Actually, the backs aren't bicyles either. But close. The cards are made of plastic, but that's so
they will last longer. Why are bikes so important to everybody? I realise it truly is important in
some cases, but usually there are thousands of different decks out there in the world, and while
it's understandable that the magician may prefer bikes, other people will simply not care.
Very easy to perform. I purchased it even though I knew how it's done. It may not be the most
spectacular trick in the world, but still I was stunned when watching it for the first time and even
just reading about the effect. I believe the odds of this happening by itself is 1 in 15 (1 out of 5
for the first card, 1 out of 4 for the second, 1 out of 3 for the third, one out of 2...and so on).
One suggestion for the patter: I think it would be alright to say someting along the lines of: "the
first one is a free shot on the house, I want to see if *I* am psychic"....and then whatever the
outcome, take it from there (and now let us see if YOU are truely mental)....or something like that.
Congratulate them on being "truly mental".
"I believe the odds of this happening by itself is 1 in 15 (1 out of 5 for the first card, 1 out of 4 for the second, 1 out of 3 for the third, one out of 2...and so on)."
Just a bit of math: You don't add when calculating the probability, you multiply. In other words the odds of having all 5 cards match are 1 in 5X4X3X2X1 = 120