The ELITES are a unique collaboration between DMC himself (star of National Geographic’s CARD SHARK, BEYOND MAGIC WITH DMC, and Netflix®™ series DEATH BY MAGIC) and designer and magic creator Phill Smith – architect of the revolutionary OPTICAL MARKING SYSTEM. The new DMC ELITES V4 are printed on the world-class Phantom Finish The cards will endure many hours of professional use, and all faces are standard for minimum scrutiny or suspicion from your audience.
The cards themselves feature the latest revision of the unique OPTICAL MARKING SYSTEM (OMS), a powerful ‘reader’ system designed specifically for the use of magicians and mentalists (as opposed to many decks designed for the gambling world). The OMS has an ingeniously hidden marking mechanic that is readable with extreme speed, at great range and even in poor light. It hides the value and suit of the card in plain sight with no decoding necessary – the back of the card literally says the value and the suit. Despite this, you can still comfortably hand the deck to a layman safe in the knowledge that even the most critical observer would not even suspect, let alone detect, the secret markings. So subtle in fact is the OMS that with the first edition of ELITES – many magicians complained that they’d been sent an unmarked version!
Drawing on the feedback from many hundreds of performers, the OMS has evolved significantly over the years and in this version the markings are located in all four corners for the very first time – welcoming lefties into the ELITES family. A second quantum leap now allows the markings to be read from a relatively slim spread of cards on the table – or even a fan of cards held in the hands. Finally, the deck also now features a very clear one-way marking system, allowing for delayed reads and unlocking a whole new realm of methods. Each deck also comes with an instruction card included that explains the markings visually – with no language limitations for international performers.
DMC ELITES V4: the greatest marked deck in a generation.
These cards have been created with professional magic and mentalism performers in mind, but they could be put to work to gain an illicit advantage at the card table. If you want to crush your friends at snap, that’s fine, have fun, but cheating at games where there is a gambled stake is unethical, immoral and illegal. If you are caught then you may be subject to prosecution by the law or violent reprisal from your marks. The technical skills required to cheat at the card table are fascinating to study but we cannot be held responsible for any cheating that may be conducted using our equipment.
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