Personally I don't like the new deck kicker, as it hints at the method. I do like the colour-changing deck kicker found in 'colour triumphs'. I think the 'best triumph if performed well' would be one in which the spectator shuffles the cards. This is possible with a bit of thought and preparation.
I used to do a version like that with a stripper deck, but I dropped it from my repertoire because (a) it takes enormous spectator control and I couldn't figure out a decent "out" if the spectator ruins the effect, and (b) it uses a stripper deck, which is kind of cheesy for various reasons.
I posted a "spectator shuffles the cards" version of triump that is done with pure sleights recently, you can see it here --> http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/vie ... highlight=
(I'm not the guy in the video.)
There's a gaffed version of this trick which could allow you to let the spectator shuffle the cards, I forgot what name it goes by, but it's pretty poor overall because the deck is pretty much useless of anything other than that one effect. And it's not a good enough effect to warrant ringing-in a gaff deck for.