I ordered 4 decks. Regalia, Cobra, Monarch, Leon (these), and the Leons were by far the highest quality card stock for handling. I prefer the finish on the Monarchs better and the Leon have a smoother finish, too smooth for my taste, but these would be extremely fast cards in the hands of a professional. The edges are not as smooth as the Regalia or Monarchs, but the edge cut makes double pick ups easier with this deck. The individual cards themselves are stiffer and springy'er than any of the other decks. Also the entire deck is a full millimeter thinner (in thickness) than any of the other decks, and together with being stiffer cards, it indicates that the density of the card stock on the Leons is much higher. Also the thinner deck makes certain trick moves noticeably easier. The quality of these was also higher since the card stock is perfectly straight compared to the other three decks which have a slight curve. This deck is not as fancy as the other decks, but they handle better. If you are looking for a deck with the best handling for card tricks, this would be your best bet, in my opinion.