Tag Archives: Plastic

Streamline.

Ah. Its finally Friday. Not that I’m doing anything over summer anyways besides tutoring other students…Spent the day learning from Lennart Green effects. As usual. Forgive me,  I took the pictures later in the day than I usually do.

Name: Streamline “Rite Aid”
Date: 6.18.2009

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Streamline is supposed to be a ’budget’ type deck of cards. This cost me somewhere between 2 and 3$ at a Rite Aid. This was before I figured out it was a Streamline deck. Screw it.

Streamline : Ace of Spades
Streamline : Ace of Spades

Availability: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
These are quite available. But why in the world would you even want them.

Streamlne : Spread. Ew.
Streamlne : Spread. Ew.

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Streamline : Macro
Streamline : Macro

If you had a choice between these and smooth alladins, You choose alladins. Not these. it’s a plasticky card. Which means slippery. No fanning for you. Spreads are uneven. Your well practice magic sleights are now crap. Etc. etc…yea…Life on the other hand is ok. Its plastic so it has higher sweat/heat resistance. Which makes these good for card counting and throwing and such.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Streamline : Faro
Streamline : Faro

Nothing you can’t work with. I’m just going to be unfavorable towards the shoddy control quality on the printing though.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Streamline : Wow. Quality control please.
Streamline : Wow. Quality control please.

The really bad quality control on the printing. Makes this deck. One way. On the other hand, it’s a ‘solid’ one color design that comes in red and blue. it’s a flowery and flowery stemmy motif of some sort. Not my type of card. But whatever.

Card throwing : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  ○ ○ ○ ○
Throwing? You’re throwing your cards around? Shame on you. I mean. .. ..I was doing that card spin to bounce juggling thing where it keeps on bouncing off the back of your hand thing. Whatever that’s called. The cards popped some of my blood vessels or something. Oh well. So. They’re good for hurting ppl if you’re accurate..? Plastic does give it weight I guess.

Comments

Streamline : No Way >_>
Streamline : No Way >_>

-Aren’t you glad I write these posts. Now you know what to avoid. Streamlines. We’ll keep it short. You have better options out there.  They’re plasticky cards. Not the best in terms of consistency. Not at all. You won’t get better using these. You won’t enjoy using these either. You’ll like that they’re available and have a long plastic life. Streamlines. They’re generic stick your brand on it cards. In this case. Rite Aid. That one pharmacy drugstore supermarket chain store thing. Uh huh. Whatever. I wouldn’t use these. But I do. Because. They were lying around :/

–Kudos ♪♫

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Absolut Deck

Its Monday, post earlier, since I’m gone during the evening. I find that the average post takes me about half an hour. Not bad for a time commitment of sorts.

Name: Absolut Deck
Date: 5.25.2009

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
At the time of this post, Ebay is your only bet. Average cost of these decks is usually sitting in the 10$ range. I was able to get 5$ a deck on ebay…but that’s just me. They used to be cheaper. Supposedly. They probably won’t stay cheap though. Production stopped a few years back and such.

Absolut : Aos, Joker, Court Cards, Ad Card
Absolut : Aos, Joker, Court Cards, Ad Card

-The Court Cards; they be holding drinks. Difference betweens suits is the pips on their outfits. The Joker’s all out. AoS Is a little on the bold side. Ad Card is a nice addition for ad/collectible purposes.

Absolut : Pips have drink recipes on them.
Absolut : Pips have drink recipes on them.

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Ebay again. And diminishing supply.

Absolut : Absolut Hold Recipe
Absolut : Absolut Hold Recipe

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
The finish. Its PLASTIC. Plastic means it basically lasts forever. Unless you’re willingly crimping them. Don’t do it. After a month of use, dropping it on a table, the deck still lands full flat. No odd bends to them. Pretty good if you want to have something to use forever. Pretty bad if you want to do fans and spreads. Pretty good if you want to do cuts and XCM. Pretty bad if you want a non plastic deck. On a side note, the box is kinda unstable. Like the lid. Don’t do box flips. The cards come flying out.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
They’re PLASTIC. Plastic is bad.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○

Absolut : Back + AoS
Absolut : Back + AoS

Blue and silver in a white border. Vodka bottle in the middle. Uhm. That vodka bottle in the middle makes it one way. So do all the clubs and spades running north to south. But that’s not why you’re using them of course. Pretty. I told my friends there were hearts on the back
They didn’t see them behind the vodka bottle. .. .. .. Still. Kudos to Absolut for a good advertising product.

Center Double: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

Absolut : Easy does it.
Absolut : Easy does it.

Plastics cards are super thin. In addition they ‘stick’ to each other. Doubles don’t get any easier then this. Well, at least the center double I use.

Comments

Absolut : Spread
Absolut : Spread

-Absolut Vodka. I wouldn’t drink these cards, since… I don’t drink. But they have drink recpies on them. 10 of them. Repeated on all four suits. Not that you would use this deck for drinking games or anything. Plasticky. Good for XCM, unless you count fans and spreads as XCM. Rarara…uhhh I personally like them. I don’t need more though since they last.