These cards are fantastic, and have a very Tally-Ho feel to it. Nice, smooth, and a bit stiff at
first so you have to break them in with a bunch of faros and riffles, etc.
Out of the box,
they fan gorgeously and faro fairly easily as well. After a while, they still fan/faro nicely.
They also crimp/un-crimp no problem, even after a month of use full of crimping to mark
locations. This might be because of the nice coating they have.
I will agree the pips are
smaller than I'd like them to be, but that hasn't been a problem for spectators in close-up.
Lastly, I'd like to say that despite heavy use, they have NOT been clumping. At all. Heavy
faro-ing, shuffling, spectator use, my really sweaty palms, etc. I'm telling you, they really run
like a deck of Tally's except with a more exciting backing, smaller pips, gorgeous art, and the
darker red cards.
Highly recommended for any card users looking for something different.
I'm pretty much a Tally-Ho only user, so I really hate switching deck brands, but I will make an
exception to these guys.
And yes, the tuck case is nice.
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I disagree strongly with the previous reviewer - this is a GORGEOUS set of cards and they are lovely
in terms of handling. I didn't buy 5 of them - just one. The design is simply awesome, and at this
price this is a no brainer for those looking for a wonderful deck that stands out from the "pack."
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These cards look great, but that's about it. Out of the box, they do handle well; they fan and faro
beautifully, but in short order they always develop a substantial crimp and thereafter never lie
flat. Another problem for performance is that the pips are too small for spectators to see reliably.
I bought 5 decks, but I'll only use them as practice decks. I won't buy them again.
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Good tricks to perform from DVD but you need another pack of sentinel cards to perform them.
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I really like these cards. They look very designer.
well i had interesting story with this deck. i was on a train and i somehow came up to this video
and i was like - man i need to get this deck. but then i forgot the name of the deck and i was
looking for it for over two days. then i spotted it on the creator company site and then i got three
they are just awesome. whenever i perform with this deck, everybody is like where the
hell you got those?
they fan nicely smoothly. and the design is just original.
only down side for me is the box. for me it is too cheap. i thought it will be more hard and
stiffer. but that's my personal view.
Hello, it's the Coming Up again with a review about the Sentinels. And as the title says, Sentinels
are a new style. To perform with those does mean you're a different kind of magician. Totally
different if you perform XCM with this. They handle great and look stunning.
After a while these cards bend to the inside a bit, which causes a little plop sometimes (just
like the cap of a jam jar).
If you're an XCM performer, get these in you collection. If
you're a card magician, stick to something else please.
This is now my favorite of the "special design" decks. The small pips give these cards a neat
"vintage" look. The design is very straightforward, linear, and simple, making them striking, yet
unassuming. I think it's a relief from all the gothic looking decks. Sometimes the more complex
designs seem to suggest to spectators, "This is a magician's deck (and probably a trick deck.)"
This deck just looks unique and cool. These cards fan and faro beautifully, as others have said.
They are really a pleasure to work/play with.