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 Post subject: The Ghost Deck
PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:52 pm 
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The Ghost Deck

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Everything about the Ghost Deck is white, black or gray. The only red portion is BLOOD red and is the small pip underneath the index, as seen in the above photo. Even the court cards have the color drained out of them which makes for a powerful and eerie deck.

Designed by Ellusionist, the Bicycle Ghost Deck has a UV-500 finish, thick high grade stock, and an amazing design. Five solid months of design work went into the Ghost Deck. It maintains the general Bicycle look & feel, but adds incredible touches that the red and blue decks lack.

Latin on the Joker says: "The World Invites Deception".

One of the Jokers is stepping on an Ace of Clubs, one is not. When you turn the Ace of Spades upside down, you'll notice snake heads at the base of the pip. In addition, there is a hand coming out of the top of the Ace. Whereas the Black Tiger Deck is tight, focused and aggressive, the Ghost emanates beauty and energy.



The Looks-

I think the looks of this deck are fantastic. The black cards (Clubs and Spades) are normal. The red cards (Diamonds and Hearts) however, are far from normal. The pips in the middle of the card are completely black, while the small pips in the corners are red, outlined in blood red. The court cards, of course, are the same as described about, just with all the color "sucked" out of them.

The Feel-

The feel of this deck is wonderful. It is second only to the Masters. The cards fan perfectly, hold together well, and just have a great overall feel to them.

The Price-

At $4.99 per deck, I think the price of these cards are just right. Not too expensive like the Black Tigers, yet not too cheap like regular Bikes. Of course, I would not have any problem with them being $2 per deck, but I am also just fine with the price as it is now.

The Quality-

I think the quality of these cards is excellent. I have heard stories of the Ghost Deck surviving everything from rain, being dropped, and just a lot of use over the course of a couple of months. They have the UV500 Air-Flow Finish, which is the best I have felt so far.

The Durability-

I have only had this deck for about a week, and I have been playing with it a lot. They still feel just like new, every time I take them out of the box. I am anxious to see if they will still feel as good in a couple of weeks.

My Thoughts-

I personally love this deck, and I plan on getting more. The only deck that I prefer over the Ghost right now is the Masters. When I first got these cards, I just sat there and looked at them... I was amazed. I remember going to a magic store about a year ago, and they had a Ghost Deck there. I had never heard of the Ghost Deck, or E for that matter, so I thought that it was some kind of gaff deck... therefore I didn't buy it. Now I am sitting here wishing that I would have bought the dang deck when I had the chance a year ago. I would also like to point out that many categories in this review are strictly personal opinion... I'm sure there will be at least one person who disagrees with what I said in my review, which is fine. Thanks for reading.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 10:04 pm 
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Very nice review!


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I like the deck as well. I went and bought 12 of them, as it was cheaper per deck. I've only used one though. They are a very nice looking deck, however, they do make people suspicious. Plus, I'm rough on cards. I throw them, tear them up, bite them, and just naturally rough with them. So I use regular bikes. Cheaper to replace. But I do agree, they are very nice cards.

An interesting note, they have the same finish and stock as every other special deck from E. However, people always say they can feel a difference between decks.


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Maybe they start with the same stock, but after they print them different it may affect the stock differently slightly? Idk, its probably a placebo type deal, but maybe there is a difference despite the same stock. And I think one of the E decks has a different stock than the rest, but maybe I'm mistaken.


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I know for sure that the Vipers, Black Tigers, Ghost, and Master Decks have the same stock and finish. I haven't checked out the Vintage deck (or whatever it's called).

I think one of the reasons they may feel different is because of the ink amount. The black cards (Vipers, Black Tigers) have much more ink on them. I think the Ghosts probably have the least amount of ink. So that could effect them a little. Personally, I've never felt a difference, so it could be like you say, a placebo type deal.


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Well, the masters edition has a slightly thicker stock, and as for the rest, I only know that we use the highest quality/grade available by the USPCC.

We're doing a second run of the Vintage Series 1800, and improving them in numerous ways, so expect a quality improvement on those.

And to my knowledge, we're switching our quality levels to casino grade, which is the best format available. Keep an eye out. : )

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:38 pm 
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_Tempest_ wrote:
Well, the masters edition has a slightly thicker stock, and as for the rest, I only know that we use the highest quality/grade available by the USPCC.

We're doing a second run of the Vintage Series 1800, and improving them in numerous ways, so expect a quality improvement on those.

And to my knowledge, we're switching our quality levels to casino grade, which is the best format available. Keep an eye out. : )

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That sounds great man, also why cant we post penguin product reviews on E? we allow E product reviews over here.....


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Shawn0 wrote:
_Tempest_ wrote:
Well, the masters edition has a slightly thicker stock, and as for the rest, I only know that we use the highest quality/grade available by the USPCC.

We're doing a second run of the Vintage Series 1800, and improving them in numerous ways, so expect a quality improvement on those.

And to my knowledge, we're switching our quality levels to casino grade, which is the best format available. Keep an eye out. : )

|| sean ||

That sounds great man, also why cant we post penguin product reviews on E? we allow E product reviews over here.....


Because we're just cool like that.


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