I just finished reading "My Personal Deck" by Dani DaOrtiz. The book read more as an addendum to
Tamariz's encyclopedia on the memorized deck in "Mnemonica." This book is for those who prefer hard
math to memorization. DaOrtiz has created a deck that involves more complicated math that the Si
Stebbins deck. It is certainly more deceptive and versatile than most mathematical stacks, but it is
a mathematical stack nevertheless. For me, the time put into memorizing all the formulas would be
much harder than memorizing a particular random stack, such as the Tamariz stack.
tricks taught are interesting, but not remarkable. And DaOrtiz himself admits that the book is more
about learning a new stack than learning new tricks. For that he recommends getting books that teach
tricks with stacks and half stacks. So follow DaOrtiz' advice and get Tamariz first. Go on to this
one if you still want to explore yet another addition to the world of stacked decks.
I would have given the PDF five stars if it was a video, but without someone illustrating it in
person, this is quite daunting to understand just reading it. I wish Penguin would make it a little
clearer which "instant downloads" are PDFs and which ones are videos. If you are good at reading
complex instructions you should not have a problem. But if you need someone explaining it like I
do, I would not buy it.
Like the title suggests, this is in my opinion by far the best stacked deck that's doesn't require
you to mesmerize it. It looks random and even when studies immediate patterns can't be found (unlike
si stack). Not to mention with a quick series of shuffles you can reach the stack from new deck
order and restore it to new deck order as well. But that's just the beginning! There is a multitude
of other things he teaches that you can do with it! 10/10 truly the best
Great stack. Unlike the Side Stebbins stack, the spectator's can look at the cards being spread and
not tell it's a stack. Dani teaches tons of things to do with it.
I love this stack method and look forward to a test run with it in a couple of months after I have
totally internalized the method and handling..................Thanks Dani, as I know all the hard
work you put into this stacking method!
The system is really good hide but you need little maths skills and lot of practice, once you master
it, you will amaze people
This method of stacking is just about impossible to detect. It will take a certain amount of
practice and calculation but well worth the effort.Dani shows a couple of methods to get the deck in
proper order; one, set up before you start and switching in that deck and, two, a set up you can do
with a new deck right in front of the spectators.