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bobser
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Hi guys,
Wanna give my magician friend a DVD of metal bending for his birthday.
Can I ask any benders in here to help me out?
Should I get 'Psychokenetic Silverware, Gerry & Banacheck' or is there a better with Banacheck on his own?
Many thanks,

Bobser.
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Bobser,
Just ordered my copy. I have it on good authority it is the one to get.
Got it from World of magic.co.uk was cheapest I could find £16.99
cheers
Howard
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As you may know, Osterlind has some nice spoon bends on one of the Mind Mysteries DVDs.
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Definetely go with Banachek's PK Silverware on this one.
Thanks! Scott B.

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What about "Liquid Metal"?
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Quote:
On 2005-05-03 17:55, bobser wrote:

Should I get 'Psychokenetic Silverware, Gerry & Banacheck' or is there a better with Banacheck on his own?
Many thanks,

Bobser.


I forgot to point out, the PK Silverware is just Banachek on his own (performing and material wise). Gerry is just there for the ride (I.E. Interviews and Spectator)
Thanks! Scott B.

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I own all three mentioned dvd (Osterlind, Banachek and 'liquid Metal' by Morgan Strebler). They all are very good. I often use Osterlinds bend on spoons and Banacheks fork routine.
But now I also use some of MOrgans very good tips on bending forks.

So you see its hard to recommend one. But if you just want to give your friend one dvd about bending metal I would go for Banachek.

Reason: Osterlinds DVD is not only about bending metal and Morgans DVD is an amazing routine, but if someone wants to start Banacheks DVD has lots of basics, good handling tips and routines in it as well as some very fine subtleties.

Hpe this helps

Thomas

P.S.: Just to complete the list of bending dvd a bit more I want to mention that there is also Guy Bavlis 3-Volume series on bending metal and as well Chad Sanborns good bending technique on his DVD 'Mind bender'.
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Although the material on the banacahek & gerry one is fantastic, the way in which it was shot I felt was dissapointing, it was very dark and someimes it hindered what you can actually see
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On 2005-05-04 03:53, fudge wrote:
Although the material on the banacahek & gerry one is fantastic, the way in which it was shot I felt was dissapointing, it was very dark and someimes it hindered what you can actually see


A tarnished silver platter?
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If you're just starting out I highly recommend Banachek video because he goes over not just the technicalities, but the psychological principles behind the work. It's a great basis for which you can add onto later.

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Hi guys,
Thanks for the help and advice.

But can someone confirm...
Are: 'Psychokenetic Silverware, Gerry & Banacheck' and 'PK Silverware' two seperate dvd/videos? Or are they both the SAME dvd/video but sometimes get given different names by people?
Many thanks,

Bobser.
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They are just the same but sometimes named different by people.
PK stands for Psychokinetic.

Greetings
Thomas
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Obser..

PK ......PsychoKinetic same difference...PK Touches..PK Subtleties

Mine should be here in a few days ..if you want I'll PM you and let you know how I, as a newcomer find it.

cheers
Howard
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Same DVD. PK is short for Psychokinetic.
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On 2005-05-05 10:43, fudge wrote:
How many people does it take to say what PK means


The 3 posts which say what PK means were made within a few minutes of each other, so I'm guessing they were typed and posted at the same time. What a coincidence.....
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Just played the PK Silverware a couple of times.

I would highly recommend it..very good routine(s) and ecellent psychological reasoning for the moves.

Fudge..
yes on my PC it is very dark indeed even with the brightness up and basically looks Black all over. However when played on my DVD plater it takes on a whole new look..very clear you can see the two clearly aainst the background. Loads better.

Yes Bobser go and get it..

Now...... where did you say I get some cheapo forks?

Howard
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Thanks everybody for helping out.
Oh and well done 'hkwiles'.

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Forks at Walmart $6 for a hundred. But, check them out first. Dominion ones (Morgan refers to) are good and there is one other brand. However, I purchased a batch that looked similiar at Walmart and had to return them. They were tough as nails.

I'll piggyback on what was said about Liquid Metal. It wouldnt be a good first one cause Morgan spins off Banacheck (with credit given). That being said, Morgan definitely has a very different routine and I am very happy I purchased this one.

Jaysin (from Penguin) is on it and he never interupts or trys to steal the show.
Step by step instruction is given and from different angles. If there is anything negative, its just it takes too long to access the different sections cause of all the metal melting::)
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For those that are having problems with Banachek's PK Silverware dvd being too dark on thier computer try this:

Right click on your desktop and go to PROPERTIES/SETTINGS/ADVANCED once there look for something called VIDEO OVERLAY SETTINGS. You can adjust the brightness and contrast of your video playback and it only effects your vid playback nothing else.

I hope that helps...

P.S.: This only applies to PC compatible computers not Mac.

Later...

Jim E.
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There are 2 excellent bends on the Osterlind DVDs and I found some useful ideas on Liquid Metal and the Bavli tapes, but the Banachek DVD is mandatory if you are interested in bending silverwear- however it is not the best I have seen- Patrick Kuff's video has more bends and demonstrations and advice. he demonstrates many bends from Ben Harris' book on Gellerism. I would say buy both the Banachek and Kuff video but if you want only one get the Kuff one.
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