The method takes some practice but the move can be used for many other effects and it looks
fantastic- if you don't mind putting some time in, this will be a good investment.
Sometimes you just want to switch it up.
My bias is that I am a fan of the hometown hombre
Jay Sankey. I like his grounded approach and I really appreciate his teaching style. Unfortunately
the download is not Sankey teaching the effect. So if you are looking for the Sankey teaching style
with added ad libs for performance pointers - splurge for Devil's Tail instead (same concept and
handling). Nevertheless, the instructions for this are still clear and direct just not Sankey.
Super visual and because it is done with everyday objects it has that added element of the
ability to be impromptu. Since the premier is removing a key from a string (flashbacks for latch
key kids I'm sure) this may seem more natural for a younger performer unless you can pull off a
natural approach to why you have a key on a string.
The included props are durable but can
be found anywhere. Really you're paying for the tutorial on the effect and handling (a cheaper
alternative to Devil's Tail) so this could have had a download only option.
Not crazy about this one. Compared to a lot of Sankey's other stuff, I just don't think this is as
strong. The biggest problem I have with it is that it's just not deceptive enough. Not only
that, the move required is going to take a lot of practice to execute quietly. I just don't think
it's worth the effort, since it's not very difficult to figure out what is really happening during
this effect... especially since you can't show your hands cleanly.
This was one of the VERY first Sankey routines I ever saw back in 2003-2004. It was crazy visual,
and I remember watching it OVER and over again not ONLY because it floored me, but also because I
really admired it for being such an amazing piece of theatre; it had a beginning, a middle and an
end and was just so... perfect.
After buying this (the trick without the DVD) years ago, it
really got me interested in everything Sankey had to offer. This routine is visual, powerful and
practical. The instructions are incredibly clear and easy to follow. The package looks nice and
proffesional, and the props it comes with are nice. In all seriousness, I am not sure if this ever
needed a DVD.
Anyway, for 13 dollars, if you DON'T know this routine, this is a must have.
Afterwards, you can start doing this with your own keys, strings and other things. This effect
really will inspire you and open doors in close-up effects that you had never seen before.
I really can't recommend this routine enough; as David Acer said about Leaving Home, "This is
one of the best close-up routines in the last 10 years". Well, David said that about 10 years ago,
and it is still applicable today.
This is a good trick, that you can pretty much bring with you anywhere. It is very visual, and you
will fool a lot of people. It will take quite a bit of practice to make it look as smooth as
Sankey. I like Sankey's Holy Moly better, but this is a very good trick. It is fully examinable at
the beginning and end, which is a plus.
This effect is very nice. It is eye candy to the spectator because of how visual it is. The method
and way the trick works is awesome and very clever. It is not the easiest trick to do and will take
a bit of practice but once perfected it looks amazing.
If you are wanting an out of the oridnary
effect, go with this one here.
Very happy with my purchase.
I have a lot of Sankey material, and this one, similar to his other effects, is not a letdown. The
handling is trivial, and the effect is strong. You'd be wrong to not add it to your cart! Have fun
A really good trick, takes some time to get down, but once you nail it, people will be amazed! =]
Anybody who doesnt give this 5 stars is crazy for this is a steal Ive seen other effects that are
equal to this go for double the price and I would gladly pay for this effect the work and
phychology that goes into this effect most people dont relise but jay is an absolute genius it took
me an hour to get comfortable with and less then a week to master.
this is a good trick,you got to practice,practice,practice to get it down,especially the second
part, other then that it'll fool everyone if you pull it off perfect. good trick, good price, its