Deck of cards by Hondo and Magic Soul ($40.00)
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Improve your sleight of hand with playing cards with "Sleight Trainer."
These steel playing cards have been carefully constructed to strengthen your hands and speed up your sleight of hand moves—particularly the "Classic Pass". After practicing for 15 to 30 minutes a day with the "Sleight Trainer" for a couple weeks, a normal deck of cards will feel light as a feather. You'll be able to manipulate playing cards with ease.
Comes with 8 steel playing card-shaped slaps for practicing and training (they come blank so you can draw anything you'd like on them such as playing cards or numbers).
IMPORTANT: Please use caution when training with "Sleight Trainer". It is not recommended to practice for more than 30 minutes without taking a rest.
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Lloyd asks: What is the "pass" that we're seeing here? It's darn good looking but unfamiliar to me.
- 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: It's a classic pass but probably different handling.
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Customer reviews for Sleight Trainer
I have found it very useful so far. According to the instructional video, Sleight trainer is formerly known as Pass trainer. The difference between the two is that the Sleight trainer has both, the surface and the edges smother and with more finesse. So it's safer to handle with. There's also a total of eight blocks. Which is about the thickness of a deck of cards. Also note that when you click on the link, the website is in Chinese. Your phone or computer should be able to translate the page. The video is in Chinese, but there's an option for English subtitles.
I have arthritis in my hands, so doing sleights and passes can be a challenge. I bout this and it has been a Godsend! The first couple of days, my hands were really sore after using it, but after just a few days, the soreness went away. I still use these daily and it has made my card handling some much better.
Excellent product. A few years ago I tried practicing the classic pass with two decks to get better handling (I spent two weeks practicing with two decks, staying away from a single deck for the entire time - I got this idea online somewhere, but I don't have the link anymore), but it didn't help enough. I ended up giving up on the classic pass because I couldn't get it anywhere near passable.
Fast forward two years and I bought the Sleight Trainer by Hondo and Magic Soul. This deck is amazing. I used the same idea to practice the classic pass for two weeks with only the steel cards, avoiding a normal deck entirely. Now I can actually fool people with my pass!
For reference, this deck weighs 1.5 pounds, about 6x as much as a normal deck of cards.
It is important to note that after returning to a normal deck of cards, the handling is somewhat different than with the steel cards, so it took a few days to adjust to those differences for my pass to really start looking correct with real cards. But your increase in speed and comfort with the pass will be immense.
This deck will strengthen your hands and fingers, and will absolutely help if you are looking to improve your classic pass. I'm sure it also helps for other sleights, if only because your hands and fingers will be stronger.