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Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » April 23rd, 2012, 8:58 pm

After two years of acquiring decks, I have what amounts to as the close-to-perfect Rainbow Deck. There were certain features that I had always wanted in a RD and I have succeeded in meeting these goals:

1. This deck is comprised of 52 different cards. It is not a specially printed deck. Many of the cards have the classic backs that we are familiar with such as the Tally-Ho, Bicycle, and Bee brands.

2. All of the backs have white borders. When you hold this deck in dealing position and bevel it, there is nothing to see.

3. All of the faces are Bicycle poker standard 808. There are no Arrco court cards in this deck, and there are no funny pips or extra little numbers on the numerical face cards to tip off this deck. You can Hindu shuffle or spread it on the table face up with no fear of detection.

4. The white background color on the faces of all the cards is uniform. I abandoned vintage decks because the cards have aged to a yellow or grayish color. Insert a vintage card in a brand new deck and spread it face up. You will instantly spot it.

5. All of the red face cards have a uniform bright cherry red color. There are no rust/maroon colored red cards here that would raise a red? flag.

6. With the exception of 2 cards that have a Cambric finish (Bulldog Squeezers) all of the cards are Air Cushion. There are no cards in this deck that feel like cheap cardboard. I rejected the Budweiser Deck, Aviators, and others because I didn't like the finish on them.

7. Each deck also contains a blank face card for those who might want to reverse fan it to show blank faces in their routines. I also added a standard Bicycle Ace of Spades for those decks that wound up without a standard AoS.

When these decks are gone, I'm finished. I did this once to get it out of my system. The price for each deck is $40.00 plus $5.00 for shipping in the U.S.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » April 27th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Thanks for the kind words Gary. Knock em dead with it!

All of the decks that were ordered from me since I posted my ad last Sunday have been mailed out this morning. I'm sure the Chief Genii is wondering if this deck is really that good. His wish is my command and a RD is on the way to his office. There are 36 decks still available.

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I'm looking over my shoulder and still see a small stack of unsold books. Harry Lorayne's Apocalypse Vol. 1 in nice condition is still available for $65.00 postpaid. This is not a bad price for any volume of Apocalypse. Here's what Lorayne wrote about Volume 1:

Will you get your money's worth in Apocalypse? Harry Lorayne has always given much more than your money's worth. Listen to a few of the many unsolicited remarks re: Volume 1--"I've already performed Monte Plus at tables, for the money, many times. It's a killer; it definitely has paid for the book a few times over." "I would have paid the price of the book for only Two Shuffles Harry, Harry.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » April 28th, 2012, 2:17 pm

Two more RDs just left for Hong Kong. 34 remain...

Welcome my friends to the show that never ends...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 28th, 2012, 3:41 pm

... we're so glad you could attend, step inside, step inside.
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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Richard Kaufman » April 30th, 2012, 7:33 pm

I received my Rainbow Deck today, thanks much Leo! Looks great. If you want to knock out a layman's eyeballs, one of these decks will do it.
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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » April 30th, 2012, 7:49 pm

Knock em dead with it Chief! You can now relegate your old Rainbow Decks to the carnival midway of Card Warp...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby erdnasephile » April 30th, 2012, 9:44 pm

Just got these today.

Now THAT'S what I call a Rainbow Deck! Get one while you can and accept no pretenders!

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » April 30th, 2012, 11:06 pm

Thank you Erdnasephile. Knock em dead with it, pal. Speaking of which, I forgot to write in my ad that I do take Paypal. I made the kind of RD that I wanted to have. That you could shuffle or spread face up without trembling. That didn't have cheap cards with little animals and cartoons on the back. Nobody stepped up to the plate so I bit the bullet and kept looking for decks. After about 30 decks you hit a wall and the only way over it is eBay...

Come inside the show's about to start
guaranteed to blow your head apart
Rest assured you'll get your money's worth
The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 2nd, 2012, 11:00 pm

All Rainbow Decks that were purchased the last four days will go out in the mail this Friday or Saturday morning 5/4 or 5/5. Some responses from happy folks who already own one of my RDs:

"...it is the nicest Rainbow Deck"
Gary Plants

"Looks great."
Chief Genii

"Looks fantastic."
John Guastaferro

"...accept no pretenders!"
Erdnasphile

"Wow...it arrived today and it is truly a thing of beauty...thanks"
Doc Eason

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 4th, 2012, 7:26 pm

All decks that were purchased this week have been mailed out this morning--28 decks left. I will be leaving for the MCW Tuesday night the the 8th and will not be able to send out any more decks until the 14th.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Paul Green » May 7th, 2012, 8:42 pm

Now I am a proud owner of two of these great decks!

Enjoy the search,

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 7th, 2012, 11:18 pm

Thank you Paul. I'm glad they arrived safely. Knock em dead with it.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby David Prouty » May 8th, 2012, 8:28 am

This truly is the Holy Grail of Rainbow Decks! Kudos Leo!

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 8th, 2012, 10:17 am

Thanks David!

Remember the Pinball Wizard?

I thought I was the baize table king
I just handed my rainbow crown to him...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby David Prouty » May 8th, 2012, 11:45 am

And thanks for the Brain Worm, Leo!

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby David Prouty » May 8th, 2012, 1:27 pm

Actually, I think I meant Ear Worm...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby mrgoat » May 8th, 2012, 2:56 pm

David Prouty wrote:Actually, I think I meant Ear Worm...


you did, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earworm

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 14th, 2012, 2:12 pm

I'm down to 18 decks...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Scotto » May 14th, 2012, 7:27 pm

Don't let these get away!
Mine arrived today and I couldn't be happier.
This is "The Rainbow Deck!"
Magically

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 15th, 2012, 6:47 pm

Thanks Scotto!

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Joe Naud » May 15th, 2012, 10:36 pm

I don't know anything about the use of these decks but the enthusiasm that everyone has for them has me wanting to get one? What books have the best information on the uses for this kind of deck?

Peace, Joe

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 15th, 2012, 10:48 pm

Derek Dingle has a really good Rainbow Deck routine in one of the Symposium books--I think it may be number 3 (the white one).
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Re: Rainbow Deck

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby erdnasephile » May 16th, 2012, 12:46 pm

Joe Naud wrote:I don't know anything about the use of these decks but the enthusiasm that everyone has for them has me wanting to get one? What books have the best information on the uses for this kind of deck?

Peace, Joe


Joe:
Keep in mind that just about any color changing deck routine can be done with a rainbow deck to give it a little extra punch. (presentation willing, of course :) )

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 16th, 2012, 6:53 pm

Try "Strangers Gallery" from John Bannon's Smoke and Mirrors book. Erdnasephile is correct. Any color changing deck routine will work.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 16th, 2012, 6:54 pm

One of the simplest, and best, color-changing deck routines is Dai Vernon's.
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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Craig Busch » May 16th, 2012, 9:20 pm

Got mine today. Thank you very much.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 17th, 2012, 6:38 pm

You're welcome Craig. Knock em dead with it.

I'm down to 9 decks. T minus nine and counting...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 22nd, 2012, 10:41 am

All decks that were purchased last week were sent out Friday the 18th. I still have 10 decks left in the hopper...

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Jim Martin » May 22nd, 2012, 6:32 pm

They arrived today Leo - really, really fine work. Bravo!

Because of your guidelines in assembling the decks, I am reworking some routines to take advantage of the innocent face-up condition.

Thanks very much.

P.S. Grab 'em before they're gone.
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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Sean Macfarlane » May 23rd, 2012, 12:46 pm

I've had one for a while now. Love it!!

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Seuss » May 24th, 2012, 12:55 pm

Leonard,

I sent you an email about picking up some decks. Did you get that?

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 26th, 2012, 11:32 am

I might have Seuss. It's starting to get daunting here. People are inquiring but not buying; others are buying and I have to record their addresses and head to the post office.

Just Paypal me $45.00 if you want one--$85.00 for two.
Okay? The info is at the top of this thread. Take care.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 26th, 2012, 11:33 am

I forgot--
Eight decks left. It's getting close. Please e-mail me first before ordering.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 26th, 2012, 11:36 am

You're welcome Jim. I sent you the silver and gold boxes. You're a musician--and a magician?

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Jim Martin » May 26th, 2012, 4:04 pm

Yes and yes.
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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 29th, 2012, 12:43 pm

I'm down to 4 decks. Please send me an e-mail before wiring any money.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby fkaps1 » May 30th, 2012, 2:15 pm

Hi Leo,

I'd like to buy one. I'll send you an e-mail immediately,

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Leonard Hevia » May 30th, 2012, 6:04 pm

You're the last one Mark. I'm out of decks.

I even had to sell the one I was keeping for myself. I want to thank everybody who bought a Rainbow Deck from me. I know I left a few folks out, so I've decided to work on another batch of 52 decks and I should be done by the end of this summer.

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Re: Rainbow Deck

Postby Evan Shuster » May 30th, 2012, 9:18 pm

I was lucky enough to purchase two of these decks, and they are absolutely beautiful!


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