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dooblehorn
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I know I'll be told, "get a regular deck and some card dvd's or books", with this question, but was wondering if anyone could recommend a good versatile gaff deck? I was about to get a new stripper deck, but got to thinking...
BTW, I just bought Invisible deck..wondering why I did not buy this sooner, it's great!
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The packet killer deck is a great !@#ortment deck, but I love my brainwave deck. I also think a koran deck or a john kennedy forcing deck is also very verstile.
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With a partially stacked stripper deck, you can weave complex, multi-phase routines.

I'm biased. I always use a stripper deck, even when I don't "use" it.
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Dooblehorn,
When you purchase your stripper deck, buy one made from a bicycle deck, not the less exspencisve kind.
Thanks,
Bruce
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End-strippers from martinismagic.com are by far the best I have ever seen. he hand cuts them
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Thanks, you all....as always, everyone always has great suggestions on here!
:bigsmile:
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Just had to add a vote for Martini end stripper.
I really like em.
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Hi, guys
Can I ask what the advantage is with end stripper over regular?
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On 2008-05-27 07:39, dooblehorn wrote:
Can I ask what the advantage is with end stripper over regular?

From my point of view, it enables you to track multiple single cards and partial stacks around the deck under the guise of innocent looking shuffles that get them into position. The gimmick also makes double lifts easy, so you can concentrate on their presentation.
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Tomo:
Doh, of course! The easier double-lift is enough reason for me, right there,,,
Thanks!
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On 2008-05-27 08:04, dooblehorn wrote:
Tomo:
Doh, of course! The easier double-lift is enough reason for me, right there,,,
Thanks!

No problem.

It's ideal for producing a quick ambitious card routine from a seemingly shuffled deck, especially if you master the art of overhand shuffling so that you leave the turned card a couple down from the top. Smile
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I learned some new things from Tomo as well.

As I am still new to this, only a year now, my main uses are:

1. Handling looks cleaner, for me, than when using a normal stripper deck.
(As mentioned looks like normal shuffle as you keep track of a card.)

2. Easy double-lifts.

3. More natural way to get a card to bottom of deck.

4. I am working on a couple of forces that seem to be easier with an
end stripper. (Don't have a great looking classic force yet.)

P.S. For now I really like a Popeye deck for nice looking forces.
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Well, I AM going to recommend a book anyhow Smile

In Greater Magic there is a routine called "The Tuned Deck". It is VERY strong.

Tony Kardyro did a pamphlet that is admittedly hard to find called The Routine Supreme. Not a gaffed per se, but one heck of a routine.

Best,
Vlad

PS: I just woke and apologise for listing TWO books Smile
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By end stripper do you guys mean short ends?

I dunno why, but a stripper deck cut on these ends is more usually called a belly stripper, and when cut along the long sides it's a Hindu stripper. It's probably something to do with it's distant past as a gambling tool.
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So, Tomo, I'm looking for a belly stripper then?

VLAD, thanks!...is Greater Magic pretty easy to find? I'll go check L&L

Mr. Ree, thanks a bunch...never heard of a Popeye deck, I'll check that out
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Mr. Ree:
Do you refer to a Pop Eyed Popper deck?
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Tomo:
An end stripper is trimmed "tapered" at angle at the end of a deck.

As I understand belly strippers come in two types “in” and “out”
Meaning they have either concave or convex “curved” trimming at the ends.

I have come to this understanding by reading some threads here at the Café.

Gaffed & Funky » » Belly Stripers
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=203

Gaffed & Funky » » Belly Strippers
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=203

I have never used a "belly stripper". I ordered my end strippers at Martini's Magic.
http://www.martinismagic.com/Products.html

I really prefer them to a standard stripper deck.


dooblehorn: Thanks I did mean Pop Eyed Popper deck.
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