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brainman
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I came along with a bending gimmick which fits me...



Can anyone (roughly?) tell me what a "fender bender" A NU, does?



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Alain Nu’s "Fender Bender" is a two-phase spoon bending routine. I have seen him perform it close-up several times and it looks un-believable!

First the spoon bends, as if melting, while held only by the finger tips. Next, the spoon bends even further and twists to a 90% angle.

It's a fairly simple gimmick, but worth the price for the work that Alain has put into it. Although I do not perform this type of metal bending, I highly recommended it if you're planning to do spoon bending.
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Hi Eric, are there any online videos showing Alain's effects?
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I really don't want to offend anyone. BUt why need a gimmick. THere are many variations out there for bednign spoons, keys etc wihout a gimmcik. I perform bendings for years now without the use of a gimmick except for bending coins of course.

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Is Fender Bender still available?

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In response to Thomas,

I've been performing bends for a number of years myself, and there are somethings you just can't do with your bare hands. I know that I've got a gimick myself for a few different things, depending on what I want to do. For example, I have a gimmick for putting a twist in a spoon. Don't get me wrong, I'm fully capable of performing Banachek's version, and many times I do. However, when I want to put a truly elegant twist in a spoon I do the handling I've worked out. Instead of the knot of metal, I create a very elegant, slow twist, that I think looks nicer. It's not something, due to the nature of the end result, that I can do with my bare hands, and the same goes for any other effect you want to accomplish. I would love to see Fender Bender, and also want to know if Alain has still got it on the market. Anybody know?

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On 2005-11-13 17:30, Chad Sanborn wrote:
Is Fender Bender still available?

Chad

It's listed here. Don't know if it's in stock.
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HI Erik,

Thanks for your answer. As menioned I really didn't want to offend and I agree that some gimmicks might be very helful. I do own an older gimmick by Guy Bavli I bought years ago.

A quite useful bending gimmick for bending coins I've seen recently is the invisi-bender by Roy Kueppers. YOu borrow a coin and you instantly can bend it.
Nice touch.

Another good source is side bending spoon by Guy Bavli.

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Hi Thomas , the latter, by Bavli isn't actually a gimmic that can put a bend in,( as I.m sure you are aware) but wouldnt want anyone who is looking for that particular source to think it was. Prefer the Williamson bend myself ,very clean especially if you can ditch using a R.E.M.
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Following on from this post, can someone recommend a good coin bend. Now I have been putting bends in coins, but this has meant switching before hand. I want to take a signed coin etc, and bend that. The coin bending gimmicks,how concealed are they, can you do it with your hand in view,etc. I am looking for some advise on the best to buy.

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Pksilverware is the bible (in my opinion) and for bending gimmick, I love the omni bender (described in Explicit content by sean fields) costs less than 1$ to make, and it takes 2 seconds (timed it!) but it's for key bending, a bit of tweaking can be done and it would be for spoons n forks too...
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Mark,

Thanks for clearifying. I knew it but confounded it with another gimmick but can't exactly remember.

Steve, recently I was shown the invisi-bender by Roy Kueppers. YOu can borrow a coin and bend it in front of audience. maybe that one can help you.

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