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Darren Roberts
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As a beginner magician I have found Jay Sankey to be intriguing. It seems that he teaches a wide variety of techniques and performances that are spectacular and can be learned by an inexperienced magician.

What have been your experiences with his stuff? Is it good for a beginner who's been learning out of The Royal Road... and Mark Wilson's Cyclopedia? Thanks for your insights.

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I own a few of Sankey's videos and I like the guy - a lot! As a beginner, though, I'd have to suggest that you go with Ammar's Easy to Master Card Miracles. It's a great series, Ammar is incredible, and it will give you a great foundation to build upon!

Good luck!
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Sankeytized 1 and 2 are good for beginners, but in my opinion, you should buy better videos like Encyclopedia of Card Sleights if you want card techniques because the videos from Jay Sankey are too incomplete. Who´s Afraid of Invisible Thread from Le Clair is a good choice if you want to perform magic with IT without a reel. These are just examples. Pay a little more for video that you will use in the future too.
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I'd go with William, try Ammar or Daryl, then move to Sankey. Not that Sankey is extremely hard, but you'll be able to appreciate it a lot more.
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I agree. Sankey is good, but it's best to start out with guys like Ammar and Daryl especially.
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Go with Ammar. Daryl's encyclopedis of Sleights is great for learning alot of sleights. Ammar is going to teach alot of routines. Some are easy others take a little work the most important thing is to start with the practicaly self working ones and concentrate on presentation. Move along at your own pace.


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I agree, go with Ammar. Jay sankey is great, but for a beginner I would reccomend the ETM_M series. Not only do you learn a lot of good tricks and sleights, but it gives you a good backround in each category.
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Yet another vote for Ammar and Daryl for a beginner. Sankey brings some great, fresh ideas to the art for the slightly more experienced.
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I would aslo suggest to go with Ammar. Also I would highly suggest you to get Card College series if you are interested in Card magic. Daryl encyclopedia is fine but you will learn a lot more and much better from card college than Daryl encyclopedia, even if you are a so-called visual learner like myself. Of course if you can afford both, great!
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I have his Revolutionary coin magic. It's kinda hard to follow for a beginner like me. But I do better with Ammar's Easy to Master Money miracles. Even for cards, Ammar is a good teacher. Mark Wilson's cyclopedia is pretty good for beginner too. I have it myself and I learn a lot from it. Royal Road tcm is, of course, great. Then try Expert Card technique.
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I may be one of the few, but I cannot stand the guy. I cannot stand his style, his sense of humor, his style of magic. I just do not like him as a magician.

Thank you.
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Astinus, You are not alone!!! He has some great effects though.
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On 2004-03-28 15:41, Astinus wrote:
I may be one of the few, but I cannot stand the guy. I cannot stand his style, his sense of humor, his style of magic. I just do not like him as a magician.

Thank you.



I agree. I hate his performing style, but he has many very good tricks.
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