Aviator® brand playing cards were introduced in 1927 in honor of Charles Lindberg and his historic flight across the Atlantic Ocean. Nearly a century later they are still readily available and can be purchased in most international airports.
We love the retro box and the simple back design. The cards themselves have a snappy finish, making them ideal for Cardistry. Available in Red or Blue.
The deck cuts, fans, spreads, springs, dribbles amazingly and Faro`s work great in both directions. The packs are staying perfectly together while doing cardistry routines. Not only that, it also has a classy design which is perfect for flourishes and never gets old! Specially in Charlier-like cuts, because of its angular design.
This is the most durable deck I`ve handled so far. After months of intense useage, the stock still remains stiff and springy and it still fans good after leaving them for a while in the box.
...and they`re cheap
I consider this deck, after the bicycle, the tally-ho and the stud deck, the next ''classic'' deck that anyone can use for practicing, flourishing or even performing, without sacrificing quality.
The special thing about this deck is its smooth finish (snappy as mentioned in the description), meaning that you won't see the liitle squares of the air-cushion finish on the cards as you will on bicycle or tally-ho decks.
Overall it's a more than decent deck to use, as it is chosen by many great cardmen, such as Chris Brown in his AO videos (I think in the AO3 with the snap deal) and many more.
If you are willing to try new things, chances are you won't be disappointed, but probably surprised by the Aviators.