Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Yu Ho Jin

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The world championships of magic (known as ‘FISM’) have just been held in Blackpool.  The overall winner of in the stage category went to the amazing Yu Ho Jin.  Take 6 minutes out of your day and watch the finest manipulative magic I have ever seen….

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32 comments on “Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Yu Ho Jin

  1. paulgrahammartin says:

    Is that the act he won with? He’s brilliant, but only ever seems to do the same routine…

  2. JohnLoony says:

    Boring… waste of six minutes… after the build-up of the description, I was expecting something special.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Amazing skills but it kinda gets boring after a couple of minutes

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  5. So, he is a Miyazaki fan by the sound of it.

  6. Gareth says:

    Yeah, not bad. I’ve seen better though.

    I’d hate to be the person who has to clean the stage after an act like that.

    • George says:

      Ha. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, as a professional magician myself, I can tell you for a start you most certainly haven’t seen anything better, some of the manipulations in that act have never been seen before.

      I suppose the only people who can really appreciate things are those who really understand the technicalities behind them.

      So anyway, how did the world hotdog eating contest go this year? I’m riveted to know…

  7. atom says:

    I think you have to be there to really appreciate something like this. Seeing it on video did not make me especially thrilled, but, by looking at the amazed and happy faces in the public, I can understand how marvelous an experience it was to be there and watch the performance.

  8. Lazy T says:

    I agree with some earlier posts, my attention span isn’t what it used to be and I wandered off half way through.
    and
    I was reminded of the hilarity of schoolfriends freaking out busdrivers by manipulation of the buspass, so I also agree with atom.

  9. Ken Haley says:

    I found it absolutely wonderful. I understand atom’s remarks..in today’s age of seeing everything imaginable on you-tube, etc., this may not stand out. But I was imagining watching him live, and I thought it was great. Not only the magic, but the precision and grace.

  10. rmb says:

    Impressed.

  11. Dahu says:

    The source is a french boring tv show for showing vips. That’s what distracted you ;o)

  12. Keith says:

    I think the intended audience was other magicians. I can appreciate the grace and precision, but I don’t know enough to be impressed by the difficulty and found it pretty boring.

  13. TS says:

    I can’t believe some of the comments here!
    I was impressed and I have absolutely no magical skills at all. My tricks to pass Singapore coins as Australian ones get picked every single time.

    Apparantly what people want nowadays, is someone rolling down a steep hill in a shopping trolley.

  14. Daniel Grijalva says:

    Are we meant to argue over whether it was CGI?

  15. Henry Ruddle says:

    Were those really different colored cards or was it a lighting trick?

  16. SimonP says:

    Did anyone notice the man in the gorilla suit?

  17. slugsie says:

    He’s definitely talented, to be able to string that many sleight of hand tricks into a single routine is a lot of hard work. I just wish it was a higher quality video. I’ve been trying to train myself to learn to spot the misdirections, palms, and hand-offs of this type of magic and it’s not easy on low quality video.

  18. Tim says:

    There’s just no pleasing some people. Bored? Come on.

  19. I saw him live at FISM.
    He was actually much better than in this video-clip.
    We were arguing, whether it was a holographic illusion.

  20. Anonymous says:

    The host hasn’t got a Blackpool accent!

  21. SFScience says:

    I thought “that’s why magicians wear tailcoats”! Brilliant though.

    When his torn half of the card turned to smoke I laughed out loud. It was a lovely end to the act to put the scarf back on.

  22. It’s awesome. I’m sure the technique it’s impressive but I just loved the act in it’s entirely. The end with the scarf was the best.

  23. snoma says:

    I had a feeling he would end it with putting the scarf back on. It was a very nice touch and a fitting end to the act.

    And the act itself was great. Tremendous skills.

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  25. Next Luxury says:

    Yu Ho Jin is a fine gentleman, I tried to watch the video but it appears as if it’s down right now. Enjoy watching his magic on stage! Thanks Brian

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