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Topic: Use a new deck or an old deck?
Message: Posted by: Cubby199 (Aug 16, 2013 12:40AM)
I know this might sound silly but I sometimes love using old decks for certain flourishes. It's kinda wierd soo I made this questionair to see who agrees.

For these flourishes do you prefer to use an A. Old deck or, B. a new deck or, C either one

1. Thumb fan
2. Pressure fan
3. Card spring
4. One handed fan
5. Waterfall
6. Card spread and flip domino effect
7. Goldstone card flower (just to make sure your paying attention)

As for me I am
6c (cause I rarely successfully execute it)
7verry, a
Message: Posted by: Anatole (Aug 20, 2013 02:14PM)
Not a silly question at all.
I am pretty much in agreement with your list except for
6. Card spread and flip domino effect
which you feel comfortable with regardless of whether the deck is new or old.

If I am doing the card spread and flip on my arm, a deck that is broken in is preferable.
If I am doing the card spread and flip on a table cloth or close-up pad, then it depends on the technique-- is it a variant of a spring spread or just sliding the cards in a ribbon. A spring spread is easier for me with a deck that I have "broken in."

And of course a lot depends on whether the cards have been treated (e.g. with fanning powder) for these kinds of flourishes.

----- Sonny
Message: Posted by: griffindance (Oct 29, 2013 03:11PM)
I have some packs that are over ten years old. They are kept because I know that if they feel too sticky I just need to leave them for a while and they'll be just right.
Sometimes the weather is too humid and letting the cards dry out fixes any problems.
Cardspread with domino finish will always be better with an older pack though.