Camouflage features a diabolical, secret gimmick that allows you to perform impossible penetrations, revelations, fusions, and even a levitation.
The secret gimmick also works with ANY brand of playing cards in the world.
Some of the tricks taught are:
APERTURE - A pencil is slowly pushed through the pack. A moment later, the deck is completely undamaged and can be handed out to be examined. NO DECK SWITCH IS INVOLVED.
51GONE - The pack of cards visually disappears from inside the card case, leaving only the selected card. And yes, the card case can be examined! A perfect closing effect.
COLLAPSIBLE - Two halves of a deck of cards visually FUSE together into one solid pack. The pack can be immediately handed out for examination. A perfect opening effect.
Comes complete with the very special gimmick + a full-length instructional DVD!
Jay Sankey has produced a utility gimmick that I have fallen in love with! Sankey’s Camouflage is a brilliant card gimmick that allows you to perform a range of illusions inches away from your spectator’s nose without fear or worry about being caught out on how the magic is being done.
What Jay has come up with is a sheet of printed gimmick that allows you to do a range of unique tricks from penetrating a solid deck of cards with a marker, sharpie, or pen to vanishing an entire deck and leaving behind the selected card, or even producing or vanishing items using a deck box full of playing cards. The DVD is short and after watching it you’ll know how to set up your gimmick to perform the effects that you want. Jay includes two printed gimmick sheets which will be more than enough material to build many props, or repair props once they start to wear down with use. Setting up the gimmick requires the use of scissors, a straight edge, a little tape, and about three minutes of your time. Not complicated at all.
Performance wise this is a fun product to play around with. Your angle are pretty solid, and this could fit anywhere into your routines. You could make a powerful opener with it by showing a deck box cut in half, with cards on both halves of the box, only to remove a full, uncut, deck moments later, to closing with vanishing your deck after your routine is done. The reactions are pretty good, and the applications are limited by your creativity.
Overall Jay has really created something practical, fun, and versatile with his latest project. It doesn’t feel incomplete at all. It does feel open ended though, which I think is appropriate given how versatile and useful Camouflage is; As it should be. This is something that is going to grow with use, and Jay welcomes any feedback. If you do card magic, then you owe it to yourself to check out Jay Sankey’s Camouflage!
When I give my product scores below I am measuring them on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 Being absolute the worst score possible, and 10 being the absolute best, making a score of five average. The four points that I grade upon is Product Quality, Teaching Quality, Sound & Video Quality and Overall Quality.
Product Quality: 8
The price is right, and Jay is very generous with the gimmick material supplied.
Teaching Quality: 8
It’s Jay Sankey. I don’t care what the product is Jay has such a charismatic and lovable personality that he could make reading the phone book sound entertaining.
Video & Sound Quality: 8
Good video, and good sound.
Overall Quality: 8
I suspect this will wind up in a lot of peoples working repertoire, and with good reason.
[4 of 5 Stars]
Overall I was actually surprised. I thought I had a good idea how it was all done, but was pleasantly surprised with some of the methodology and the ways Jay explains hd has thought of each effect.
The gimmicks supplied is more than enough to make all the tricks on the dvd x3. And they look great, Jay goes over how it had taken him quite some time to get the gimmick right, and he succeeded. The gimmicks do look fantastic but, here is my negative, I don't feel this is really that amazingly original. That is apart from the cut the whole deck in half trick. Out of all the effects I'll probably be only doing the cut in half deck trick, but I must admit it is a great illusion. I've tried it already and it is going straight into my walk around routine!
Because of the cut in half deck alone, I would give that single effect 10/10. It's easy, practical and I will 100% be doing it.
So I would recommend getting this DVD, the effects are good and Jay's teaching is great. The dvd and gimmick quality are also great. So I would recommend this! Great job Jay! :D
[4 of 5 Stars]
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 20 January, 2015.