February 16th, 2010 5:35pm
Ok many of you probably know that Jay Sankey and I are good friends and that we've worked together on a project or two in the past, and we also are consultants to one another.
I get feedback from him on my stuff, and he gets feedback from me on a lot of his stuff. Additionally, I do not receive any sort of compensation whatsoever for reviewing or "pitching" his products (I was briefly involved with this project . . . I offered some minor input on the cover design).
I tell you that up front just to sort of clear the air and to let you know that when I give Jay feedback, I'm brutally honest with him. I tell him if I think he has a crappy idea or a good idea. He wouldn't have it any other way, nor would I. So I want to make it clear that Jay's products get the same level of scrutiny as any other products I review.
On to the review:
Are you a coin worker? Do you dabble in the art of coin magic? This DVD has a ton of great material. A lot of it is super knuckle-busting, and a lot of it is relatively simple. There are way too many effects and moves on the DVD to go through every single one of them. However, here are a few highlights. The first highlight is the fact that there is so much stuff on the DVD that I can only give highlights. There are 11 routines taught, and 34 sleights/moves taught. Some of the moves and changes and switches look seriously like real magic. It's tough to say what the best and/or worst effect/move on this DVD is.
Many of you will like one thing over another. I can tell you this, however, if you don't find material on here that you can use and that you can actually do, then you should give up coin magic. It's loaded with great material and is definitely worthy of a position in your reference library.
It's a bit pricey compared to the DVD market today, but I still have to give serious GEM status!
Product info for Revolutionary Coin Magic 2.0
Author: Jay SankeyAverage Rating: (1)Retail Price: $40.00
The wait is over! The mind-blowing companion DVD to the world wide bestseller REVOLUTIONARY COIN MAGIC is here!
Over TWO AND A HALF HOURS of wild new coin magic featuring a parade of breath-taking new techniques including the Mephisto Change, Sickle Switch, Corkscrew Vanish, Merlin Sequence, Body Shift Production, Shaker Vanish, Messiah Clean-up, Drop Zone Production, Airborne Vanish, Wave Load, Snatch Production, Steeplechase Change, Blow Away Vanish, Freefall Transfer, Tumbleweed Production, Radar Switch, Duet Production, P.O.V. Change, Bangkok Vanish, Blink Crossing, Submarine Vanish and SO MUCH MORE!
Jay also shares the "real work" behind several BRAND NEW full-length coin routines including:
JAVA TRANSPO: A wonderfully commercial 2-coin transposition with a built-in presentation!
RECURRENCY: A coin vanishes and reappears several times as the mystery deepens with each inexplicable phase!
STAND-UP TWILIGHT: Jay's walk-around handling of Paul Harris' classic coin effect!
STRIKE THREE: Three coins vanish and reappear under a paper napkin in the most magical manner imaginable!
HOLY CROSS: Many magicians Jay has shown this brilliant handling to have said it is BETTER than "Mr. Clean Coins Across!"
COLLECTOR'S ITEM: A marked coin vanishes and reappears inside a coin collector's cardboard holder that is stapled shut!
Along with a detailed psychological analysis of many of the sleights and routines, Jay also discusses such essential subjects as body language, misdirection through scripting, managing spheres of focus, making the most of different performing environments, the ballet of coin magic and MORE!
Silver Fission 1
Drop Zone Production
Wide Eyed Production
Silver Fision 2
From Nowhere Production
From Nowhere Twice
Silver Fission 3
Body Shift Production
Wrinkle in Time
Rollover Retention Vanish
Blow Away Vanish
Double Blow Away Vanish
Half A Coin Trick
"The spin of its subject-matter will at first overwhelm you with its dizzying array of options: productions, vanishes, transformations. But they are designed to revitalize the hackneyed techniques of yesteryear and they will. I recommend initially watching this DVD without sound. Let your eyes be ravished, and then watch it again and again until your nervous system adjusts to its visual velocity. If your technique doesn't improve, how you think about coin technique will."
- Jon Racherbaumer
"I love revolutionary coin magic 2.0! You have raised the bar so high. It's the gold standard baby. It's better than gold. It's quintriple platium standards. It's inspiring, awesome, radical! It blows away every coin video out of the water. I'm jumping for joy. Hopefully there will be revolutionary coin magic 3 in my lifetime. I'm only praying for it."
- Brian P.
Running Time Approximately 154min