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Topic: Name some gaffed decks
Message: Posted by: Joey911 (Jan 12, 2008 04:56PM)
These are a coupleo f my favorite gaffed decks. Feel free to add yours as well!

Split deck
Svengali
Invisible
Brainwave
Mirage
Rising deck

I look forward to seeing yours!
Message: Posted by: benjie84 (Jan 12, 2008 07:29PM)
Hmmm you covered some of the best, but lets see:
cassandra deck
mind power deck..

those are two of my favorites...lots of effects can be done with just the cassandra deck alone!
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 12, 2008 09:44PM)
The ones you listed are some of the "greatest hits." A few others are:

Stripper Deck
Koran deck
Pop-eyed popper deck
Diamond Jim's Diamond Deck
Mental Photography Deck
Diminishing Returns
In a Flash
Haunted deck
McCombical deck
Card Toon
Cardiologist deck
Cardian Angel
Kids Kards
Rainbow deck
Marked deck
Radar deck
Deja Vu deck
Forcing deck (1-way, 2-way, etc.)

(Some of these might not count depending on how you loosely or literally you define "gaffed")
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (Jan 13, 2008 12:38AM)
Reverse Svengali. Not as common as its brother, but it does have some excellent uses.
Message: Posted by: benjie84 (Jan 13, 2008 02:32AM)
Wow magicbob you named a lot! I love on a flash and I would consider that a deck and not much of a gimmick too!
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jan 13, 2008 09:32AM)
The Spreadwave Deck is a very cool gaffed deck.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 13, 2008 06:00PM)
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On 2008-01-13 10:32, jonnyboy wrote:
The Spreadwave Deck is a very cool gaffed deck.
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I looked this one up since I wasn't familiar with it. At first I thought... $40 for a one trick deck????

Then I watched the demo video! Wow. I'm not fond of all the seemingly random cuts, but the pay-off seems worth it.

jonnyboy... do you have this? Is the handling extrememly difficult? It looks like you would need to be a card sharp/manipulator to control all those random marks in place to spell one of 52 different possibilities. Unless the deck itself is extemely devious, that is. I'm not fishing for the method, just an assessment of the difficulty of the trick. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: jonnyboy (Jan 14, 2008 07:31AM)
Magicbob- The handling is not really that difficult, and within the reach of anyone who handles cards. There is some thinking that you must do, but it is readily learnable. I have some concern about cards sliding a bit (due to air entrained between the cards) when placing them on the table, as you see on the video. So I have the spectator hold the packets as I cut them off the deck, and to concentrate on their card, and maybe we can cut to it. Of course, the payoff for their concentration is at the end, in a totally unexpected manner. Really, it is one of the most interesting and clever decks I've seen. Kind of fun just to play around with. You should be able to get it for about $33 if you look around online.

John
Message: Posted by: DomKabala (Jan 15, 2008 07:31AM)
"Kids Kards" http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=899
Cardamagically,
dom
:) :bwink:
Message: Posted by: Eric Falconer (Jan 15, 2008 08:32AM)
My favorite.... a blast from my past...

The DeKram Deck....

DOH!!!
Message: Posted by: viris (Jan 15, 2008 09:34AM)
Another vote for Spreadwave.
Message: Posted by: Vlad_77 (Jan 15, 2008 11:45AM)
Here is an oldie:

MeneTekel. Seldom used anymore but still a viable tool!

Another good one is Hull's "Tuned Deck" from "Greater Magic"
Taylor's "Peek Deck" from The Jinx and J.G. Thompson's explorations of it.

Best,
Vlad
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jan 15, 2008 04:49PM)
Of course, how did I forget the Mene Tekel deck!
Message: Posted by: Rennie (Jan 17, 2008 12:39AM)
I cannot believe no one named the Phil Deck
Rennie
Message: Posted by: Jon_Thompson (Jan 17, 2008 08:59AM)
My friend Lawernce Turner started marketing his Oracle Deck just over a year ago, but he's lost enthusiasm and removed it from sale, which is a shame. Basically, you fan the deck face up, have the spec select a card (it's a free choice) which she holds face up on her palm. You spread the backs to show them all. It's a red deck because that makes any messages you might write easier to see, you explain. The rest of the backs have nothing written on them, however. Only one card in the deck has a message and that's not here. She turns over her card. It's the one with the message.

I love this deck. The message can be anything, there's no force, and it's 100% guaranteed. I got a very strong round of applause, a big hug and a kiss for performing it for two people simultaneously at a double birthday party last year in Bristol.
Message: Posted by: viris (Jan 17, 2008 09:27AM)
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On 2008-01-15 10:34, viris wrote:
Another vote for Spreadwave.
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And another I forgot is Shipdeck by JB magic.
Message: Posted by: CardMaker (Jan 17, 2008 09:31AM)
Monte Christo Deck (? - soon available from CardMaker)
The Deck That Shuffles Itself (D. Duvivier)
Short Deck (cut shorter by 1/32")
Narrow Deck (cut narrower by 1/32")
Tagged Deck (cards with built in RFID chips)
Glass Deck or Omni Deck (solid block, not really a gaffed deck)
PK Deck (solid deck hollowed out for a huge magnet to hide)
SBS (same both sides deck)
Corner Short Deck (opposite index corners are shortend)
Tossed Out Deck (any kind of)


... just a few.
Message: Posted by: silverking (Jan 17, 2008 11:20AM)
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On 2008-01-17 09:59, Jon_Thompson wrote:
My friend Lawernce Turner started marketing his Oracle Deck just over a year ago,
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Jon, this sounds similar to the Chameleon Deck, but with different cards and a different ending.
Or is this something different?
Message: Posted by: Jon_Thompson (Jan 17, 2008 11:36AM)
On 2008-01-17 12:20, silverking wrote:
[quote]Jon, this sounds similar to the Chameleon Deck, but with different cards and a different ending.
Or is this something different?
[/quote]
I think it's possibly something different. He developed it in the secrets area of TalkMagic and no one had heard of the same principle being used previously, but you never know.
Message: Posted by: trickytrav (Feb 22, 2008 12:09PM)
An excellent deck being marketed here in the UK is the Rama deck.
Message: Posted by: Jon_Thompson (Feb 27, 2008 03:20AM)
You've just reminded me that I have a Rama deck somewhere I've never gotten into using! I think I'll get it out and have a play.

For a long time, all I've been using is the stripper (even fro ungaffed work), the ID and Oracle.
Message: Posted by: van.eldin (Feb 27, 2008 03:37AM)
And don't forget the Fadeout and Blizzard decks!! These never fail to get amazing reactions.

Also Astral Projection deck, definitely a mind blower.
Message: Posted by: REV BILL (Feb 27, 2008 09:29PM)
Don't forget these: Hit the Deck
Swab the Deck
All hands on Deck
The Poop Deck
The Patio Deck
Message: Posted by: charliemartin (Feb 29, 2008 11:14AM)
All good ones..would also add "PHIL" and the "Blank PHIL" is great for customizing for special shows. I used to use the Dekram Deck but have found the Gambler's Deck by Houdini's to be far superior..it's marked, stripped and in Bicycle. Also the "Casino Deck" has been fun to play with.

Charlie
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Feb 29, 2008 11:20AM)
Electrick Deck.
Message: Posted by: MikeOB (Mar 3, 2008 04:07PM)
Fade In Deck by Kuniyasu Fujiwara. This is a real great effect. I recently dug this out of the old trunk. I bought it from Hollywood Magic in '91. The effect is kind of like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otlzdwg1FiU. But the spectator chooses a card and the cards change to the choosen card through a spread. If anyone has this effect let me know.

Posted: Mar 3, 2008 5:09pm
The url is not working. To find the video do a search on Youtube for Fujiwara Magic. The video title is in Japanese, 5th and 7th link down.
Message: Posted by: danielrhall (Mar 3, 2008 08:01PM)
The URL is malformed because it includes the period at the end. Here it is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otlzdwg1FiU
Message: Posted by: MikeOB (Mar 3, 2008 09:44PM)
Thanks Daniel,

I did not see the period in the url.

Mike
Message: Posted by: Gaffus Maximus (Mar 15, 2008 12:11AM)
There's a good list of gaffed decks mentioned here. Thanks to everyone who have posted so far, and those who will continue to add. I have collected quite a few over the past couple of decades (some used more often than others), and some have been used so much I have replaced them (or re-made them) many times, as I am sure many other folks may have done with their favorites. Many of these items are simply variations of each other (or older creations). I'll try to list some more here (no particular order) without duplicating what has already been listed (forgive me if I accidentally repeat some):

-Devil's Deck (from Tarbell) used to be one of my favorite magician foolers right out of one of the last Tarbell books.

-Orbital Deck (Trevor Lewis)

-Proton Deck

-Grandpa's Deck (I know many folks will remember that one)

-the deck used for Peter Duffie's "Gone" or "Discombobulation"

-Tel-o-matic deck

-Psychomatic deck

-The Discovery Pack (Peter Duffie).. I've always loved this one and always used it as a "compatibility test" for the love birds in the audience.

-Wipe Out deck (Peter Duffie)

-Detour de Force (John Bannon)

-Bruce Bernstein's Psi Deck

-Force of Thought deck... Short rant: Although I personally did not get along with this deck and rarely ever used it, it was the inspiration for me to devise a method for achieving the same effect with a regular deck, a method that I have been using for years now, which is more reliable (for me) than using the gaffed deck (reliability or not being "sure-fire" was the reason why I didn't "get along with it"... go figure, it's a gaffed deck which usually makes things easier). But if I did not play around with this deck, I probably never would have accidentally stumbled upon the little "knack" I discovered I had with a regular deck). The little "knack" that I discovered after performing for a few years allowed me to strengthen any card trick that initially required the spectator to "pick a card". Think of any card trick that you do (with a regular deck) where you have someone touch or take a card, and imagine how much stronger it can be if someone simply thought of a card. That's what I came across. So thank you, "Force of Thought", or Charles Reynolds for re-releasing this to the magic community in the early 90's. Back to the list...

-Cheek to Cheek

-Quintuplicate Coincidence (Scotty York)

-Seemingly Impossible (basically a re-release of the Koran deck)

-Open and Shut (Mark Strivings)

-The World's Thinnest Deck of Cards (many will probably remember this one)

-CD2000 (hahaha!! I was tempted, but I'm going to hold my opinions to myself about this one).

-Mind's Eye Deck (Max Maven)... although these are picture cards (not playing cards)

-Beyond ESP2... again, not playing cards, but these are wonderfully "marked" ESP cards

-Bammo Card Walloper

-Bammo Dekronomicon

-Deception Deck

-Telekinetic Card Rise

-Sorted Affair

-C.A.N.N.A.B.I.S. deck

-Foolproof Locator Deck

-and of course, last but not least... the Hooters deck of playing cards!! :-D

Cheers mates!
Message: Posted by: Gaffus Maximus (Mar 15, 2008 03:09PM)
I noticed another thread today where folks are discussing some deck that Magic Makers is releasing, called the Deception Deck... so I wanted to comment that the Deception Deck listed in my list above is NOT this recent item that Magic Makers has come out with. I believe the Magic Makers deck is a marked deck of sorts.

Here's a description of an effect that can be done with the Deception Deck from my list:

A spectator removes a random card from a blue deck, and returns it. The deck is spread revealing one red back card, which is the selection. The card is handed to the spectator and it mysteriously returns to blue. The deck is spread showing that every card is the selection - then riffled showing all the cards are different.

I don't personally use this deck for the effect above as I already perform the basic effect with a regular deck (plus a couple of extra cards) and perform the same effect with a combination using a version of Chicago Opener, a wild card variation, and a color changing deck routine. But I bought it a few years ago because the effect resembled the routine I was performing, and I was curious to see someone else's approach to the effect.
Message: Posted by: Eddini_81976 (Apr 11, 2008 05:31PM)
Mine are....

1. Force of Thought
2. Mullica Wallet
3. Just Think (Sucks)
4. Wild Card
5. NFW
6. Nick Trost's "Marked Cards" (Don't Have No More)
7. Detour De Force (Awesome)
8. Brainwave
9. Invisible Deck
10. MacDonald's Aces (Killer)
11. ESPecially Wild
12. Ultimate Card Rise $5.00 version (Not My Favorite)
13. $16.00 Rising Deck (The Square Made Out Of Card Stock Was WAY
Better)
14. Automatic Miracle Deck by Bodie Blake, and Marcello Contento
(Killer)
15. David Regal's Deju 'Vu' Deck
16. Aldo Colombini's "Draw a Blank"
17. Hollow Hole
18. Svengali Deck
19. Stripper Deck
20. Mental Photograph Deck
21. In a Flash (One Of My Top 5)
22. Dream Deck
23. SUM Deck (The BEST Mark Deck Around)
24. Vanished and Gone
25. Mind Power Deck (Best With More Than 3 People)
26. B'Wave (Yahoo)
27. Beyond Brainwave
28. Impossible Opener (Nice, Plus It's Easy)
29. Vanishing Pack of Cards (Tony Curtis Method)
30. Mike Powers "Diminishing Returns"
31. New Wave Prediction
32. Chris Kenworthey's Mastermind (Great Effect)
33. Robert Swadling's "Visible Changing Card"
34. Princess Card Trick
35. Limited Edition
36. Cardtoon Deck (Sucks)
37. Electric Deck (Sucks)
38. Deland Deck (Good For Beginners, Sucks Otherwise Though)
39. Skinner's 3 Card Monte (Killer)
40. Intercepter (One Of The BEST Ideas EVER)
41. Pop-Eyed Popper Deck (To me the BEST forcing deck EVER).
42. Blizzard (Awesome)
43. Triple Vision (I made this after viewing Regal's Video).
44. Double Barrel (Nice Effect
45. The Boris Wild Pre-Marked Deck. (I like the SUM MUCH Better.
I've used this once or twice. I practiced and practiced, it takes me
too long to read).
46. Slither (Nice. Need To Buy Another One Though)
47. Anniversary Waltz. (One of my Top 5)
48. Hole Sensation. (I haven't used this yet as I need to buy

I think I have a few more but have forgot. 70% of what I do is Sleight-Of-Hand though, Ed, (Eddini), C.H.
Message: Posted by: Damian Surr (Apr 17, 2008 07:52AM)
Wow, this thread has turned into quite a list!!
Message: Posted by: loyaleagle (Apr 18, 2008 01:33PM)
Don't forget White Bikes and "The Locked Deck!"
Message: Posted by: Michael Bilkis (Apr 19, 2008 09:24AM)
I'll add Bob Solari's incredideck
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=233286&forum=109
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 20, 2008 08:15AM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-03 17:07, MikeOB wrote:
Fade In Deck by Kuniyasu Fujiwara. This is a real great effect. I recently dug this out of the old trunk. I bought it from Hollywood Magic in '91. The effect is kind of like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Otlzdwg1FiU. But the spectator chooses a card and the cards change to the choosen card through a spread. If anyone has this effect let me know.
[/quote]

I have the effect...have had it for years, but to me it is so freakin' complicated! Really, that thing is like trying to memorize a Chinese puzzle!
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Apr 20, 2008 08:17AM)
[quote]
On 2008-03-15 16:09, Gaffus Maximus wrote:
I noticed another thread today where folks are discussing some deck that Magic Makers is releasing, called the Deception Deck... so I wanted to comment that the Deception Deck listed in my list above is NOT this recent item that Magic Makers has come out with. I believe the Magic Makers deck is a marked deck of sorts.

Here's a description of an effect that can be done with the Deception Deck from my list:

A spectator removes a random card from a blue deck, and returns it. The deck is spread revealing one red back card, which is the selection. The card is handed to the spectator and it mysteriously returns to blue. The deck is spread showing that every card is the selection - then riffled showing all the cards are different.

I don't personally use this deck for the effect above as I already perform the basic effect with a regular deck (plus a couple of extra cards) and perform the same effect with a combination using a version of Chicago Opener, a wild card variation, and a color changing deck routine. But I bought it a few years ago because the effect resembled the routine I was performing, and I was curious to see someone else's approach to the effect.
[/quote]

Magic makers is a dirty word. Whatever they are releasing, you can bet your left nut it's a rip off of someone's original creation!
Message: Posted by: The Great Dave (Jun 6, 2008 04:41PM)
I stumbled on this topic while searching for the SUM deck to see if it had any reviews. This turned out to be kind of sad topic because it has little knowledge transfer. At least Addini and a few others rate and discuss some of the effects instead of just listing them out. A list is not a very useful thing without a little more information.

Also, I happen to be a fan of Magic Makers. Show me one item in their catalog that is a copyright infringement. I think it is time to stop bashing folks trying to make a living ... Frankly, I think it's time to stop bashing period.

Dave
Message: Posted by: motown (Jun 21, 2008 12:43PM)
There's some nice gaffed deck effects in "Tricks and Treats" by Dr. Ben Braude, if you can find it.
Can't remeber the names off hand.
Message: Posted by: magicbob116 (Jun 21, 2008 01:59PM)
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On 2008-06-06 17:41, The Great Dave wrote:
A list is not a very useful thing without a little more information.
[/quote]

True. However, the original post requested that we "name" some gaffed decks, not "describe" some gaffed decks. :)
Message: Posted by: wbrugh (Jul 3, 2008 02:25PM)
Is anyone familar with this deck?
it consists of 26 pairs of cards of the same value and suit (like a Mene Tekel)
One of each pair is short, and the cards are roughed
One card is a blue back and the other red

Any idea what this is called?
Message: Posted by: nattefrost (Jul 15, 2009 08:24PM)
Jurassic Deck?
Message: Posted by: OMagicOne (Oct 19, 2009 06:18AM)
How about The Card Cognition Deck. Would the Omni Deck Count?
Message: Posted by: 55john55 (Oct 19, 2009 07:13AM)
Jester (the ultimate rising card trick). OK, it's mine and virtually no one knows it exists and probably never will, but it was my dream to invent a trick and I finally did it !
Message: Posted by: Zebaztian (Oct 19, 2009 01:03PM)
I recently invented my first trick, it's with a gaffed deck - so of course my very own Levelling-deck is my favorite right now: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=335170&forum=218.

After that, I vote for the lone stranger.