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McBride always like the red backed Steamboat cards since he was eleven. Although he can use them right out of the box, he used to spend hours preparing the deck so it was like butter to use.
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On 2011-04-30 19:57, cardone wrote:
I also think red bee backs blend better when your hand moves slightly .. the flesh colored backs seem a bit more noticed because it looks like a dead spot.


That is very relative. I have used regular bikes (Oh, those feared white borders!) on many occasions and they worked just as well as the Bees.
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On 2011-05-01 11:04, Fábio DeRose wrote:
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On 2011-04-30 19:57, cardone wrote:
I also think red bee backs blend better when your hand moves slightly .. the flesh colored backs seem a bit more noticed because it looks like a dead spot.


That is very relative. I have used regular bikes (Oh, those feared white borders!) on many occasions and they worked just as well as the Bees.


That is because they are made from the same card stock, by the same company.
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I meant in terms of "deceptability" (did I just make a word up? lol) - e.g. far too many people cmplain about the white borders of bikes, aviators and so on being a big no-no when it comes to backpalming.

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On 2011-05-01 11:04, Fábio DeRose wrote:
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On 2011-04-30 19:57, cardone wrote:
I also think red bee backs blend better when your hand moves slightly .. the flesh colored backs seem a bit more noticed because it looks like a dead spot.


That is very relative. I have used regular bikes (Oh, those feared white borders!) on many occasions and they worked just as well as the Bees.


That is because they are made from the same card stock, by the same company.
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Good topic!

If you pick a one style card and learn your routine flawlessly you can then try different types of cards. Your physical motor memory will allow you to develop with diferent cards quickly.

My original source was the Gansen books, Marlo, Dodson.

I have tried numerous types of cards and have settled on standard fanning decks which fit my routining. I have also tried scoring them, not scoring them, using thin cards, etc. At this point I really have no preference because the motor skills adapt to the cards at hand. I DO use bridge size as the audience can't tell and really doesn't care.

Once I had my routine down pat I put on white cotton gloves(Gansen)and in a very short amount of time became very adept with the gloves on. Try the gloves. You will be amazed at how quickly you progress. you may not want to be rid of them.

At that point going "barehanded" with any style card is a charm. Good luck....and keep practicing! Smile
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