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cfrye
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Hi there,

Does anyone know the exact weight of a Bicycle playing card in grams or hundreths of an ounce? I'd like to include it in my patter for a card-weighing routine.

Thanks!

Curt
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I just put a deck on a gram scale: 52 cards @ 83g, or about 1.6g / card.
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I appreciate it. For the curious, 1.6 grams converts to 0.05648 ounces.
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Is that a spot card or a face card...?
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Well since he divided the total decks weight by the amount of cards, its more of an average weight of a playing card.
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Great questions we get here.
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Does the Ace of Spades really have more ink than the others? ...
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Of course, with a breather crimp the card would be lighter...
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On 2006-01-28 11:32, bitterman wrote:
Of course, with a breather crimp the card would be lighter...

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I'll bet dollars to donuts that you'd never be challenged by a spectator if you just made up a weight that seems resonable.
In fact, give it a pseudo name: one card weighs .052 marlos on the vernon scale.
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On 2006-01-28 12:06, Charlie Justice wrote:
one card weighs .052 marlos on the vernon scale.

This is good! Cards are coming alive for the Professor Smile
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I measured the following:

1.632g JH
1.661g blank faced
1.645g double faced
1.625g QH

S2000magician was extremely close!!! Ironic, isn't it, that the blank card weighed the most?


Posted: Jan 28, 2006 12:29pm
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OK, so if I dropped 1.6 grams of playing cards and 1.6 grams of rocks off a three story building at the same time, which would land first?

:) Kaylan
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Will the audience really be able to dis-prove whatever you say it weighs ?

Come to think of it, can't you think of more interesting patter !
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100th of a gram! that's a nice scale!
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Kaylan, I say the rock first Smile I still can't believe the blank card weighted the most! Must be slight variation of particles in between the cards. lol Smile
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Why do so many of you have gram scales??? hmmm hehehe
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Jessiah, I think you meant 1000th of a gram, right?

Kaylan, the blank face card is heavier because they took a regular card and had to apply white ink to cover up the existing ink on the face of the card.

In a vaccuum, the rock and card would fall at the same rate, but on Earth, the rock would fall faster because there would be much air friction affecting the card's descent.
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Eric - why do you stick everything up your nose???? Hmmmm...hehehe

TomKMagic - you are on the money, sir!


:) Kaylan
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On 2006-01-28 15:42, Eric Leclerc wrote:
Why do so many of you have gram scales??? hmmm hehehe

Because imperial units is one of the most arcane things in the modern society?
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Drugs have taught a whole generation of kids the metric system....
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