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Lucas Swift • British Columbia • 04/28/13
A great deck that would look fantastic in any collection.
Aironx • Colorado • 04/10/13
Very cool deck of cards with a industrial feel to them. The handling is smooth and just looking at them is mesmerizing.
Pollock • Africa • 03/05/13
I had bought the first edition so had to get these. The box is superb. There is really no word to describe it. I have never seen a better box for playing cards! The deck itself is great. Very good backs. It is very eye catching. Sometimes I'm scared to use these cards because the spectators don't watch the magic but rather admire the beauty of my deck! Haha get them! They are very high quality.
Stuart • Malaysia • 02/23/13
James • OH • 01/15/13
This deck really took me by surprise. It seems like every deck producer has tried some sort of industrial look at some point, but T11 absolutely hit this one out of the park. The thicker stock is incredibly durable, and this deck works great in the strolling situations I get into on campus. The card box gets some praise from specs, too. I love the weight of these cards, not only by the feel of the stock but by the artwork involved as well. This deck works well for cardistry, at least in my hands. Giant fans look epic with the back design. In fact, just about everything with this deck feels right with me. This is my new go-to deck for sure. (You had better buy some before I come back for the rest! haha)
Liam • England • 01/01/13
Wow! If anything just get it for the box.
James • GA • 12/28/12
The back design of this deck is by far my favorite element. It has a very industrial feel to it (guess that's why they call it the industrial edition haha). Homer did a great job with these, add now to any collection or flourishing repertoire.
Marco Yiu • Vancouver • 12/14/12
Awesome deck with a great back design and the handling is great.
David • Maryland, U.S.A. • 12/11/12
This deck is pretty good, but it is not great. The box is quite nice, but it seems a bit simple. The handling is fine. It is a deck that I like to go to for flourishing and such. But for some reason, the design just does not do it for me. It seems a bit simple and cartoony. The face cards look simply odd to me. I do not think that it resembles what it is supposed to with it's theme and it just looks kind of ugly. I guess you should buy one or two, but it is not an incredible deck.
Rich • TX • 12/09/12
I love almost everything about this deck. (Not too fond of the Jokers though)
Siddharth • India • 12/01/12
This deck just looks awesome! The box looks like it's made of metal and so does the back design of the cards. A true piece of METAL!
Daniel • Sweden • 11/28/12
Awesome deck! The cards are very high quality and the box looks like metal.
Daniel • Sweden • 11/24/12
The design of this deck is great. But what's even better is the box. It looks like real metal and is so amazing! The handling of these cards are very good too.
Dale Wesley • Bear, Delaware • 11/23/12
This is a very fun deck of cards to look at due to the fantastic artwork on both the box and the cards themselves. The coloration of the pips and design is a very nice touch. I must say that I don't use these cards very often as they mostly sit in my display case, which is a testament to their looks.
David Beasleg • Greenwood, IN • 11/12/12
This deck is so cool! The box looks like metal and fools a lot of people. The actual cards look awesome while spinning them! Great job!!
Brooks • British Columbia, Canada • 10/24/12
This is a very cool looking deck. The design is so different from others. They handle great. I just wish i had bought more.
Joshua • Australia • 10/18/12
This deck is one of those where once you buy them, you wish you bought more. I wish I could buy a gross of these, they are that great. Perfect for a game of poker, magic or cardistry.
Craig • Melbourne • 10/06/12
The box is so beautifully designed and life-like. I believed it actually was metal until I opened up my order.
The cards are truly one of the best flourishing decks I have ever used.
azzkikncardz • Philippines • 09/24/12
No one can deny that t11 has the most awesome tuck cases on the planet! Gunmetal box with awesome power inside! I highly recommend this.
Vladimir • Montreal • 09/24/12
I like this deck, the design is awesome!!
lw • Australia • 09/13/12
Awesome design but lacking a good finish.
Tim • USA • 09/01/12
This is the best deck ever!!!!!!!!
Uriel • Unknown • 08/28/12
It looks so cool! I really want to get it!
Anonymous • Unknown • 07/16/12
I also believed the box was made of metal, but other than that the cards are amazing. Loved the backs and the Ace of Spades.
Silas • Chicago, IL • 07/15/12
So, I give this a 100/10. The design is amazing! Especially the Ace of Spades and the back design. This deck only receives a 100/10, instead of a 101/10 because of the card quality. It lacks that great finish it needs. Other than that, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this deck!!! If you don't have this deck, I don't know you. O.o
Jackson Awesome • Jacksonville Awesome town • 05/18/12
The box is not metal, which I was expecting because of the trailer. The backs, jokers, and the ace of spades are all pretty cool but the rest of the cards seem to be completely normal. It comes with a double backer which is nice for tricks that require those and you dont have to split or glue any of your expensive cards. over all this is a very nice deck but there are some aspects of it that i would like to see improved. I give this 4 out of 5 stars because of those reasons.
Damian • Poland • 04/19/12
Very nice deck!
John • America • 02/01/12
This deck was one of the first "real" decks I bought. I thought it was just stuff you used when performing or screwing around with friends. But every trick and flourish was the smoothest I've ever felt. I've had several decks of cards since these and these are still my favorites.
Mark • Laguna,philipines • 01/17/12
The main reason i bought this deck is to support my fellow pilipino. The case looks really cool, but when I started to look at the facesof the cards I was really disappointed. Everything was normal. I was expecting so much. but when I started using it I was really shocked! 2 two thumbs up Homer!!. A must have for flourishers and hardcore sleight of hand artists.
Mr. A • Earth • 01/01/12
This deck has a great design and feel. Theory11 put a lot of effort into this deck, but it has some springing issues. It is still a great deck.
Steven • America • 12/26/11
I was lucky enough to get two of the first edition decks and they are phenomenal. The only problem is the box does not have a thumb cut with which to open it. They fan very well and the cut it excellent they split right into packets easily for cuts and faro practically as soon as you touch them together.
Joshua Phillips • New Zealand • 10/14/11
While the depth of the embroidery on the case is more exaggerated in the photos than what you actually receive, it is still a marvellous box. The cards themselves are perfect. They handle beautifully, especially with fans and flourishes.
AvH • Vietnam • 10/09/11
This deck is awesome. It fans and handles very well and its design is extraordinary. 5 stars out of 5!
Mikhall • Malaysia • 09/23/11
One of the best decks so far.
Chris Jeong • South Korea • 09/22/11
Best deck ever. Handles, fans, and flourishes very, very, well.
Jack • Australia • 09/10/11
One word. AWESOME.
Michael Herp • Dallas, TX • 08/30/11
The artwork is simply gorgeous. deckONE takes playing card manufacturing to the next level. I absolutely recommend this deck to any magician who's committed to the art.
jaredmadison99 • Washington • 08/24/11
The word's best deck. This should seriously be rated 10000 stars!
HC • Shanghai • 07/24/11
CRAZY. With the heavy box, it's just like a piece of art. And it feels very well. Worth 5-stars.
aldo alvarez • mexico • 07/21/11
One of the best decks I bought. A beauty. Certainly a piece that can not be missing.
Eduard Todor • New Zealand • 07/15/11
Awesome! My favorite deck so far!
Tyron Tention • Maryland • 06/19/11
the best deck I've ever handled. I should have grabbed like 50 because they are amazing cards. That's all I have to say!
Duane Long • Russia • 06/17/11
The best cards I've played with in a long time.
Daniel Ahn • California • 05/05/11
I just got my hands on two of these and they are amazing!
They feel AWESOME! They also live a long time compared to the normal Bikes.
Grab it NOW!
Stewart Saunders • Australia • 04/29/11
This deck is amazing. It was the first deck I ever bought for when I started flourishing and magic, and to this day, I still regularly use the original deck over other newer decks, and it still handles brilliantly. My advice to all who pick up this deck. The most amazing move I've ever performed with this deck, and no other deck has matched this yet, is the simple pirouette flourish on the double backed card. The circular back design suits it so perfectly, it's amazing.
Aron Sumague • Philippines • 04/26/11
The moment I first saw this deck, it was so stunning! Its box, design and everything. A ONE of a kind deck! Great Job Mr. Liwag!
Benji Taylor • London • 04/23/11
Fantastic is all I have to say!
Destroma • England • 04/22/11
I originally bought them for their stunning mechanical design and amazing box. I especially need slick cards to even contemplate magic because i only have one good arm, and these cards blew me away! Not only because of their design and stock, but due to the fact they fan rediculously well and are so rediculously smooth and slick and easy to handle! Great stock, slick finish, unrivaled design, brilliantly deceptive box. Just perfect!
Roy Lau • Australia • 04/13/11
These are jaw dropping and a must have in every magicians arsenal. Owning one is like having your very own Porsche. Its one of the decks you want to keep forever and display because it's that good!
Two thumbs from me!
Nicholas Lim • Singapore • 04/08/11
This deck is simply AMAZING! The box is a piece of art by itself. The cards handle very, very well - smooth like ice. The artwork on the cards are superb. When I take these cards out to perform, I'm sure it will grab my audience's attention right away. Great job T11!
Kenny • Malaysia • 03/16/11
Trust me, you'll love this deck of cards! I doubted at first when I bought it, but now I regret not getting more than one. These handle like Bee Stingers, perhaps even better. I use these all the time and they fan, Faro and do everything perfectly. Oh you may think that I'm exaggerating - just wait till you get your hands on these.
Dylan • USA • 02/25/11
I just got my deck in the mail and at first, after I had already ordered them, I started to realize that I may not like the design. Then I got them in the mail and they are SICK! They glide AMAZINGLY, they fan so well, and the flourishes I can do with them are awesome. Only thing that I regret about getting them is that I didn't get more then one deck.
momoteh • Singapore • 02/17/11
This deck is frickin amazing! It handles just as well as the Stingers and has an amazing back design. Definitely buy it!
Osh • UK • 02/15/11
The best handling deck ive ever used. It looks like metal and you'd expect it to be crappy like some other decks but it handles like butter.
David • France • 02/05/11
I just wanna say these are unique. In fact, you can't figure out how cool they are without testing them. I bought them for their design, and I didn't expect them to be soo good.
They are so great to handle too...
I highly recommand them, and don't worry about the quality, it's as good as you can hope.
Maurice • Inland Empire, California • 01/16/11
Like they said love at first touch. Out of all my decks, this one is the best. And will be very very hard to top. The design looks like it was made in an another planet. If you're thinking of buying this, stop thinking. There's nothing to think about.
James Wise • Texas • 01/10/11
To be honest I wasn't expecting much from this deck, the back design didn't look all that great. I pretty much just wanted it for the awesome box but when I bought a couple of these I fell in love with the deck, as well as the box! GET THESE CARDS! They are amazing! Or don't get them, and just let me get them instead!
Jace Tandeski • Covington, WA • 01/09/11
This deck isn't just plain AMAZING! It's grade-A AMAZING! I love the Design, the feel, the look, everything about these cards makes me look at other card companies as if they're jokes. This deck of playing cards is a must have for card flourishers, AND Magicians! on a scale of 1 to 10, these cards get a 150!
Oscar • Florida • 01/07/11
Stunningly beautiful and extremely smooth. The only downside for me is that the box does not have the little curve at the top to make opening the box easier, but that only adds to the beauty of the box itself, so in a way, it cancels itself out. Amazing, amazing deck. I'm really glad I bought it!
Shea • USA • 01/06/11
Well first I've got to say these cards ROCK. Ok now that I've got that out let's get to the review.
Design: The backs look really pretty in fans and spreads, it feels very metallic and worn. The Ace of Spades is very good - sharp edges go well with the overall design. Looks kinda like a ninja star of some kind.
The court cards are my favorite out of any cards I've seen. They keep the normal Bicycle but it looks very old and worn. Way cool. The Jokers are stinken awesome; the only thing that could have made them better was if one of them was smiling (haha).
Feel: One of the best decks I have (note) I don't have a lot. The fans are beautiful and very easy to do, spread are gorgeous, Faros like a dream. I spent this whole evening faroing them and they never got stuck or had any problems. Great for sleights and really anything.
The only con I can think of is there's no flap on the box so it's hard to open without bending the top.
Altogether I think Homer Liwag and theory11 did a great job. 52 thumbs up.
Jay • Bronx, New York • 12/23/10
I just got my hands on them today and i think I'm in love. The feel, the way they spread. Almost sounds perverse the way they work with my hands. Amazing work, guys!!!
Robin Carey • South Bend, IN • 12/20/10
Feel: Theory11 never fails to impress; deckONE continues with the high-quality standard we've come to know and love. These cards mix durability and luxury without missing a beat. The finish is the same used on other Theory 11 decks. The fans and spreads come out smooth and even, and the cards have just enough grip as to not slide everywhere. Aerials are surprisingly good for the deck not being broken in. The cards seem thicker than the Sentinels, but not quite as thick as any Ellusionist deck. It's a happy medium.
Design: I think Homer Liwag accomplished his goal. "?I wanted the back design to appear heavy",? he said. The back design looks like a piece of an intricate, complex machine, following along with the Industrial theme of the cards. The shades of black, gray, and white give the deck an original look, instead of another "black"? custom pack. Theory 11 did a nice job of giving the deck a new look without going overboard.
Court Cards: The picture cards go along perfectly with the feel of the deck. Gone are all the gaudy oranges, yellows, and blues. They have been replaced with shades of brown and black, creating a rustic image. The cards have an almost gritty look to them, as if they are worn or worked. Definitely going to catch the eyes of spectators.
Spot cards: It's always nice to see a more subdued red on playing cards. Just like previous custom decks, all the faces utilize a deeper red on the pips and indexes. This fits with the industrial style of the cards as well. A bright, popping-out red would have definitely clashed. The pips are all sized the same as a regular deck of Bicycles.
Ace of Spades: Hands down my favorite part of the deck. The Ace is split in half right down the middle, with what looks like a large bolt connecting the two sides. The coloring reminds me of concrete or steel. The Ace seems to be a small part of something bigger; a vital piece of the machine running around it. Even the font used for the "U.S. Playing Card Company"? text has a straight-lined, factory look about it. The attention to detail on these cards is incredible.
Jokers: Most certainly not the usual style of Jokers. Just like the Ace and the back design, the picture on the jokers looks like a snap shot of the inner workings of some enormous machine. The straight edged font is used here too, and fits in seamlessly. All the little details are what really make this deck. There's a light color fade out from the edge of the Jokers' picture out into the white of the card, adding to the worn, factory image.
Box: In my review for the Sentinels, I said something about how good the box looks, but doesn't actually do anything for the cards. Now I'm not sure if the T11 Staff took that comment personally, but they sure stepped up. This box doesn't just surround the cards, it's made to protect them. As soon as you open it, you can feel how thick the sides are and how firm the whole thing is. It's a beast. The multi-level embossing all over the box is just the icing on the cake. The detailed ridges of the back design feel and look amazing, while the enlarged ace on the front demands attention.
Full Review at http://robincarey.com/theory11-deckone-review-part-1/
Erick Machamer • Westlake, Louisiana • 12/18/10
These cards are Awesome! Very smooth finish, Great to handle!
Aaron Wales • Grande Prairie • 12/16/10
These cards are amazing. I just got them like 2 days ago - I ordered 2 decks and I love them. They shipped very fast!
Clay Enos • New York City • 12/14/10
You won't look at or touch another deck of cards without now using these as the standard. Homer has raised the bar and his precise aesthetic leaves me both jealous and inspired.
Damon • Munchen, Germany • 12/12/10
I ordered four decks as I know these are in limited supply. The designs are spectacular, and the packaging is both striking and dynamic.
The back designs are beautifully designed mechanical patterns giving significance to the title "Industrial Edition." The metallic look of the box is enough to make jaws drop due to the effect of it being gun metal black with raised lettering. Many have asked me for permission to touch the box and were surprised that it's only cardboard.
The court cards are lovely, with the rusted effect it gives this white deck an edge over a normal deck of Bikes or Tallies. The ace and joker cards are my favorites. The jokers are not what one might expect, as a matter of fact it's probably why I love them so much. The consistency to keep with the aesthetics of this deck shows how well thought out this entire project was. The ace is the most beautiful ace design I have ever seen, because of the unique take on the iconic suite. The design of the ace is simple, elegant but most of all, hard hitting.
As for the handling, what can I say... they rock. I use heavy stock decks purely for cardistry, while I use softer decks exclusively for magic. This deck is nowhere near as thick as my Vipers or Shadow Masters (my cardistry decks) but they are not as soft as regular Bikes either. They fan and spread great out of the box and I often find myself doing a little cardistry with them because of their back designs. But I would much prefer to keep these as my magic deck exclusively. Hell, they come with a double backer anyways. =D
Thank you Homer Liwag and thank you theory11 for putting out these beautiful decks. If I had ONE negative thing to say about these, is that they are a limited item. So I place another order just in case.
Greedy you say? Hey, may as well be. These cards are like beer, no way in hell I'm having just four. =D
Vielen dank. theory11 ist der HAMMER!!!
Evan • Asheville, NC • 12/10/10
This deck is frickin amazing! It handles just as well as the Stingers and has an amazing back design. Definitely buy it!
Richard • Amsterdam • 12/08/10
Reminds me of Fritz Lang's Metropolis! Which is unquestionably a good thing. Lovely work sir, thank you.
Connor • New York • 12/05/10
With design worthy of the legendary John Vassos, Homer Liwag has again shown his creative genius.