COPAG 310 Playing Cards by Cartamundi
Basic Info: True Linen B9 Finish / Modern Cut
Price: £4.99 (@propdogmagic
) / €7 (@justcardsstore
) / 149 CZK (@dokonalytrik
With playing cards' prices rising to sky, Copag 310's are very pleasant exception. Copag 310's are playing cards manufactured by Cartamundi, in Belgium. They are their response to USPCC's Bicycle Playing Cards. This is meant to be a new standard for magicians and cardists.
As I have been playing with them for more than 2 months, I have made my honest opinion about these with all pros and cons.
Pros: Perfect finish / Easy Faro shuffles / Soft, but durable / Low price
Cons: Thickness (very thick, like Bicycle deck with 56/58 cards) / Softness (under heavy use they lose their shape)
This is a better standard deck of cards for me than Bicycle Standards. They are soft, with perfectly cut edges. They also their flaws, but nothing you cannot get use to.
Also, Cartamundi started making GAFF decks for these, and they are also very cheap.