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mattisdx
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I don't really see the point of the black tiger decks. I don't walk around with a portable UV light, which I could produce from my sleeve, but that would be a hassle. so what makes these so appealing? to me they seem like pokemon trading cards, sure they'll be famous for a few months maybe even 1 or 2 years, but than everybody will realize that they've been screwed over again buying useless products
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I think they are cool and all but if you do a really great effect with these cards, your spectators will probably think that they are trick in some way. I rather use the popular blue or red back bicycles.
What do you mean it came from the bottom of the deck?
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I can see that you could do a nice deck color change, red to black, now that would look sweet Smile
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I have the first editions and I use it only for special occasions like parties and close-up card magic shows. I never use it for my strolling magic. They're too precious to be overused. hehehehee.. "my precious"... Smile
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On 2004-07-30 00:26, dynamiteassasin wrote:
They're too precious to be overused.


For the price their set at I'm not suprised.
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They are up there, heck, they're only black, same as red and blue, but now it's a novelty Smile
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Actually if you work the night clubs always use tiger decks not blue or red because the tigers are made for night club work because when put under u.v light the look better than any blue or red deck could possibly look and if you can get the tigers with red spots and work with them in a club its much better then a normal deck.

thats the diference
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Black Tigers for a flaming flourish routine would be cool! Smile
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Get the red-pipped cards. They look cooler I think. By the way, make yourself an invisible deck using Black Tigers. This really looks great in performance.
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I used my red pipped ones for Gemini Twins but that's it
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They also are quite useful for leveling a chair or table. Insert an appropriate number under the shorter leg to get rid of that annoying wobble. Smile
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I use black tigers all the time unless I'm going to destroy a card. I've actually gotten quite a few gigs in no small part to the black tigers. Sure my original effects are great, but I find that a potential client remembers the unusual cards, and the unusual effects done with them. I don't think they are a rip off at all, but irl I'm a bit of a goth so I suppose they go with my outfit. Can't exactly be wearing a fishnet shirt and black trench coat and whip out a deck of pink cards with purple polk-a-dots. The finish on the red pip ones is actually different, I don't know what they did but they fan better longer, either that or my natural skin oil has changed formulas......
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On 2004-07-07 15:50, Mike Walton wrote:
Mercury card fold...

I've found that cards from brand new Tiger decks expecially fold very nicely.

Have to use White-Out though to sign the card.

Use a Silver sharpie marker.
zur
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Yes, but hopefully layman won't say your using a trick deck. Better let them examine it first.
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Card Warp looks especially good with these, and if you take it a step further, Hyper Warp by Wesley James looks even better.

I'll have to admit, Oil and Water effects aren't that impressive.

I've had a few people say that an Ambitious looks a little neater with these, especially during the colour change phases.

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I like doing magic with pretty things, and I find the BTs to be more aesthetically pleasing than regular Bikes or Tallys.
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Snap change from red to black, that's cool. You could have someone select a card and then take I and snap change it to black.
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I think the black tigers are very nice with one exception. Because they do not have a white boder, color changing deck routines are a dead giveaway. Hopefully they will make some that have white borders and then tricks like Paul Harris' Color Stunner will be a real Stunner, uh no pun intended.
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In my mentalism walkaround effects I use the blakc tiger deck.

on the black tiger deck there is always a card that is printed with a BT back and a regular bicycle face (white) I talk a bit about ESP and offer to demonstrate a small experiement with an unusual deck that " was given to me by a friend from far far away". I ask them to stop me at any card as I freely deal them one by one. when they say stop I ask them to take the cards that I dealt and they keep them. I deal the next card into their hand.
I then mention to them that what's sp special about this cards is that they are printed differently...I deal a few off my deck face up and tehy can see the difference between regular decks, I ask them to see the cards I just dealt before and they can isnpec them themselves. then I add " you know, you stopped me at that particular card. it was your free choice. I should mention now that out of all this cards there is only one spcial card, one defective card... turn it over... and you see that you chose that card."

you can play around with patter lines, but this effect has very strong reactions from my audiences. it's my most requested impromptu effect Smile
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