In 2009 a Revolution was started, as the Phoenix Decks were launched, specially made for Magicians!
The Phoenix Deck Large Index has now arrived, and not a minute too soon! With a 50% larger index, your card magic is immediately more apparent to your audience. Read on for the "how and why."
For years, Card Shark worked on improving the Quality of playing cards, and if you ever have used a Phoenix Deck, you know that you are handling a deck made in Casino Quality. Some already call the Phoenix Quality the new standard for playing cards made for magicians.
While others design fancy collectors' decks, the Phoenix Deck was made with care for workers. The faces of the playing cards have not changed for more than 100 years, being perfectly suited for Poker and other card games.
We, as magicians, sometimes struggle performing with these cards for a larger audience, due to lack of visibility. Our options were giant oversize decks that just look like a magic prop, or we tried to use the Jumbo Index Decks that were created for Casinos. However, neither type is a good solution.
The Parlour Decks changed the card visibility for Parlour situations, but what if you like to stay with the size of Poker cards that you are used to?
So now, in 2017, Card Shark has started an Evolution, by changing the faces of Poker playing cards to make them more visible - The Phoenix Deck Large Index. Watch the demo video to see the result. As the decks are as affordable as the regular Phoenix Decks, there is no reason not to give these decks a try.
Printed at US Playing Cards on Bicycle cardstock, in the well-known Casino Quality, punched through the backs for easy shuffles, faros, and better handling.
"These will be the ONLY cards I use from now on for my FISM winning act [dream act]. Amazing visibility and clarity for a close up, parlor, or stage card act."
- Shin Lim, FISM Winner
"Thanks Christian for creating a deck for parlor magic; now I can do card magic without a screen!"
- Yann Frisch, FISM Grand Prix Winner
"The indexes might only be 50% bigger, but they make my effects 100% better."
- Shawn Farquhar, FISM Grand Prix Winner
"They are gorgeous. Perfect for the stage!"
- Kevin James
"I think this is a hell of a good idea."
- Obie O'Brien
"This could very well be a new standard for card magicians."
- Gregory Wilson
"The simplest ideas are often the best. The Phoenix Deck Large Index is bound to become a new standard for magicians who work for parlor audiences. Thank you for this amazing new feature."
- Joshua Jay
"Thank you for all that you do for the magic profession."
- Vic (Vic and Fabrini)