Bicycle Brand playing cards have been the standard deck of choice for magicians all over the world. The back design of these cards are widely recognizable, by magicians and laypeople. The USPC Bicycle Rider Deck has been used by millions.
Note: These are Poker Sized Decks.
For card magic this is by far one of the best choices you can make. Unless you want to take a walk on the wild side and try Ellusionist's own Black Tiger Deck, Bicycle Ghost Deck, Masters Edition Deck, Tally-Ho Viper Deck or our Vintage 1800 Deck.
Bicycle Seconds - in its essence is an expendable material for trick practicing, cardistry and other things related to card manipulations. The cards are identical to their older brothers Bicycle Standards (Rider Back), the only thing is that this is second-class cards. They may have printed defects, it is possible that the color of the paper is slightly yellower than the standard ones, but otherwise they are just as good as Standards.
A Stripper deck also known as a tapered deck allows you to control the main location of a card or a group of cards easily within the pack. Even after being shuffled by a spectator, you can cut to a selected card or move multiple cards to specific locations using basic shuffles. The cards of a stripper deck are slightly tapered, so that the sides no longer form a perfect rectangle. The change is slight enough to be undetected by visual inspection or even casual handling. Many of the effects achieved with a stripper deck can also be accomplished with sleight of hand.