It is a sweet idea and I do it when I want to just understand the basic moves rather than having to stop and pick cards up halfway everytime.hello, all, and thank you for your time.
I want to learn, and I am new to cardistry. When you guys/gals started learning working with packets did you rubber band them together, or is that a bad habit?
It can also depend on the brand of cards you are using. USPCC produced decks tend to be a little more slippery, and harder for packet moves.
On the other hands, decks produced by Legends or Expert Playing Card Company tend to have cards that cling together better and are much more suitable for cuts involving packets. I'd especially recommend picking up a deck with their Diamond finish (Legends) or Master finish (Expert).
For more details on their decks, and to see some examples, see my articles here:
Their edges are also noticeably smoother than a USPCC produced deck (USPCC deck on the left, Legends deck on the right).
I'm a little puzzled by what you mean exactly. Could you please explain the reasons for your point of view?I've noticed something though; smooth edges are bad, REALLY bad.
Also, legends playing cards tend to grind to a halt, like when an engine is running out of oil, it feels terrible. Can anyone relate?
I'm a little puzzled by what you mean exactly. Could you please explain the reasons for your point of view?
1. Why exactly are smooth edges bad?
2. What do you mean when you say that Legends cards "grind to a halt"?
Thanks for the clarification. Given your criteria and preferences, I can see why you prefer USPCC produced decks, since Legends decks do tend towards being better for packeting, as you describe.
That still gives you a lot of options though - there's a lot of decks that are produced by USPCC with the same quality as Theory11 decks. Most Ellusionist decks produced by USPCC, for example, would have comparable quality, since they are printed in the same factory with the same standards and cardstock.
Thanks for the reply. Given that the SOC V3 deck isn't produced by Legends Playing Cards, have you actually tried any decks from Legends yet? I think they are very durable, but it also depends a bit on how you define durability.I took a look at he article, I do agree that SOCV3 are really cool looking, that's why I even got some, but I found the durability to be lacking. Yes, they're reasonably durable, but I'm really picky about durability. I finally found what I believe to be the most durable deck, which is actually a bee deck, they last forever, and can survive heavy cardistry practice unlike any other.
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