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Re: Marked Decks

Postby vajra » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:36 pm



Just want to agree with those who have put forward the Boris Wild Deck and the UMD as good marked decks. I used the Boris deck for some time before switching to the UMD which is a lot easier to read. But they're both good. Funnily enough, I can't find either of them at the moment.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby artychris » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:10 am

I use the Fournier cards... they're so easy to read that it's almost impossible to be caught looking at them!

I did a little routine a few nights ago, starting off with Paul Voodinis "You read my mind" followed by "OOTW". Whilst only only of these needs the 505m cards, I used the same deck for them both (before switching to a Fournier ID to finish with another lovely Voodinin piece "From a Garden Darkly") The point is... both "You read my mind", and "OOTW" are tricks where the backs of the cards are on display quite prominently for the whole time. In fact, the backs of the cards are even concentrated on by the helpful spectators. I did both of these tricks in a very slow and unhurried way, and the markings weren't noticed at all!

So I guess I have to recommend the Fournier cards! :)

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby mrz0mbie » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:24 am

Can the Fournier be read from a spread?

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby CArlight1958 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:07 am

Many to choose from.

The Fournier's are £10.00
The UMD's are £14.99 on eBay.

Although making one's own is a good idea, & cheaper. I think I'll opt for one of these.
For the sake of another £4.99 the UMD does look like a good buy.

What do you think.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Ted » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:31 am

mrz0mbie wrote:Can the Fournier be read from a spread?

No.
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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Alfred Borden » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:35 am

The Boris Wild's get my vote, especially if you usually use Bikes, very nice and subtle imo

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Russell Davidson » Thu Jul 26, 2012 12:22 pm

Another vote here for Boris Wild's deck. Can be read from a spread with ease.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Discombobulator » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:48 pm

The only marked deck I use is Cataclysm.
I explain about marked decks and subtle markings. I have a card box with the words "marked deck" in big letters on the box.
I ask if they can see the subtle markings..... they see a big number 17, then a big number 10, etc. written in black felt pen on the back of the cards... lol

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby TonyB » Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:06 am

I have tried a number of marked decks and have failed to find any that can be read by those of us with poor eyesight. I use only one effect that needs a marked deck. With proper handling the crowd never see the backs of the cards. So I got a regular deck and a sharpie, and wrote the number of each card in inch high letters on the back. I have never got caught, either close-up or stage.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby MatCult » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:19 pm

TonyB wrote:I got a regular deck and a sharpie, and wrote the number of each card in inch high letters on the back. I have never got caught, either close-up or stage.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby CArlight1958 » Fri Jul 27, 2012 3:26 pm

Russell Davidson wrote:Another vote here for Boris Wild's deck. Can be read from a spread with ease.
Alfred Borden wrote:The Boris Wild's get my vote, especially if you usually use Bikes, very nice and subtle imo


I decided to opt for the Boris Wild deck chaps.
It's just arrived, so I will let you no what I think after the weekend.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Johnny Bravo » Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:52 am

The UMD's are £14.99 on eBay.
Not any more, cheapest I can see them at is £20 + £4 postage.

I'm going through a bit of a marked deck fad, at the moment I tend to make my own. I do love the Ted Lesleys ones & having just bought & read the hidden in plain sight marked deck book I now no how the BW deck markings work & I love them, but again £20 for a deck is too much, I want all my decks marked so I can or cannot use them as I choose.

Anyone have the BW & the UMD, can you do a comparison if so please?

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby FTHO » Sun Aug 25, 2013 11:45 pm

I really love the Phoenix marked decks, the marks are beautifully hidden in the back design and its really easy to read.
I considered doing the same as you... Having all my decks be marked so I could always use them as and when I needed them. However that never happened!

A friend once gave me some advice, if you own 4 decks of cards, use 1 deck solidly for a week then move on to a new deck and keep rotating, by the time you come back to the first deck it has recovered from the previous weeks use and will be as good as new.
I've found this to be true, but I couldn't get into a good habit of doing this, after a quite a few months I just stopped rotating...
So technically you would only need a few marked decks if you wanted to always use marked cards.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Magic1Jim » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:22 am

I recently bought this deck, i thought it was fairly cheap in comparison with others

https://www.mindfx.co.uk/products/dmc-e ... deck-rouge

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby FTHO » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:02 pm

Magic1Jim wrote:I recently bought this deck, i thought it was fairly cheap in comparison with others

https://www.mindfx.co.uk/products/dmc-e ... deck-rouge" target="_blank



And the markings are incredible!

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