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
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.
If you came looking for a good effect to perform, you made no mistake coming here. If your reading
this right now obviously your considering buying this deck so just go ahead and ADD TO CART.
Quality is great and I'm sure this deck has lots of mileage to it.
This effect plays so
big especially if you can get your hands on one blank faced card and a double blanked card. Just use
those cards as a build up to revealing of the deck being clear.
This trick is absolutely brilliant. You receive a link where Joshua Jay teaches 2 brilliant routines
and two easy to do and effective deck switches. You will be able to do the trick as soon as you
master the deck switch (which is almost immediately).
As far as production quality, when i
first saw the deck i was realy disapointed cause I thought it didn't look like real playing cards at
all, but that is wrong. I think me, and anyone else saying that the deck looks suspicious is getting
caught thinking like a magician. We spend hours everyday with a deck of cards, of course we are able
to make the difference between a real and a transparent deck, but after testing it multiple times on
my audience, none EVER questions the deck before the big reveal. EVER ! The cards are great and I'm
convinced that they will last me a life time. If you like the effect, GET IT NOW, what you see is
what you get, no more no less.
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It's great but you need pocket space. And it's only one effect.
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