I'll be honest, I have never bought a Jay Sankey product, and frankley, I don't plan too.
Why? Well, I guess you could say that the guy gives off a bad vibe to me.
What a horrible line of thinking, but by all means stick to it; I'd rather not have someone with this kind of rationale performing some of my favorite effects. I don't like to buy from MM because the majority of their effects are horrible. Rob Stiff being a d*****-bag just eases the process along.
I know I could be wrong
Don't worry, you are. Take it from me, he's a great guy.
I am also sick of Penguin coming out with a new Jay Sankey product every week. I feel like they are trying to milk him for all it's worth, and that a majority of magicians on this board are falling for the scam
Actually, it's Jay Sankey coming out with a new product...frequently. Penguin's just putting it on their virtual shelves for us reasonable customers to enjoy. I "fell for the scam", and my extremely exclusive *working* repertoire currently contains exactly 17 Sankey effects, with more being added all the time. I'm not complaining.
I'd like to know if I am the only person on the board to feel this way. And if I am, then somebody please recomend a really good Jay Sankey trick or DVD and tell me why you like the guy.
Unfortunately, you're not alone in your misguided beliefs. I'd love to persuade you all to join the "bandwagon" and discover the error in your ways, so that you may all be ushered into a new, rewarding era in your magical career. Sadly, this will not happen, but I can recommend a few products that might do that for me. As someone else mentioned in this thread, Sankey Unleashed is a great book, full of his classics and some new creative effects. Holy Moly is a great, practical trick that is definately worth consideration. Leaving Home is a miracle, and should be given attention immediately. Same goes for Earplugs, Greatest Hits, 3-Ring Circus, Front Row Sankey, Revolutionary Card/Coin Magic, and Killer Key. There are many others (especially his older stuff not available here [gasp]) as well. As for why I like the guy, he's really funny at his best, and at his worst, bearable. His magic is not sleight-intensive, it is commercial, practical, hard-hitting material that has served me well for years. If you can get off your high horse (like i'm about to
), you'll really be able to achieve great things with the aid of Sankey. Nothing personal, just a "few" words from a Sankey enthusiast. Good luck.