WHat is the best deck for sleight of hand and magic?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jimbolocule, May 19, 2019.

  1. I want to get a deck that's durable and is good for sleight of hand intensive tricks. Any suggestions?
  2. If you like stiff: Bicycle Traditional Cut (Richard Turner edition), if you like more flexible, Bicycle elite or Tally-ho. Try them both. I like bicycles too because they look normal. that's my two cents!
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  3. Only guess x Fontaine, rip n dip x Fontaine or some other very expensive deck:)
  4. Aristocrats
  5. If you want a durable deck a plastic deck can't be beaten, but it will handle terribly with a lot of sleight of hand.

    For fans and most flourishes, you need either an air cushion finish or a smooth finish.

    Some sleights look better when performed with a borderless deck like Bees (false deals) some sleights look better with bordered cards (reversals).

    The stocks and cut of the deck can affect some sleights but its mostly personal preference. Traditionally cut cards drive me nuts unless I am working on a specific type of faro shuffle. There's standard card stock as well as casino stock, casino stock is supposed to be thicker and more durable. Either of these stocks can be crushed to be made more pliable.

    My recommendation is to get a few boxes of Bicycle cards. If you're curious get a couple of decks of Bee or possibly a plastic deck. You'll probably be comfortable with Bicycle cards.
  6. What is the difference in handling for traditional and untraditional cut decks
  7. To be honest, it probably won't make too much of a difference to you. It's mainly for certain types of tabled card work and faros. Otherwise there's basically no difference. Some card mechanics prefer a traditional cut but for most sleights, it doesn't matter.
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