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devin_devil
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I've seen a lot of Jay Sankey's products.
Can anyone recommend me which are the better ones?
I prefer card tricks.
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I have been to two Sankey lectures and have many of his notes and DVD's. Some of his better ones are
"In a Flash" where a quarter wrapped in flash paper burns down through half the deck to land on their selection
"Astral Projection"-more of a mentalism effect where they look at a card and i disappears from the half of deck they saw it in and ends up in the half that they have been holding the whole time
"Air Tight" where their selection ends up inside a balloon and then you pull it out of the balloon after its already tied inside
and a lot of tricks from his DVD's and lecture notes. Also, a new trick called Public Transit where a hole on a card jumps up the length of the card
hope this helps
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It would be much better to get his videos and DVDs because most of his individual tricks aren't that good and others are already taught on some of his other videos already.

I suggest looking into PAperclipped, The Very Best of Jay Sankey, Secret Files, Sankey-tised Volume 1 and 2 (which incidentally contain Airtight as well so no need to go and buy it as an individual effect), In a Flash (a good routine for the beginner to intermediate), Leaving Home (taught on TVBO Jay Sankey as well...) and his newest addition, No Card Tricks!!! which seems like a cool DVD.
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thanx for helping me to decide.
i think i'll purchase 'in a flash' which seeemed like a really great trick.
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I also suggest getting his videos/DVD's instead of individual tricks. I have several of his individual tricks, and some of them are pretty disappointing, such as Streetch. On the other hand, his videos/DVD's are extremely good. I highly recommend getting The Very Best of Jay Sankey set and Sankey's Secret Files set. They are really good!
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Sankey's best productions to date, are The Very Best of series and Sankey-tised. Sankey-tised teaches Rubber Band Rise, one of the best endings for the Ambitious Card, and Cardboard Contortionist, a nice Torn and restored, and Airtight, AND Leaving Home... and many more.
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If you want Good Jay Sankey products, go and buy:
In A Flash
Airtight
Snowstorm
Very Best of Jay Sankey dvd set
Sankey Secret Files dvd set
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I wouldn't recommend any of his individually marketed effects, because all of the good ones (with the exception of In A Flash) are on his DVDs and videos. I highly recommend The Very Best Of series and Sankeytized 1 & 2.
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Sankey-Tized is awesome.....it has Paperclipped, Airtight, and leaving home on it. Gotta get both volumes though, they are great for the price.
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How can I find out where Jay will be appearing next? I'd love to see him in person.
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He became a father a few months ago, and said he was taking some time out.
He is an extremely good performer and lecturer and well worth seeing.
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Yes,don't forget to learnd paperclipped, I'm sure most of us agree that it's a awsome effect.
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Whatever you do, Don't buy the Paperclipped video by itself. But Sankey-tized or Very Best of Sankey Volume 3 with multiple tricks rather than a single effect video.
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Paperclipped gets good reactions. Public transit good too when performed well Smile
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Check out secret files!!!
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Hi Mike,
Do you want to see him? Look on the left. Smile

I met him at FISM. I attended his lecture twice. He is a great person.

devin, you are in for a treat! Smile
Yours,
Ivan
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I like his new 3 Ring Circus DVD. It's chock full of great effects.
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Hi, just like to ask: if I buy the dvd, does it comes with the gimmicks necessary to perform the tricks? do are Sankey's tricks gimickless?

oh, one more question: are the tricks ok for a beginner?

thanks
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Hmm. Not all the tricks are ok for a beginner. In that case I would suggest you get his newest DVDs for Beginners (they are 2 volumes, but frankly forgot thier names) or else his "Real Magic" DVD. 45 is also a great DVD both for the beginner and pro. It teaches a lot of sleights and flourishes with various items but not routines.

Many of his effects do not require gimmicks. Does that do, are easy to make, included with the DVD or can be purchased from a local dealer (such as a TT).

Hope this helps, eric.
Yours,
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Jay will release his "Revolutionary coin magic" DVD in mid November. That one is a really COOL coin magic video before. Jay will add some more coin tricks in the new DVD...what a good news to all of us!

Save $$$$, don't buy his individual tricks but his DVDs.

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I got Paperclipped and was pretty impressed. Guess from the above posts I should stay away from the single effects and get some of the ones with multiple tricks. He's not everyone's cup of tea, but he reminds me of most of my mates, so suits me!
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Three-ring circus is good, No card tricks is good. I also have public Transit. As with all tricks you need to see what fits your style. Public transit for example is a love - hate trick no middle ground at all. Most of Sankey’s stuff plays well, and fall in the easy to do category. Smile
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For me his top three are

In a Flash
The Bigger Finish
Changin' Places Aces

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Astral Projection fools the pants off pple!!
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Where do I find the mentioned cardboard contortionist??
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I believe it's in his Sankeytized videos.
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Sankey has some great stuff.
I would go with the best of or secert files DVD's. You will get most of his popular routines. In fact I am a little biffed about the secert files set. I bought his collectors video, 1 video 100.00. He said he would never release the stuff on any other tape only on these "Collectors" videos. After watching the secret file I saw most to the material from that collectors video. For the price I paid for the collectors video, I wish he would of stuck to his word.
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I believe he is re-releasing his classics series.
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Can someone describe the paperclipped effect, my modem is too slow to download the video.
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