PM Elite Grade A Bordered Honeycomb and black decks were my favourite deck type. I bought out
remaining stock when low.
Great news there is this new borderless black design. Beautiful
backs. Faces instantly recognisable to spectators so great for magic. But they also have beautiful
colour enhancement to make them distinctive. No other card decks match these in handling or face and
I also loved the red and blue elite honeybee decks, which feel similar to the
new black decks reviewed. When these old ones were going out of print I bought as many remaining
decks as possible.
I also bought severall in Stripper form - nice they are back. Not just
great design and handling like PM enhanced Bee series but more precise for their purpose over rival
PM black borderless repeating background makes an easy Bevel Count Get
Ready for multiple lifts. Most other deck back designs show visible bulge close up under camera or
mirror, but these make the sleight invisible. No problem of hands burnt, no misdirection required -
peace of mind. But the quality of the reviewed deck and cousins makes any other moves easier.
I don’t mind the borderless versions for Multiple Lifts, even if you think borders are
required. But judge them instead for looks and general handling and still a winner..
of new black borderless great for card collectors, not necessarily magic, but handling great for
card magic too.
I hope these new black borderless decks become popular enough to warrant a
return of borderless versions in various colours. Would be great to get extra gaff cards too, such
as double coloured double backers for colour change or other magic effects.
Same great distinctive design to fit the revamped Bee decks.
The deck reviewed is still
worthy of full stars in current form. I appreciate their extra quality..
Can’t go wrong
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The playing cards feel like butter and ironically honey. So I think the name is appropriate and
they are a traditional bee style playing card so I have thought about exploring the various special
and wonderful things you can do with the style of playing cards. These were a gift from a loved one
so I am in heaven.
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I really like these cards. The quality is what you'd expect from Bicycle.
WOW, these are sweet cards! Great finish and handling. Other reviewers have raved about them and
I'm not going to repeat what they say.
I am going to add that I realized these are a one-way
back! You may not see it at first and it's very subtle. Turn one card around near the middle of the
deck. Do a tight spread and the back design along the one card edge will be different. I doubt
that ANYONE watching you perform with this deck will have a clue that they are not the same.
Basically, the 'honeycombs' on one long side is ever-so-subtlety wider and higher than the
honeycombs on the other long side. And you can also see a 'turned around' card from the short edges
as well. They may be too small to see unless you have good eyesight.
I can't speak to the other
backs (yellow, etc), only the black back deck.
These are great cards. I mostly prefer borderless cards and these feel great. Very flexible out of
the box and a very nice finish. They feel as flexible as the thin crush stock but are a bit thicker
than the Honeybee Elites, which is fine with me. I do like the design with the bees better than the
plain back of the Honeybee Elites, as I think it's a little easier for spectators to follow while
still making false deals deceptive.
Unfortunately I go through a lot of cards and $10 a
deck isn't really sustainable so these will have to be more like special occasion cards. If they
were like $6-7, I'd buy them by the brick.
I’ve been a fan of the Honeybee deck from previous versions and the this combine the best of my two
favorite versions. Perfect card flex for faro shuffles and top and bottom deals right out of the
box. The design is unique that it has style with face card patterns and beautiful Aces and Jokers,
but subtle and not flashy. This is my performance deck if I ever get a gig.