Introducing the Leon Playing Cards. These cards are meant to keep the essence of the classic Dr. Leon Playing Cards, while stripping them down to their most quintessential form. The box is printed on a special synthetic paper from EPCC, making it the most durable tuck box to protect your pasteboards. And, there's even a design printed on the inside of the tuck, lending a quality image right from the start. The playing cards are printed on USPCC Q1 grade crushed Bicycle stock, with Air Cushion Finish. This stunning luxury deck will have heads turning the moment people see it.
Like the design and also the color it’s one my favorite decks so far
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.
The cards themselves have a simplistic design, which I like, as well as a box that is different than most tuck cases considering it opens on its side. However, I can see that with the flap its a bit harder to get the cards out without ripping the flap. Overall its good
Really nice feel, soft, elegant, the shuffles, rifles are a joy. I would have wish a duplicate. All together a great deck!
I love this deck. From the time Chris Mayhew introduces it I was enamoured with the elegant simplicity of the design and the homage to the Dr. Leon Playing Cards. The deck lives up to the hype! The innovative side tuck case was another feature I was taken with and I love the side load approach. The only drawback to this deck at all, to me, is that the implementation of the side tuck is a little “shoddy” — there is exposed glue on the inside, both short edges have the glued seams that seem to catch on everything, and the cards don’t slide in and out with ease. It’s a great deck and I have no regrets. I look forward to future decks that will continue to improve on this approach!
These are the best handling cards I’ve had in a while