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jafrance
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I just received Bently today and have having issues with it. Can anyone who has it as well DM me so that I can ask some questions? Happy to provide proof that I have the effect and am not lurking.
brody
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I have issues also. Bend is only partial. I do NOT get the full "s" shape, and I sure don't get more than 1 or 2 attempts per ****.
brody
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As an FYI, Office Depot does not (in my area anyway), carry the proper clips. So far, I'm EXTREMELY unhappy with this item.
Doctor Zolar
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Office Depot wouldnt KNOW if they carried them . . . or not.
You have to go look at each package with a jewelers loop to SEE if they are the right kind.

I have yet to see any markings on the paper clip packages, that TELL YOU
HOW they are made.
brody
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Check the LATEST AND GREATEST FORUM for more info on this trick.
Bill Hegbli
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In the latest and greatest section there is a 19 page discussion on this trick. The last several pages discusses the correct clips to use and alternatives.

Yes, Penguin's clips provided only does a partial bend, as they feel that is all that is necessary. If you want to do a greater bend as in the demo video, you have to buy the clips as used in the video. These are large clips sold at the Dollar Store. These are cheap weaker metal clips.

Read for yourself Page 14 - bottom. The owner of penguin finally reveals the source "Dollar Tree", and the reasons why he chose to use different more readily available clips.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=540
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Jon Blakeney
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For a full bend you have to change the end that you are holding at the beginning to the opposite end,so that gravity and the larger sized end help complete the bend.
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On Feb 25, 2014, Bill Hegbli wrote:
In the latest and greatest section there is a 19 page discussion on this trick. The last several pages discusses the correct clips to use and alternatives.

Yes, Penguin's clips provided only does a partial bend, as they feel that is all that is necessary. If you want to do a greater bend as in the demo video, you have to buy the clips as used in the video. These are large clips sold at the Dollar Store. These are cheap weaker metal clips.

Read for yourself Page 14 - bottom. The owner of penguin finally reveals the source "Dollar Tree", and the reasons why he chose to use different more readily available clips.

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=540


I don't see any such revelation in that thread. Can you quote it for me? I am very interested to know why they chose to send paperclips that they knew didn't work as well.
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I posted that on Feb. 25, 2014, they have drastically edited all the postings on this topic. So it got bumped to page 13 by now.

Here is Acar's comments I was referring to:

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On Feb 23, 2014, Acar wrote:
Without revealing too much I think the following will answer a lot questions I'm getting via email:

The ones that Chris uses are Dollar Tree brand, available at many of their 4,900 locations of Dollar Tree. Hopefully you can find them at a location near you, too.

We preferred Officemate brand ones we included as being more reliable and hiding the secret better, but certainly there are some trade-offs.

If you prefer to bend it to the max, the Dollar Tree ones will probably be a better choice for you.

On a personal note, it's worth remembering that metal-bending isn't about maximum degrees of bending. Top pros like Banachek and Uri Geller barely bend, and prefer it that way. It's totally up to you.

Thanks again everyone!


If you want to know anything more, you have to read posts in this page area of that topic.

This is just my opinion, but I think the reason Acar went with a near match to the original clips was to do not being able to get the wholesale.
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Does anyone know what happened to the 30+ page Bently discussion area? It was there a few days ago and now it is a private forum.
jibrizy
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I wanted to get that trick but know this made me wanna do some research.
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Big disappointment. Sorry I spent my money on this.
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Why was the original Bently thread deleted anyone ???
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Come on! Evenn if you only get a partial bend, say 90 degrees it is still a great effect. People watching starts reacting the second the clip starts bending.

I can understand the people who are angry because the clips provided doesn't bend as much as the clips used in the video, but to call the effect bad because of that is nonsense in my humble opinion.

If the bend stops or slows down to a crawl when the clip is bent say 90 degrees, I take out another clip and bend it so it looks like the first one. Then I hold my clip at the bottom of the v shape between forefinger and thunb and instruct the spectator to do the same.

Why? Because when I do this and my clip continues to bend (you who have the trick knows how this is acomplished),the spectator Always says "you're just squeezing it between your fingers".
By giving them a clip I can tell them that it is impossible to bend the clip by squeezing and they can try it as much as they like.

This way I can get a full bend and at the same time eliminating the obvious suspicion in the spectators mind.
Try it.

I love this trick.

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Eclectech
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It's a nice bit of business, but if you're really going to bend something, why a flimsy paperclip?
MScapes
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On Jan 22, 2015, Eclectech wrote:
It's a nice bit of business, but if you're really going to bend something, why a flimsy paperclip?


...because it takes a lot of mental energy and that is the limit possible with your powers currently... Smile
rowland
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Has anyone in the UK found any paper clips that work.
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On Jan 22, 2015, Eclectech wrote:
It's a nice bit of business, but if you're really going to bend something, why a flimsy paperclip?


cause bending with your mind is hard.
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