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The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 10th, 2011, 11:34 pm

The first time I ever heard of a Rainbow Deck was in 1992 when a friend of mine killed me with John Bannon's Strangers Gallery. I immediately devoured Bannon's book Smoke and Mirrors, and was fascinated with a discussion concerning use of "The Senator" Clarke Crandall's Rainbow Deck as finale for Color Changing Deck routines... That's when I started hunting for poker decks that fit the criteria: poker sized, white borders, standard red and black pips, and no duplicates. From the decks collected over the past 19 years, I set out to construct the most aesthetically pleasing Rainbow Deck possible...

In June 2010, I made available to Genii Forum members a unique deck constructed from the best decks of my collection, the Eclectic Rainbow Deck. The deck was a great success, and sold out in less than a month.

During this past year I have re-organized my collection and acquired many new back designs. From this most recent effort I have constructed a limited number of Eclectic Rainbow Decks, and will offer them again to Genii Forum Members exclusively through the end of the month (September, 2011).

Each deck comes with a Red or Blue Joker cover card (Bicycle Rider Back), and matching Bicycle card case.

Terms:

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

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Some of the decks used in the Eclectic Rainbow Deck project:
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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby mrgoat » September 11th, 2011, 4:58 am

David Prouty wrote:The first time I ever heard of a Rainbow Deck was in 1992 when a friend of mine killed me with John Bannon's Strangers Gallery.


I think you mean Paul Gordon's.



:)

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby DrDanny » September 11th, 2011, 12:08 pm

What great timing! I was just last evening searching for the RD I bought from you last year, and it's nowhere to be found. I'm sure the money I just sent you will ensure that I find it later today, along with some car keys, lottery tix, dry cleaning stubs, etc.

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 11th, 2011, 12:14 pm

Derek Dingle had a great routine with the Rainbow deck published in one of the Symposium books.
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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby Philippe Billot » September 11th, 2011, 12:25 pm

Page 36 in The New York Magic Symposium, Vol. 3 (1984).

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby erdnasephile » September 11th, 2011, 12:51 pm

Mr. Prouty:

Are all of the faces from decks whose faces match exactly? (since there is considerable variation in color, number of indices, design of the court cards, etc between USPC and other companies)

Thanks!

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby Bill Mullins » September 11th, 2011, 6:02 pm

How much overlap is there between this deck and the one you did last year?

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 11th, 2011, 8:28 pm

Thank You all for the enthusiastic response...

These pictures might show the cards better:
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In response to some questions... I tried to be very careful to keep the cards as uniform as possible concerning the white faces. I also tried to carefully select court cards to avoid major discrepancies... the pictures are pretty much representative of all the decks, although certainly, no two decks are alike.

There are approximately 12 new back designs in the 2011 edition, compared with the decks I produced last summer...

Mr. Goat: I am unaware of Paul Gordon's connection to Strangers Gallery... Maybe I'm missing some important referencing??


Thanks for your interest...
David Prouty

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby Steve Hook » September 11th, 2011, 9:59 pm

David, don't worry..... the Gordon reference is all about a laughable past absurdi-deed, not anything you did.

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 13th, 2011, 11:14 am

I want to thank all Genii Forum members who have placed orders, your decks have been shipped...

I mentioned that Bannon's Stranger's Gallery first prompted me to construct a Rainbow Deck, and several members have asked about what routines I've used...

I think using a RD for color changing deck finale is pretty spectacular... so I have been directing my attention to tracking down those type of routines. I've been playing with Marlo's (Vernon's) Color Changing Deck (Bill Malone's take, "Here I Go Again" Vol.2), which also allows me to make good use of my Stranger's Gallery gaffs...

Richard mentioned Dingle's routine (New York Magic Symposium Vol3),

Rainbow Prediction-Tony Griffith, Semi-Automatic Card Tricks-Vol.5

Frank Garcia/Senator Crandall - Super Subtle Card Miracles

The Rainbow Deck Book - Randy Wakeman

Part of the fun is in the hunt ...

Being inspired by Henry Evans, I had my friend Gary Plants make an Acrobatic cover card (Red Bicycle/Green TallyHo), and with a gentle lateral toss of the deck on a close up pad, the red deck instantly transforms as it splays across the surface... Spectacular!

Each deck comes with a Red or Blue Joker cover card (Bicycle Rider Back), and matching Bicycle card case.

Terms:

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

This image is of last year's deck, I have added approximately 12 new back designs to the Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition:
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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby CardMaker » September 13th, 2011, 1:56 pm

I don't know if I miss something, but here is another Rainbow Deck:
http://www.magicbycardmaker.com/rainbow-deck-1.html

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 13th, 2011, 2:33 pm

Certainly a beautiful deck and another option...

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 21st, 2011, 12:58 pm

Again, I'd like to thank everyone who has supported the Ecletic Rainbow Deck project!

This project was inspired in 1992 when a friend of mine fryed me with John Bannon's Strangers Gallery. I immediately aquired Bannon's book Smoke and Mirrors, and was fascinated with a discussion concerning use of "The Senator" Clarke Crandall's Rainbow Deck as finale for Color Changing Deck routines... The hunt was on for poker decks that fit the criteria: poker sized, white borders, standard red and black pips, and no duplicates. From the decks collected over the past 19 years, I set out to construct the most aesthetically pleasing Rainbow Deck possible...

In June 2010, I made available to Genii Forum members The Eclectic Rainbow Deck, constructed from the best decks of my collection. The deck was a great success, and sold out in less than a month.

I have re-organized my collection and added many new back designs. From this most recent effort I have constructed a limited number of Eclectic Rainbow Decks, 2011 Edition.I am offering these decks to Genii Forum Members exclusively through the end of the month (September, 2011).

Each deck comes with a Red or Blue Joker cover card (Bicycle Rider Back), and matching Bicycle card case.

Terms:

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com




I finally figured out how to get the higher resolution images to post:

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Some of the decks used in constructin the Eclectic Rainbow Deck...
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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 25th, 2011, 4:55 pm

Hello Again,

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck remains exclusively available to Genii Forum members through September 30th (5 days left!), and they have been vanishing quickly...

I think of the Rainbow Deck as an "Improbable Object", something most laymen have never seen, or even heard of. In my opinion, it is the most astounding way to end a color changing deck routine, not to mention the incredible effects developed by "Senator" Clarke Crandall, Frank Garcia, Derek Dingle, John Bannon, Randy Wakeman, Tony Griffth, to name a few...

It also serves as a totally unique bank of cards that can be utilized individually in many other routines.

Each deck comes with a Red or Blue Joker cover card (Bicycle Rider Back), and matching Bicycle card case.

Terms:

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com


Thank You Again for your intrest and support!

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 28th, 2011, 10:26 am

Subtle Reminder:

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck remains exclusively available to Genii Forum members through September 30th (2 days left)...

I have 10 decks remaining...

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby Jim Martin » September 29th, 2011, 10:02 pm

I just received my ERD 2011 Decks, and they are superb.

Not sure if there are any decks remaining, but they have been well-assembled with a nice variety of backs (especially the non-white bordered backs such as the J&B, Cheetos, Budweiser, Pepsi,'Smiley face', etc.) Highly recommended.

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » September 30th, 2011, 9:11 am

Thank You Jim Martin!

Eclectic Rainbow Decks are still available, if you are interested, today would be a good day to email me to reserve one (or two)...

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » October 5th, 2011, 12:47 pm

Thank You again to everybody who's supported the Eclectic Rainbow Deck project...

I still have some very fine decks available, but do not expect them to be around for long as I will be making them available outside of the Genii Forum. If you are interested, drop me an email.

I would appreciate comments, ideas or feedback concerning any aspect of the Rainbow Deck... history, anadotes, routines, etc...

Again, Thank You!
David Prouty

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck

$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com

Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby Mark Tams » October 6th, 2011, 5:27 pm

Got my deck from David the other day. He has gone to a ton of work and research to create these decks. They are very nice and very fun to have. It's especially fun going through the backs one by one and putting a timeline on some of these.

Great work David! Thanks for making these available!

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby SteveP » October 11th, 2011, 2:52 pm

Mine arrive a couple of days ago. I picked up two of them so I had a backup deck. Really nice decks. I'm looking forward to using them. Thanks for putting these together David!

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » October 13th, 2011, 5:36 pm

I have 6 decks that were reserved, but are now available due to an overseas order cancellation...

If you are interested, send me an email: daprouty@gmail.com

Some comments from Genii Forum members:
*"Wow! I just received my decks from David, and they are spectacular"
*"He has done the heavy lifting, and the Eclectic Deck is amazing"
*"I received mine yesterday and it is well worth the asking price"
*"I received my deck today. For those who appreciate the art in and of playing cards, this is a wonderful deck. Beside the use as a complete rainbow deck, it is nice to have a ready supply of "stranger" cards which can be used when needed... Well done David and great service"
*"Anyone contemplating a Rainbow Deck purchase needs to buy one of these. Spread the deck on your close-up mat and it's a roller coaster for the eyes"
*"A truly eclectic ensemble of unique poker cards"

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com
Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » October 24th, 2011, 4:30 pm

Folks,

Just a quick notice, I have four very fine Eclectic Rainbow Decks left from the 2011 Edition project...
These decks are result of years of hunting and collecting obscure, standard pip, white bordered poker decks, for the sole purpose of producing the most asthetically pleasing, authentic (not "factory produced") Rainbow Decks possible...

52 cards from 52 different decks (no duplicates)

Each deck comes with a Red or Blue Joker cover card (Bicycle Rider Back), and matching Bicycle card case.

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com
Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com

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Re: The Eclectic Rainbow Deck 2011 Edition

Postby David Prouty » October 31st, 2011, 11:02 am

Eclectic Rainbow Deck Update:

I have just aquired 3 new additions to my ever growing deck collection, and will include them in my remaining stock of Elcetic Rainbow Decks (2011 Edition)...

Now included:
Houdini Deck from Magic Apple/USPCC
Ask Alexander Deck: Conjuring Arts Research Center/USPCC
Bee Acorn Back: Conjuring Arts Research Center/USPCC

52 cards from 52 different decks (no duplicates)

Each deck comes with a Red or Blue Joker cover card (Bicycle Rider Back), and matching Bicycle card case.

The Eclectic Rainbow Deck
$25 Postpaid (Continental USA)

Payable by PayPal, Personal Check or Money Order to:

David Prouty
7843 Sunny Ridge Dr.
Houston, Texas 77095

PayPal ID: daprouty@gmail.com
Inquiries: daprouty@gmail.com


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