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Postby Arkesus » Oct 23rd, '08, 23:13



Boris Wild has recently brought out a Bicycle version of "the gamblers marked deck", saw it last night and this thing is beautiful. I'll give you a rundown of what information there is. These are all seperate markings.

Card Identity

Card colour (Red or Black)

Card position in stack

Identity of next card in stack (bottom of cut)

One way deck orientation

The four aces have their own mark for easy identification.

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Postby cragglecat » Oct 25th, '08, 11:16

Arkesus wrote:Boris Wild has recently brought out a Bicycle version of "the gamblers marked deck", saw it last night and this thing is beautiful.


I bought one of these on Thursday after seeing Boris give a demonstration in Stourbridge - it's a very clever deck. Thought I'd add one thing you didn't mention - it is also a stripper deck. Regarding the marking, they are obvious when you know what you're looking for but I don't think they would be spotted by a casual observer. For me, another important feature was that most of the marks are also visible if you fan left handed. A very clever deck....

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Postby Replicant » Oct 25th, '08, 11:18

One of the most obviously marked decks I have seen is Ted Lesley's deck. But guess what? No one spots it if you don't give them reason to. Splendid stuff; I love using marked decks.

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Postby magicdiscoman » Oct 25th, '08, 16:09

Thought I'd add one thing you didn't mention - it is also a stripper deck
. yeah for me any chance of a link to a site that sells thease, I'm always on the look out for a decent stripped and marked deck.

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Postby Replicant » Oct 25th, '08, 16:49

The Deland Deck is also marked and stripped, in addition to other properties. They are £6 from The Card Collection. Search for "deland".

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Postby cragglecat » Oct 25th, '08, 17:39

magicdiscoman wrote:
Thought I'd add one thing you didn't mention - it is also a stripper deck
. yeah for me any chance of a link to a site that sells thease, I'm always on the look out for a decent stripped and marked deck.


Sorry, I tried googling it to post a link earlier but I haven't found one yet. When he gave the demo Boris certainly gave the impression that is was hot of the press. You could try contacting him directly through http://www.boriswild.com

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Postby Arkesus » Oct 25th, '08, 20:02

Indeed, basically we were the first people in Europe to hear about Boris' deck. Definately one to look out for though.

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Postby cragglecat » Oct 26th, '08, 08:58

magicdiscoman wrote:yeah for me any chance of a link to a site that sells thease, I'm always on the look out for a decent stripped and marked deck.



Here's a link for the deck on a US site

http://www.houdini.com/includes.cfm?page=shop/order4.cfm&item_id=2042&source=featuredhttp://www.houdini.com/includes.cfm?page=shop/order4.cfm&item_id=2042&source=featured

Stupid hyperlinks - can't get this working! Google 'Gamblers Deck' and follow the link to Houdini's magic shop.

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Postby magicdiscoman » Oct 26th, '08, 18:28

thanxs will see what develops with this deck, fouriners look good but not a fan of any clock work. :wink:

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Postby Lenoir » Oct 26th, '08, 18:49

International do a DVD and deck combo which is supposedly pretty good.

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Postby pcwells » Oct 26th, '08, 19:45

I was shown the Ultimate Marked Deck this weekend and immediately bought one. I normally avoid marked decks because the usual systems annoy me. This thing is lovely. :)

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Postby Replicant » Oct 27th, '08, 11:20

Anyone who owns a marked deck really should get this superb book...

http://www.talkmagic.co.uk/ftopic25061.php

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Postby overflow72 » Oct 27th, '08, 12:00

Hi all,

do you need to have the card close to you to read its value and suit ?

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Postby Replicant » Oct 27th, '08, 12:13

overflow72 wrote:Hi all,

do you need to have the card close to you to read its value and suit ?

Thanks


Depends on your eyesight and the lighting, really. Personally, I don't have any problems reading the cards but some people might as the markings are quite subtle.

But remember this - when performing with a marked deck, the spectators should have no reason to suspect you are using a marked deck. Don't give them a reason to suspect and you have all the time in the world to read the card. It's all in that book I mentioned; there are loads of tips in it on how to perform with a marked deck, what you should and shouldn't be doing. Fantastic book.

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Postby overflow72 » Oct 27th, '08, 12:17

thanks for your reply.

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