Moby Deck Reviewed by Derek Merdinyan

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MOBYDECK

This thing has potential.

For people performing Paul Harris’ Solid Deception (or routines with solid deck finales, for that matter) pay attention! We all know how killer a solid deck finale is, now multiply the astonishment factor by the difference in weight between a glued together deck of cards and a solid 1.3 pound block of brass made to look like a solid deck. I remember someone performing an effect at a convention for me that used the Moby Deck finale and let the deck fall into my hands after asking me to shuffle the deck; I nearly crapped myself.

The solid feel of the deck is indisputable and even upon close inspection, the deck looks legitimate. As far as maintenance is concerned, over time I noticed the paint on the grooved sides of the deck was beginning to come off, nothing a little touchup couldn’t fix. Also, the top and bottom cards of the Moby Deck are glued on and occasionally will require you tear them off and replace them with newer cards due to normal ware and tear. The plus side to this is if you receive a Blue Moby Deck when you purchase it, you could rip the face cards off of the brass block and replace them with a red-backed Bicycle card (or any white-boardered playing card for that matter. *Insert imagination here*).

Included with the deck is a brief set of instructions which I feel are really lacking; it was a lost opportunity to really show people the power and creative applications of this climax. For the most part, you’re going to have to use your own imagination to integrate this into one of your routines (and you will, because you know you want to end an effect with this climax…)

Bottom Line:
If you have the creative capacity to integrate this finale into one of your routines and are comfortable lugging this nearly pound-and-a-half brass block around with you, I say, go for it.

If you are a magic dealer and are interested in carrying this product, you can contact Murphy’s Magic Supplies at 916 853 9292 or visit them on the web at www.murphysmagicsupplies.com.

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