yawn yawn yawn. summer is a good time to be lazy. what. no. no time to be lazy. get back to ‘work’
Name: Bicycle Black Tiger (w/red pips)
Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
For what they’re worth, they’re expensive. You’re paying for an E branded deck with a coating of black ink. You should wait until E ends up with overstock and decides to have a sale. Yep.
Availability: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
Ellusionist’s Black Tiger brand. The all white pip version is now…no longer for sale? Yea. They had a sale to get rid of them or something. I should know. I get their emails in my spam folder. Red pips however are still available. Don’t think they’ll disappear for quite some time.
Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
For carrying the name of ‘tiger’, they’re not that strong. Still stronger than your average bicycle decks, but not by much. Does not compare at all to bees, or other casino stock. Finish. It says air-cushion. Its basically your average air-cushion. With a slathering of black ink.
Can you see the wear of white on the card edges? : /
Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
Its ok. Nothing good. Nothing bad.
Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
Oh no . Its another 808 rider back. E style. Give it a black border. Right. Way to start the madness of black and white. Wouldn’t black and white ink … be cheaper to produce…? Whatever. Looks,,,’bold’ in spreads. Not too flashy or catch in fans though. Face spreads have red pips to stand out. Otherwise its like it’s a color inversion cousin of the ghost. Sort of. That would actually in fact be the black ghost. Which I’m avoiding at the moment, until E releases another deck or something.
Invisible (Elastic) Threadwork : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
Grab a deck of tigers. Hit up all the edges with black sharpie. And you now have an ideal deck to use for thread works. Because. You know. Its black and all….,,,,,Of course, theres other decks but,,,they’re all E as well. Oh well . Pick and choose. Well, if I was doing thread work, I’d favor black bordered decks, if it weren’t for the point and shout of ‘trick’ deck! Or magnet! Or string! But .. But.. Its invisible thread.
-As always, I picked up a bunch of these for cheap. Most of them turned into gifts for friends and stuff. Last deck I have in reserve. With sharpied edges, since I was into threadwork then. Sort of. Pricy deck. At Disneyland they’re like 8$ a deck. Good if you want to show off something besides your skill with cards. Yea. Sure. My deck just sits in my case. Shrugs. I don’t have much in favor of black tigers. Don’t have much against them either. If bicycles were average in the card stock world. Then tigers would be average in the custom card stock world. Whatever that means. Theres no tigers on the deck anyways…you need the gaff deck for that. What. Yea…ok…yawn…another day,,,another bicycle deck.
2 thoughts on “Bicycle Black Tiger”
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I’m a massive fan on this black deck, sleek and sexy.
I actually did my own review on the black tiger deck. http://deckreviewer.com/bicycle-black-tiger-playing-cards/