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Hi All,
I just got my Linking Ring Magazine. If you have it check out Hocus in Focus tricks review p 108. Decks of card reviews. It gives you an address to a Lee Asher link "How to Break in a Card Deck". It's 21 pages of information
For those non IBM members here it is.
https://www.leeasher.com/blog/break-in-a-deck-of playing-cards.php

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Hi All,

https://www.leeasher.com/blog/break-in-a-deck-of playing-cards.php

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Link was a little broken, here ya go
https://www.leeasher.com/blog/break-in-a-deck-of-playing-cards.php
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Thank you Greg [smile][redface]
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I had read that Lee Asher article some time ago and was amazed at the time it takes to break in the Fournier 605s.  Like some other European cards, they definitely have a different feel and take some getting used to.  I've heard they don't fan very well, no matter how you break them in.  I'm going to have to break down and buy a pack or two in order to judge for myself.  I tend to believe the anecdotal evidence however, because the cards have a smooth finish and smooth-finished cards, in my experience do not fan evenly unless you apply powder.  

I will say that if you are looking for an economical deck, the 605s, since they can be washed, would have to rank as among the best.  If they last months and can be cleaned when soiled, they end up being way cheaper than Bikes.
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Lee's article is mainly geared towards his Fournier deck.

I've written an article with suggestions about how to break in a regular deck here:

Breaking in a New Deck: Why & How? 

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Really nice article. Well written and you really go into detail.
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