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one way / three way decks

Postby Magical_Trevor » Apr 25th, '08, 20:22



Just to note - I GOT MANDRAKES PERMISSION TO POST THIS - I've been VERY careful not to treat this as blatent exposure, however, if people think it is, then I will be more than happy to remove it :D

One Way Deck

Price: £5 - £6 (around $10-$12)

Difficulty Rating: Depends what you want to do with it, but to be honest, its a 1

Rating:

The overall posibility's with the deck might seem a bit limited, but, after watching a friends copy of 'Derren Brown: Devils Picturebook' I saw that as long as you dont make any obvious deck switches then the effects possible are mind blowing to laymens.
If all else fails, then this deck can be used to force a card or doing a cheaters ambitious card routine - however, if spotted, your credebility could go through the floor...so, a 5/10 for effects

Being Bicycle cards the deck I own is of a fine quality - good printing, no scewif cards or rough edges (which can sometimes happen, but can be refunded / exchanged with ease). Its an 8/10.

Value for money is again quite good, saying that, you could always buy 52 normal decks and make your own set of 52 one way force decks, but then you would have 51 more than you need - so overall, Id say its 9/10 for value

OVERALL - 7/10, but lots of potential for a cheap trick :)


Three Way Deck

Price: £5 - £6 (around $10-$12)

Difficulty Rating: As with the One Way Deck, this greatly depends what you want to do with it, but to be honest, it could only be ranging between 1 and 3 at best

Rating:

This deck is much more versitile than the One Way Deck, in the way that 3 cards at any one time can be selected and used, making for a much better trick - as you are doing 3 seperate things at a time.
Also, it can be a great way to do a mentalist routine, or be used for a variety of tricks where you dont touch the deck (makes for better reactions from the audience)
The posibility's are much broader with a Three Way Deck, and if you are brave enough, can even show a few face up cards to the audience during an effect.
These are available in RED or BLUE bicycle backed decks, so wont be detected if a deck swap is needed - Thus, gets a 7/10 for effects.

Sorry, to copy and paste from another review here (see above :P) but its the same:
Being Bicycle cards the deck I own is of a fine quality - good printing, no scewif cards or rough edges (which can sometimes happen, but can be refunded / exchanged with ease). Thus, its an 8/10.

As with any 'X Way Deck', you could always make your own, but I'd say that its great value for under a tenner, so this deck gets a 9/10 for value.

OVERALL - 8/10 Great deck, with lots of potential.
Plus, is a great deck for quick / simple mental effects (mainly naming 3 peoples cards from a deck)

Dan

As stated, this isnt meant as exposure, I just couldnt find any other reviews on this product, and seen as I had just purchased them both, thought I'd review them :P[/b]

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