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michaelmystic2003
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Jay Sankey fans everywhere!

Let's talk about our favourite Sankey effects, his new releases, Jay's humor, just your overall opinions on Jay and Sankey Magic. What are your favourite books, DVDs, and effects? What products do you own?

I personally love Leaving Home, Paperclipped, XL, Moving Violation, Transient (Mark travels back and forth on selected card and coin), Duet (Copper/Silver with bells), Imposters (Cards in deck all "mimic" a signed selection), The Messiah Vanish, and Holy Moly.

The Sankey products I own are Underground Jam, Sankey/Skutt Sessions, Sankey/Sanders Sessions, Holy Moly, Leaving Home, Moving Violation, Mercuring, Astral Projection, Razor's Edge, XL, Assassin's Pouch, Supernatural, Real Work On Restaurants, Sankey Tized 1, Sankey Tized 2, Sankey Live, Sankey 1999.

What do you own? Your thoughts on the Sankey products you own?
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I have most of Jays material. My favorites?
Paperclipped, Bigger Finish, Holy Moly and Leaving Home.

I also think he is very funny, I thought his tutorial for the DL on Revolutionary Card Magic was hilarious.
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Not much of a Sankey fan, sorry.
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I just recently purchased his Astral Projection, and rather like it. It's my first Sankey purchase.
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I'm not a huge fan either. Sankey-tized I, II were great. After that ....
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Jay has, and still can, come up with some of the strongest and most commercial magic in existence. You may like or dislike his style and sense of humour, but audiences love it.

The thing that hurts him most, is the constant cranking out of new products, resulting in either new rehashes of the same old ideas, (presumably) un(der)tested routines and low-cost - and therefore low production value - of DVD's, or a combination of those three.

I personally believe he should take a step back and research some things. I bet that the most-used and loved routines are among the 'older' stuff, like the material on Sankeytized and The Very Best Of.
Those favorites are routines like Paperclipped, Leaving Home, and maybe Please Don't Feed The Playing Cards. Back then, material would perhaps appear once or twice a year, giving it the time to soak and prove its worth. This gives on the ability to eliminate the weaker stuff, and publish only the best.

Now, with a new DVD published every two months, there is one gem one it, two if you're lucky. And let's face it, 70% clutter turns off a lot of people over time.

Oh, one more thing: not every DVD can contain the best, most visual and hardhitting material ever, hands down, bar none. ;-)
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"Straight from my profesionnal working repertoire!"

He must have 25 different acts then...

But I find him hilarious. His improv, wacky style.
Also I think the material in Revolutionary Coin Magic is just fun to play with.

My favorite effects from him would be: Paperclipped and Mr Clean's coin across (Which I am desperately trying to get used to.. the pointing thing...you know... man that's something else.)
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On 2007-08-03 13:51, Doctor D wrote:
Jay has, and still can, come up with some of the strongest and most commercial magic in existence.


I spend my time working through some pretty esoteric and meaty works, such as Ibidem, the James Files, Marlo, Vernon, Erdnase, and a lot of older (pre-hoffmann) works.

So, I am, as a general rule, not a fan of the current (notice I didn't say new) school of magic.

But, I like Sankey. I look at much of his stuff like this- great ideas that are almost all fixer-upers, and I enjoy watching his dvds and reading his books.

I am not trying to convert anyone to the sankey fan club- but personally I'm happy to be a member.

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Here;s something for a laugh! Smile

Jay Sankey...

In 2007... will release:

-35 of his pet routines

-22 of his reputation-makers

-50 items he's been holding back for the last 20 years

-20 items he's been holding back for the last 50 years

-12 routines he uses to REALLY bring in the money

-42 effects absolutely guaranteed to fry/kill your audience

-19 effects he considered not releasing at all because they're too good.

Best.
Steve

P.S. Not sure where I found this, but I didn't write it.
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Oh not again! Smile - To me, Jay is a creative magician and I love some of his creation and magic, the question is from time to time, but..... (I think without elaborating, you know the answer what I am going to say.) - sometimes in order to purchase his products, have to think many many times before making the purchase.

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Yes, I am often immediately disappointed with my Sankey purchases, but after awhile I grow to like them. I really don't like Mercuring though.

I love his humor too! I often buy his DVDs just to see what kind of improv humour he will throw out there this time!

Probably the best Sankey effects out there are Paperclipped, Leaving Home, Killer Key, Holy Moly, and In A Flash.
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Sankey will put the same effect on the same DVD call it something different.
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I've seen that happen many times... like Wrap It Up used to be called Sugarless Gum.
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On 2007-08-04 04:00, Robert Apodaca wrote:
Sankey will put the same effect on the same DVD call it something different.


This honesty garbage must stop!

For shame Robert!
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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On 2007-08-04 04:17, Michaelmystic2003 wrote:
I've seen that happen many times... like Wrap It Up used to be called Sugarless Gum.


Are we talking the DVD or the earlier, separetely marketed, item? 'cause to be fair, the DVD does contain several routines with chewing gum. Whether that's a good thing, is debatable, however...
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I have his 2 early videos, (featuring Airtight, which I like), but really
did not care for anything after that...
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I'm with Frank, Joseph and a few others. Not much since the early material has excited me. These days he seems to go for quantity rather than quality. My favorite routines are probably cardboard contortionist and airtight. My least favorite is probably the DVD of nothing but tricks to pick up girls. That's got to be the cheesiest thing I've ever heard of. Imagine if one of the tricks works and you get a girl to go home with you. How would she feel if one day she's looking on your shelf and sees that video? She'd probably think it was even goofier than the friends who come to my house and see 200+books on card tricks.
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Only because of his sense of humour I got fedup, and his magic is nothing new as it is all coming from his old DVDs.
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Him releasing 'old' material on new dvd's is simply him responding to the current trend of marketing in magic, and we still buy them, so good for him. And lets face it,the vast majority of the time, even if we know the major, main effect in question, there's usually at least something on the dvds that makes the purchase worthwile, whether it be new handlings, related effects, or even nuances which have been developed by the creator over years of performances. I consider this kind of business very valuable and extremely interesting.

as for certain people dropping in on a thread entitled 'jay sankey fans assemble',just to say 'not much of a fan' etc, I just think 'why? What's the point of wasting your typing, and my scrolling time?
Anyway, as for the subject at hand...i do...
-airtight
-a stronger magnet
-p.o.s.h. double coin vanish
-in a flash
-paperclipped
-strange journey
-jacked up(underground jam)
-lightning bolt
-leaving home
and I use the sankey/sanders toppertack move to death.

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I like some of his stuff and some of his stuff I don't like, just like everything else I read or watch. I think it's great that he puts out lots of stuff to pick and choose from.
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