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If you use a deck ever day for say 1 hour a day to practise with, how many day will a deck last before you scrap it and take a new deck?
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This really depends on what you are practicing and how hard you are on the cards I can go through a deck in a couple two hour sessions or make it last weeks
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Promote it to Mercury fold duty.
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My practice deck gets trashed when my performance deck gets demoted to practice.
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Lol I always promote mine to mercury fold duty
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Use it for effects that need a card signed, torn etc.
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On Mar 28, 2015, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
This really depends on what you are practicing and how hard you are on the cards I can go through a deck in a couple two hour sessions or make it last weeks


For now Im just practis thing from The Royal Road To Card Magic so I don't thing Im that hard on the deck, so say 4 weeks for one deck then.
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On Mar 29, 2015, plink wrote:
Promote it to Mercury fold duty.


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On Mar 29, 2015, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
Lol I always promote mine to mercury fold duty


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On Mar 29, 2015, george1953 wrote:
Use it for effects that need a card signed, torn etc.


I will do that I will not just scrap them I will keep them until my wife say now you have throw some of them out ;-)
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On Mar 29, 2015, MichaelJae wrote:
My practice deck gets trashed when my performance deck gets demoted to practice.


Good one, but for now Im just practice more or less, My performance decks is in mint condition Smile
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I would say your practice deck should last at least a week
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On Mar 29, 2015, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
I would say your practice deck should last at least a week



I hade 4 decks that I alter for 4 month now so I did removed them and open up 2 new deck to train with. Smile
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Sorry I meant to say a month. If you aren't doing a lot of bending or being heavy handed and are using bicycles. What specific sleights are you practicing
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On Mar 30, 2015, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
Sorry I meant to say a month. If you aren't doing a lot of bending or being heavy handed and are using bicycles. What specific sleights are you practicing


I do a series of them while trying to control a card.
I have a break and do a double under cut.
Then I shuffle and do an in jog and control the card back to the top.
After that I do a false cut, and then I look to see if the card is still on top. Smile
I do ambitious card to train on double lift.
And I do Hofzinser cull force but I suck on that one.
And some counts Elmsley count/Rollover Count.

Fore now this is more or less what I do, no card bending or things like that.
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I would say a week is the most if you are really hard on the corners or doing a lot of bending.
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It doesn't sound like your being hard on them. I would definitely say a month but you will know when the cards start to feel bad. Make sure and wash your hands if you want to extend the life of your decks
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On Mar 28, 2015, Timtom wrote:
If you use a deck ever day for say 1 hour a day to practise with, how many day will a deck last before you scrap it and take a new deck?


Not days, more like months or when you look at them and regurgitate.

Obvious dirt, smashed card edges, to sticky they will stick together.
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On Mar 31, 2015, Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse wrote:
It doesn't sound like your being hard on them. I would definitely say a month but you will know when the cards start to feel bad. Make sure and wash your hands if you want to extend the life of your decks

Will do that. Smile


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Not days, more like months or when you look at them and regurgitate.
Obvious dirt, smashed card edges, to sticky they will stick together.

Then its not the cards, its me Smile that need to train more.
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As time goes by you will feel when to get a new deck. There is no rule.
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Yeah this seems to be a fairly subjective question. Everyone treats cards differently, so there is no set time to retire a deck. If you feel like you need a new one, get a new one. Smile as others have stated, keep the old decks to use for practice on effects that require bending/ripping the card. Its all personal preference! As Amro stated, there is no rule! So make your own. Smile
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On Apr 1, 2015, DrewPett wrote:
Yeah this seems to be a fairly subjective question. Everyone treats cards differently, so there is no set time to retire a deck. If you feel like you need a new one, get a new one. Smile as others have stated, keep the old decks to use for practice on effects that require bending/ripping the card. Its all personal preference! As Amro stated, there is no rule! So make your own. Smile


The question came up after asking for help with the Hofzinser cull force and people stated that the problem maybe was that I used old decks when I practis so I asked how long people used there deck before changed Smile Still having problems with mr Hofzinser ;-) but someday I will get there Smile
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