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Any good resourses on coin bending? What types are best to bend, grip, etc.
I am not in the least bit interested in 'gaffs.' I like my strength feats to be legitimate.
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Good luck.
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Coin bending is 100% bullsh!t, can't be done bare handed.

Again, good luck.
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Bummer.
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What is the problem with faking it?

It's super simple, and easy to make look hard...



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Personal preference I guess. I just like all of my strength feats to be genuine.
It's one thing to do a magic trick where everyone knows it's a trick, and something else to say "I have great strength," and then not actually use strength to accomplish it.
If I fake one strength feat then it seems to diminish the feats I really can accomplish.
Don't get me wrong, I would never begrudge anyone of using subterfuge to fake these things for entertainment, it's just not what I like to do, personally.

Of course, if someone was faking the skills to manipulate people for purposes other than entertainment, then I don't agree with that.

That was probably wordier than necessary. But I'm recovering from the flu so I'm tired and rambley. Oh, look, there I go again.
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My grandfather was a con-man. A lot that I've learned from him has found it's way into my performance.


I swallow a balloon in my act. We all know that is a trick. But when combined with sword swallowing the balloon swallow becomes legitimate. I never say that it is real, but I also don't say it's fake.


There is no reason that you shouldn't do something because it can't be done (legitimately).
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It's all good. That's just how I roll.
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Bent coins don't roll well.
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They probably wobble to an interesting rythm though.
I probably will work on a gimmicked bent coin deal. But it will be part of my magic routine, not the strongman one. It would be really easy. Just a simple switch is the only skill needed.
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The real work of the coin bend isn't the switch.
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The acting?
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I do a coin bend with a signed coin. No switch involved nad it happens in the spectators hand. Not that this is the place for that really.

Oh and I bwith my BEAR hands so cut the its pure "bull poop" Smile Its EASY when you are as strong as me! I can weven do it with my weener...........



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Well of course the Weiner method is great for the adult show, I use that one all the time to win bar bets. but I also need a method for the family show Smile
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I always use the weiner method for the family shows.
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You could bend a coin without switching it out. In other words have a signed borrowed coin and bend it and give it back to them. No switch or weiner necessary.

Unless you are talking about where you have a coin end up becoming concave; convex if you look at it from the back. That is a different story.
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That's a more expensive gimmick though.
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Yeah, like 400 bucks expensive.
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Of course, there is a way to fake it for free. This site is always spot on in their explanations: http://www.mallusionist.com/mentalism/coin-bending.shtml

;)
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40 stupid dollars? I do not spend 40 stupid dollars for any frickin' coin trick!
Coin bender ring my foot.


...Okay I lied, I would spend $40 on Tellers Silverfish gimmick. Man, that's a sweet trick.
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