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Topic: Jay Sankey Secret Files Volume 2
Message: Posted by: ShizNick (Jun 30, 2003 11:16AM)
Here is my rating on the trick of this DVD:

1. Remote Control= 7/10
2. NOMAD= 8/10
3. X= 2/10
4. Found Money= 3/10
5. Midnight Special= 6/10
6. Tunnel Vision= 1/10
7. Fed Exchange= 8/10
8. The Wave Load= 2/10
9. Ditto= 4/10
10. Over the counter= 6/10
11. Spontaneuos Combustion= 9/10
12. Healer= 8/10
13. Classified= 10/10

Overall= I really didn't care for this volume. I think Volume 1 was way better. The tricks were not very good accept Classified, something I will use. Because of Classified, I will give this dvd a passing mark. 5/10
Message: Posted by: LeConte (Jun 30, 2003 02:57PM)
[i]Classified[/i] is a clever, clever, trick, and with proper presentation can play as big as card magic will allow.

I also liked, [i]Spontaneuos Combustion[/i], for some strange reason as well.

It's a decent set of DVD's with a lot of creativity on display, but with very bad lighting and at times sub-par production(also part of it's charm).
Message: Posted by: JesseMagic (Jul 2, 2003 12:37AM)
I agree, though I'm a bug fan of Sakney I only found myself doing a few effects from the tapes and know I'm not doing any...

Sankey DVD's for sale 50.00
Message: Posted by: Coolmagic (Jul 2, 2003 12:50AM)
I also like Sankey but I didn't find really new stuff. A lot of variation of old things.

Message: Posted by: lithis (Jul 2, 2003 08:12AM)
Variations of old things? Like what effects are you talking about? Found Money and The Wave Load were the only things I'd seen elsewhere. I've tried Tunnel Vision, Healer, Fedex Change, Healer, and Spontaneous Combustion and they all got pretty good reactions.
Message: Posted by: CLJ (Jul 3, 2003 05:05AM)
I'm surprised you didn't like this DVD. This contains some of the best material by Jay Sankey. I'd say you were underrating the effects taught in this video. As far as I can see, the only trick that is based on an old principle is Midnight Special.
Remote Control: 7/10

Nomad: 8.5/10 - a very clever handling for a simple effect. (I think Eddie Fechter's Simple Card Transposition.)

X - 10/10 - This really pumps up the Invisible Deck by leaps and bounds. And there are two different conclusions that you can get from this trick. My favorite handling of the Invisible Deck.

Found Money - 5/10 - mediocre, but that's probably because I'm a card guy and not a coin guy, so its better to just disregard my rating on this.

Midnight Special - 5/10 - an alternate handling for a simple trick that can be found in Expert Card Technique.

Tunnel Vision - 6/10 - I wouldn't go that far to rate this 1 out of 10. The trick isn't that bad. This handling is pretty complicated for a four card/four coin routine, but when you see Jay perform it, it looks like real magic.

Fedex Change - 9/10 - my favorite trick in the entire DVD. A very very ingenious handling of a two card transposition. This gets really good reactions. The utilisation of the Convincing Control by Ed Marlo is incredible.

The Wave Load - 5/10 - ditto Found Money.

Ditto - 7/10 - I think I saw Blaine perform a variation of You Do As I Do on his second special, and it seemed to be exactly the same handling as Ditto. Anyway, I don't even know if Jay Sankey came up with this handling. Anyway, it IS a sneaky You do As I Do, and a really simple version as well. (Not as simple as the original though.)

Over the Counter - 8/10 - Though I'm not an IT guy, this application of the IT is really good. A pretty practical floating aspirin routine.

Spontaneous Combustion - 9/10 - for some strange reason, I have a a strange affection towards this trick. It really appeals to me for no apparent reason. I don't know why. This is self-working, and the use of fire really appeals to the spectator as well - just don't get his hand burnt!

Healer - 7.5/10 - a very nice version of a Torn and Restored effect. Based on the same principle as Outsider, his color-changing deck routine, found in the first volume, and I feel this is a more practical application as compared to Outsider, which I didn't really enjoy.

Classified - 9.5/10 - Slightly disappointed at first when I learnt the explanation behind this trick, but that disappointment slowly materialised and I discovered how useful this trick can be in the business world. Need I say more?
Message: Posted by: rezamalek (Jul 4, 2003 03:31PM)
I'd say if you want to get your money's worth get Sankeys best of and skip this set
Message: Posted by: Futureal (Jul 5, 2003 04:28AM)
I bought the set purely because someone recommended the "X" handling of Invisible Deck.

I was REALLY disapointed.

As mentioned, the last trick on the 2nd DVD is good, I was underwhelmed by everything else.

Stick with L+L's "Best of".
Message: Posted by: Daren (Jul 5, 2003 02:36PM)
i have the best of and they are a great set of DVD's