Introducing Orbit: Fourth Edition. From magician Chris Brown, this deck features a reimagined back design depicting rocket ships circling through infinite space.
Much alike other Orbit decks, the Fourth Edition comes with identical jokers, a double backer and duplicate 8 of Spades. However, this isn't just a new back design and a fresh new colour!
This is the first Orbit deck to feature Premium Crushed Stock making the cards slightly thinner than traditional Bee playing cards but rest assured, this does not jeopardise the durability that Orbits are renowned for.
Daniel Schneider is credited for the new aesthetic where thinner borders and rocket shuttle lines on the back design create an orbital path when the cards are spread. Chris Brown's father is the King of Hearts and his wife, the Queen of Diamonds as tribute to the pair.
The cards are traditionally cut (like the Third Editions) to ensure easy faros and to give an old school vibe!
Printed on Premium Crushed Bee Stock by United States Playing Card Company.
Since childhood Brown was fascinated with how things worked. Over the years he developed many talents but none as prevalent as magic. Moulded by a group out of the Bay Area called the Magic Garage, Brown met magicians who were experts in their field and who imparted valuable knowledge upon him. After studying the art for 4 years, Chris invented his first algorithm (at the age of 23!) after meeting Kim Peek, the original rain man. He entitled it, “The Rainman Algorithm” which, if told a birthday, can calculate the day you were born on, the day you'll turn 65 and what day it will land on this year - all in less than 5 seconds! Needless to say, a eye for detail and thoroughness is evident in every aspect of Brown's work.
Orbit came to life through Kickstarter and exceeded it's goal on the final day of the campaign. The 'perfect circle', a staple in the series' back design, illustrates a level of ability that most people strive for but seldom arrive at because many think it doesn’t exist or is unachievable.
The circle is perfection. The circle is a mentality. Its the highest level of expertise but also acknowledges that fact that we are all continuously learning, there is no beginning and no end.