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martyjacobs
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@miker50, I have Extremely Ambitious and I think it represents great value for money. It teachs you the basic sleight of hand you need to construct your own ACR and helps you develop a sound presentation.

As awlays, what makes this DVD special is Jay's creativity and off beat approach to a classic effect.

Marty
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Hello, my stage name is Vlad, and I am a fan of Jay Sankey. Geeze, I feel like I am at a Sankey Anonymous Meeting (S.A.M.? Nope, unintentional connection there even though Monsieur Sankey writes for their periodical).

Not here to convert anyone. The guy has unleashed (again no intentional connection to the Racherbaumer penned Sankey Unleashed) some KILLER magic that many of us have used or still use. Squiggle is an important part of my formal act. Forgery is a do it anywhere gem. Cartesian Coins at first read made me wonder what the heck Sankey was smoking. Then I tried it on sentient beings. Few effects elicit that Twilight Zone feel among audiences Smile And how cheeky it is to go right into Roth's Easy Expert Coins Across right after - or Greg Eanes's S.C.A.T., the Dean Dill's Swirl Assembly and Backfire. Great fun and b**ls o' brass Smile

Do I buy everything Jay puts out? Nope. I am pretty picky and I ALSO realize that NO ONE is going to hit a homer every time - except perhaps Lorayne, Slydini, and Aronson. Smile

I am a fan. Yet I do not remember the last time I visited Jay's site. Undoubtedly I am missing out on a TON of great stuff. But, unfortunately, God only gives us a certain amount of days to live - 22,000 is the average, and I like to do things like, to borrow from Scott Guinn: Love God, Laugh more, etc.

Bottom line though: if you're not into Sankey, you still have millions of pages of other stuff to read. Get crackin'!

Ahimsa,
Vlad
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Vlad, excellent post!

I know what you mean about life being short, but if you do ever squeeze in the time, a visit to Sankey's new site will be like a trip to the candy store! It's just filled with goodies, and he always includes a free trick video. Many times taken right off his DVds.
Jay gives more for the money than any other magician I can think of. Always excellent value.
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I think what makes Jay Sankey so original is that his DVD's not only teach you good, often visual magic but they entertain you while you learn. His wacky sense of humour means I'll happily watch his DVD's for fun as well as to learn a trick.

BTW I have a new Jay Sankey fan page!
http://www.squidoo.com/jay-sankey
daffydoug
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I'm checking out your page!

Hey, ya' know what? It's ironic, but Jay's crazy (and sometimes twisted) sense of humor is what makes folks like us love him, and for others they can't stand it. It's almost as if they yearn for the days when magicians were straight, serious and wore top hats and tails, and never broke a smile.

Myself, I get so much fun out of laughing at Jay's jokes that it makes the learning curve so much easier.
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Thanks Marty...I recieved his Extremely Ambitious dvd a few days ago and like it very much. I plan on using a couple of his moves in my routine. He Goes into a lot of detail on the moves. His advice about not blinking your eyes when practicing the pass and other moves was very helpful...I found myself doing this a lot lately for some strange reason and I am trying to eliminate it. Anyone else have that blinking issue??
Erdnase27
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I have several effects I use and like

- Leaving Home
- Back in Time
- Fan Mail
- Slow Motion coins
- Paperclipped

and some other cute effects he has.
"He must be content to rank with the common herd." - S.W. Erdnase
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"All of Sankey's work is characterized by irrepressible energy, deadpan humor and immaculate technique."-Genii Magazine
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
andre combrinck
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Messiah Vanish, the worst---Mental Breakdown!
Josh Chaikin
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I own Jay's first two tapes that were released in the mid-to-late 80s through the US Toy Company and enjoy them, it's a very different Sankey than we see now. However, the producer of the tapes has told me some very ***ing stories about Jay which, given the current trend as eluded to in this thread, wouldn't really surprise me if they were true. Seeing how this is a thread for his fans, and not critics or otherwise, I'll leave it at that, assemble away.
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I got tired after dvd# 436, although very best of Jay Sankey- good material for the most part.
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I got almost all the Sankey DVDs except for the latest one, the cards with weird holes in the center is really unatural to me
daffydoug
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You mean Pulp Fiction?
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723sabre
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Save your money..avoid Pulp Fiction. You can see several being sold already for low prices..and no takers so far.
Several threads on this if you search the Café'
Josh Chaikin
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On 2010-04-21 01:18, MarvinWang wrote:
I got almost all the Sankey DVDs except for the latest one, the cards with weird holes in the center is really unatural to me


Hmm...sounds like something from his first video, circa 1988. Then again, I haven't seen the video you're referring to.
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Looks to me like he may be running out of ideas.
I'm just sayin.

I too have pretty much all his stuff.
After much soul searching about a signature, I decided not to have one.

TG Pop [aka ProfessorWhut]
Josh Chaikin
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On 2010-04-22 13:34, professorwhut wrote:

I too have pretty much all his stuff.


Me too. His first two VHS tapes. Smile
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My first acquiantance with Sankey's magic came from a little booklet published in the early 80's titled, When Creators Collide, where he collaborated with Richard Sanders. Shortly afterwards, I came across some good close-up magic of his in Richard Kaufman's The Collected Almanac. I remember spending hours and hours of frustration trying to learn his HPC-CPH routine with coins.

About a year ago I purchased a few of his DVDs from his website, mostly the Street Magic, Restaurant/Bar Magic, Revolutionary Card Magic, and the $100 bill change DVDs. I have to say that I thought most of the material was not to my liking. Some of the effects left you "dirty" at the end and some of it was just too "gaffy". However, I learned to do the $100 bill change solely from his DVD of which I would recommend to those who want to learn this routine.

I also enjoyed reading his book on magic theory. My first Sankey video, Sankey-Tized I, contained what I think are some good close-up effects/moves despite the fact that it was clearly shot in his basement. I would definitely recommend that video. I think Jay Sankey is a great comedian and magician and I believe he truly loves the art. As far as the slew of DVDs he's been marketing recently, not really my cup-of-tea. I think his earlier books contain a wealth of good material.


Roberto

P.S.-I also enjoyed his 3-DVD set published several years ago by L&L Publishing. Very entertaining!
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I don't think bringing back up this thread is really helping any. Better leave the assembling to The Avengers, Thundercats and Wonder Twins.
If I never heard of him (pretend) and ran into this topic, I would not feel very jazzed about this guy and would just stay with the classics.
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If you have Sankeytized, Sankey's Greatest Hits, Front Row Sankey and Hemispheres, then you don't need any more in your collection. That said, if you don't have any Sankey, then I think you are missing out on some relatively great magic. Sankey's material can be mastered by mere mortals (he isn't doing Shoot Ogawa stuff which I love but it is challenging) and he has some incredibly entertaining and magical effects. I really like Sankey. His DVDs have a ton of material and you will always find something you add to your performance repetoire.
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