The first thing I noticed when I got the deck, before even opening them, is that they are visibly thinker than any other deck I own. The handling is decent; reminds me of the fox targets, just not as stiff. One thing I would say is this deck is a bit like the D&D Vintage Plaid deck where it is a great deck to have as a collector, but it's not something that I would use to perform. With this deck in particular, the fact that it deviates so much from a standard deck makes it harder for the audience to focus on the effect and not the cards. With performances, it's better to stick to something like the monarchs or the fox targets that are less unique and more closely resemble a standard deck. But as a collector, this is a wonderful deck to have just because of the sheer bizarre nature of the deck, almost as a joke, but still being well made and beautiful.