Overpriced. This effect should be ten dollars based on what you get. In addition its good, but not
as good as you think.
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i love this gimmick. bought this from sankey magic a while back and have enjoyed using it in almost
any routine where i use a regular sharpie...on the dvd, jay gives numerous options to use the
gimmick, but for me if i have someone sign a bill with a sharpie, then make the sharpie
dissapear..nothing more powerful
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This is not a bad trick, but the "gimmick" is super simple and very easy to make. When you open it
you will be very dissapointed that you bought this.
DVD is good but short.
are much better tricks out there, think long and hard before buying it.
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Let me make something very clear. This is an amazing effect! Just like me, when you open the
package up your going to be like " You got to be kidding me. Really! This will never work." However
don't let that fool you. I rated this 5 stars because it really is a awesome effect. However, it
just personally doesn't fit my style of magic. Thats the only reason I regret buying it. But thats
a personal thing.
I think you'll like it!
When I first opened up my set and saw the gimmick, I thought to myself...omg, this will never work.
However, after watching the DVD and learning the handling, I think this has great potential to
really fool. I have to admit, when I saw the trailer, I was absolutely fooled so I think this has
This is a GREAT, GREAT effect. If that is how I start out the review, you should go ahead and buy
This is a SUPER clever idea, and one that is completely effective. Basically, during
any performance, you can completely vanish a sharpie. This is a utility in of itself if you have
ANYONE sign something during your performance.
The other cool thing is on this DVD, there
are MANY handlings provided. It is ridiculously easy to find one that is right for you, and
personally, I think this DVD was way under-priced.
The effect is very startling and very easy to do. When you open the DVD case and see the gimmicks
you might think "Huh? No. I will never perform this". You might leave it in you drawer and forget
about it. Maybe a few weeks later you'll go and try it. Then you will see the power of this effect.
As three bonus items, Jay teaches the Flipstick vanish, a multiplying marker routine, and one where
your spectator (or heckler) can't get the cap of the pen. Very fun to perform and recommended.
This is one of the coolest effects that Jay has come out with and the gimmick is amazing. Even
though it looks dumb it fools everybody that I've performed this for. The DVD menu is easy to
follow and the effect itself is really cool.
Hey guys. I was lucky enough to attend Jay Sankeys lecture in Manhatten on Saturday night. While
there, Jay pulled out his sharpie which was JUST USED, And vanished it without the use of sleeves or
anything like that. Then he went into the explanation and inspiration talking about the original
gimmick and what it used to be. I was convinced this was it and was saying What a cheap method
lol. Then he pulled from his case
The REAL Gimmick. I basically dropped in disbelief. Talk about a
DIFFERENT PERFORMANCE OPTIONS 5/5 Jay showed us this trick almost surrounded
360. He did it with people on all sides of him except behind him and EVERYBODY was floored with
this. On the DVD, Jay shows you different venues and ways you can present this such as a bet, stage
or platform, walkaround, school, or even sitting or standing in a bar or wherever you want and be
basically angle covered. It is THAT good. But you (fortunately) need to use Mike Skutts handling of
this, Which is the one you see on the performance with the cap. Jay originally did this with this
gimmick without the removal of a cap and it looked good but Skutt did it better. Just letting you
know that you can perform this almost 360 if you really play with it for a bit.
GIMMICKS 4/5 When I say Gimmicks, I mean Gimmick as in, One. singular. But when you open this
DVD, I GUARENTEE, you will basically fall out of your seat. You will see this and think back to the
video and saying It was a real marker! (Thats what you will remember) But then it will all piece
itself together for you. This DVD comes with gimmicks but only one is used in the actual performance
unless you want to do it with people on all sides of you. But you will eventually run out of this
special Prop and need some more which will cost you about 5 cents each time. So spend about a
dollar and you can have around 100 performances. Each time you do the trick it will cost you like a
penny. I also want to mention that he included a sharpie marker as well to match the gimmicks.
THE DVD 4/5 I found this DVD to be very short in length. He basically goes over the gimmick and
inspiration then the overall explanation then diferent ways to do it as well as Skutts handling and
the bonuses and extra tips. But Jay did do a fantastic job with this DVD in teaching and all that. I
also liked the backround of it all. It seemed different to me. My favorite trick of it all though
was when he removed the cap and clipped it to his pants and made the marker vanish and then appear
inside the cap.
THE BONUSES 5/5 Now Jay went into the performances and explanations to each
of these effects. Remarkerable is essentially a really good way to remove a sharpie and then split
it into 3 sharpies one at a time. It is really cool and pretty easy to do in the right situations
and could serve you some good usage. He explaned this fairly well. The next was flips vanish which
we probably all know already. He went into great detail on this vanish and how to make it work for
you and really be a professional piece of magic in any routine incorporating a sharpie marker. The
sword is mightier is probably the best idea out of this entire DVD (Other than the trick itself lol)
But this really isnt anything new. He did the same thing basically in another one of his videos as
well as in a book I believe. I forget the name but you can probably dig it out somewhere here on
penguin. It was an older video. But still a REALLY nice trick you can do with VANISHINK and I
probably will do with the betcha handling since this uses that premise and really wouldnt work good
OVERALL 4/5 The reason it didnt get a 5 is because it was kind of a short
video. But everything else was perfect. I can tell you now, You will probably never figure it out
from watching the demo. Jay is an all around nice guy and a really good magician. I got a picture
with him and an autograph. Just buy this now. ALL your thoughts about it will vanish when you see
what you get.