(this is my first review on the forums so go easy on me) I was excited from the trailer to buy this, and I am so glad I bought it!! This truly is the best vanishing/diminishing deck ever! I like this more than VDeck because you can visually see the deck compress. Although some applications require a deck switch of the normal deck for the Decoy deck, it's not a hard switch at all. I have tried deck switches before, didn't really like them, but Decoy makes them so much easier for me because while I'm putting the normal deck in my pocket I say I'm reaching in for a sharpie (make up some excuse), no heat is on the cards in my hand that's visible because to the spectator, it looks so much like a deck of cards. Pros: - Perform COMPLETELY surrounded -Extremely visual for the spectator -So many applications. 1.You can have a spectator name a suit, and have the entire deck diminish down to the suit they named. 2. An EXTREMELY visual version of Panic, YOU CAN SHOW THE THICKNESS of the deck before the 4 cards and deck switch places, and show the deck visually decrease in size until you're left with four aces. 3. Have 4 spectators select a card, and have the deck diminish down to the selections. 4. It CAN be performed in the spectators hands. 5. Easy to end clean. 6. Use any back design you want. 7. It fits inside your normal deck. -There are more pros and applications, I just haven't thought of them yet. This thing really sparks creativity! Cons: -Slightly angle sensitive. No, not what you're thinking. You can definitely do this completely surrounded, you just don't want people to look at it from the side, otherwise they'll see that it's a gimmick. This is not a problem for my performances because people are standing in front of me. For the best image, you want to look at it from an above angle/point of view.Angle sensitivity shouldn't be a problem. -You don't end clean, but you can easily do a switch. I have been doing a switch and it works perfectly for me. -You only get 1 shot at making the gimmick with your favored back design, so be careful. I actually screwed up a little bit with my mine. Even though I messed up a bit, mine still looks really good!!! But still, be careful. -The gimmick is fragile. You shouldn't have a problem with this, but it takes a gentle/light touch. For some people, it may take some getting used to, but it's soo worth it in the end. For some help on the fragility and handling the gimmick, READ THE DIRECTIONS FIRST. Read the directions and watch the DVD first. I didn't read the instructions first, and I feel like I wouldn't have messed up as much if I had read them. I have performed this many, many, many times, and it still works perfectly. I have gotten amazing reactions from this and I HIGHLY recommend it.