Real World Product Reviews
Reviews from the repertoire of a real working professional!
Issue 9 - January 14th 2015
In A Flash by Jay Sankey reviewed by Jon Jensen
As I have said in almost every one of the reviews I have done to date, I
love quick, visual, tricks. There is not a better trick that fits these
qualifications than Jay Sankey`s In A Flash.
I want to begin this week`s review by saying that I am a huge Jay
Sankey fan. I am fully aware that not all of his products are winners, but
this is not surprising when you consider the number of tricks he churns out
on almost a weekly basis. However, almost without exception you can see
his creativity at work, something I appreciate. In A Flash is definitely one of
his best efforts, and I consider it now to be a modern classic.
A card is selected, signed, and lost in the deck. A quarter, which can be
borrowed and signed, is wrapped into a tissue and placed on top of the
deck. With a flick of a lighter, the tissue vanishes in a flash. The quarter
visually sinks into the deck, stopping on top of the selected card.
Everything can be examined.
Why I Love This Trick:
Nothing in magic creates as much attention, as the use of flash paper. It
is not only visually stimulating for the audience you are performing the trick
for, it also attracts the attention of surrounding people. Jay has put this to
use in a unique way, and has created an effect that makes sense. In a
bright flash of light, it looks like a quarter super heats and melts through the
deck, until it is on top of the selected card.
Jay`s handling is super easy and direct. No sleight of hand, or fumbling
around with the deck. Unlike some of his products, you get the impression
that jay has performed this thousands of time, and has worked out every
nuance to make it as powerful as possible.
The gimmick, if you want to call it that, is professionally produced and
will last you thousands of performances. You will, of course, need flash
You will be able to perform this trick minutes after watching the
inexpensively produced, but effective DVD. Like I said, simple and easy.
I`ve performed this trick about a hundred times at the bar over the last
few weeks, and it never fails to get gasps. The response far supersedes
the effort. Definitely, one of my favorites.