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[[Stripper Deck]] (also known as a '''Wizard Deck''', '''Slipper Deck''' and '''Biseauté Deck''') is a [[Mechanical Deck]] are made up of cards that enables a reversed card to be located. In Britain, this deck is sometimes referred to as a Slipper Deck.
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The '''Stripper Deck''' (also known as a '''Wizard Deck''', '''Slipper Deck''' (British) and '''Biseauté Deck''') is a [[Mechanical Deck]] that enables a card to be easily located.  
  
It allows the magician to easily control the location of a card or group of cards within the pack. Even after being shuffled into the deck by a spectator, the magician can cut to a selected card; or after being lost in different parts of the deck, the magician can control multiple cards to the bottom or top of the deck with a few innocent shuffles.
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It allows the magician to easily control the location of a card or group of cards within the pack. Even after being shuffled into the deck by a spectator, the magician can cut to a selected card; or after being lost in different parts of the deck, the magician can control multiple cards to the bottom or top of the deck.
  
According to John Northern Hilliard, the Stripper Deck is, perhaps, the oldest form of gaffed deck to come from professional gamblers.<ref>Hilliard, John Northern: [[Greater Magic]] (Kaufman and Greenberg, 1994) pg 453</ref>
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According to John Northern Hilliard, the Stripper Deck is perhaps the oldest form of a gaffed deck to come from professional gamblers.<ref>Hilliard, John Northern: [[Greater Magic]] (Kaufman and Greenberg, 1994) pg 453</ref>
  
 
== Variations==
 
== Variations==
 
* '''End Strippers''' are the same as the Stripper deck but the work has been done to the end of the deck.  
 
* '''End Strippers''' are the same as the Stripper deck but the work has been done to the end of the deck.  
 
* '''Belly Strippers''' or '''Beveled Deck''' are the same as the Stripper deck but the work has been done to the middle of the sides.
 
* '''Belly Strippers''' or '''Beveled Deck''' are the same as the Stripper deck but the work has been done to the middle of the sides.
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== Publications ==
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* ''The Inverted Cards'' in [[Rational Recreations]], vol. 4 by Dr. W. Hooper (1802)
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
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* ''The Inverted Cards'' in [[Rational Recreations]], vol. 4 by Dr. W. Hooper (1802)
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[[Category:Mechanical Decks]]
 
[[Category:Mechanical Decks]]

Latest revision as of 12:07, 21 October 2011

The Stripper Deck (also known as a Wizard Deck, Slipper Deck (British) and Biseauté Deck) is a Mechanical Deck that enables a card to be easily located.

It allows the magician to easily control the location of a card or group of cards within the pack. Even after being shuffled into the deck by a spectator, the magician can cut to a selected card; or after being lost in different parts of the deck, the magician can control multiple cards to the bottom or top of the deck.

According to John Northern Hilliard, the Stripper Deck is perhaps the oldest form of a gaffed deck to come from professional gamblers.[1]

Variations

  • End Strippers are the same as the Stripper deck but the work has been done to the end of the deck.
  • Belly Strippers or Beveled Deck are the same as the Stripper deck but the work has been done to the middle of the sides.

Publications

References

  1. Hilliard, John Northern: Greater Magic (Kaufman and Greenberg, 1994) pg 453