The Orbit Deck first started in 2015 after Chris Brown’s first successful Kickstarter campaign with the blue Orbits. In 2016 came the red second edition that was also Kick-started. The third Edition is the first deck that was created without the help of Kickstarter. 7500 were printed on thin, crushed bicycle stock with a traditional cut at the US Playing Card Company.
The Orbit V3 Deck features identical Jokers, a duplicate 8 of Spades, double backer, Arrco pip/face package, and has a secret one-way back design. Chris’s style is a harmonious combination of magic and cardistry. These cards were made with both styles of card handling in mind. The thinner stock makes them incredibly easy to spread, spring, shuffle, and fan. The color is a matte purple which doesn’t demand immediate attention but subtly beckons interest from the intricate back design and calming color.
The back design was created by Daniel Schneider, as was the custom Ace of Spades, joker, and card box symbols. Each year, Chris releases a compilation video entitled “The Orbit Jam,” featuring today’s top card artists all performing with the Orbit Deck as one unified team. They all perform for the same sole purpose… for the love of magic and cardistry. This deck has slowly become the bridge between the two communities.