy that I got both decks. I recommend both Steel Blue and Crimson Red decks! :)
Daryl Chew • Singapore • 04/25/11
The Steel Blue really look great. The best metallic color that I've seen. The metallic is great, very nice under the light. The metallic did not affect the cards, even though the ink is lighter, the detail still there. At a quick glance they are surely Bicycle Playing Cards.
Nicholas Lim • Singapore • 04/25/11
I got these decks a few days back. Right when I received them, i went out to perform impromptu street magic to some tourists. The first comment was "Wow, your cards look special!". These decks are amazing. I can describe the Titanium Decks in one word- SEXY ;-)
Jaren Barlocker • Utah • 04/16/11
These cards are pretty dang sweet. They have just the right amount of shine and handle like a dream! I like the colors too, they are almost a dark pastel color and the darker red is a plus. Highly recommended these cards.
Viacheslav Vinokurov • Turku, Finland • 04/13/11
Ordered 12 of them and really impresed with the quality and feel of the cards. Metallic ink is a bit lighter then I thought but it looks great. I recommend these to everyone!
Valion Hsu • Taiwan • 04/12/11
Look at that! It takes me back to 4 or 5 years ago. Why can only Theory11 make playing cards from KY like Ohio made them? This is why I buy them!
Robin Carey • Michigan • 04/10/11
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Feel: Imagine Bicycles, but on steroids. They have the Air-Cushion finish but it definitely feels like improvements have been made. The cards fan and spread wonderfully out of the box, as expected by a custom deck. The impressive thing is that they still have this nice smooth, even feel to them even after an hour or two of use. Aerials are decent considering that the deck is still fairly new and slippery. The Titaniums are about the same thickness as a regular deck of Bicycles.
Design: The design is one that people have come to know and love for over 125 years. Using the Rider Back design is a good idea too because spectators will be familiar with the deck, they've seen it a million times. The metallic is the best part though. Theory 11 did it just right; the metallic is noticeable enough to give the cards an elegant, distinct look but not so overboard that they're distracting. It's extremely hard to capture the metallic backs on camera as it's a lighting thing but take my word for it, they look phenomenal. The red deck is closer to maroon while the blue deck looks silver in the right light.
Court Cards: Theory11 has always had the sense to get rid of the hideous orange that Bicycle throws in the court cards. The Titanium decks have shades of metallic gold and a bluish silver instead. Just like the backs, the metallic ink on the Court Cards is just right. When they catch the light it looks incredible. This design complements magic in a special way; the metallic is elegant and fleeting. It's a hard thing to try and articulate but once you have them in your hands it's obvious.
Spot Cards: The black spot cards are the standard Bicycle Rider back cards. The red ones, however, have the metallic ink. The maroon and reflective look contrasts with the black cards to give the deck a dynamic look. I'm glad they went with the metallic on the faces, it's really what makes this deck look different. Titaniums will be awesome for any kind of red black separation effects.
Ace of Spades, Jokers, and Box: I'm going to lump all three of these sections together because there's not a whole lot new. The Ace of Spades and Jokers are exactly the same as any standard deck of Bicycles. One thing worth mentioning is that there's no guarantee joker so they're identical. I always hated that guarantee text when I was trying to use them as duplicates. The box is also the same as it's common counterpart. The only difference being the shade of red and the metallic accents.
So here are the ratings:
David McGraw • USA • 04/09/11
These cards are amazing. I wish I ordered more and probably will in the future. Great job T11!
Patrick Kun • Ames, IA • 04/08/11
Just received a brick of these today. I Love the metallic ink that is put on every red card and court cards. The color seems a bit lighter than I thought - more of like a grey/blue metallic ink which gives another feel to it. They also fan and handle well just like other cards T11 put out.
Homer Liwag • Las Vegas • 04/03/11
The cards and box look and feel incredible. The metallic ink is subtle yet elegant. It was late, goofy night - but very creative one filming this with Andrei Jikh. Took a lot of balls.
Bam Nguyen • Vietnam • 04/02/11
After watching the trailer, I'm stunned. I hope it gets to Vietnam soon. :D