Gliders are back! One year ago, Penguin released the first edition of Glider Back playing cards. They sold out quickly, and fans have been demanding their return ever since.
We are proud to introduce the new V2 Glider Backs. We’ve made several improvements to the deck, while keeping some key elements the same as the originals.
The Glider Back deck is a 100% custom deck of playing cards featuring origami-inspired artwork. The back design has paper gliders arranged in an appealing geometric layout against a classic blue background. The traditional-looking back also contains a devious but easy-to-learn coded marking system designed by Kevin Reylek that allows you to identify the suit and value of each card.
We sent a sample deck to one of the world’s foremost experts on marked cards, but we didn’t explain the system to him. His first response was, “I tried to work it out with the riffle test – couldn’t see ANYTHING – I did eventually work it out but d*** that is well hidden. I was starting to wonder if you were winding me up!”
So before you view the instructions on how to read the cards, see if you can figure out the system on your own!
The V2 edition has all-new court card and joker designs, while the familiar spot cards are designed to look as if they’ve been folded out of paper. The whole package has been given an upgrade with an all-new tuck box crafted from premium soft-touch paper with blue foil. A custom sticker seal completes the ensemble.
Glider Back playing cards feature UltraLux™ Finish and AquaFlow™ Coating. The casino-grade European card stock and perfect linen texture deliver a deck that handles like an absolute dream. The cards are traditionally cut with smooth edges that provide just the right amount of grip. Printed with vegetable-based inks and water-based coating, the cards are planet-friendly as well! Gliders are soft enough to get to work straight out of the box, but durable enough to meet the needs of a full-time magician, cardist, or card sharp.
- Limited print run of 2500 decks
- 100% custom artwork by Gabriel Costache & Drew Hughes
- Same back design & marks as V1
- Fully marked for suit & value with coded system by Kevin Reylek
- New court card and joker designs
- UltraLux™ Finish with AquaFlow™ Coating
- Traditionally cut
- All-new premium custom tuck box with blue foil design
- Custom sticker seal
- 2 gaff cards included