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Marked Decks

Postby CArlight1958 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:40 am



I was thinking of treating myself to a marked deck, & was
wondering if any of the members could recommend one to go for.

Cheers.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby DaveM » Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:32 am

Garret Thomas was demo'ing his around at Blackpool earlier this year and it definitely is worth looking up.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby MatCult » Thu Jul 19, 2012 10:14 am

I think the Fournier deck is amazing.

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You can buy them HERE. Scroll down to the 505M Marked Deck.

It's the most deceptive, yet easy to read deck I've ever used. However, if you use Bikes for other routines, this may not be suitable.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Johnny Wizz » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:03 am

The Fournier deck is good. It has clear markings which are not clear to the specatator.

However, I use bikes for everything else and this is a deck swap too far for me. I now use the Boris Wild deck. The markings are a bit more obscure and can be a bit awkward in subdued lighting but once you are used to where you need to look it is quite easy to use.

There is a book called Hidden In Plain Sight which is well worth investing in. I details all sorts of marking methods, describes how to make your own marked deak and has an excellent section on working with the Boris Wild deck

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby CArlight1958 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:54 am

Thankyou gentlemen, as always, very helpful.

I recently aquired Boris Wild's "Remarkable Card Magic" & he does go into some detail
with regards to his own marked deck.
So it's nice to get opinions on other decks.

I notice that Pheonix do one at £22
Also Bicyle have released a new so called "best yet" deck, but it's a bit pricey at £30.

I never thought I would see myself looking to use one of these decks, but there are some nice routines
to be had using this method, & at the end of the day for me, it's all about the WOW!! factor.

Cheers Chaps :wink:

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby CArlight1958 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:00 pm

Johnny Wizz wrote:There is a book called Hidden In Plain Sight which is well worth investing in. I details all sorts of marking methods, describes how to make your own marked deak and has an excellent section on working with the Boris Wild deck



Thanks for this Johnny, I'm sure it's a very enlightening read, but it's much
easier for me to buy a couple of decks.
Some of the routines I am now working on are taking up most of the spare time I have

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby mr invisible » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:47 pm

CArlight1958 wrote:I was thinking of treating myself to a marked deck, & was
wondering if any of the members could recommend one to go for.

Cheers.

CArl...
If you looking to save a few pounds Carl, this helped me a few years ago. Only took me about 1 hour to complete. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbJQaaG ... re=related"

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby fiftytwo » Thu Jul 19, 2012 1:27 pm

mr invisible wrote:If you looking to save a few pounds Carl, this helped me a few years ago. Only took me about 1 hour to complete. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbJQaaG ... re=related" target="_blank"


Oh that's a nice easy DIY one! Thanks for sharing (:

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby CArlight1958 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:39 pm

mr invisible wrote: If you looking to save a few pounds Carl, this helped me a few years ago. Only took me about 1 hour to complete. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsbJQaaG ... re=related" target="_blank" target="_blank"


Cheers mr unvisible, looks easy enough to do. :wink:

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby mr invisible » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:08 pm

No probs All that is needed is a deck of bicycles. And the jobs a good un. 8)

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby hds02115 » Thu Jul 19, 2012 5:00 pm

There are some very nicely marked decks out there but personally, don't waste your money. You could spend £20 on a marked deck or you could spend a tenth of that on a normal deck and mark it yourself. I think the half and hour to an hour spent doing that is worth the money you save. A plus is that you don't need to learn the system as after marking each card, twice, it's pretty well cemented in your memory.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Jobasha » Fri Jul 20, 2012 5:26 am

Another recommendation for hidden in plain sight. The Boris Wild marked deck are nice as well. The phoenix marked deck are nice and clear and you can see the markings in a fan or spread. A cheap option is the David Blaine marked deck. The markings are rather large and many people have complained that they think there too obvious, but I've never had any issues. At between £3 and £6 there cheap enough that you can burn through them quickly. You can do effects where you'll destroy cards to eliminate suspicion of marking for example.

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby mrz0mbie » Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:27 pm

Jobasha wrote:The phoenix marked deck are nice and clear and you can see the markings in a fan or spread


This is what I'm interested in, does anybody know of any more marked decks that can be read from a spread?

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby DrTodd » Sat Jul 21, 2012 7:11 am

I like the Ultimate Marked Deck...

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Re: Marked Decks

Postby Ted » Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:07 pm

DrTodd wrote:I like the Ultimate Marked Deck...

Cheers

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I agree, although I the Fournier deck is much better value.
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