Joe. The trick is neither here not there. It really doesn't matter about the trick. It is the MAN not the trick that is important. Yes. I expect Harry can make most tricks entertaining because he seems to be a great showman. But even Harry can't make EVERY trick into something. That is because some tricks are just not going to suit his personality.
Like a suit of clothes. It doesn't matter about the quality of the suit if it doesn't fit you. You would be better off with a cheap poor quality suit that fits you rather than an Armani suit which doesn't. And not every trick is going to suit you.
The reason you don't like the Helicopter card trick is simply that Slydini was old and decrepit when you saw him do it. If you had seen him do it when he was thirty years old and preferably live you would probably be doing it yourself now. And it still might not work in your hands if it doesn't fit you.
Remember it is not the trick that makes the magician. It is the magician who makes the trick.
And so endeth my sermon for today
Free Spiritualist Church of Canada