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Let's say you've worn out a deck of playing cards - it's clumpy and no longer handles well enough, and it's ready for retirement.

What do you do with it?
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Practice Mercury Card Fold.
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Throw them out! Bad decks hurt you. Cut out an index or two for other tricks. Giobbi's Lucky Card...and a hundred more.

Get rid of them. Really.
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I don't have old decks. They are given away or used for card warp and t&r by then.
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On Dec 2, 2017, kShepher wrote:
Throw them out! Bad decks hurt you. Cut out an index or two for other tricks. Giobbi's Lucky Card...and a hundred more.

Get rid of them. Really.

What do you mean by "bad decks hurt you"?

And is the answer different at all depending on whether it's a standard Bicycle rider-back deck or a custom deck?
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I practice torn and restored stuff. Mercury card fold, that's a good idea
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On Dec 2, 2017, ejohn wrote:
Practice Mercury Card Fold.



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I save them when I have them. It is surprising how often some old cards come in handy.

I also keep a stack handy and throw them at the kids across the living room when they are plugged in. Seriouslly. And the living room is 35 feet across.
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Fold them into little boxes to store things in or give away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMYdI7bGmtg
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This topic has been brought up before; and the consistent answer I recall is to practice the Mercury Fold and Torn and Restored. But note the word "practice"! That said there's also a good reason to "throw them out" as they accumulate in greater numbers than one can "practice". ie don't let them become a fire hazard! Lynn (who has no room to talk!)
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I periodically give them away to friends and folks at the festivals I attend (regional events where gifting is encouraged), or donate them to thrift stores if they are complete.
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I currently have a cardboard box with retired decks in it. A few times I've discovered that I jumped the gun on retiring them, meaning the cards still handle pretty easily. Otherwise, I also use them for spare cards, and for practicing scaling, or tearing, or folding.
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On Dec 5, 2017, Doc Willie wrote:
Fold them into little boxes to store things in or give away.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MMYdI7bGmtg


That is a great link.

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Enders,

I meant that bad decks cause you to use more force, etc. to perform your sleights. I guess the real approach would be to learn on both.
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I just tried the bottom card buckle (something I struggle with)) with an old deck and a relatively new deck. It's night and day.
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Send them overseas to the military troops if they are in reasonable shape.
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Throw them as far as I can across fields (biodegradable only).
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Toss them out or before you know it, you will have half a house of old decks
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Practice torn and restored
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Give away full decks to old card players Smile
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