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Topic: Different types of Bicycle decks
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 26, 2009 09:49AM)
I'm interested in buying the Bicycle Masters Edition. Is it the same as the regular Bicycle deck except the Ace? Or it really has different finishing, quality and durability of the cards?

How to clean the cards? The edge sometimes is dirty, so when you use your old gaff card into a new deck, you can straightaway see the different shade of colors. The new deck will appear clean and a bit white, while the gaff cards will appear gray or darker. Any idea to remove such thing?
Message: Posted by: aitchy (Nov 26, 2009 10:24AM)
Spray some deodrant (lynx etc) onto a plate, dab a small amount onto a dry cloth and rub the sides lightly. It helps to lighten them again as its a mild solvent.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 26, 2009 10:49AM)
Does it contain alcohol? As far from I know, alcohol is not good for cards.
Message: Posted by: Robert The Magical Radway (Nov 26, 2009 10:53AM)
No it doesn't contail alcohol as far as I know. I have used this method, and it works ok. However I would test this method on an old joker or something, so incase it does react porely you don' mess up your cards.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 26, 2009 11:00AM)
Ok I will try it on a card first. Thanks for the suggestion!
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 26, 2009 11:25AM)
Btw, how about the Bicycle Masters Edition. Is it worth it?
Message: Posted by: domno (Nov 26, 2009 11:45AM)
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On 2009-11-26 12:25, Failed Magician wrote:
Btw, how about the Bicycle Masters Edition. Is it worth it?
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I got a few packs of these and they were ok. The card stock is thicker so they do feel different when you handle them. The edges are pretty smooth. I played with them for a while but I don't really like them. I just use regular bikes or tally's and if the edges are rough, I smooth them out on my jeans.

I would recommend you buy between 1 and 3 packs and see if you like them. I started with one of them and I think 2 of the other packs they offer. I'm just really not a fan of the thicker card stock though. Otherwise they are nice cards I guess. Finish is about the same.
Message: Posted by: Alex Palombo (Nov 26, 2009 01:41PM)
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On 2009-11-26 11:24, aitchy wrote:
Spray some deodrant (lynx etc) onto a plate, dab a small amount onto a dry cloth and rub the sides lightly. It helps to lighten them again as its a mild solvent.
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it works
Message: Posted by: Sherman_Wong (Nov 27, 2009 02:35AM)
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On 2009-11-26 10:49, Failed Magician wrote:
I'm interested in buying the Bicycle Masters Edition. Is it the same as the regular Bicycle deck except the Ace? Or it really has different finishing, quality and durability of the cards?

How to clean the cards? The edge sometimes is dirty, so when you use your old gaff card into a new deck, you can straightaway see the different shade of colors. The new deck will appear clean and a bit white, while the gaff cards will appear gray or darker. Any idea to remove such thing?
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Masters Edition are really tough cards. They are made from thick cut stock and last up to 7 times longer than regular bicycle cards.
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 27, 2009 07:24AM)
I could only found Gatsby or Axe. But they have ethanol. Is this ok? Is all kind of alcohol bad for the cards?

About Masters Edition, can we use regular Bicycle gaff cards into the Masters deck? Thicker means we can be spotted easily when doing a double lift?
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 27, 2009 09:30AM)
Update: I bought Axe, tried it but I didn't see any difference. Well, it might actually work but because I only used it on one card, the difference might not be visible.

Which ingredients in the deodorant that actually helps remove the smudge? Do you do that on the whole deck at once or just some cards you think need to be cleaned up?
Message: Posted by: Failed Magician (Nov 27, 2009 09:33AM)
Update: I bought Axe, tried it but I didn't see any difference. Well, it might actually work but because I only used it on one card, the difference might not be visible.

Which ingredients in the deodorant that actually helps remove the smudge? Do you do that on the whole deck at once or just some cards you think need to be cleaned up?
Message: Posted by: coolini (Nov 30, 2009 04:55PM)
I like this idea, and I want to try it myself and see if it works for me as well