How long do you use your decks?

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How long do you use your decks?

Unread postby svk » Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:18 pm  

Interested in hearing how long you all use your decks? When practicing...do you open a new deck once a week? once a month??? How do you decide when a deck is no longer good for practicing or preforming? And do you prefer to use brand new decks? "worn in decks"? What do you think?

I have been practicing (slight and utility moves mostly) with Standard Bikes. I'm pretty new so I'm curious on the thoughts here?
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Re: How long do you use your decks?

Unread postby MagikFingerz » Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:05 pm  

Depends on a lot of factors. For myself, I take extremely good care of my decks and have really only "worn out" a single deck, ever (and part of the cause for that was oversaturation of fanning powder). I wash my hands often, and try to limit the use of moves that are the most detrimental to decks (where you bend the cards or touch them a lot) or at least even things out (spring from both sides, bridge shuffle both face down and face up etc).

I also rarely use a single deck over an extended period of time, I tend to rotate my "using decks" very often.

As for new vs worn in, that depends on what I want to do with them. New decks are better for spreads and simple fans, while worn in decks are definitely better for aerials and other moves where you want the cards to stay together. Won't go into fanning powder, since that's a whole other discussion.
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