Since I’m very new to magic (I have one trick, and it only works on marked decks if you catch my drift, and I only picked up that trick by accident.) But since, like I said, I’m very green at cardistry, i didn’t want to pay too much for a pad but did want something to practice some of the shuffles that you really need a pad to practice on, otherwise you just can’t do the shuffles (think Vegas) without the cards flying all over the place. Anyway, the size is perfect for me and my needs and I’m enjoying practicing on it because it’s making me look a lot better than I am. That said, it is quite small, and it wouldn’t be a good size for someone looking for actual magic tricks, I’d think you’d need a bit more room for it, but for a beginner like me, the size is perfectly acceptable for what I’m trying to learn.
I picked the green because it makes all of my cards pop. Not sure if that’s helpful, but if you’re picking this up as a beginner, this is perfect. If you’re further along on either you’re magic or cardistry, I think you’ll want a larger size. But again, this is coming from someone who is VERY green. If you’re an expect I’m sure you could find a million purposes for this size.
But for the price, the size, and the quality of the pad (which is gorgeous by the way, I should have mentioned that earlier!), it’s a good deal. I’m happy with it and as I get better I’ll probably pick up a larger sized suede pad, but I’m sticking with the green. It just looks cool :)
Hope this was helpful!