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Tom G
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Hopefully they are paying attention to the color of the card and not the texture of it. In the demo, Wilson moves at a good pace, getting excited for the spectator. They don't get to study the card.
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Just got my deck and after setting it up it works perfectly. I'm not really seeing anything, either.

But, I'm also a little "on the fence" about this. It does come off like a bar bet in a way.

I believe JP Vallarino's original handling was done face down using a stud poker type deal. I think that would be my preferred way to handle this.

I'll give this a "7" on a scale of 1 - 10. Very clever, but probably not something I will use. And, I don't think it will fool magicians if that means anything.

Robert
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The less people performing this the better. In the words of Greg. “This is Br-ill-iant.”
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Got the deck. The faces are R******S****** as they are supposed to be, but not the backs-- Is this right or did I get a defective deck?
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If you r and s the faces you can do face down I would think Tarik 🙂
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From some of the posts I’ve seen on here and other forums I think that a fair few decks went out defective....mine certainly was, returned it and waiting for a replacement. This has not been the most successful release really.
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I got my deck and it works perfectly. One small point is a bit disappointing since the instructions reference using a joker (which isn't absolutely necessary but really helps) but no joker was included in the deck. It just so happens I don't have a spare red bicycle deck to grab one so it's a bit of a nuisance. I have performed this several dozen times in various lighting situations and there is nothing to see. Actually in preparing the deck I had to work hard to see what I was looking for to confirm things were as I expected. I perform this 100% face down since it fits in with my existing OOTW presentation. Very nice. I highly recommend this effect but I don't care for the face up handling just based the way I perform.
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Just got mine and am setting it up. Can someone confirm that Dull = R and Shiny = S?
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Think my deck may be one of the defective ones too. Going to have another look at instructions in case I have missed anything but I don't think so. Not going to just put it at the back of the drawer at £35. I can see some of the cards are very grubby and one was stuck to the inside of the box with some gunk or another.
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On Dec 25, 2017, dustboy wrote:
Think my deck may be one of the defective ones too. Going to have another look at instructions in case I have missed anything but I don't think so. Not going to just put it at the back of the drawer at £35. I can see some of the cards are very grubby and one was stuck to the inside of the box with some gunk or another.


My cards weren't like that so I think you don't have a good set.
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On Dec 25, 2017, cinefisch wrote:
Just got mine and am setting it up. Can someone confirm that Dull = R and Shiny = S?


yes, that's correct.
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On Dec 20, 2017, pegasus wrote:
In fact what about giving half the deck (ungimmicked) to the spec to shuffle. Then you can show that both half’s are exactly the same, red and black. Go through one card at a time, slowly.


I was thinking the same thing Bro!

Have you tried it yet?
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Yes Mike and it goes over very well.
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Received my replacement deck today...thanks to MOM for sorting it so quickly, my new deck works perfectly. Performed it a couple of times and it goes down really well,like most card effects it’s all about the presentation, I personally think that you have to present this with real energy and enthusiasm.....make the spectator feel like they really have somehow memorised the order of the cards then really knock them over with the second phase (how many reds in the box). All in all I do rate this effect quite highly but I still think it’s too expensive for what you get and I still think the deck should come to you all set up ready to go
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I got my deck a couple of days ago, but unfortunately it came with a couple of defects:
1) Not all of the cards were straight (some were slightly bent so I had to straighten them out)
2) The 2 of Hearts and the Ace of Hearts were glued together. I did my best to carefully detach them, but damage was done.. As a result, the 2 of Hearts can not be used (see pic: http://tinypic.com/r/2u9n66t/9)
3) The 8 of Clubs was also defected. The back of the card was not thoroughly gimmicked, so it couldn't be used as well.

Besides those defects, I really liked the sexy box that the deck came in and the instruction video (especially the tip given at the very beginning - extremely useful!)
I was lucky that I had 1 red and 1 black card defected so the Red to Black ratio didn't change. However (!) for the price paid for the deck I would like to see more quality control during the production.
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Well, if anyone if ready to a part with their Offworld I would be willing to purchase it at a resonable used price.

Doc
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Got mine a couple days ago and it is not treated very well at all. Sending it back for replacement.
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My deck came as it should.could it be quality control or something happening in transit.very poor if it's QC for the price.
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I have had three sent to me. Some cards R/S, some not and not on the backs and poorly done. Incredibly poor quality control
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On Dec 30, 2017, MitchC wrote:
Got mine a couple days ago and it is not treated very well at all. Sending it back for replacement.


Mine is the same. Going to send it back.
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