Bicycle ESP cards

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Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Brian Marks » April 1st, 2010, 10:45 pm

are bicycle ESP cards still made?

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Seuss » April 1st, 2010, 11:09 pm

I knew you were going to ask that.

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Dick Christian » April 2nd, 2010, 9:27 am

Based on the work of J.B. Rhine (who was the first to use the cards created by Zener) a "full deck" IS comprised of 25 cards (i.e., 5 cards with each of the 5 symbols.
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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Brian Marks » April 2nd, 2010, 11:50 pm

Thank you. I am working on a routine with....obviously. Ill share later.

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby David Devlin » June 8th, 2010, 8:55 am

I would stay away from the Bicycle back ESP cards. It throws them into the realm of playing cards. Thus, everything you do with them becomes a card trick. Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Bob Farmer » June 8th, 2010, 11:20 am

Vernet Magic makes a very nice deck and it's marked.

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby David Devlin » June 8th, 2010, 6:09 pm

So does Royal.

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby CardMaker » June 9th, 2010, 11:58 am

I totally agree with David Devlin - stay away from ESP cards with backs which are found on regular playing cards as well.

I stock the Royal cards .... plus some great custom stuff.
You also find a unique ESP tuck case for the Royal cards ;)

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Brian Marks » June 21st, 2010, 12:52 pm

So if they see a bicycle back, your doing a card trick and if you use another back they won't?

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby David Devlin » June 21st, 2010, 9:04 pm

Brian Marks wrote:So if they see a bicycle back, your doing a card trick and if you use another back they won't?


Exactly.

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Brian Marks » June 22nd, 2010, 7:40 pm

I would think that if they see ESP cards front side they would think its a trick. Outside of mentalism, who else uses ESP cards?

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Re: Bicycle ESP cards

Postby Seuss » June 22nd, 2010, 11:20 pm

The public is aware of them mainly from pop culture usage I'd imagine. Most people I show them to mention remembering them from Ghostbusters.
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