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Bryan Berg is a professional card stacker and currently holds the Guinness records for the Tallest House of Freestanding Playing Cards and The World’s Largest House of Freestanding Playing Cards.

Introduced to the art of card stacking by his grandfather when he was 8 years old, Bryan has spent the last 30 years perfecting his craft and repeatedly breaking his own awesome records. His card structures a built with standard decks of playing cards and do not rely on any folding, tape, glue or other trickery in order to hold together.

"I have many techniques that I use to build my structures from standard commercially available decks of cards," he explained. "I’m never just randomly placing cards, I’m always following a set technique for a certain visual or structural goal. All of the cards are placed at right angles in such a way as to brace each other from falling over or bending under a load."

"Most of the time my structures do not collapse, says Bryan. "Because of the structural geometry and all the weight of the cards, they are very strong and stable."

Visit Bryan Berg’s website to check out many more of his amazing playing card structures.

[via Telegraph.co.uk and Inspirationfeed]

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