I'm only a beginner in Cardistry, so I don't have a huge amount of experience to base this off of. However, of the 10ish decks I own, this one immediately felt the best. I'd heard talk that it feels broken in and perfectly usable right out of the box and that's completely accurate. Even someone like me who usually struggles with simpler flourishes on a fresh deck had no trouble nailing a few as soon as the deck arrived. I assumed that it was placebo, but it really just seems like this deck is nutty.