Real World Product Reviews
Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!
Issue 14 - February 18th 2015
If you are looking for a strong, easy to do, magic effect that happens in
the spectator`s hands, Holy Moly is the trick for you. I have found no other
walk-around effect that can compare to the impact of this Jay Sankey
In this issue:
Holy Moly by Jay Sankey reviewed by Jon Jensen
I am an unashamed magic junkie. I am constantly searching for new
and wonderful miracles with which to fool my friends and clients. If you
were to ask my wife, she would say that I am an addict. I would simply
acknowledge that I have a passion to find the best tricks on the planet. I`m
on a quest.
I have found that my search for quality magic tricks has intensified since
starting this column. Part of this process is asking my magic buddies what
they feel are the best, most practical tricks in their repertoire. Greg, who
works here at The Magic Warehouse, is a proficient magician, and all
around nice guy; pointed me towards the trick Holy Moly.
Holy Moly was devised and produced by Jay Sankey. Most reading this
column are familiar with Jay, but because he puts out an endless stream of
tricks, some of his best works can easily escape our notice. Holy Moly was
one of those for me. I`d heard of this trick, but it wasn`t until Greg showed it
to me that I saw it`s full potential.
This is an organic trick using ordinary washers. The effect is simple, the
hole from one washer travels to a second washer held in the spectator`s
closed fist. The handling is easy and devious, and it has that sponge ball
feel where the magic happen`s in the spectator`s hands. Very powerful!
This is my new favorite trick for walk-around, at the bar, and for my
friends. Both of them. It is a simple little trick. However, when the
spectator opens their hand and sees the transformation of the washer, for
me all is right in the world for just a little while.
1. Greg introduces the trick by mentioning he had done some plumbing
work earlier in the day and noticed a strange thing about the washers he
was using. Did I mention this was organic?
2. I carry the washers in a coin purse so they stay together in the right