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Bicycle 808 Ghost

Monday again. finally have other things to do during summer. like tutoring again. fun.

also reupdate ranking archives too.

Name: Bicycle 808 Ghost
Date: 6.15.2009

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
Retails at 4.99$ a deck. Drops as low as low as 3.80something if you order at least a brick. Otherwise. You’re actually getting what you’re paying for, so its worth it.

Ghost : Awesome Ace of Spades
Ghost : Awesome Ace of Spades

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Ellusionist better keep it in stock if they know what’s good for them. I’m just holding out until they decide to have ghosts on sale.

Ghost : 4 Aces Index.
Ghost : 4 Aces Index.

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

Ghost : Progress Table Spread
Ghost : Progress Table Spread
Ghost : Clean as it gets?
Ghost : Clean as it gets?

UV500AirFlowFinish. Uhm. Sure. Its just another name. but. Ellusionist seems to have done something right with this deck. That isn’t quite apparent in some of its other decks. Maybe it’s the very very lack of ink of the face as well as the back of the cards. Or the ’(insert approving adjective here)’ stock they used. Black, and traces of red. And shades of black. The deck itself holds nicely. Strong, but leaning slightly towards the thinner end of decks. Strong? But its also light…hm. Like a ghost? But ghosts are harmless. Btw the life of these decks is long. They fan after years. Even after they’re trashed left and right.

Ghost : Joker
Ghost : Joker

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○
Ghostly. Light. Minimal Effort.

Ghost : Drain the color of the court.
Ghost : Drain the color of the court.

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Ghost : Back
Ghost : Back

Oh no . Its another 808 rider back. Ellusionist style. Remove as much color as possible. So its like. A black/white rider back . With these faded grey lines on the outer edges. Personally, those aren’t too good for card work. But, that’s the only ding it gets I guess. Maybe we should ding ellusionist more for spawning the color scheme of T-11 decks. Perhaps. But we haven’t gotten there yet either.

Selling out to Ellusionist: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Ghost : Available in Gaff
Ghost : Available in Gaff

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you had the $$$ to exclusively use only E decks. As well as all the gimmicked and gaff decks they have for each line. Each line? How about stick with one line. I’d go for ghost. Its clean. Er. Than all the others. Ah. I even got a gaff deck. But this was years ago. Is it true that beginners start at E? uhhh I started in books….

Comments

Ghost : Its all about balance.
Ghost : Its all about balance.

-Darn. I was trying to avoid corporate branded decks for as long as possible. But this was sitting next in line next to all those other bicycle 808s I have. Well, it was the last ghost deck I had lying around. I’ve already burned through a bunch of others over the … years… what…its really been years since I bought ghost decks…..?….or anything from E for that matter….back when their 12 deck bundle was 48$ ie cheaper than the 63 $ bundle they advertise today. scheming E when will you fix your corporate evil ways….ahem.
The ghost deck is simple enough for most ppl to like. Though beware of screams and yells of ’trick’ deck! And other things. Good for xcm and flourishes because they hold their own in use and weather and other things. … wow…this post hit page 2 in my word processor … uhh. If you buy decks from E, make sure its ghosts. I heard the other decks aren’t that great.

–Kudos ♪♫

Bicycle Prestige

Saturday. hahaha more bicycles!

Name: Bicycle Prestige Gold and Silver
Date: 6.13.2009

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They’re usually sold as a set. Gold. Silver. Cheapest place I can remember is about 17$ shipping included from Penguin magic. Yea…penguin. Silly penguin magic.

Prestige : The Ace of Spades is clean.
Prestige : The Ace of Spades is clean.

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Available at various online shops and eBay in the 17-22$ price range.

Prestige : 52 + Blanks + Jokers
Prestige : 52 + Blanks + Jokers

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

Prestige : Macro
Prestige : Macro

So. What to say. This is probably the top of the line bicycle stock. Supposedly. Take a regular pack of bicycles. Those suck compared to these. A strong card. Stack it next to those white bordered bees. They’re just as thick. Unfortunately. Leaving it in bad weather is still a bad idea. Maybe they’ll have weatherproof cards eventually. Which can resist heat and rain. And crimping :/ This is not a thin deck of bicycles. Strength of snap will last a while. And then some. Metallic ink? Really? Even better. Quality control. Yea. It’s there.

Prestige : Thick.
Prestige : Thick.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

Prestige : Faro
Prestige : Faro

Strong. Fluid. Cards weave together naturally.

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Prestige : Uninteresting Spread
Prestige : Uninteresting Spread

Its your 808 rider back. In gold and silver. You must feel rich when using these. Or a total loser. Because these aren’t just everyday cards.

Color Changing: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○

Prestige : 2 More Colors
Prestige : 2 More Colors

Get a double. Have the person sign the gold/silver card. Change it for a quick and awesome souvenir. At least that’s what I use the gold deck for. I call it Midas’ touch. You know. King Midas. The guy who changed everything he touched to gold. Filler replacement with undercover switch. In my green bicycles on St. Patrick’s day. Because these cards do not belong in crappy bicycle decks. Must match the stock. So go for green and orange and color change those.

Prestige : My opinion leans towards black sealed bikes being awesome.
Prestige : My opinion leans towards black sealed bikes being awesome.

Comments

Prestige : Way to go.
Prestige : Way to go.

-Welcome back to the bicycle 808 series. Its gold and silver prestige today. Made for some guy in Italy or something. He has good taste. In color and stock type. Why can’t all bicycles just be like this. Oh. Then it’d be 8$ a pack. Hm. No thanks. Green bicycles are still the best value. Orange bicycles are still the best with blanks. Among other bicycles we(the royal we) haven’t got to yet. 2 deck set. Typical jokers and faces. 2 blanks instead of poker rules. Comes in a black box. Which I just use to hold other decks upright. Good for color changing. Good stock for practice and performance. Overall good. The price definitely matches up. Good for a collection. Good just to have. But I guess you’re just paying for status.

–Kudos ♪♫