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satcom
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I always use Bicycles and have never tried Tally Hos. Which do you think is better and why? Keep in mind, I mean regular, not Ellusionist customs.

Im also wondering if Ellusionists Custom decks are better than the normal decks.


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I always use Bicycles because they are easier to find (you can get them in either Wal-Mart or Sam's).

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Costco sells a brick of TWELVE Bicycles for only $13. Talk about a steal. But which is better quality?
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I have both tally ho's and bicycles, Tally hos is good if you have sweaty hands because when I practice My hands get sweaty and it ruins the bicycles as it makes it bigger up to a point that it does not fit the card box anymore.
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I personally think tally's are better due to the fact of there being a lenon back finish. I also think they last 4 times as long as any bicles.I feel that the custom decks from any website are useless due to the fact when I am performing that I want to keep it simple.I want it to look as if I went to walmart to buy my Playing cards.Taht is the persona I want to keep.
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If you never need a gaffed card, then perhaps it doesn't matter. Bicycle probably offers more specialty cards than any other manufacturer and they are more widely available than most others.

Eventually, if you do card magic long enough, you will have a use for some sort of gimmicked card.

I like to be consistant with the type and the back color of my cards ( unless of course the effect requires a color change to the back ). IMO, changing out deck types during the course of your routines, sends out smoke signals to most spectators.
satcom
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Thanks for the info about keeping it simple. I think I will definitely try out some Tally Hos.
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Just pick up various brands and play with them. The one you like the best is the one you should use!
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Tally Hos are more flexible. Bikes feel brittle by comparison. I much prefer Tally Hos.
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Tally for manipulation, Bikes for tricks.
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I just picked up 5 boxes of new circle fan tally-ho's for $50 at an auction.

that's a lot of cards!!!

But it was such a GREAT deal, I couldn't pass it up.

I opened on deck and they fan like butter!

You can never have enough cards.

I don't know what a sleeve of Tally cost new?
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Between Tally Ho and Bicycle, I think Tally has the edge on quality. However, both will satisfy anyone's needs.

One thing you need to keep in mind, though, are geographics. Laymen in many parts of the country (Speaking USA) are not familiar with the Tally Ho design. Bicycles are the most recognizable by far in stores and in the games they play.

Bringing out Tally Ho cards in these areas will most likely raise suspicions of a "trick" deck in play, either verbally, or in their thinking. You don't want that.
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I prefer Tally Ho's to bicycles - but not by much... just a personal thing. Also, if you like Tally Ho, you should give a try to Stud brand cards. They are exclusive to Walgreens, and are very similar in quality and construction to Tally Ho's.
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I bought one of the new Bicycle plastic decks. I wish all my cards and gaffs were made from that material. They are a pleasure to use. It doesn't get any better than that for me.


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On 2008-11-07 15:01, Cardician99 wrote:
Laymen in many parts of the country (Speaking USA) are not familiar with the Tally Ho design. Bicycles are the most recognizable by far in stores and in the games they play.

Bringing out Tally Ho cards in these areas will most likely raise suspicions of a "trick" deck in play, either verbally, or in their thinking. You don't want that.


Again, this argument pops up, and I still don't buy it. I've been all over the USA and parts of Canada, and 9 times out of 10 the decks that lay-people have in their homes are whatever was cheap or what they got at a gift shop or dollar store. Backs with puppies, flowers, the Statue of Liberty, Coke, Fritos, a bank, etc. Many times they're bridge size.

Only magicians seem to think that Bikes are "the least suspect" when, in point of fact, there are more gaffed Bike decks than any other back design in the world! Do you honestly think that a laymen who might think "trick deck" doesn't also suspect that such a deck can be made from ANY back design---including bikes?

The ONLY way to completely allay the suspicions of these people is to use THEIR deck! Or have them buy the deck and bring it to the party or venue. Otherwise, if they're thinking "trick deck", they're thinking that regardless of what deck YOU brought.
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On 2008-11-07 13:10, Neznarf wrote:
I just picked up 5 boxes of new circle fan tally-ho's for $50 at an auction.

that's a lot of cards!!!

But it was such a GREAT deal, I couldn't pass it up.

I opened on deck and they fan like butter!

You can never have enough cards.

I don't know what a sleeve of Tally cost new?


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