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Digitalyosh
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I know many people don't like using plastic cards for card tricks, but knowing that most packet tricks don't consist of the entire deck, is it possible to use plastic coated cards to perform packet tricks with? I don't have a plastic deck to practice with but was curious because it would make carrying and performing much easier and the cards would last much longer. Thanks!
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I like this idea! It's true that they don't act the same way as a normal deck of cards, but that's only when you use them in the context of a full deck. Using them in terms of a packet trick seems totally reasonable.

And you're right. At the very least it would definitely help them last longer.
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I have a packet trick I bought years ago that is made of 3 laminated bicycle cards. They still look like new. I don't remember the trick though. Smile

What I do remember is that the moves were very simple ie. Glides and DL's. They wouldnt work for much more though.
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I don't think it's true that plastic decks last longer.
They certainly light differently, so check out lighting and angles.
The main problem you'll find is in incorporating a packet (probably printed on standard stock) into a plastic deck.
So saying I have done it the other way around (Phantom Deck) and nobody noticed.
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Wouldnt that creat more suspician from the spec? Everyone "knows" bicycle cards are the norm.

Steve makes a good point. How would you get the blue and red diamond plusnthe kicker card printed on a plastic card if color monte or any other packet trick you are thinking about? I hope that makes sense. Smile
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There have been packet effects that have been printed on PVC such as Tamariz Rabbits. If I remember correctly a few years ago I had seen Gypsy Curse sets that were on PVC. So it is very possible.
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There have been packet effects that have been printed on PVC such as Tamariz Rabbits. If I remember correctly a few years ago I had seen Gypsy Curse sets that were on PVC. So it is very possible.
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This is a good idea I at time make my own gaff cards Im going to laminate them next time & try it out
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The New York Magic Project sells plastic Rider Back decks. Thinking of checking one out.
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100% plastic cards are very durable and long-lasting. On Steve Dusheck's '82 lecture video he comments on this and mentions how some of the gaffs he has made from them have lasted years, even while being demo'd at conventions over and over.
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I like the idea. I'm gonna try to make some of the packet tricks I perform in PVC playing cards.
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My concern is that PVC plastic playing cards would handle quite differently than paper playing cards.

For example, it would have an impact on sleights like an Elmsley Count, or a double lift.
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