Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bicycle Shadow Masters Playing Cards

A new Bicycle emerges from the shadowsShadow Masters are the third wonder in the Bicycle Masters Series. The theme promotes darkness and shadow. Handling the deck, you now know what it is to have efficient, quality tools in your hands and use thick, luxury stock.
  • Each card hand designed in precise detail
  • Ellusionist's private UV500 Air-Flow finish on ultra-quality casino grade stock
  • The legend of the Masters deck redefined with a sleek black finish
  • 2 Gaff cards included for out-of-the-box trick readiness


JOKERS... if death was a gentleman, this is who he would look like. One Joker holds the sands of time in his hand while the other Joker changes it to a three of diamonds REVEAL.

EXTRA CARDS - there is one standard "ad card" from Ellusionist, but one card is a DOUBLE BACKER. (A gift to our cardworker fans, enjoy.)

BARCODE REVEAL: the tuck box contains a barcode reveal of the three of spades. Use it wisely.

FINISH: the UV-500 Air-Flow is perfect for spreading and fanning. XCM'ers will love them. As usual, a plush and expensive Ellusionist-USPC stock is used to create this quality driven product. The unique card stock is exclusive to Ellusionist and cannot be used by any other company in the world.

Bicycle Ghost Playing Cards

A new era in playing card elegance" Phenomenal feel and finish..." - Daniel Garcia (magic pro), TX " I put the Ghost ahead of all the other decks out there..." - Lonnie Dilan (card pro), Los Angeles, CA "... sure to twist the mind of your spectator." - Steve Brooks, Owner, The Magic CafeGhost maintains the Bicycle look & feel, but adds touches that the red and blue decks lack. Stripped of color, the Ghost displays itself as a black and white, eerie, yet elegant deck. The only color visible is the deep red on the hearts and diamonds....
  • Premium UV500 Air-Flow Finish
  • Amazing ace of spades, redefines elegance
  • Thick, luxury stock for superior handling
  • Adds a new dimension to card manipulation and effects
  • Recommended by top magicians and card artists

Bicycle Black Ghost Playing Cards

The white Ghost becomes black, entering nightThe original Black Ghost deck did not enter the market except by private sale. It was used by Ellusionist for special promotions and given as a gift to professionals such as Banachek, Blaine, Garcia and others.
  • 500 AirGlide (non-UV) finish with luxury thick stock
  • One-of-a-kind Jokers, with killer reveal
  • Much sought after deck, rare

David Blaine

Leonardo Di Caprio wasn't at all interested in magic until the time he first saw a close up magic performance by his friend David Blaine. Many other magic sceptics look certain to follow in Di Caprio's footsteps. Blaine's illusions are not heavily reliant on intricate props, they are primarily spontaneous and 'in-your-face' . The majority of David Blaine's card tricks are performed using a standard pack of Bicycle Cards and are created using only his sleight of hand. He performs, what we in the trade call "packet tricks" examples of which are Cigarette Thru Coin, where he takes a lit cigarette and passes it through the coin, and the Invisible Deck where a card merely thought of by a spectator is reversed in the deck. Although technically, these tricks require absolutely no skill, David Blaine has mastered the theatrical performance necessary to turn a simple trick into an illusion of the highest order.

David Blaine was born in Brooklyn in the 1970's and performed his first trick aged four. He continued to learn new tricks and develop his passion for magic throughout his childhood and on to adulthood.

Blaine first performed publicly in bars whilst waiting on tables! He performed to small gatherings of people, perfecting his close up expertise and exercising his natural charm and persuasion. From there, he attended private parties, often ones that were frequented by celebrities, on a mission to entertain and mix in show business circles. In an attempt to further his career, Blaine turned up at the ABC Television Studios in the US and gave an impromptu performance to TV executives. He had nothing to lose and everything to gain from this gutsy brainstorm. And gain, he did, as ABC executives were so impressed with his, they immediately offered Blaine a $1,000,000 TV deal for an hour long programme. Watching Blaine in "Street Magic", it's not difficult to comprehend his seemingly overnight success. One moment the magician David Blaine is unheard of outside of New York bars, the next he's an exciting new addition to the world of magic and entertainment!

Blaine is not a member of the Magic Circle and presents himself apart from contemporary magicians. He seduces, mesmerises, reads minds and levitates. He shocks, bewilders and transcends rationality. David Blaine's repertoire encompasses the "Darker" side of magic!

Criss Angel

Criss Angel was born Christopher Sarantakos on December 19, 1967 in New York. While he experienced considerable success as a live performer, he is best known as the creator and star of Criss Angel Mindfreak, a television series on A&E. The series has run for two years and is entering its third season. Most significantly, Mindfreak has attracted a youthful audience and A&E's largest ratings ever.