The next deck I will review is the Criss Angel Mindfreak secret deck ....."cough" svengali "cough"..
This deck sells for around $13.00, for this price there are way better decks of this kind out there. Yes I know it's a gaffed deck, but if Criss is putting his name on it.. I expected better!
Yes you can do 100 mind freak tricks. The box has mind freak deck 1 written on both sides, Criss Angel Mindfreak Secret Deck on top and bottom of the deck.
But really its no different to a regular svengali deck but you are paying over the odds for it because it has his name on it.. clever marketing (well to clever really) at its best.
The cover and back of the box has a yellow colour with a mirrored Criss Angel eyes,in the center is a eye ball with Criss Angel written around it.
The boarders are white with a inner advertising of Criss Angels
web-site. Its basically a Criss Angel Business card!!
ace of spade? Meh! nothing to special. The court cards look a little
glazed in the eyes.. but nothing special. The joker is just a very plain with joker
written at the top left and bottom right corners and Criss Angel logo in
the center... Its a very basic deck in my opinion and expensive at that!!
Over all design of the deck 4/10. It Just looks terrible and nothing draws you to them except that it is Criss Angel's own deck.
The Problem is I feel he is looking to make a quick buck and trade on his name. At the end of the day he is a trademark and trademarks make money.
The handling...well fanning good luck with that spreading and faroeing... no better. They are just terrible.
The finish is just awful as I say below.. Its poor, very poor..Over all handling 4/10.
The cards have a cardboard feel, and over all, they are a 4/10... Disappointing and not worth the money. You would be better getting a gaffed deck made by USPCC or a plain bicycle deck. Oh and buy a cheap book on Svengali deck tricks.. Jobs a good one then.
Well there you go boys and girls, hope you liked it and any questions or comments are always welcome.