Differences in the bikes

Discussion in 'Product Questions and Reviews' started by kangin45, Jan 7, 2018.

  1. So I'm kind of new to the whole cardistry scene and maybe this is the noob talking but is there a huge difference between the bikes like the auroras or the archangels or the dragonbacks? Besides design. I've tried a lot of them out and they don't really feel that different. Thanks!
  2. There isn't too much of a difference. They are all produced by Bicycle and use the same stock. The design is the only thing that changes.

    Perhaps the Auroras or Archangels are Q1 quality, but Bikes are already high enough quality where there the difference is negligible.

    So besides design, not really any difference.
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  3. Thanks! Makes sense
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  4. Generally speaking, Maaz is correct. However, there are exceptions to the rule that only the design differs from one kind of bicycle deck to another. One such exception is the Richard Turner "Gold Standard" 808 Bicycle Rider Back decks. They are designed and manufactured to Richard's exacting specifications. For example, they are constructed using Bee stock, and according to Bruce Samboy, Gambling Regulator and playing card expert, they are "stamped to a thickness that facilitates classic moves like bottom and center dealing and are embossed to a depth that does not break down the structural integrity of the card, yet still allows each card to breathe properly, thereby reducing the gum-up and hangers often caused by finger moisture." Furthermore, unlike most cards manufactured today the Turner 808 Bider Backs are Traditionally Cut. According to Mr. Samboy, "the cutting blade used in traditionally cut cards starts at the face of each card and punches through to its back. As a result, a sharp edge is created on the backside of each card and a rounded edge, which facilitates a flawless weave during each shuffle, is formed on the card's face. Traditionally cut cards ensure that card men and magicians can easily interlace the cards to produce crisp, clean shuffles, especially with some of the more intricate shuffling techniques like the one-handed shuffle, and the faro shuffle, both in-hand, and on the table." I have not yet tried these cards, but I intend to very soon.
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  5. To be fair though, the Gold standards aren't classic bikes. But yea, you're 100% right here.
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