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Marked Cards (Blue Stripper)
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This deck has everything you know and love about the Bicycle Maiden Marked Cards, but with a diabolical secret! The Stripper deck has a slightly tapered shape that allows you to find one or multiple cards in the fairest way possible, even after the spectator has shuffled the deck! These are top-quality stripper decks, die-cut at the factory. Many stripper decks on the market are cut from standard decks at a severe angle, resulting in a deck that looks and feels sloppy. The Marked Strippers are factory fresh with the ideal shape and perfectly rounded corners, allowing ease of use whether you're a beginner or pro.

-Die-Cut to the Perfect Taper
-Factory Sealed with Sticker & Cellophane
-Same Great Handling & Finish
-Amazing Marking System
-Easy-to-Use at Any Skill Level

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My search for the perfect marked deck is over! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 27th, 2017
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Lately I’ve been basically collecting marked decks, trying to find the one that works best for me. I should mention that my eyes aren’t as sharp as they used to be, so I’m concerned about the biggest giveaway that you’re using marked cards: an awkward, long squinting stare and the back of a playing card.

There are some really cool features to some of the available decks (like knowing the next card or how many have been cut from the deck) if you’re interested in using a specific stack. But I’m an Osterlind stack guy and I’m not ready to put in the work to learn a different system. So I want a marked deck I can use every day with the stack I already know. And it’s worth mentioning that all of those other decks retail at 25 to 35 bucks a piece.

With very little practice, I can read the backs of these cards at arm’s length, yet the marks are well-hidden enough that I have no problem casually handing them to a spectator. Of all of the marked decks i’ve tried (including Luke Jermay’s Marksman Deck, Andy Nyman’s The Code and the Ultimate Marked Deck), this one is the easiest to read and, by far, the most affordable. I’m going to buy a brick and make them my everyday cards!

The only downside I see, comparing them to some of the more expensive decks, is that the only information on the backs of each of these cards is the value/suit of that card. But the values are clear, easy to read and well-hidden in multiple locations. And that is just perfect for me.

Congrats to Rick Lax for creating the first truly affordable marked deck!
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High Marks! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2017
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Oh man, where do I begin? These cards are amazing!! I got the download two days ago and have watched them both through a couple times. Rick does a great job as always of explaining every little detail about the cards. There is an added little something to this deck that just goes to show how much they put into this deck! You won't know what it is until you watch his video but it is an awesome little surprise! Rick shows his touches on some classic marked card work as well as some added subtleties from others.
I received the cards and immediately performed one of the tricks which is to be done from the unopened pack. It went over really well and I followed that with some of his other tricks taught. They are very simple yet extremely fooling! The tricks can be magical or make you look like a memory genius! You are told many times, if you don't use this as a marked deck, no one will know it's a marked deck and that is super important!
The second video with the awesome instructor Jon Armstrong is great as well! He goes over some dos and donts of a marked deck and how he uses his. He says if you see him, he always has a marked deck in his hands, and now with these cards, it's possible for you too!! They are extremely affordable and my biggest recommendation would be to buy them in bulk. That is the best value you can get for a pack of marked cards! I can't see myself not having at least one of these decks with me at all times when I'm performing or just out and about. There are so many tricks out there that can be improved simply by having a marked deck.
Overall, I am extremely happy with this deck of cards and I know that you will be too! Rick and penguin have done such a great job with these and have shown how much they care for us as performers by releasing this amazing deck at such a great price! Products like this are why I have always been and will always be, a penguin guy!
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A NORMAL DECK...NO, REALLY! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 17th, 2017
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I came up in a time when the go-to of marked decks was the Deland Automatic Deck; problematic because of the strip, and difficult because of the marking sizes - problems solved!

I should start by saying I am in no way a 'card guy'. I do, however, appreciate a good deck of cards, gimmicked or no. This deck will replace all my card decks except the stripper and has probably doubled my force capabilities.

I could not be more pleased with the capabilities of this deck, the ease of card recognition, and the myriad possibilities it presents. The brick price for specialized decks is pretty sweet as well... :-)

Give your other card decks to an up and coming amateur in your local club; you won't need them anymore.
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Maybe too many marks... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 27th, 2017
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I have been using marked decks for years now in my regular performing.
Usually, I mark my own Bicycle Rider backs, and I was excited to see a cheap alternative. This deck is great in so many ways, however, I would have done away with the mark at the top and bottom of the deck. I think it is a bit of an overkill to mark this deck in 6 different spots, and thus essentially making it impossible to hand out for any sort of examination by a spectator...I just wouldn't feel comfortable letting a spectator look at the back for longer than a few seconds.
If the mark at the top and bottom was gone, I think the deck would be much better at passing by a spectator. Just my two cents...
However, kudos for providing a beyond reasonably priced marked deck.
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Great deck! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 3rd, 2017
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I have used many marked decks in the past and apart from the Phoenix marked deck, which is not so subtly marked, it is the easiest deck to read. I wear reading glasses but I am still able to clearly see the cleverly disguised markings without them. Nice stuff here, team!

My only complaint is that for some of the routines that I do, I need a SEALED BLUE deck and a SEALED RED deck that are pre-stacked. This product is not offered in BLUE BACKS... Please! Make them in blue too!!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 24th, 2017
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I "feel the vibrations" and they are good!!!
I love marked cards...people think we used them anyway so why the hell not use them all the time...and now you can!
The one thing that stands out to me about this product is the obvious attention to detail that Penguin has paid to this deck. The marks are everywhere and ridiculously easy to see. Plus, they are formed in a way that deceives the eye and integrated into the natural pattern of the Maiden back seamlessly. They are disguised within the twists and turns of the image so the spectators eye casually passes right by them, whereas you can see them in an instant.
Another great feature about this deck is the price. I no longer have to be precious in handling my marked cards. These are so inexpensive that I can use them as my every day deck. I can toss them around, tear them up and even stick 'em in my mouth and not care.
If you are not familiar with marked deck work, Rick Lax provides some wonderful time tested effects to get you started that he and his cohorts have structured brilliantly. Rick is a great teacher and explains everything clearly and concisely. The training is over an hour and all of it is solid.
I will most definitely use these cards in my shows because they are great quality, have all the features I could ever want, and most importantly... they barely put a dent in my card buying budget!
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Works with old, dry eyes & bifocals! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 22nd, 2017
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I love the though of using only one inexpensive marked deck for everything. But I wasn't sure how well I'd be able to see the markings so I only bought one pack to find out.

Turns out they work great with my with old, dry eyes & bifocals, better than anything I've tried so far. I plan on getting a brick when they come back in stock. (Grand kid has got to learn to cheat some time yo know. ;-)
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 17th, 2017
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The markings on this deck are great. You can get a peek on several different points on the back. They are very easy to read when you know what to look for. They are very affordable, however they probably won't be my everyday deck, I'm cheap. Rick Lax and Jon Armstrong teach some great effects and tips on using marked cards in the downloads. If your in the market for an affordable marked deck with a great design that won't draw suspicion, I highly recommend this one.
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Not the best marking system... Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 24th, 2017
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I've used just about every marked deck under the sun. These remind me most of the Ted Lesley marked cards in that the marks are VERY obvious. To the point that once (but so far only once) under casual use a spectator noticed and called out the marks. This during an effect that didn't make use of the markings. They were simply dealing the cards and went- "hey..."

It's a shame really. With a few small adjustments the cards could be perfect. But I can't really recommend this deck as it is now. With carful audience management they work fine, but a good marked deck shouldn't really require this level of care.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 18th, 2017
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Finally someone has found a solution to using marked cards on a regular basis. Marked decks are a great tool to have on hand for the experienced card guy, but usually are cost prohibitive to use on a regular basis, being reserved for those "special shows".

Now, there is nothing to fear on the price tag as well as visibility of the marks (if that was another conviction on using marked cards (too hard to read or too easy to see))

First, the markings are well placed and are visible to the magi at an arms length but also well enough for across the table without being found out.

Second, the two instructional videos are phenomenal. Rick Lax's is about how to read the markings plus a few effects. Jon Armstrong brings his typical style to a couple tricks in the other.

My understanding is that there may be a pricebreak by the brick and if so, this may be the only deck I ever use again. Otherwise, it's still well priced to be used for every gig and not just those "special" ones.

Printed on Maiden back by USPCC in a full tuck case (that's marked as well).
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