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Nemic386
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Sorry guys but I can't find any other place to put this- is there even a forum dedicated to MB?? is it considered magic?? any input to enlighten the ignorant??
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What do you want to know about it? It's considered magic in that it's a telekinetic effect.
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Nemic386
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I guess all my questions about this should wait untill I get my 50 posts- because it's all (for the most part) on mechanics like whether it's gimmicked or not- I've seen a couple of the tricks done and wow! it's something that I am definitly interested in
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It's not gimmicked. At least the basics aren't. I've seen people use gimmicks and, though it looks great, it's not very realistic and I couldn't see using it for real people.
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Perhaps you can check out the "Mentalism" section of this board. Banachek's Psychokinetic Silverware and Morgan Strebler's Liquid Metal are 2 DVDs that I know of that cover this aspect of magic.
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Banachek's Psychokinetic Silverware should give you a good headstart in metal bending and frankly speaking that is the only source of information you would ever need to build your routines from. Should you want to expand your knowledge, you can look into Banachek's Psi Series Volume 4 DVD that teaches further presentations and subtleties to add to your metal bending routines.

Meanwhile I would recommend you just look into Psychokinetic Silverware to see if the material suits your taste. If you like, you can choose to look into Gellerism Revealed by Ben Harris later, which I heard is a brilliant book.
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You can also check out morgan's Liquid Metal DVD

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Nemic386
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Okay thanks for the input I'll have to check all that out
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Banachek will give you all you need. Buy a bunch of cheap silverware and pratice pratice practice. The results will be worthy
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Does anybody know what brand of forks, spoons, etc. are the best for these types of effects? I just started with liquid and some of the moves seem extremely difficult. am I just weak because I am just starting or is there a certain brand that will bend easily?
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Corey Harris
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Dollar store silverware!
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Some silverware is harder to bend than others. You will get better with practice, and you will have a much easier time if you have big/strong fingers.
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If you want forks get walmart dominion brand.. 6 for a dollar. They should have them in housewares.. Just find them and pick up a batch.. Bend the tine with your thumb.. If it bends easy.. then that's should be a good fork to practice on
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If you just want to dip your toe in the waters of metal bending, try Chad Sanborn's "Mind Bender" DVD. The technique is fun, easy and visual. There are two other routines explained on the DVD, a coin routine and a rubber band penetration. The Magic Warehouse has this for $15 at the moment:

http://themagicwarehouse.com/vidme1.html#dv9685
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Banachek's all the way baby! amazing, stunning, and you wont beleive how easy it is!(ok it needs practice, but I tell you it is easy!)
one more thing, my first reaction was : THAT'S IT!?!? !@#$@#$@#$ but trust me, it is worth every single penny!
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I use the Osterlind spoon bend and have had many amazing reactions with it.Borrow 2 teaspoons in a bar and watch the people's jaws hit the basement!
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I'm into metal bending too. I still remember months ago how badly I wanted to perform metal bending.

Then I bought both PK Silverware and Liquid Metal, both are very good teaching materials. I gave up the latter because I just can't do one of the moves. For PK Silverware, it easier to do in term of the strength you need. Banachek teaches audience psychology too, which is the most important part.

However, in the middle of learning from PK Silverware, I bought "Archangel". I tried and found it easier for me, and the effect is great. After my desktop was fully covered by broken/bent keys, I went out to the real world doing it. Oh, I love it!
A novice't reflection: I like watching my audience's jaws drop, but sadly in reality I'm just too busy to enjoy it. Smile
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Speaking of bending metal stuff:
can someone recommend a brand of fork that is good to perform with in terms of easy to bend but isn't too fragile - like this one fork that I bought and then I was doing "something" to perform Banachek's "Break" and "Twist" bend and the process of preparation caused the fork to be thrown out because it was "too prepared" (and I didn't even prepare it for too long).
Any suggestions?

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