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The Boris Wild Marked Deck (Bicycle) A nearly limitless number of staggering magical effects awaits the owner...
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Al Baker was the first magician to use an alphanumeric system of marking cards. In the 1950's, he transformed portions of the natural back design of Bicycle Angel Back Squeezer cards into letters and numbers indicating the suit and value of each card. In the intervening years, several marking systems hve been devised using letters and numbers, most notably the Ted Lesley Working Performer's Marked Deck. The Boris Wild system, however, trumps them all (no pun intended). Instead of needing two marks per card, Boris' system uses only one...
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Amazing deck. Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 3rd, 2010
This deck is amazing. The pros immensely outweigh the cons for this deck.2 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Reading the cards will take practice. I'm still working on being able to read them from a few feet. That's the ONLY thing I don't like about this deck. It's not easy to read them when they're farther than like 2 feet(for me at least.)
So obviously, the markings are extremely well hidden. You won't find them until you read how the system works and know what you're looking for. There are a few that stand out from the others, but not by a lot.
But after knowing what you're looking for, memorizing the system, and a few minutes of practice, you'll be reading each card in seconds if you're holding it in mechanics grip or the cards are spread on a table or whatever.
Highly recommend this deck. With practice and the right routine, this deck will KILL. TONS of effects possible. Super fun to make up your own tricks.
Inovative idea from Boris Wild Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 12th, 2010
This is a great marked deck and unlike other non Bicycle decks that have been around for a long time this does not look like anything gaffed or marked. The DVD that you can get for the marked deck is a valuable add on to this deck and yes if you use it a lot you will need to replace it sooner or later. Show me a deck of cards that you don't. By that point the deck should have paid for itself anyway. This is a great deck and once you know the secret it is a snap to use and the effects are endless with it. If you ever get to see Boris Wild perform especially with this deck you will truely see the value and power of this deck of cards. Add to cart ASAP.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Best marked deck Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
This is my favorite marked deck, because the marks are very subtle, and you can read them from a spread, unlike other marking systems where you need to see the middle of the card. No one looking at the back of a card will ever see the markings... I'm not sure if the deck can withstand riffle scrutiny, but since the marks are near the edge, there's a better chance they will, since most people will be looking elsewhere.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
The only negative comment I can make relates to its strength: because the marks are so subtle, you may have some trouble making them out yourself at first. However, the more you work with it, the easier it gets.
I would also recommend buying some of Boris Wild's marked deck routines, either in book form, or in his DVD set. You can perform some true miracles with a marked deck, but you can also perform some absolutely terrible effects if your peeks and reveals are too amateurish.
Great Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
This is by far the most easy to follow and subtle marked deck I have ever come across. You can literally creat miracles with this deck. I always perform Mental Though on Benjamin Earl's DVD Past Midnight. This deck always fools spectators and because the deck is familiar with the spectator though don't have a reason to see the deck.1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Instructions : Very clear and easy to follow
Quality : Very high quality deck and marks
Overall : I am very happy I made this purchase, it may have been one of my better purchases I have made in a long time
A nice deck Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2010
This is a great deck for beginners and experienced magicians alike. Every now and then it's nice to put the slight of hand away for a while and let the deck do all the work for you. It is well made and very difficult to detect. No more forcing cards once you've got this. The best part about this is that it can also act as your normal deck so you don't have to worry about switching. It's also great to have while practicing your classic force.1 of 2 magicians found this helpful.
A good marked deck Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 26th, 2011
I guess all marked deck has flaws.
Boris Wilde Deck is one of them that has less. So I will just list all the flaws that I find
1) I gave it to my sister, and she saw through it in ~7 minutes.
2)I find reading the card quite difficult (which also ironically means its well hidden), so I guess I need more practice.
3)Although finding a card is relativity easily than other marked decks, discerning a card given to is more difficult. 4)Finally, the face cards marking seems rather terrible to me, so I just use 1 to 10.
Just Get it Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 13th, 2011
This is my first review. I have bought this deck from penguin magic a number of times. You won't see how the deck is marked until you are told. It is a great deck to practice forces with because if the force doesn't work you still know what their card is. If you know how to do good card magic then this deck will only make your magic easier. Get it, Get it, Get it. I also have the DVD and the tricks that are suggested are wonderful.
Best Utility Deck EVER! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
Over the years I've purchased three of these decks because even though I use them sparingly, I am a stickler for only using cards in perfect condition. I'm also very cheap and I don't like to buy things I don't absolutely have to. So the fact that I've purchased three of these decks (and I'm about to purchase my fourth) should tell you that this is an amazing little deck of cards. The markings are undetectable until you know what to look for and then they are incredibly easy to spot. One of the effects I use them for gets better reactions than almost any other card effect I perform. I've used this deck with great affect in my mentalism routines as well as my more conventional magic routines. They work great!
Used so much I already need a new one! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on January 4th, 2010
This deck is truly amazing and one of a kind! It's so easy to use, and there's so many amazing illusions to be done with it. I use to own one but that was before I had a card clip, so I ended up wearing out the deck pretty fast. Now that I do have a card clip to make them last longer, I definitely want to get my hands on a new deck! Brilliant for beginners as well as the well experienced!
Great deck, but... Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 5th, 2009
This really is an incredible deck to use. Used sparingly, this can be your ultimate weapon. There are some really killer effects that can be done with this (one INCREDIBLE effect is included with the deck)
They're pretty safe to inspect as a whole. Above all, you'll want to make sure you practice and get used to the deck. Lack of practice can definitely ruin the value of having any marked deck.
Overall, very nice. HIGHLY recommended. Use wisely
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