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Topic: Red Bikes or Blue Bikes Better?
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 22, 2013 06:42PM)
In protest.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (May 22, 2013 06:50PM)
Good, noncontroversial topic. Red, thanks.
Message: Posted by: BatsMagic (May 22, 2013 07:00PM)
Red.

But I'm using blue right now.

:bat:
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (May 22, 2013 07:30PM)
Black is beautiful, baby.

Re: cards, I use both red and blue.
Message: Posted by: atouchofmagic1 (May 22, 2013 07:34PM)
I like red myself but I use both.
Message: Posted by: george1953 (May 22, 2013 08:50PM)
You cant really write on blue, so red for me.
Message: Posted by: landmark (May 22, 2013 08:52PM)
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On 2013-05-22 19:50, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Good, noncontroversial topic. Red, thanks.
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Exactly. I think there'll be a lot of click-throughs on this one. Never did like being a content provider anyway.
Message: Posted by: acesover (May 22, 2013 09:11PM)
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On 2013-05-22 19:50, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Good, noncontroversial topic. Red, thanks.
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Do conservatives or liberals use red more than blue or is the other way around. Just kidding. :)
Message: Posted by: Woland (May 22, 2013 09:39PM)
On this one, landmark, I am with you by Senator McGovern's proverbial 1,000 percent. But at the risk of derailing this fascinating thread: Red Bikes. Blue Tallys with the circle back, red with the fan back. Blue Phoenixes. Red 505s. Blue League Backs.
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (May 22, 2013 10:30PM)
It's a good thing we've done, Anthony, talking about red and blue bikes. It's a REAL GOOD thing.
Message: Posted by: Bob1Dog (May 22, 2013 11:07PM)
I like red Bee decks.
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (May 23, 2013 12:06AM)
I stick to red Bikes because black Sharpie marker shows up better and I do several effects that require signatures.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 23, 2013 03:33AM)
I go through more cards than most. At Schuliens we used the under a buck a deck Streamlines. Whichever was next in the pille.

Since USPCC took over the brand I use Bicycles. Whichever is next on the pile. Unfortunately I am not skilled enough to have a preference.

As for signatures I invariably have them sign the face of th card so color is not relevant.
Message: Posted by: Dannydoyle (May 23, 2013 04:27AM)
Funny story. (It HAS to be with that build up!)

I worked at Magic Inc. for 10 years. My wife's and I went back to sell Jay once when we were in Chicago. I had told my wife for years how people would ask the "can you do that with a recording d deck" question when you did a trick with a blue deck. There was a lecture that day and we popped in and someone asked the afformentioned question. Her jaw dropped. She always thought I was joking!
Message: Posted by: BatsMagic (May 23, 2013 08:42AM)
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On 2013-05-22 23:30, LobowolfXXX wrote:
It's a good thing we've done, Anthony, talking about red and blue bikes. It's a REAL GOOD thing.
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Maybe we'll find red and blue bikes in the cornfield, which is where they belong.

It's a very good thing, indeed!

:bat:
Message: Posted by: Marlin1894 (May 23, 2013 08:58AM)
Well I would say it depends on the situation, at least for me. Generally speaking, I prefer Blue backed cards.
My reasoning is because something as simple as a color change (Blue to Red) looks better. The red really shines against the dark blue cards.

However, if I know I'll be doing an effect where the back of the card (for whatever reason) is going to be signed or initialed, I'll go ahead and use red just because the signature shows up better on the red background.

Concerning brands, I normally use Bicycle Rider Backs, only because they are so well known to audiences, at least here in California.
However, when I'm sessioning with the guys, I tend to lean towards Tally-Ho or League Backs.
Message: Posted by: Chessmann (May 23, 2013 10:16AM)
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On 2013-05-22 22:11, acesover wrote:
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On 2013-05-22 19:50, LobowolfXXX wrote:
Good, noncontroversial topic. Red, thanks.
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Do conservatives or liberals use red more than blue or is the other way around. Just kidding. :)
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Every election, the map shows which party prefers which color Bikes. They put it up on a big map of all the states. :)
Message: Posted by: silvercup (May 23, 2013 11:17AM)
My bike is purple and gold.
Red & blue are simply out of date.
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (May 23, 2013 11:40AM)
It would depend on the color of the close-up surface being used. I wouldn't use, for example, blue backed cards on a blue or black close-up mat since red would present a more dramatic and visually appealing contrast.
Message: Posted by: critter (May 23, 2013 11:52AM)
My bike happens to be matte black, because matte black is blacker than black.
Message: Posted by: Woland (May 23, 2013 02:16PM)
Maybe someone will offer "Rothko" and "Reinhardt" style black on black cards, the backs, the faces, and the pips will all be (different shades of) black on black.
Message: Posted by: Magic Man 997 (May 26, 2013 01:10PM)
I prefer red bikes

~Tyler :bikes:
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (May 26, 2013 01:17PM)
I only use red bikes, but I live in a blue state.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Mystoffelees (May 26, 2013 01:20PM)
NYC uses blue bikes...
Message: Posted by: Woland (May 26, 2013 01:29PM)
Tallys were a New York brand before USPCC acquired it.
Message: Posted by: ed rhodes (May 26, 2013 03:34PM)
I prefer blue, they're easier on the eyes.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 18, 2013 07:06PM)
Should girls kiss on the first date?
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jun 18, 2013 08:10PM)
Don't get us deleted. Red bikes.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 18, 2013 09:19PM)
I'm going to throw caution to the winds, even if it means getting deleted:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=59138&forum=2&51
Message: Posted by: rockwall (Jun 18, 2013 10:08PM)
[quote]
On 2013-05-23 05:27, Dannydoyle wrote:
Funny story. (It HAS to be with that build up!)

I worked at Magic Inc. for 10 years. My wife's and I went back to sell Jay once when we were in Chicago. I had told my wife for years how people would ask the "can you do that with a recording d deck" question when you did a trick with a blue deck. There was a lecture that day and we popped in and someone asked the afformentioned question. Her jaw dropped. She always thought I was joking!
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What is a recording d deck?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 18, 2013 11:16PM)
Recording d deck = red deck, smartphone keyboard prediction out of control.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 28, 2013 11:31AM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqQrkzZu148
Message: Posted by: LobowolfXXX (Jun 28, 2013 11:38AM)
Man, thought we lost another one when this was pushed to the top!
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jun 28, 2013 12:37PM)
Heh, heh, heh. Sleep, my child, sleep.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 16, 2013 10:11AM)
Do you call them hot dogs, franks, or sausages?
Message: Posted by: Woland (Jul 16, 2013 10:18AM)
Hot dogs. Or just plain dogs.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 16, 2013 11:04AM)
You sure you don't call them something else? Suddenly your German is all disappeared, eh? **wink, wink, nudge, nudge**
Message: Posted by: Woland (Jul 16, 2013 11:12AM)
Maybe with a benign smile, I might look down at my little [i]wurstchen[/i] on the grill, but usually hot dogs is good enough.

On the subject of hot dogs, I have recently noticed that for the first time I can remember, there are actually bakeries that are now packaging hot dog buns in packages that contain the same number of buns as there are in a package of franks.
Message: Posted by: frankvomit (Jul 16, 2013 12:24PM)
I don't really have any specific preference really most of the bikes I get are red but a lot of times that's just how they come in a brick of 9. so that said I'm most likely to preform with reds because due to tricks like card stabbing or torched and restored getting cards signed and mercury folding reds are pretty much what I consider my most disposable.
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Jul 16, 2013 12:55PM)
I rarely heard anyone refer to Bicycle cards as "bikes" until the advent of public Internet magic forums. Thus, when someone uses the term I can usually guess pretty accurately how and when he got into magic.

Red is better, though. It's harder to see initials written on blue backs.

But, as a mentalist, as well as for many magicians, the BEST cards to use are borrowed ones. After that are decks that you give away after you're finished performing with them.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 16, 2013 02:38PM)
I'm trying hard to be straight man here, and no one bites, so to speak. I should have surreptitiously texted this while the wife wasn't watching?
Message: Posted by: mastermindreader (Jul 16, 2013 03:02PM)
I know that Landmark. But your OP accidentally morphed into an actual discussion! But maybe we should quit the serious discussion before a mod decides to move this to the Workers forum where all of the irony will be lost.



:eek:
Message: Posted by: Magnus Eisengrim (Jul 2, 2014 07:45PM)
Anybody have quotations, or misquotations even, on the matter?
Message: Posted by: tomsk192 (Jul 2, 2014 07:50PM)
Red bikes at night, magic delight; Blue bikes in the morning, everyone's yawning?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jul 2, 2014 09:22PM)
Wait--they got the misquotes too?! What are they puttin' in the waffles? Someone's got too much energy this evening.
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 22, 2018 06:18PM)
Navy blue close up pad or black?
Message: Posted by: NYCTwister (Jan 22, 2018 06:22PM)
Why didn't you include a red choice?
Exactly what are you trying to say Jack?
Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 22, 2018 06:27PM)
I'm now officially in my Satchel Paige mode and will endeavor nevermore to "angry up the blood." You'll find me in my rocking chair there on the front porch, down the road a piece. ...Yup, train's coming through, any day now, annnnnny day. Nice haircut you got there, son.
Message: Posted by: stoneunhinged (Jan 23, 2018 01:49AM)
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Message: Posted by: landmark (Jan 23, 2018 06:17AM)
Purrty soon, the june bugs gonna be bitin'. Not long now. Coupla months. Five, six. Nice haircut you got there, son. Did I tell you the train's comin' by real soon?
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jan 29, 2018 04:09PM)
Personally I like those black bikes that Walgreens sells but no one ever mentions.
Message: Posted by: Doc Willie (Jan 29, 2018 04:50PM)
If I am at Walgreens, I get their Stud brand cards now that they are back.

Red.
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Jan 29, 2018 08:47PM)
Do like Dr. Bob said: get a red and a blue deck and keep them in the bag with the ticket stapled to it. Bring it out to do a two card effect. 'course you can fool with them then reseal the cellophane.