Shuffle and Sleeves
Posted on May 18, 2018, 7:21 a.m. by burnm3w1thf1r3
So this is more of a handling a deck rather than constructing.
I've seen some cool and efficient ways to shuffle decks. My favorite is the mash waterfall.
I've been trying to figure out if I've been doing something wrong with my shuffling. It's moreso with the sleeves becoming flat and stuck together rather than the effectiveness of the shuffle.
This may seem unimportant but I feel that I have to buy new sleeves almost every month. My sleeves go flat, don't slide, and get stuck together. Any advice on bringing the life back into the sleeves or do that all get like this and I need to resleeve often?
Also, if anyone knows of any cool looking effective shuffling, please let me know.
Im not entirely sure why some sleeves do that. Ive had several different kinds of sleeves, and some get stuck together like you said, and some dont. I guess I would just try different kinds of sleeves or something to see if that helps. Ive had that problem, and Im not sure how to fix it either. Resleeving would probably help.
May 18, 2018 7:29 a.m.
Maybe they are getting dirty, that can cause them to stick together. Do you wash your hands and use a playmat when you play?
May 18, 2018 11:22 a.m.
Try wiping down your sleeves with a damp paper towel (just barely wet, don't soak it) every so often. I don't have much money to keep buying new sleeves so I have a nice set of DragonShields that I wipe down every few weeks. It should restore the shuffle feel. Also, using a playmat and washing your hands before playing will reduce the amount of grime on the sleeves.
May 18, 2018 4:28 p.m.
Using matte sleeves usually makes them last a lot longer. Wiping them down with a damp paper towel, as mentioned above, helps a lot to restore non-matte sleeves. Be sure to take the cards out before you do it! Water and cardboard don't mix well.
May 19, 2018 11:19 a.m.
I use matte sleeves and I find them harder to shuffle, but I may just be incompetent. One thing very much worth noting is that stack shuffling works wonders, although I've heard it can only be used once a round.