So, I've been doing cardistry for a few months now and I've been through a couple decks so far, my favourites being Antler and Tally-Ho; both have a nice stock and are quite comfortable to handle, and apart from the Tally-Ho's rough edges in the first day or so, they are both quite reliable sets of cards. I've bought a few other decks, such as Absinthe and Moonshine, Killer Bees and Purple Artifice. I've used the latter as one of my workhorse decks, until I really used up the deck and realized that compared to my favourite decks, it was actually harder to pull off cardistry moves such as Legolove or Gunslinger with that deck, mainly because I felt less in control, that the cards were more slippery. I started to think that black/coloured cards might be like that - more slippery, and therefore less adapted to cardistry, until I remembered they were all covered by protective layers and that the amount of ink used on them was probably irrelevant to how they handle (please tell me if I'm wrong on this one). So, to finally get to the point: I'd be interested to know what makes a set of cards better or worse for cardistry, what stock/finish/other specificity makes a deck non-recomandable and why.