What deck do you primarily use?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Antonio Diavolo, Jul 23, 2018.

  1. For me, over the past few years I've just used standard Bikes since I bought a brick of them at Costco and am just now running low. I know most gaffs and gimmicks are made using Bikes but I don't use gimmicks (other than the Invisible deck and an occasional double backer/facer) often enough for that to be a primary reason. Most of the card tricks I do use a standard deck.
    I am considering switching to the Phoenix deck or Bicycle Elites but I'm not sure yet.
    Anyway, that's not the point. I was wondering what your deck for everyday use is and why? Do you also use some version of standard bikes? Do you use higher quality decks like those made by Theory11? Or were you a huge fan of the bright yellow with bleeding eyes design of Criss Angel's deck?
  2. My main is a simple Black or red standard bikes I buy from Walmart.

    Don't really find the need for a richard turner or Elite deck.
  3. Just Bikes for me also.
    I'll admit I still use those nasty Criss Angel cards from time to time. I have like a brick of them lol
    Someone told me once to practice with crap cards, they said if you can do it with those... you can do it with anything.
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  4. I use the Costco bikes for practice, but I noticed that they're somewhat choppy on the edges and a little thicker than if you buy a single pack from Target. Not sure why.

    When I'm out I'll use Nocs. They're plain enough to not be suspicious, and the marking system is useful for some impromptu tricks.
  5. They're about the same price but seem like they're better quality so that's why I might make the switch.
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  6. I always carry an old Tally-Ho deck with me for daily practice. Beside that I use a lot of custom decks depending on my mood.
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  7. Currently using a deck of Orbits 5th Edition for sleight practice, and Hellions V2 for memory practice.

    The reason why being that they were what was closest when I needed them.

    So my, possibly flawed, understanding is that the decks that go to places like Target and Costco don't have to adhere to as strict quality standards as those that go to places like Theory11 and Ellusionist. That's why the edges might feel rougher or they may feel chunkier.
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  8. Perhaps @Magic Orthodoxy should do a review for Bikes from Target compared to Bikes from T11...
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  9. i personally use bike or bees i know the bees have plastic coating but there is something special about the softness
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  10. Artifice, bee, tally ho are my favorites. Bee is not so popular among magicians but I absolutely love them!
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  11. Usually bikes 75% of the time. I like the NOCs as well because of how minimal they are.
  12. I use bikes most of the time in pratice and then bicycle elite decks and theory 11 decks in preformance
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