First up this month is Contrast by Victor Sanz and SansMinds. A visual colour change of a signed card – leaving an impossible situation where the torn off piece – and signature – match the different coloured 3/4 card! This looks amazing – but the SansMinds trailers always do! But having spoken to a few people who’s opinions I trust this does seem to be one of their better releases. £32.99
As you know, we love playing cards here at Bicycle-Cards.co.uk and finding the best way to display them is always a challenge. The Orbiter 2.0 system looks fantastic – and allows you to see front and back of your prize decks – a very clever idea. This price is for the 4-deck model I believe. £30.99.
On the subject of cards there are not too many decks that have caught our eye recently, but perhaps it is our imminent trip to the United States which has drawn our attention to the Federal 52 Silver Certificate Playing Cards. Its a striking design, inspired by US bank notes from the 1800s and magicians will be pleased to note the double back card included. I’ve got a bit of a thing about retro styled decks, but even so this is a rather nice example and printed on good quality Bee stock. £16.99.
And finally, a noble mention for Tom Elderfield’s Space Time – this is a visually stunning moving hole routine which leaves your audience with nowhere to go! If this is half as good as he video it is worth getting. Again, we’ve not had the chance to play with this yet – but we’ll let you know when we have. But if you want to get in there first it is only £20.99 (do check out the video!)