New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Discuss the latest news and rumors in the magic world.
User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 13th, 2012, 11:11 am

Image


The Maiden Back 813 is HERE!

Houdinis Magic is thrilled to offer a great new addition to the Bicycle line of Playing Cards, the Maiden Back 813. This new back design takes the classic look of the most popular Rider Back playing cards. United States Playing Card Company offers the Magic and Custom markets a product that has the flexibility to change the back design. The Maiden Back offers the same great durability, feel and appearance as the famed Rider Back design and will also feature the famous Bicycle Ace of Spades and the Traditional Bicycle Joker.

Houdinis will be offering the Maiden Back 813 in all of the classic magical playing cards including the Wonder (Svengali) Deck, Mental Photography Deck, The Split Deck, Invisible Deck, Rising Cards, The classic Stripped Deck, The Mirage Deck, double sided cards, and the legendary Gamblers Marked Deck .

Houdinis Magic Shop also will be the first to offer the standard Maiden Back 813, for card workers.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

DrDanny
Posts: 293
Joined: January 22nd, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Sunnyvale CA

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby DrDanny » March 13th, 2012, 4:49 pm

Darn, and I was just getting used to not using Mandolin backs.

The Magic Apple
Posts: 850
Joined: January 23rd, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Studio City, CA
Contact:

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby The Magic Apple » March 14th, 2012, 1:45 pm

They are just as ugly as the Mandolins

RIDER BACKS RULE!

808 fo' life!
TheMagicApple.com
818-508-9921
Follow us: @The_Magic_Apple

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 14th, 2012, 2:43 pm

I don't see what the big deal is with either these or Mandolin backs. Both allow you to use gimmicked cards that you would otherwise not be able to use.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Jonathan Townsend
Posts: 8409
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Westchester, NY
Contact:

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Jonathan Townsend » March 14th, 2012, 3:01 pm

Kind of like what happened to the original design for the walking liberty coins - apparently it's about the nipples.
Mundus vult decipi -per Caleb Carr's story Killing Time

User avatar
Travis
Posts: 519
Joined: March 13th, 2008, 8:02 pm
Location: Macao

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Travis » March 15th, 2012, 11:29 am

I think they look great. Mandolins, too. I doubt a laypeep would ever notice the difference, or even care.

User avatar
erdnasephile
Posts: 4392
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby erdnasephile » March 15th, 2012, 3:56 pm

Just as a test, I'm thinking of ringing in a Mandolin or Maiden back cooler just to see if anyone notices.

I've got too many custom gaffs in Rider Back to change now.

(Ooops...I just thought of something--I'll bet those custom gaffs for Real Secrets are going to be in Mandolin back! Arrghghgh!)

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 15th, 2012, 4:31 pm

They'll only be in Mandolin backs if the backs of the cards are marked.

As far as laymen noticing the difference, I don't think there's a chance in hell unless you point it out or make it obvious in some way. Easy way to tell: take 26 from each deck (reds from one deck and blacks from the other) and do a color separation trick, dealing the cards face down. Let me know if anyone says anything.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Bob Farmer
Posts: 2794
Joined: January 17th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Short card above selection.

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Bob Farmer » March 16th, 2012, 12:59 pm

That's a great idea, but not as an experiment, as a method for a trick.

User avatar
Richard Kaufman
Posts: 25814
Joined: July 18th, 2001, 12:00 pm
Favorite Magician: Theodore DeLand
Location: Washington DC
Contact:

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Richard Kaufman » March 16th, 2012, 1:31 pm

It's a good method as long as laymen don't notice the difference in the backs. I'm sure many of you can try it right now with a deck of Mandolins and regular Bicycle Rider backs. Test it and post your results here.
Subscribe today to Genii Magazine

Geno Munari
Posts: 630
Joined: January 30th, 2008, 12:00 pm
Location: Las Vegas/Del Mar, CA
Contact:

Re: New Bicycle Back Design from USPC: Maiden Backs

Postby Geno Munari » March 30th, 2012, 2:13 pm



Return to “Buzz”