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Arrco U.S. Regulation

What was I doing today? Acquired Sony Vegas and Adobe After Effects. Played around with those. Played Animal Crossing with my own room.

Name: Arrco U.S. Regulation (Standard)
Date: 6.4.2009


Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
What the price of a deck of cards should cost. 2-3$. Great.

Arrco : Deck w/ AoS
Arrco : Deck w/ AoS

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I might need to reconsider how I’m ranking this. Well. For most of the world. These aren’t available in retail stores. Unfortunately. Fortunately, there’s online stores where about 5-6 gets you a red blue pair and 30$ + shipping gets you a brick. But these stopped production? Shrugs. EVERYBODY PANIC ! … but not all at once please.

Arrco : Court Card Faces
Arrco : Court Card Faces

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○  ○ ○

Arrco : Macro Border
Arrco : Macro Border

I gave bicycles a … I forget…what did I give it again? I gave it a 7?…rreallyy?!!? Well if you read over it again, I’m going to go change that to a 5. Retail store Costco bikes. Because this deck gets a 7. Just for this deck. Because this deck is what bicycle brand should’ve been. Sure the deck dies and won’t fan perfectly with use. But you get a stiffer card with a ‘plastic’ finish. This ‘finish’ may be where the stiffness comes from. Buh. But it’s a good deck of cards. Good. Also the borders seem to be wider.Maybe its just an illusion. But its a pretty good illusion.
Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Arrco : Criss Cross
Arrco : Criss Cross

Faro isn’t anything special here. Weaves easily, but the stiffness kinda cuts in at random places.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
For a one color back , its not bad.
Note that the white edge border thing is a bit thicker. At least by 3-5 dimples or something. Rough estimate. I don’t really like the two diamonds in the middle. But at least its available in a red/blue motif. Thank goodness.

Arrco : Jokers (one has a star)
Arrco : Jokers (one has a star)

Under Pressure: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Stiff means the cards don’t bend easily. And after. They don’t bend back easily either. Avoid killing this deck ahead of its time please.

Comments

Arrco : Good for balance.
Arrco : Good for balance.

-It’s Arrco U.S. Regulation. Not to be confused some other arrcos out there. Like the Tahoe version or the card shuffler brand of arrco I sometimes see on Ebay. Or the arrco cards with pictures for backs. Or the arrco brand with that weird arrco branded ace of spades. Well. This brand comes in standard and jumbo indices. But if you’re using them for sleight work. Maybe you should just use standard. Maybe? Easily a good brand to get used to using. Though you might not be happy with fanning and pressure fanning and other fans, because of that ‘plastic’ finish. They couldn’t come up with a better name? Why not, broken fan finish or unfinished or something. Not that I have anything against it, or how it fans. Just that…other decks produces better fans. And stuff. But good for sleight work. Good. That’s more important. Supposedly.

–Kudos ♪♫

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Premium Casino Bee

Figuring out how the gallery works wasn’t fun. Not fun at all. At least it didn’t take forever. I should think about getting a camera with macro : /

‘Name: Premium Casino “Bee”

Date: 5.28.2009

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

3-4$ a Deck. But its probably worth it…

Bee : The stock is obviously thicker than Bicycle.
Bee : The stock is obviously thicker than Bicycle.

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Usually sold in a 2 pack, or separately in sets…depending on where you buy it from . Still readily available on online stores and Ebay at the moment.

Bee : AoS
Bee : AoS

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○

Forget the ‘bee’ decks you can pick up at your grocery or pharmacy or retail store or whatever. This is where its at. Among other ‘bees’… we’ll get to some of those later…The box doesn’t state a finish, just ‘Long Lasting Premium Casino Quality’ Its long lasting for a reason,,,the cards are thick. The deck together is thicker than a bicycle deck by 3-6 cards. Depending on which bicycle deck you’re comparing to and how much that bicycle deck has warped…haha….warped…

Bee : Joker and Guarantee
Bee : Joker and Guarantee

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Bee : Shuffle
Bee : Shuffle

Bee faros quite well, but the thickness may be against you in this deck.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○○ ○

The standard bee design. With a white border o   O ! and the Bee logo! In gold lettering! Gold lettering….so you know you’re getting it good. Hopefully. If you pulled out a deck of these, and a deck of regular bees, the old ones look a little lacking…Unfortunately your fans and giant fans don’t look any better :X

Pushover double : ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Personally, I find that you can slow down doubles on this deck and end up with a better lift. Pulling quick doubles however, might not be a good idea. I blame the thickness of the card.

Comments

Bee : Cheers >  <
Bee : Cheers > <

-Its Bee branded card. This time in premium casino form. What are the pros of this deck…? You get a bee finished deck with white borders. Apparently White bordered bees are difficult to come across. Only matters really if you’re into magic. It says long lasting…I’ll trust that. Cons of the deck…? Not too pretty of a back design? Still wondering how much that really matters..Aside from that, the pricing may be more than you’re willing to spend, at least to get a good supply of these to use. Then again, there are other bee’s out there. Much others…

–Kudos ♪♫