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A Note from Daniel Madison
I tested over 50 different stocks and finishes to find and create my perfect deck of playing cards.
With both conscious and subconscious influences from the casino industry as well as my own visceral world I believe that I found something in the Rounders that represents who I am and what I stand for.
I have always thought that everything beautiful is either intricate or simple, and I am drawn to the latter, especially in design.
I have stayed true to that idea through every stage of the design and production of the Madison Rounders.
I wanted to create a deck of cards that somehow reflected my style and ideals through simplicity. The Madison Rounders are beautifully minimal in design, they are bold and strong with only three colors used throughout. They host an Ace of Spades fit for any casino.
With help from Jeff Lianza, Peter Mckinnon, the Ellusionist team and my closest friends, I am proud to present the Madison Rounders.
These cards are amazing! They have that custom look and feel, but they aren't suspicious to the spectator. They handle better than any other deck. They are buttery smooth and they look professional. I love the face cards and the blood-red pips. The Rounders can be used for anything - cardistry, gambling-demonstrations or magic. These are my favorite cards (along with the Dealers)! Get. These. Cards. NOW!
These cards are so popular here, everyone ask do you have them, very clean and classy style, perfect for cardistry and tricks. Get as many as you can you will enjoy them. Quality is high as usual!
I've used these cards. A lot. I'm going to categorize this review in three sections. 1. Looks. 2.Performance Flexibility.. 3. Performance.
1. Looks: Clean and not busy. Easy to look at. And not suspicious. I perform everywhere all the time. And I've learned if you use a really fancy deck people begin to question if it's authentic. Now even though this deck is unique, It does not draw suspicion.
2. Most of my performances are close up magic. These cards look great in the hands. And these (Unlike their counterparts, The dealers) don't label themselves. If you are primarily a magician, These look great. But for me, Whenever I get booked, Or just go to a party and have time to prepare. I focus a lot of my performance on Tabled magic/Card cheating sleights. These cards also give of a ''I know how to win at cards'' look of professionalism. And look great on a table. Overall they scream professional.
3. The cards Stock is slightly thinner, Lighter and softer than Rider backs. They control easily, Pass/shift beautifully and feel like they were made to be palmed. The finish is slicker than most cards, And they fan beautifully. They feel like they flow into sleights and were made to be manipulated. The only downside I have is they seem to lose their ''Spring'' faster than Rider Backs. But that's expected since they are ''softer'' than Rider Backs. Overall my favorite deck. If someone who trusted my opinion wanted an amazing deck. I would recommend this one.
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