Personally, I like Tally-Ho and Aristocrat decks. Bee decks handle nice, but they tend to lack borders. In general though, people are less likely to question a Bicycle deck, so if you're planning to do anything involving a gaffed or otherwise rigged or altered deck, go with Bicycle. If you want the best of both worlds and don't mind spending a little bit extra over the regular Bicycle price, there are also the Richard Turner Gold Seal Bicycle decks:http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S11122http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S11123
Hiya, I respectfully disagree.
The "tend to lack borders" are one of the "bee brand hidden secrets" for mechanics. Bee brand comes out way on top as far as rigging the deck. However, I must admit, I came over top other mechanics with a bicycle deck in one of my most exciting moves.
Another player had challenged me straight up. In other words, we both are known players and now we are going at it "straight up" playing a game called "casino".. Ha, in my book, known players are supposed to go for a move at all times, and this time I did, and won. In the later years, I told the player what I done, it was kind of like a crowning of the best and we had a good laugh on it.
Here is what happened. I had a deck of bicycle with the birds blotted out so I could tell the A, K, Q, J and 10. That was all the edge I need to beat the other player. Also, to take the suspicion off the deck, I told the other player that this was a "straight deck" that I switched off a "person" that I trimmed. The player did a fast inspection, and since he does that same thing, he understood my explanation. Sweet I tell you that. Now, I could not have made that same move with a Bee Brand deck.. But, this was another player. You give me an ordinary player, and I am going with Bee Brand all the way..