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Elliott Hodges
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Hey,
hopefully this question will have been on othe people's minds apart from my own.
Now these two excellent magicians have both released impromptu material-which is better?
I am planning to invest in one of these dvd's soon.
can anyone help?
thanks elliott
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Go for the Greg Wilson! You won't go wrong with it. It's worth every penny.
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I disagree. I have both On the Spot and Anytime, Anywhere and I think that Sankeys DVD teaches much better tricks, and he is a better teacher, in my opinion. No, Jay doesn't cover watch steals, but you really can't learn those from a 10 minute clip, you need 2 or 3 DVD's to teach you those. Overall, I perform the routines on Jays DVD a lot more Greg's DVD.
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Which one of Sakey's dvds are you planning on getting? But there are a few great routines on On the Spot. I love 3/4 across (coins vanishing from one hand and reappearing in the other), a questionable trick (like an impromptu copper silver), Florida Keys (like Sankey's Leaving Home but I think it is a lot better), Quick Silver (Quarters vanishing and reappearing in different places), Recapped Revisited (It isn't too big of a magical feat but fun to do. I learned the pen spin from that section on the dvd). The other things on the dvd I haven't explored too much.

But I have no clue on which sankey dvd you are talking about so I can't compare. Only promote.
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I go with Sankey, I think he has more workable material that Wilson.
I like Wilson's style and humor but Sankey fits in my repertoire much better.
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Overall my preference is Sankeytize I and II over Off The Cuff and On The Spot.
I use more Sankey material but do like Wilson's Florida Keys trick.

I'm not so sure our answers will help much because it's really a matter of personal taste.
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On 2005-10-01 23:37, sunnydolan wrote:
I disagree. I have both On the Spot and Anytime, Anywhere and I think that Sankeys DVD teaches much better tricks, and he is a better teacher, in my opinion. No, Jay doesent cover watch steals, but you really cant learn those from a 10 minute clip. you need 2 or 3 DVD's to teach you those. Overall, I perform the routines on Jays DVD a lot more then whats on Gregs DVD.

Same here. I watched On The Spot and that's it. I didn't feel that I could use much of Wilson's material. On the other hand, stuff on Jay Sankey's Anytime, Anywhere and Greatest Hits are something I do on a regular basis. Maybe I am more used to Sankey's style of teaching as I have most of his dvds; but I just have a little difficult time learning from Mr. Wilson. Not sure what it is. Bottom line - you can't go wrong with Jay's materials.
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My personal preference is Sankey. He is an idea man and will get your mind moving outside the box also.
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Gregory Wilson by a land slide! I like Jay. He's great as well.
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I'd go with Greg too! With most of Greg's DVDs, you get to see him work real people and react to each group.
Sankey is great too, but you miss that opportunity to watch a pro work the audiences...
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I vote for Sankey or can I make that Wilson - oh heck - get them both.
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If I were to choose between On the Spot and Anytime Anywhere, which do you guys suggest? I'm leaning towards Anytime Anywhere right now based on what I've read so far, the fact that AA has more usable effects.
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This topic has been discussed previously on the Café. If you will do a search, you will find a whole thread of valuable opinions on the topic.

Hope this helps.
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I haven't seen Sankey's Anywhere,A,A, but I have On the Spot.

On the Spot is excellent. My favorite trick to perform is Recap. So fun and amazing =D. Florida Keys is also always with me. Paper balls is good, but I don't think that OTS is the only source for that.

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As I've said elsewhere, I like these kind of "which is best" questions even though they are very subjective. I think the answers people give may say more about them and their approach to magic than any ultimate measure of the particular tricks, DVD's and so on. I find these responses very interesting.

That said, I love the Wilson DVD's and Sankey is terrific. I think in both cases, there is plenty of material to work on, but it often takes more time and effort to do impromptu magic well than people expect. It LOOKS so easy and it is, afterall, impromptu, so how hard can it be? To do it well, much harder than it looks! As with most magic, practice yields rewards....

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No doubt, Wilson's magic requires hours of dedication and practice! But that's what being a magician is all about. (paying the price!)
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I love OTS!!! I am getting AA soon, cant wait!
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I have OTS, and it's super..but I haven't yet came up with the bucks for AA. But it's on my hit list.
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You can't go wrong with Sankey AA for impromptu effects. Everything in AA can be performed in an offhand or extemporized style.
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I have both "anytime anywhere" and "on the spot" and I would say that Greg's product is much better. Gregs routines may take a bit more practice and misdirection but there is stronger material there in my opinion.
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