Where to buy good manipulation cards

May 12, 2019
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Lynchburg Va
I've been getting into a lot of card manipulation lately and wanted to buy some manipulation cards. I found some on amazon for around 19 dollars but wanted to know if there were any better places to buy them since theory 11 doesn't sell them anymore. Thank you!
 

DavidL11229

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Tough question. I haven't found any in poker size that I've been happy with, I just use Bees. If you find something, let us know! I posted this same question a couple of years ago and did not find anyone with a recommendation for manipulation cards.
 
May 12, 2019
30
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Lynchburg Va
Tough question. I haven't found any in poker size that I've been happy with, I just use Bees. If you find something, let us know! I posted this same question a couple of years ago and did not find anyone with a recommendation for manipulation cards.
Will do. I might end up getting the ones on amazon if no one ends up having anything and I’ll make sure to tell you how those go if I get them.
 
May 12, 2019
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Lynchburg Va
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "manipulation cards". Would you mind explaining for the terminally ignorant (a.k.a. me) among us?
Hahah. Their pretty much thin cards that usually have a skin color back design so if you’re doing card manipulation moves that require a little bit of exposure then it’s not as flashy. That’s what I got from it at least haha. I don’t actually have any so I can’t say for certain. But yeah, thinner for moves with packets that are hard and a color that won’t make the cards stand out as much.
 

ID4

Aug 20, 2010
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Penguin Magic appears to carry the same brand of manipulation cards. They are cheaper than Amazon too
 
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Hahah. Their pretty much thin cards that usually have a skin color back design so if you’re doing card manipulation moves that require a little bit of exposure then it’s not as flashy. That’s what I got from it at least haha. I don’t actually have any so I can’t say for certain. But yeah, thinner for moves with packets that are hard and a color that won’t make the cards stand out as much.
Thanks for the info. Never came across that term before, thank you for making me a little less ignorant :D
 
Dec 22, 2019
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Hahah. Their pretty much thin cards that usually have a skin color back design so if you’re doing card manipulation moves that require a little bit of exposure then it’s not as flashy. That’s what I got from it at least haha. I don’t actually have any so I can’t say for certain. But yeah, thinner for moves with packets that are hard and a color that won’t make the cards stand out as much.
You can easily find the Phoenix full tilt back and the Phoenix double decker
 
May 12, 2019
30
19
Lynchburg Va
Penguin Magic appears to carry the same brand of manipulation cards. They are cheaper than Amazon too
I'll check those out for sure and see how they do, thanks!
You can easily find the Phoenix full tilt back and the Phoenix double decker
Ahhh, I was wondering what those cards were when i saw some other magicians use them. Is there a difference between full tilt and phoenix back though? i seem to find more of the latter.
 
Dec 22, 2019
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Ahhh, I was wondering what those cards were when i saw some other magicians use them. Is there a difference between full tilt and phoenix back though? i seem to find more of the latter.
The full tilt cards have the tilt coloured of the same color of the back. They say it helps hyding the cards while palming, I’m not really convinced about it. Of course this is my opinion
 
Jun 18, 2019
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Hahah. Their pretty much thin cards that usually have a skin color back design so if you’re doing card manipulation moves that require a little bit of exposure then it’s not as flashy. That’s what I got from it at least haha. I don’t actually have any so I can’t say for certain. But yeah, thinner for moves with packets that are hard and a color that won’t make the cards stand out as much.
Do you basically mean cardistry or am I too suffering from a terminal case of ignorance?
 

WitchDocIsIn

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Think Jeff McBride not the Buck Twins.

Essentially if you imagine splitting the face and back off a card, and then gluing those two pieces of paper together, that's a manipulation card. Very thin and flexible to allow a ton of cards to be palmed or back palmed more easily. This allows for things like producing multiple split fans in a row and other such classic manipulation routines.

In theory you can turn a 'normal' deck of cards into manipulation cards by running each card over the edge of a desk or such several times, and then putting the lot into a card vice and clamping it down super hard. I don't know if that's actually effective, though.
 
May 12, 2019
30
19
Lynchburg Va
Think Jeff McBride not the Buck Twins.

Essentially if you imagine splitting the face and back off a card, and then gluing those two pieces of paper together, that's a manipulation card. Very thin and flexible to allow a ton of cards to be palmed or back palmed more easily. This allows for things like producing multiple split fans in a row and other such classic manipulation routines.

In theory you can turn a 'normal' deck of cards into manipulation cards by running each card over the edge of a desk or such several times, and then putting the lot into a card vice and clamping it down super hard. I don't know if that's actually effective, though.
Sounds good, but how do you split the cards? Sorry, I’ve just never done it before haha
 
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