Sankey's excellent DVD explains some impressive tricks that you can perform with its set of gimmicked cards, but the bulk of the DVD is devoted to teaching color change techniques. It's a great way to learn these moves.
He teaches the well known Erdnase and Paintbrush changes and includes the Marlo "Twirl" change. I was quite intrigued with his "Botop Change," which is actually more of a card switch. There were many moves that I didn't recognize and Sankey does a great job of teaching the techniques as well as explaining angle issues and situations where to use each. To teach the color changes, Sankey also explains some valuable card basics that are a necessary foundation in card work. He also offers different handlings for each trick and discusses concepts such as how to introduce gimmicked cards into play.
An offbeat effect, in Shift, the back design on a selected card mysteriously "shifts" 45 degrees. In Sleeping Beauties, the eyes on the faces of the queen of diamonds fall asleep - they're literally open one moment and shut in the next.
There are a couple of tricks where Sankey shows how to make your own gimmicked cards. In Terra Unfirma, a "pretend hole" that's stuck to a card becomes a real hole. Meanwhile, Uberchange allows a card to visibly change from one card to another while a sticker with a spectator’s initials is stuck to its face.
Finally, Sankey offers a "Do As I Do" style effect called Out of Control. This one has lots of possibilities, but I don't care for the work behind the back by both the spectator and the magician.
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-Wayne N. Kawamoto
MSRP: (US) $45
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