Predictable Card Deck (marked red bicycle deck)

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Predictable Card Deck (marked red bicycle deck)

Postby cosmicsecret » Sep 1st, '06, 01:34



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The Effect
Blow your spectators away with yet another BICYCLE Rider Back design deck of marked playing cards. These masterfully created cards impact your spectator with subtle magic at its best. THE PREDICTABLE CARD is powerful close-up magic that needs no set-up. sleight, force or contact: This deck is perfect for the following settings: at restaurants. at work, on the street. at birthday parties. in tradeshows or simply with good friends, THE PREDICTABLE CARD will adapt to your settingl Perform with this BICYCLE Rider Back design deck and you will leave a lasting impression on your spectator for a longtime to come. The packaging is identical with a regular unmarked deck of BICYCLE Rider Back cards. The marked cards are noticeable from either end to help you easily identify its suit and value. A clear reference chart inside aids you in learning the order of the markings. It is available in red. This deck is a magical must for every aspiring and professional magician. The Effect The spectator shuffles a deck of cards. The performer asks the spectator to spread the cards and then point to any card. After selecting a card. its placed on top of the cards. The spectator removes the card for safekeeping and returns the other cards. The performer places their hand over the cards and makes a verbal prediction. After the performer predicts the card, the spectator shows their card magically revealing the predicted card.



Cost
you can buy it in the EU from this shop
click me for 17,50 Euro.
From a US shop at $14,95 click me

I had bought my 4 decks at ebay for $4 USD each deck.


Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

1 no sleights/skills necessary ;)

Review
What you get is this factory sealed deck (looks like a normal deck of playing cards)and the chart for the marks, to identify the suites and the numbers.
Laymen will not notice the difference!
The deck is shipped as a red bicycle poker riders back deck.
It looks totally natural,even the card box is the same as the one from the normal bicycle decks.No one will be looking for a marked deck because it looks so harmless.

The suites are in a CHASED like marked order so easily to remember,same for the 13 cards of each suit.
It takes approx 5minutes and you got the chart down and you are ready to perform any mentalism or predictable trick with this deck without any sleights.
To identify the card it takes approx 2-3secs which is pretty cool.
The deck has all 52 cards + 2 Jokers (with the same artwork!) and 2 blank faced cards.
The jokers and the blanked faced cards arent marked.but since those arent marked its kinda like a mark hehe :D
I guess its a cheap alternate instead of the Boris Wild deck.
Overall

9/10
For the price of 4 USD its worth every cent.
Even if you pay more on different dealers.
For now i will never leave the house without it.
I like it very much.

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Postby B0bbY_CaT » Sep 8th, '06, 14:07

thanks for yr review. I own the Boris Wild decks. great system except for the 10, J, Q, K which have "one" too many markings for my liking. do you know what i mean? are these similar?

the marks are printed by the USPCC??? not over marked later right?

where did you source them for $4?

many thanks for your review, help and info!

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Postby prasson » Sep 10th, '06, 04:53

I too own the boris wild and those damn 10,J,Q,K makes me nervous! why did they make them like that!!!! how does this deck compare, without giving away the secret?

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Marked Deck

Postby brewermb » Oct 4th, '06, 17:08

Hi, can you tell me do you need good eyesight to read the marks.

Regards Paul.

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Postby connor o'connor » Oct 6th, '06, 09:34

Marked cards do have their place but just a word of warning.
I took a couple of tricks to work the other day, needed to practice a new one but took a few more as they always ask for another trick.
I have a boris wild deck and performed the 'now you choose my card trick' in front of just two people.
'my son bought a deck like that off the internet' said the spectator not doing the trick 'lets look at the cards'
The one on which the trick was done could not see the marks but instantly became suspicious.
There were two people in the room if I had chosen the one who new what to look for.................
Fortunatly I have been in this possition before and fortunatly I new the dangers and had followed a get out procedure as follows..
I had collected the cards and put them away as the doubt was being told(I was aware that this could happen and followed procedure quickly before the comment was made).
I told the suspicious person that yes cards like that existed (they had already told everybody so this was not exposure)but pro magicians would not dream of using them, 'as you have just demonstrated it is easy to be cought out but there ok for kids and help get people involved in magic at a young age'
I then said I did not like to have my cards examined as any tiny mark on my cards especialy an old pack will be used as an explination of the trick. 'their marked, when actualy thier dirty and old' (rolled my eyes and got a laugh)
As I said this I casualy took out a non marked deck which she thought was the original deck (already shuffled) and blew her away with out of this world. She realy examined the cards!!!!!! :wink:
This was the first time I had used the boris deck for about a year as they are dangerouse things to use. But if your relaxed and prepared you can get away with it.
I do not know how the afore mentioned cards are marked but I always have an out. You only need one good trick with an ordinary deck.
Hope you can now enjoy your cards in relative saftey :)

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Postby Davendithas » Oct 7th, '06, 14:37

My personal experience: My friends bought this Predictable card deck too but most regretted it for its almost too common(maybe not in your country).Don't really think its worth because you can only do a few tricks with it and its not really fair when u use such a deck to play poker, do tricks etc.

My opinion: Good buy if not many knows of this deck.

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Postby Schwen » Jul 19th, '07, 20:07

got a deck of these today. Incredibly subtle markings, and I have 100% faith in the spec not even suspecting marks, let alone being able to find them. However, might take me a little while before im confident in spotting hich is which. my memory is not so good, but years of abuse of a certain smoking material will do that to you :wink: overall am quite pleased though, very good, especially for the money. Gonna get a lot of mileage out of these, used sparingly obviously

they're a good way to help develop some mentalism skills too, but I'll not go into that right now

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Postby BanaZombie » Jul 23rd, '07, 07:21

Could we please get the souce at which you purchased this item thanks

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Postby Schwen » Jul 23rd, '07, 10:07

what a strange way to ask a question

www.magic.org

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Postby roddy » Jul 23rd, '07, 10:32

I've tried the links "click me" - given in the first post - to buy in Euro but it doesn't seem to work. Does any one know of a magical tricks supplier in Germany.

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Postby Schwen » Jul 23rd, '07, 11:51

the one I just posted ships wordwide

go to www.xe.com/ucc to convert from USD to Euros

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THE PREDICTABLE CARD

Postby brewermb » Jul 23rd, '07, 14:26

Hi, try this link: http://www.cards4magic.co.uk Click on cards then search for THE PREDICTABLE CARD.

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Postby BanaZombie » Jul 25th, '07, 05:28

B0bbY_CaT wrote:thanks for yr review. I own the Boris Wild decks. great system except for the 10, J, Q, K which have "one" too many markings for my liking. do you know what I mean? are these similar?

the marks are printed by the USPCC??? not over marked later right?

where did you source them for $4?

many thanks for your review, help and info!


I think he meant 14 bucks cause that seems to be the going rate, but thats still better than $20 bucks, or $35 for the boris wild deck

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Postby trashmanf » Aug 3rd, '07, 16:39

I bought this deck and me and the girlfriend tried for a long time to figure out the markings without reading the included documentation (to see how easy they were for laymen to deciper)

It is VERY subtle, to the point where I wonder if i'll be able to "read" the markings from a couple feet! we couldn't figure out what the heck the secret was after trying for like 5 minutes!!!

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