A Gaff Deck is a deck of specially printed cards which are used in conjunction with a regular deck. These cards allow you to perform magic tricks that appear to change the very printing on the cards. This opens up a whole new world of creativity and imagination in your card magic routines.
Gaff Decks work extremely well because most spectators are unaware that specially printed cards even exist. Even seasoned magicians can be surprised and entertained by card tricks that make use of cards from a Gaff Deck.
GAFF EFFECT DECK by USPCC
This is a special gaff Bicycle deck of cards. It is not the usual gaff cards that you may be familiar with, such as double back, double face, wrong indices, blank, 3½, 52 on one, tree of hearts, etc, although some of them are included in this deck.
The gaff cards are the unusual off-beat novelty types such as merged cards, smokey cards, mis-indexed cards,split cards,overprinted cards,mis-printed cards,zenner (ESP) cards, double backed cards. There are 56 gaff cards, including 3 gaff Jokers.
The gaff cards include 4 face Queen, smear card, lip-stick card, swirl card, and 5 double-face ESP cards. All you need to do is to add any one or more of these cards to your usual Bicycle deck and you can have a hilarious ending to a card routine.
You need to specify whether you want them in red or blue Bicycle backs. Any card magic enthusiast should not be without this deck of gaff cards.
Other Gaff Deck Tricks
There are hundreds of gaffed cards in production, allowing for endless tricks and effects, here are just a few ideas of effects that can be done with a Gaff Deck:
• An ace of hearts with a “broken heart” pip in the center
• A “dead” king of spades with skull and skeleton hands
• A card with a blank face and regular printing on top of the bicycle back design
• A 13 of Diamonds
• Blurred 6 of hearts
• A joker holding the spectators selected card
There are really too many different gaffed cards to mention here, some of which are quite extreme, shocking, and amazing, sure to get big reactions and spice up your card magic.
About Rick Lax
Becoming a lawyer, writer, poker-master, and magician was no easy task for Rick Lax. While you’d think the diversity of interests would interfere with his magic, Rick reasons if anything, it has made his magic stronger; giving him a unique perspective on things.
Ricks advice for any aspiring magicians. “After you perform a new trick for people, ask them what they thought. Say, “Be honest: Did it fool you? Or did you figure it out? If you figured it out, it’s okay.” Sometimes people are shy at first—they’re reluctant to tell you that your new trick sucks. But if you don’t know which of your tricks suck, how will you know which of your tricks are truly amazing? They can’t all be winners.”
While writing at the Las Vegas Weekly, Rick has mingled and connected with an array of people. In the mean time he’s managed to write three books: Lawyer Boy, I Get Paid for This, and Fool Me Once. Rick debuted on theory11 with the release of Vertigo – the effect proved to be a remarkable success. His follow up projects HIGHRISE and Detach did equally well. Rick is praised for his classic presentation and unique methodology.