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Agreed, Jack! I can't think of any trick I have that I paid more than a hundred dollars for! Those are very few, as well. But I think the point was, that the QB is designed for professionals...AND for exclusivity...leaving a LOT of us out, but I applaud the ingenious idea, and quality of workmanship that went into this.

Not for everyone.

Heck, I have a hard time bending my KNEES! Smile

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On 2003-10-04 19:52, Larry Davidson wrote:
I must be missing something.

Is this particular version just something that magicians like because the method is so clever, or is it something that in some way is stronger than other versions for laymen?

Specifically, I'm wondering why it's better for laymen than simply borrowing a quarter, marking it, for example with an X, switching that quarter for a bent quarter that has an X on it, placing the bent quarter in a spectator's hand, asking the spectator to close his or her hand, and then making it appear that you bend the coin while it's in the spectator's closed hand.

Regards, Larry D.


Is that it?! Mark the coin with an X? That's pretty weak! I'd prefer the audience sign the coin using their own signature for a more explosive impact.

Having it mark with an X just doesn't cut it for me. What if the same person wanted you to do trick but this time he/she wants to sign it? You'd probably say don't do the trick again, which is the main reason I despise your bend coin switch method.

My two cents...
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Don't worry!
The spectactors can sign the coin with a marker or even scratch marks in it with a key or whatever.
The coin that is bendt is the coin that the spectactor actually signed/marked.

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What about the BOA bender at Penquinmagic.com? They do have a video of it! How does the BOA compare to the Quantum. The BOA is a lot cheaper in price....

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I have not personally seen the BOA but I do have the quantum bender and it is a finely manufactured item. Most of the time, but not always, you "get what you pay for." I have no complaints of the Quantum, other than it should have come with better instructions and at least a booklet of ideas and routines. Switch or gimmick??? Both are good methods and both methods should be used at different times. If you always carry a b coin around, you are always ready without the need to carry around a $500.00 pen all the time. But of course, the effect using a borrowed coin with the spectator marking the coin beforehand is stronger.
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On 2003-10-04 19:52, Larry Davidson wrote:
I must be missing something.

Is this particular version just something that magicians like because the method is so clever, or is it something that in some way is stronger than other versions for laymen?

Specifically, I'm wondering why it's better for laymen than simply borrowing a quarter, marking it, for example with an X, switching that quarter for a bent quarter that has an X on it, placing the bent quarter in a spectator's hand, asking the spectator to close his or her hand, and then making it appear that you bend the coin while it's in the spectator's closed hand.

Regards, Larry D.


Is that it?! Mark the coin with an X? That's pretty weak! I'd prefer the audience sign the coin using their own signature for a more explosive impact.

Having it mark with an X just doesn't cut it for me. What if the same person wanted you to do trick but this time he/she wants to sign it? You'd probably say don't do the trick again, which is the main reason I despise your bend coin switch method.

My two cents...


Perform it both ways for laymen and then get back to me.

You're right when you said that I wouldn't perform it for the same person again, because I perform professionally for laymen, not for friends and family who frequently challenge. And even if I did perform for friends and family, I wouldn't fall into the trap of performing an effect again even if I could...it's important for the magician to take charge of the experience for the audience, not the other way around.

Larry Davidson

P.S. - I have a method for placing unbent coins in a spectator's hand and there's nothing hidden in my hands at that point (no palming, no sleeving, no holdout work). A spectator names one of the coins and it bends in his hand. I can't share the secret because it's despicable. Smile
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On 2004-07-18 12:47, Greasetattoo wrote:
What about the BOA bender at Penquinmagic.com? They do have a video of it! How does the BOA compare to the Quantum. The BOA is a lot cheaper in price....

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I don'¨t own the Boa, but I have seen the video clip in the add.
Compared with the Quantum, which I do own, there are MILES of difference between those two.
As mentioned above, you usually get what you pay for.

My coin bending routine consist of several methods, in addition to Xpert, mostly switches, but I DO use Quantum.
However, that is reserved for special occations. And I only do one bend before the same spectactors with it.

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Has anyone used or thought of using the double raven to switch out an unbent coin adn to switch in a bent one? Of course, steel core coins would have to be used, and if a spectator keeps the bent coin, you will have to use and pay for steel core coins everytime you do the effect. Just a thought.
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[quote]On 2004-07-22 13:21, Sven wrote:
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My coin bending routine consist of several methods, in addition to Xpert, mostly switches, but I DO use Quantum.
However, that is reserved for special occations. And I only do one bend before the same spectactors with it.


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For anyone still reading this thread... You can see John T. Sheets perform the QB at the LVMI on the newly released dvd... that should answer the questions that persist on how good this method is... I have only done it about 30 times so far this week. Watch for a few other dealers to begin carrying this... though the price will probably remain the same, and availablitity limited.
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Anyone in the UK perform this ? Just wondered whether the device would work with tough English coins.
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Hello Everyone,
By now this post is very long, and I can't really reply to all of them. But I thought I would poke my head in here to say "Hi".
Magically,
John T. Sheets
www.johnTsheets.com

See the "Quantum Bender 3.0" trailer here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkTVw9FjonE

See my Dove Act here... https://youtu.be/Ms7_u46Qpp0

See the "Energy Bender" trailer here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpJOfL0k8xA

See the "Table of Death" in Las Vegas trailer here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YivizLAKD7I
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Hello John,
I have difficulty on bending the US quarter, any helps ? Thanks
John T. Sheets
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Hello Sharpace,
It can be very, very simple. PM me and we'll talk more.
Magically,
John
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See the "Quantum Bender 3.0" trailer here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkTVw9FjonE

See my Dove Act here... https://youtu.be/Ms7_u46Qpp0

See the "Energy Bender" trailer here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpJOfL0k8xA

See the "Table of Death" in Las Vegas trailer here... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YivizLAKD7I
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