Holy Moly by Jay Sankey

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Holy Moly by Jay Sankey

Postby popcorn » Aug 19th, '06, 20:57



Holy Moly

The Effect
As quoted from the packaging... 'The holes on two ordinary metal washers vanish, appear and multiply in the spectator's own hand! At the end of the effect, both washers may be closely examined! An ingenious combination of easy sleight-of-hand and very clever thinking!

This is one of Jay's favourite 'in-your-hands' effects. The holes on two ordinary metal washers vanish, appear and multiply in the spectator's own hand! At the end of the effect, both washers may be closely examined! An ingenious combination of easy sleight-of-hand and very clever thinking!

Good close-up magic should involve the spectator as much as possible. GREAT close-up magic should happen in the spectators hands, right before their eyes. Holy Moly is quite simply a devestating effect. A completely FREE selection is used, and then the magic happens right before their eyes and in their hands.'


Cost
£14 from Penguin Magic, including P&P.


Difficulty
I give it a 3, a few sleights needed, but they are kept to a minimum in the basic routine and anyway, they're not hard to master in a half hour.

(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)


Review
The thing I love about this trick is that there are no clever gimmicks or gadgets to fiddle with- at the end of the trick you end up completely clean... with a baffled audience.

As always, Jay Sankey's routines are clever, easy to follow and most importantly, wildly effective. I especially liked Sankey's suggestions for patter, they enhance the effect greatly.

I have tried this out on the most intelligent people I know, and they have no idea how it works. The secret is so simple, yet brilliantly hidden when performed well.

This trick is perfect for 'good amateurs' as the routine ties in several different elements of magic- sleights, magician's choice, etc etc. This helps with learning new skills, and the reaction from the spectator boosts confidence, encouraging the magician to progress further through Sankey's more challenging routines for the trick.

Overall
In conclusion, it's a great trick. But, (inevitably there will be a downpoint), I feel that the price, is a little too much for what you get. Away from that, it is a perfect effect for restaurant close-up work - requiring nearly no set-up or precise angles. If you want a versatile trick that you can learn in 5 minutes or progress further to master the full routine, buy it.

9/10

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Postby PickAnyCard » Aug 19th, '06, 23:34

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Postby popcorn » Aug 20th, '06, 16:24

Didn't actually show up when I searched for it, I do read the rules believe it or not. Oh well, the more opinions the better is where I stand.

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Postby The Keymaster » Aug 20th, '06, 21:48

popcorn wrote:Didn't actually show up when I searched for it, I do read the rules believe it or not. Oh well, the more opinions the better is where I stand.


The search function can be a bit tempremental sometimes. This is a good review. It just needs to be added onto the other thread.

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Postby dat8962 » Aug 21st, '06, 19:28

Good review!

Please use search function.


There are a couple of different lines of thought, one being whether it is polite to jump someone elses review / thread by adding your own - or whether as in this case, it's just better to do another.

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Postby The Keymaster » Aug 22nd, '06, 21:33

dat8962 wrote:
There are a couple of different lines of thought, one being whether it is polite to jump someone elses review / thread by adding your own - or whether as in this case, it's just better to do another.


I'm for the former, i'd rather have all the information in one thread. All you need to say is "great review, heres my thoughts on this product"

Everyones happy :D

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Postby moodini » Nov 6th, '06, 14:50

I do this trick and it is a true stunner (great for restaurant work or roaming magic as the reset is as as simple as put away, bring back out and you are ready to go.

I did modify it however to suit a gambling routine that I use....I got some casino chips and drilled the needed holes in them. This way I could use the patter.......

To avoid counterfitting of poker chips, casinos destroy their old chips by punching holes in them and regularily replacing them.....I stumbled into some old ones the other day, and seeing as they are not worth anything with holes in them I figured I might as well gamble.......what do I have to lose?

You get the idea......it suits the gambling theme quite well, and can really enhance a gambling theme!

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Postby merlino750 » Nov 8th, '06, 15:12

moodini wrote:I do this trick and it is a true stunner (great for restaurant work or roaming magic as the reset is as as simple as put away, bring back out and you are ready to go.

I did modify it however to suit a gambling routine that I use....I got some casino chips and drilled the needed holes in them. This way I could use the patter.......

To avoid counterfitting of poker chips, casinos destroy their old chips by punching holes in them and regularily replacing them.....I stumbled into some old ones the other day, and seeing as they are not worth anything with holes in them I figured I might as well gamble.......what do I have to lose?

You get the idea......it suits the gambling theme quite well, and can really enhance a gambling theme!


i agree, it's really nice and simple to do, and really visual! I like it very much...

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Postby Spanky » Jan 6th, '09, 13:53

Holy moly is one of my all time times that I like to do.
Like previous post says ideal for walk around.
I have also purchase Holy Stretch to add to the routine great ending to a great trick

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Postby Farlsborough » Jan 7th, '09, 01:53

I should get my washers out - it really did receive good reactions, can't really remember why I stopped performing it.

Re. the poker chip version, yes, great idea - although please be careful to select only the cheapest of the cheap chips! My friend had a set that I thought looked pretty cheap - I pinched a few and set at them with the drill, only to find that they had a metal core which wouldn't yield to the dubious might of my cheap drill bits, even with an attempted small guiding hole first!

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Postby moodini » Jan 7th, '09, 05:01

It seems that Holy Moly and In a flash have really started to resurrect themselves! Both reviews (in some cases multiple reveiw threads) have started to surface again.

As for the chips...thats a good point Farls! I have not had that problem to this point and have used reasonable good chips (you can get decent chip sets of 100 chips for about $10 CAD) and it works great. I often leave the no hole and double hole chip on the table to keep as souvenirs...people snap them up right away. That is one of the reasons I wanted to get away from the washers...fear of losing one as it was being pawed at by a spec....the chips allow me to intentionally leave them at certain tables or shows and they are great conversation peices.

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Postby Farlsborough » Jan 9th, '09, 03:25

Actually, that's a good point - perhaps good quality chips are the answer. I believe good quality chips are made of some sort of clay of heavy resin? To give them a nice smooth clunk sound and a lot of weight for their size. It seems a reasonable assumption that cheaper chips would use cheap light plastic but try to replicate some of the weight by adding a metal core.

Another mystery solved Watson!

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Postby Mandrake » Jan 9th, '09, 10:11

Farlsborough wrote:cheaper chips
I thought David Dickinson had just walked in!

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