Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Bicycle Dragon Back Playing Cards from US Playing Card Co.
I don't know about other card workers but I've been know to drop a pretty penny on what is basically just a deck of cards. Specifically the decks produced by magic makers. I've been know to spend $13 at my local brick and mortar and I'm interest in one that cost $35 it comes with a dvd but still. But at those prices they are not really practical for the working magician. I mean I wear a deck out in like two weeks with just practice. If you only do stage or parlor magic then you can afford to have an expensive deck. But for for a strolling or busking magician thats not a cost effective solution. So when I was in Target and found the Bicycle Dragon Backed deck for ~$3 I was very interested. I really like this deck. The back has a medieval feel. The colors are a little deeper and richer than in a normal deck. The back design is also subtly one way. In addition to the regular 54 cards. Mine came with a card advertising the other brands of cards produced by the US playing card Co. I like this card because it has a the dragon back so I can use it to make gaffs. It also came with a double-backer which is unusual for a regular deck of Bicycle cards. I also like that the regular sized Joker is colored in. As for the smaller joker that has US Playing Co.'s guarantee I used to not use those at all but now I make breather crimps out of them which I find useful. Besides the look they are of Bicycle's normal high quality and handle well.
All in all this is a good deck and if you can fit it in with your character at $3 a deck you can't go wrong with it.
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