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Bicycle Glider Back Playing Cards (Standard Edition)

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The Bicycle Glider Back deck is a 100% custom deck of playing cards featuring origami-inspired artwork. The back design has paper gliders in an appealing geometric layout against a vibrant blue background. The traditional-looking back also contains a devious but easy-to-learn coded marking system that allows you to identify the suit and value of each card.

We sent a sample deck to one of the world's foremost experts on marked cards, but we didn't explain the system to him. His first response was, "I tried to work it out with the riffle test - couldn't see ANYTHING - I did eventually work it out but d*** that is well hidden. I was starting to wonder if you were winding me up!"

So before you view the instructions on how to read the cards, see if you can figure out the system on your own!

The court and spot cards are designed to look as if they've been folded out of paper, and the whole package is contained in a striking custom tuck box with a custom seal.

Printed in the USA on traditionally-cut Classic stock with embossed Magic finish by the United States Playing Card Company, Bicycle Glider Back playing cards are printed using vegetable-based inks and starch-based laminates on FSC-certified paper sourced from sustainable forests. This means the cards not only shuffle, fan, and spread perfectly for all of your favorite games & tricks, they're made with the environment in mind!

•100% custom artwork
•Fully marked for suit & value with coded system
•Printed by US Playing Card Co
•Classic stock with embossed "Magic" finish
•Traditionally cut
•Custom tuck box with custom sticker seal
•2 gaff cards included
•Limited print run of 2,500 decks

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 19th, 2021
I have many, many marked decks and definitely can say I only like a select few I have tried. This deck shocked me, I bought on a whim to give it a shot and now I really hope they offer a deal on a brick or something at some point and really hope they do this design in more colors and make it a series. The cards feel good as you’d expect based on manufacturer and stock, the tuck gives nothing away and looks very standard and clean. The marking system is phenomenal; Very easy to read, as close to impossible to find for your spectators as I’ve come across honestly and with a little practice you can read very quickly as well. It’s about as much as anyone could ever ask for, tremendous. I really hope to have many more in the future!
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It makes me feel safe Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 15th, 2021
I read the reviews panning the readability of the deck. I am 73, wear strong bifocals and have cataracts developing in one eye. At first I was worried but after about an hour of practice I am reading the cards without issue. My only issue is that in a spread, part of the marks can be hidden, which could cause a misread. That is an easy solve by just pushing it out of the spread to the spectator and double checking it then. All in all this is the first deck I have decided to use rather than my Boris one and now have purchased 6 of them.
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A marked deck with a fresh yet familiar feel Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 5th, 2021
I've loved making and flying paper planes since my childhood, although until now I've never previously thought of this as origami, but I suppose it is. This deck is inspired by this classic art of paper folding and by paper planes, with the front of the tuck box introducing us to our familiar looking paper glider.

But the real point of interest is the card back design, where the triangles that make up our paper plane are present in a spiral pattern. The bold blue circle in the middle is the main point of interest and grabs the eye, but upon closer examination you'll see that this is set on a backdrop that consists of tiled paper planes. Using a simple blue and white colour scheme helps emphasize the geometric patterns and the shapes. The overall design feels fresh and yet familiar.

The custom artwork on the faces of the cards continues the paper plane theme. The court cards are decked in plain red or black, depending on the suit, and are heavily stylized with line drawings, with the triangular folding pattern from our gliders being in evidence everywhere. The characters used for the Jokers have a similar design style. The origami feel is also evident on the number cards, with all the pips featuring a split design, and divided into triangular shapes, which gives the impression that they've been folded out of paper. All four Aces are over-sized and feature giant pips with lines that also suggest folding into quarters.

But perhaps the best secret is discovered when you take a closer look at the card backs: they're marked. Actually, it's hard to discover this secret, even if you know that you have to look for it. With the deck you get access to a video that explains the marking system, which is a coded system that the usual riffle test won't uncover, and yet is surprisingly easy to learn. You'll need a sharp eye, but fans of marked decks will appreciate having a system that won't quickly be discovered by mistake.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 17th, 2021
This marked deck may take a little practice to read within seconds, but it is worth the practice. There is no way that the markings can be seen by anyone, unless you own this deck.
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Another old fart who reads the marks easily Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 15th, 2021
I was concerned that given my vision problems, these would be unreadable. In fact, the style of marking is easily seen. Still one should train oneself to recognize the patterns quickly, e.g., rapidly separating the colors while quickly dealing, or doing a pile of picture cards and a pile of numbers. I'm glad I got a few of these decks.
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A nearly unmarked marked deck! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 30th, 2021
NO SPECIAL GLASSES NEEDED, NO UNFOCUSED Vision. The cards are marked, alright, but it's diabolical how it's done. There's no movie when you flip through, it actually helps a bit if you are a few feet away from the card you are trying to decipher. I don't mean across the room, but far enough to remove suspicion.

You do have to practice a bit. This deck is not festooned with the actual value and suit in bold print on the back, so you can use this deck with your sharp-eyed friends and they will have no clue (unless they see the add on Penguin). Run through the deck a few times, shuffle and cut (yes,they are nice to handle) and you'll get the hang of them.

But what I also like is the faces of the cards. The values and pips have a kind of origami look to them. The court cards are really unique too. Plus you get the blank face and double-backer, so you can still use the deck for many of your normal routines and keep the extra out for when you stuck with an emergency situation.

You'll want several of these neat decks!
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Having fun - and agree @ feeling safe Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 21st, 2021
I wanted to try out this deck because of the review that said you can riffle and not see the marks - wow, true. I thought the marks were really small and hard to see at first, but once I got going it came with no problem. The cards do need to be within reading distance. I’m really impressed, and surprised at how quick you can pick it up. I’m having fun creating ways to use them. I also have Rick LAX’s cards and love them, but these really do make you feel safe. I would let a sceptic audience member riffle.
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Great cards Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 17th, 2021
Definitely love the design. Having trouble finding the marking system. But not let down on the quality of uspcc cards. If you do a pirouette with them it’s looks absolutely amazing. Thanks penguin magic for how quickly you sent them out and free shipping. I’m a customer for life
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Amazing Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 12th, 2021
Great/ amazing feel.
Great marking system.
The marking system will take time to learn well
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2021
This is my first marked deck and I’m having a lot of fun with it. The markings are easy to read from a decent distance. After about 10 minutes of practice I could identify cards easily but I still need to build up my identifying speed. My only complaint is that the card stock quality could be a bit better.
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