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)
Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
What the price of a deck of cards should cost. 2-3$. Great.
Availability: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
I might need to reconsider how I’m ranking this. Well. For most of the world. These aren’t available in retail stores. Unfortunately. Fortunately, there’s online stores where about 5-6 gets you a red blue pair and 30$ + shipping gets you a brick. But these stopped production? Shrugs. EVERYBODY PANIC ! … but not all at once please.
Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
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: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
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.
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.
-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.