Phantom Deck

Trick by Joshua Jay ($23.99 - normally $29.99)

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Imagine at the end of your close-up performance, you cause every card in the deck to turn TOTALLY TRANSPARENT...in the SPECTATOR’S HANDS! Imagine no more—the Phantom Deck is here.

Building on the notion of the popular Omni Deck, The Phantom Deck is an entire pack of transparent, clear cards. When held together, they look, feel, cut, and shuffle like a normal deck...except that every single card is transparent. This allows you to make visual or surprise changes from a normal deck to an “invisible” deck of cards...yet it’s an invisible pack your spectators can touch and spread and feel.

The sides of the deck have been fuse-heat treated in white so they perfectly resemble a normal pack of cards. With one cover card on top, you can place the deck in a spectator’s hands, and she will be unable to feel the difference between the Phantom Deck and a normal pack.

The Phantom Deck comes with a link to a special URL with a full online tutorial.

Since publishing the Phantom Deck, two new credit developments have come to light. Luis de Matos, my esteemed friend, used the same concept (he called it the Crystal Deck) in 1987. And Darius Ziatabari and Lee Hathaway published an effect called The Crystal Method several years prior to the Phantom Deck, and one of the suggested uses was something quite similar to the Phantom Deck.

 

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Customer reviews for Phantom Deck

Ben Reed

This looks AMAZING!!! I want this so bad. Can't wait until it comes out. I hope the deck switch he teaches is good, because this looks GORGEOUS.

 

Michel Walden

It's been about seven years ago when someone showed me an Omni deck routine with single card sleeves. All cool but they seemed to handle terribly due to the thinness and flexibility, although carrying an extra feature: being able to put a selection inside. Maybe something to add to this in the future, but this is one hell of an amazing deck of plastic cards. Well done!

 

Steve Chezaday

Simple, strong and effective. This by far is one of my go to effects if I really want to blow them away! The Phantom Deck brings the Omni Deck to a whole new level. The routine is simple and fool-proof ... no crazy sleights are involved. The instructional video is clear and to the point ... well thought out and fun to watch. Josh is at the top of his game and this effect is a result of his hard work. Highly recommended!

 

Rob Signs

Ordered this last week and had it shipped to my parents house where I would be for Thanksgiving week. Opened it, watched the video, then performed it for the family - great reaction! This will go into my repertoire. The video instruction is quick, clear, and very helpful. Thanks guys for a great trick!

 

Greg Gelb

This is my closer to my close-up show. It is incredible and absolutely magical. I have yet to find a better closer.

Well done JJ! The bar is so high now, I look forward to seeing what comes next.

 

Ryan Westergaard

Words can't describe it's greatness. It's EXTREMELY easy to perform, and the instructional video teaches it very well. there truly aren't any angles, as long as you perform well. This effect gets HUGE reactions, and has never failed for me.

 

Official review from MAGIC Magazine

From the February 2015 MAGIC Magazine. Reviewed by Peter Pitchford

This prop will make an excellent climax to a card set in which a normal deck has been in play. Phantom Deck will appeal to a broad audience of performers because it is so versatile. It is well within the reach of magicians of all skill levels and, with a little imagination and brainstorming, many ideas will come to mind.

 

joe Lapiana

best opener, best finisher. this trick is a beast! i love the reactions!

 

james rose

This deck can really mess with what reality and again proves why Joshua is a true master in his art.

 

Jeremy Gant

So I pretty much completely knew the entire trick from the trailer except for one small thing- the card vanish at the end. So I bought it. Killer trick with killer reactions. Great job once again Josh. What I like to do is use this in combo with the PRISM deck, where I do the ace location described, the deck color change, and then I have someone pick a card and then transfer right into the Phantom Deck routine. Great job once again.

 

Jake Lundgren

The Phantom Deck is Joshua Jay's take on the well-known Omni Deck plot. What makes Josh's so unique is opposed to just having a glass block in the spectators hand they now hold 52 individual clear plastic cards, and in the middle is their signed card! You can almost feel the tension after the spectator sees all the cards are clear and you spread through the deck slowly revealing that one card has not turned clear. It's really something that you have to see live to understand just how powerful it is. Another reason this is so great is because, as I've explained before more tangible you magic is the more connection your audience feels with it. In this trick, the audience supposedly feels the exact moment when the cards go from a normal deck to completely clear. Audible gasp's prove that doing magic in the spectators cans creates such a better reaction than if you were to make the deck clear!
Included is a well taught instant download, and the deck of clear cards. The one complaint I've heard from many is that the sides of the deck don't look like real cards. While it's true that it does look quite white and uneven, no spectator in the world will ever notice this. They are far too busy being mine blown that deck of cards turned clear. The last thing on their mind is "is it just me or is that card look a little bit off" of course they're off it's a deck of clear cards!

Overall, Phantom Deck is a winner, it's one of my favorite tricks to perform and a part of my walk around set. A good rule of thumb is: if it has Joshua Jay's name on it it's probably a good trick!