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Steve Brooks gave his opinion on these decks. His deck had red pips for diamonds, hearts ..etc I wonder if his opinion would change if all the cards were black and white, the option that I bought. What a waste of money in my opinion. To a lay person they cannot tell the difference between a heart and a spade. I have tried this on many many people and they just can't get it !! I like the deck that Steve has bought but avoid the totally black and white, look nice but useless.
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I have both kinds of Black Tiger Decks, and I would say that the best use of it comes when you don't let the spectator come to the conclusion about whether it should have been a heart or a diamond, or anything else. The suit isn't importnat if you focus their amazement on the fact that black is white, white is black and all color is gone.

The only effect I do with the whole tiger deck, as opposed to pulling individual cards to insert into other decks, is one that requires a deck switch.

So, for rhe most part, if you are sing hte whole deck, you wuld probably be (in my opinion) is to use the deck with red on it.

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I have both, and I only use the red pipped one. (and I don't use it often). The contrast between a red and a white pipped card is startling, but that's about all. Maybe some four ace packet tricks, but I hardly use the full deck for much of anything aside from showing the newest sleight/flourish I have learned to fellow magi.
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I use the red-pipped ones also, but find that as soon as I show them, the first reaction from specs is 'trick deck', and so they are more sceptical than normal and sleight work is assumed to be the work of this 'gimmicked' deck (which is obviously untrue).
Now I usually just use them for floating card effects and explain that such magic requires 'special' cards, rather than a regular deck. This actually enhances the illusion and they focus on the card rather than looking for the 'other device'.
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Profile of wulfie66
Unfortunately the BTD just screams gimmick deck, eventhough it's not. I've also found that the ink comes off quite quickly too, leaving me with cards with a bold white edge. Smile
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They look good at first,
but soon look ruff on the edges
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They look ruff on the edges after a few uses
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Profile of paulsmagic
In MAGIC magazine, an advertisement stated that a collection of effects to use with the tiger decks will be available soon. this was in addition to tiger decks made into invisible decks and other gimmicked decks.
Boy, who didn't see this coming.
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Profile of Ramon
I never use mine. They are just part of my collection. They are sort of sticky too.
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Profile of Marco S.
Stevesmagic, you are absolutely right. The ones with the red fonts are much better. I said this before here. The spectators cannot tell the difference immediately and some don`t even realize what they just saw. But nobody in here believed me.
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I have the red pipped ones besides being cool looking there aren't that many uses for them. One trick that looks really cool with them is the Gemini Twins. Other then that I don't think they are all that great.
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Profile of h_A_Z
They spell MAGIC/GIMMICK... I like it only to perform/practice to myself. See how it looks like with a balck deck. But when performing to laymen, standard and traditional Bicycles
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Gaffed Black Tigers. that looks like a trick deck that CAN'T be examined. I believe I'll pass on those.
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Profile of Titanas
Black tigers are good for prediction cards ...
and something stebins on the black and white deck is invisible Smile
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