I am disappointed with the quality of the deck.
They are not cut evenly with each other.
The edges look like they were just painted white.
They are too white. It doesnt look
natural at all; suspicious looking.
The white paint bled over the edges and look sloppy.
some edges, the white paint came off already.
The corners are not rounded the same as a
regular deck - meaning if you take one transparent card and put it in a regular deck, it will act
like a short card.
They are not scratch resistant. Fresh out of the box, some of the cards
already had significant scratches (i.e., not the result of casual handling).
I like the
idea behind ia transparent deck, but am surprised with the production quality.
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I personally think this COULD be stronger than the classic Omni deck! They can push the card in and
the revelation is absolutely brilliant. When you spread through to find their card, it almost looks
like their card is slowly materializing!! Really like it and Josh Jay has some helpful tips as well
on the DVD.
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This effect, WOW! I bought int directly from Vanishing Inc. I was a bit skeptical at first - unhappy
with how it looked but I decided to take this to the streets and I can happily say that THIS is my
closer at the restaurants. THIS effect brings me the tips. I use Shawn Farquhar's deck switch that
he teaches on his Penguin Lecture and I promise you, it is lethal. I swear it can cause the elderly
to need medical attention.
I agree, stronger than omnideck. I have been using this for
just under a year now - I definitely got my moneys worth! So will you. ADD TO CARD NOW!!!
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great.Check out paul harris solid deception also.
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I was a little hesitant getting the Phantom Deck by Joshua Jay because I had read some negative
reviews regarding the quality of the deck; not being evenly cut, corners don't match, etc.... but
these must have been older reviews, because the Phantom Deck I received was beautifully produced!
The edges/corners look just like a real deck, and each card is perfectly cut the same size
and shape. It's also super easy to perform with, which I have done twice now, and I'm actually
surprised at the reactions I get... people are genuinely shocked when the "real deck" turns into a
see through deck of cards!
I was going to take one star away because the cards do get
scratched up very easily, but this doesn't affect the performance at all; people are just too
baffled by the magic that happened in their hands to notice little tiny scratches. So 5 Stars from
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The Phantom Deck by Joshua Jay is great.
I have the Omni Deck and I've used to use it as a segue
trick. Transitioning from one routine to another. But now i ONLY use the Phantom Deck.
switches are smoother because I can do a slight spread, which is impossible with the Omni Deck.
The audiance prefers the Phantom Deck because when they realize all the cards have changed to
clear cards, they can rifle through the cards. AND THEY'RE AMAZED AT EACH CARD!
I love the
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I love this gimmick.It is a top class professional trick that you can lear very fast. The switches
he teaches are very practical. I will be using this in all my future gigs.
For me this is a great effect like many things in magic, it's only limited by your imagination and
the Phantom Deck has endless possibilities .
I would highly recommend this deck
done Joshua for coming up with this wonderful idea .
This is just what it claims to be, and handles just as it appears in the demo video. Note that when
you open it, the clear plastic cards are sticking to each other. Just run through them individually
a few times and they lose their adhesion. As usual, in the explanation video, Mr. Jay shows why he
is a leader in our industry. He shows his usual creativity and gives more tricks and effects than
you will ever do with the gimmicked deck. If you like the effect, then this will not disappoint.
This is one of the strongest, most practical walk around effects ever! It's so strong, it's usually
my closing effect when performing table magic. Simple, no sleights are involved and it's very
straight forward. The spectator is left with a special souvenir afterwards.
I've got at
least three of the decks and they have varied in how they are manufactured, but that doesn't take
away from the effect at all. I must have performed this hundreds of times over the years! This one
always gets a great reaction ... much stronger than the classic Omni Deck.