This is a heavily-gimmicked deck, but it's gimmicked in ways that are very familiar to anyone who's
ever done any work with cards. Too familiar, perhaps. Hasn't everyone seen those "trick decks"
where they look like one thing if you riffle it this way, but look like something else if you riffle
it the other way? Laymen may not know what to call it, but plenty of them have seen them.
The biggest problem with this deck is that you're showing an effect (deck transformation) that
practically BEGS the spectator to say, "Hey, let me take a look at those cards!", and naturally you
have to refuse, since this deck is obviously unexaminable.
So why show this effect to
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A great classic, I have a couple of these decks, one of which I do the classic routine.
other I have made up a special deck of hand drawn cards.
While this deck is widely sold, and
cheaper versions are in some magig kits, it still kills & leaves spectators baffled.
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I purchased a set of 4 Mental Photo Decks, and some of the cards were cut crooked and the gaps were
quite large. This deck is a staple in my routine and the first deck I used I had to declare a
practice deck since I wouldn't feel comfortable peforming with it in front of an audience. I'm still
happy with the effect and recommend it, but the quality control on the cards could use an extra set
Easy to learn, easy to mess up, AMAZING EFFECT
Even if you can't hand the deck after the trick, this is just to powerful of a trick not to pass up.
The hardest part of walk around magic is interrupting people at a function to do your job. This is
the ideal effect!
I have had this trick in my arsenal for a long time, its like anything else, its all in the