When I got this DVD, I was expecting it to be like a basic instructional on coin Magic. I was pretty
wrong. I wasn't the most experienced and had a very hard time at first.
Like most of my
reviews, this is where I talk about the material on it. Jay put together a very full visual guide of
ORIGINAL coin magic. That's essentially what it is. It seems like he just wanted to get his thoughts
down. But some of the segments to tricks are really short, some are pretty extensive. The most
important thing to keep in mind though, is that this is hard stuff. THere is a lot of backpalming
and pinching, even some classic palms. But it's very solid working material you will use!
Over all, I would suggest this if you want to learn more coin magic, not techniques. There are a
few techniques taught, but not a lot. You should start with Sleight of Hand Secrets With Coins or
Bobo's Modern Coin Magic.
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Let me say right off the bat that this DVD is not for beginning coin magicians. Not that everything
is difficult but most of it uses harder moves than the basics.
Several of the effects use a
gimmick of some kind but most of them are impromptu. My favorite effects are:
Coins Across"- A visual coins across using only three coins
"Mexican Jumping Coins"- A
three coins across that uses less coins than you think (if that makes sense)
Vanish"- A super clean coin vanish and appearance (you will do this ALL the time)
Jacket Required"- A four coins to pockets with a devious handling
The effects on this
DVD aren't particularly hard, it's just getting used to the moves that's the challenge. So there are
35 routines and tricks on the DVD, most if not all you will like.
Then there's the bonus
material. Over 30 minutes of it. This section consists of 9 effects that are add-ons to the original
tape. Unfortunately, I only like three of them, but perhaps you will like more. These are my
"Camouflage"- A coin appearance with a built-in presentation
A coin jumps from your pocket to your hand three times, each time more convincing than the last (you
will need a certain gimmick for this)
"Delayed Reaction"- A very strange and startling
Tenkai Pennies routine
Tons of "revolutionary" material to learn. This DVD has my highest
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There is a lot of material on here and if you like performing on a table and pad, you'll like this
DVD. I, however, prefer street magic and being able to perform without a table and pad. I did not
see any tricks on here that I would want to incorporate into my repertoire.
note, Sankey is extremely corny. I know a lot of magicians tend to be but Sankey takes the cake. I
didnt find any of his humor offensive but just ridiculously lame. I guess if you're into dorky
humor you might dig his style but even other magicians I know who have this idea have mentioned
their dislike for how hard he trys to be funny. Makes it very hard to rewatch.
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Whether you are just starting out, or have been doing magic for years, this DVD will teach you
pretty much everything you need to know about coin magic. Sankey goes into good detail on all of the
moves, so it's easy to learn. Like all coin magic, it's going to take a fail amount of practice
before you'll be able to do some of the better stuff but it's worth it. For some reason, Sankey
feels the need to drop the F-Bomb a couple times. Just thought I'd let you know so you aren't taken
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As long as there are coins these coin tricks will always be getting good reactions Sankey's slight
of hand is genius. First off: the quick hand moments being highly deceptive and economic making
slight of hand style is genius.
Second: this DVD has so so much good stuff taught well
Third: his warm-up production coin production is Greatness. His Striking vanish is jaw dropping.
Both if those tricks never ever let my performing them daily. I either do one or the other or I do
the production then the strike vanish but when I do the vanish I put the pen and coin into the
pocket after a brief convincer that it's a complete coin vanish :)
Reactions: when I had
did the W.P. (which I always get away with even when I do it sloppy) for a lady she immediately said
"how you did, do it again" then I did the/my striking complete vanish. She was speechless for a
second or two right after with the wow look in her eyes. I also had other people literally Hit The
Floor after seeing those two tricks the Striking vanish in particular.
In conclusion, I
haven't even tapped into the full potential in this DVD and in me and I'm loving magic it's bringing
me so far and into the future.
I recommend this as one of the very best.
P.S. Didn't really
care to much for all the gosh pinch stuff, 3rd thing else was great. And it's not much patter (like
usual, there are standing trick short and medium time length and table tricks. Mostly short tricks.
This intermediate skill level coin magic dvd is a Must Have by all means possible.
This is not your typical Sankey Magic where after you see the performance you can tell every bad
handling move he does, this is ABSOLUTALLY KILLER MATERIAL! There is so much amazing material in
here I'm having a hard time believing it is Sankey made! Worth every penny and more ITS SUPERB!
This video is loaded. Filled to the brim with coin magic, Jay Sankey gives the more than enough to
work on for a long time. He goes over a variety of sleights that he has perfected over the years
like H.P.C.C.P.H and the flying shuttle. My favorite coin routine of Sankey's has to be Mexican
Jumping Coins. Some of the material will require work. Some is relatively easy. Overall you won't be
This DVD is worth the price just for the entertaining performance of J. Sankey. Jay does a wonderful
job teaching the different routines on this DVD. Jay's a crazy man.
This is fantastic. I didn't know there was that much material to do with coins.
this DVD has a lot of the quirky Jay that we're all used to, but some great sleight as well as
indepth explanations to take anyone to the next level.
Mr Clean Coins across is a great NO
GIMMICK version of coins across that I just love performing.
This is when Sankey was the king of inventive effects and you got a real package of
magic. You get dozens of effects that will literaly blow your mind. Principals that you have never
If you want to take your magic to the next level pick up this effect.