The DMC ELITES is a collaboration between DMC himself (star of Card Shark, Nat Geo's DMC Beyond Magic, and the upcoming Netflix show, Death By Magic) and designer and magic creator Phill Smith. They have combined their perfectionism and creativity to craft a unique series of outstanding decks. Each version of the DMC ELITES has been honed and updated based on real world feedback from professional performers, as well as DMC's own ongoing work with the deck. The V4 contains many of the biggest updates to date.
The deck features the latest generation of the unique Optical Marking System, a powerful 'reader' marking system designed specifically for the use of close-up and cabaret performers (as opposed to the gambling origins of many systems). The OMS has an ingeniously hidden marking mechanic that is readable at great range, in poor light and with extreme speed. The system has been significantly refined over the last few years of development and, in this version, appears in all four corners. Its adaptations allow clear and easy reading from a spread. Each deck comes with a pictorial instruction card that explains the markings visually, without words.
The OMS system hides the value and suit of the card in plain sight, with no decoding necessary, no mental working-out to do - it literally says the value and the suit, clearly and visibly, with a huge readable range. All this incredible clarity and you can still comfortably hand the deck to a layman, safe in the knowledge that even if they search for marks, they will still not find them. The DMC ELITES V4 is the only deck on the market now with this unique system. In addition, the deck now has a very clear one-way marking allowing delayed reads and unlocking a whole new realm of methods.
For the first time, the V4 ELITES is printed by the legendary USPCC on their world-renowned Bee stock, meaning they will be immediately familiar in every cardman's hands, and will last and last in professional usage - even the faces are the classic USPCC standard court cards. Everything about the deck has been crafted to make it as useable as possible, from the sturdy minimalist box down to the dark green high-contrast back, to the card reveal hidden on the two custom Jokers. The DMC ELITES V4 in forest green - the greatest marked deck in a generation, improved once again, and possibly the most useable deck for card magic available today.
These cards have been created with professional magic and mentalism performers in mind, but they could be put to work to gain an illicit advantage at the card table. If you want to crush your friends at snap, that's fine, have fun, but cheating at games where there is a gambled stake is unethical, immoral, and illegal. If you are caught, then you may be subject to prosecution by the law or violent reprisal from your marks. The technical skills required to cheat at the card table are fascinating to study, but the manufacturers cannot be held responsible for any cheating that may be conducted using their equipment.