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Topic: Two Way Joker Cards
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (May 14, 2006 01:32PM)
I noticed that the standard Bicycle Joker cards have one way designs. Is there any way to get a two way Bicycle joker? If not, what brands include Joker cards with two way designs? I would like a two way design for use with Color Monte. I still would like to use the $14 card, so a Bicycle card is preferable.


Message: Posted by: CardMaker (May 15, 2006 12:51AM)
Let it have printed.....
Two small jokers from the Guarantee Joker card; no text.
Message: Posted by: Dave V (May 15, 2006 06:18PM)
Why would you require such a card? Even the standard $14 card is a one way pattern. It really shouldn't impact the trick, and anything non-standard is going to stand out as being "unusual" (i.e. "trick cards"). Is it really worth the added expense of having custom cards printed?

I haven't seen any Joker cards that are two way, but I'll keep my eyes open for you.
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (May 15, 2006 07:59PM)
I plan on using a joker instead of the red card and a queen instead of the blue card. The only catch is that a one way joker seems to make the alignment more noticeable (IMO). Itís ok for the $14 card to be a one way card. After all, itís not seen until the very end of the routine.

Thanks for keeping watch for the card.

Message: Posted by: wsduncan (May 15, 2006 08:06PM)
You are running when no one is chasing...
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (May 15, 2006 10:12PM)
Perhaps I need to take off a few pounds. :)
Message: Posted by: Roger Kelly (May 16, 2006 05:54AM)
On 2006-05-15 21:06, wsduncan wrote:
You are running when no one is chasing...

I think I know where he's coming from. There's nothing wrong with being a perfectionist.

Message: Posted by: wsduncan (May 18, 2006 12:43AM)
His stated reason was that he thought that having a one way face on the card made the Quick Three Way move somehow less deceptive.

My statement was meant to reflect the opinion that he was mistaken.

If being a "perfectionist" causes you to fixate on things that are not important, to the exclusion of things that matter, than there can be a downside to being a perfectionist.
Message: Posted by: ElliottB (May 18, 2006 09:10AM)
I never said that Iím excluding the things that matter. Also, I donít think posting a question on a board equates to fixating on something. Finally, whether or not this is ďimportantĒ is debatable. From my standpoint, one way cards make the alignment move less deceptive. I could be wrong, but I donít think itís a coincidence that the original diamond cards are two way cards. Iím a big fan of the trick and I perform it all the time. For other reasons, I would like to modify things a bit so that I can use two regular cards instead of the diamond cards. I just want to make sure the modifications donít weaken the effect.


Message: Posted by: Roger Kelly (May 18, 2006 10:52AM)
Quite! :)
Message: Posted by: PIPmagician (Aug 14, 2006 08:19PM)
Do you mean a Joker that looks like this:
Message: Posted by: Hideo Kato (Aug 14, 2006 10:40PM)
Yes, he means that.

Maybe using two blank cards is better than using such unreal Jokers?

Hideo Kato
Message: Posted by: Card-Shark (Aug 20, 2006 09:59AM)
OK, I constructed 3 different 2-way-Jokers which do not look so unusual at all. They are made out of the back design of Tally Ho decks and a Hoyle Poker deck.
Message: Posted by: Suave Dan (Aug 25, 2006 10:10PM)
Those Jokers are *** cool!

Can you do one with the Bicycle Rider Back?
Message: Posted by: joseph (Aug 26, 2006 05:31AM)
Those Jokers would be add a nice change to many effects...