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Guys,

What's the best spoon bending method as in impromptu? You are in a bar, with lots of spoons around, even in a restaurant. I'm thinking about purchasing the effect, but unsure which one. What's the best for impromptu?

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I use the method explained in the Guy Bavli's Metal Bending video, very easy to do, very powerful. He requires a lot of misdirection!
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Check the routine "spoon bending" from David Williamson where the spoon bends and the top of the spoon does a complete rotation. (Not really impromptu because you need a small gimmick.)

This trick is present on the tape The David Williamson Full Lecture Video available at International Magic. A must have!
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Jay Sankey also has an impromptu spoonbending with a penetrating borrowed ring follow up, the trick is called Stirring Silver. I guess it was in his Sankey-tized Vol. 1. Easy to do and very magical!

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Banachek has a great spoon bending video called PsychoKinetic Spoons. Great stuff.

BTW be a little careful about doing the routine in front of managers. I had one get a little angry about me bending and twisting one of his spoons using Banachek's method. After he told me not to destroy anymore silverware he just walked away, staring at the spoon saying, "How the **** did he do that? I watched him the whole time." Greatest review I ever got.

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Get the Banachek video. It is the best there is on the subject of metal bending.
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Spoon/fork bending is one of the most powerful effects you can perform. It literally freaks people out. I recommend Patrik Kuffs Metal Bending video. He has a complete spoon and fork bending routine with many different techniques you can employ to accomplish the bend. The video starts with two of his routines and the rest of the video does an excellent job teaching you how to do the techniques. He also discusses briefly the psychological aspect of the spoon bending which makes your magic believable.

You won't be sorry that you learn how to bend spoon and forks. You'll be fine if you just learn several ways to bend a spoon, and learn how to bend the tines of a fork. Everytime I'm at a dinner table, I always check out the utensils to see if I can bend it using Kuffs' methods. If not, you can always do the fake bend and show the spoon completely restored. Then offer to show them again, but the spoon vanishes. You can find this routine in Magic for Dummies.
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With all due respect to Mr. Kuffs, I would definitely check out Banachek's real work on the subject. While many of the ideas and methods are good on the Mental Bending video, they are good because many of them are Banachek's and other mentalists.

Do yourself a favor and learn them straight from the source.
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Banachek's video is really good. He teaches good methods on bending spoons.
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I recommend Patrik Kuffs' Metal Bending video.
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Most of the tricks in Psychokinetic Silverware by Banachek is totally impromptu and indeed they are killer effects. I actually was asked if I knew Geller's tricks last week and I did some tricks from PS and it totally blew the bar.
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Greg Wilson also does one in "On the Spot"

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Ah, Dave...I wish you hadn't shared that. In my humble opinion, that's the best source of misdirection for a bend I've ever seen. And, as I remember, Greg Wilson demonstrates the technique sort of incidentally -- as part of another trick. Combine Wilson's misdirection with Banachek's video and your audience will be stunned.thanks, fib
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Banachek's move for the getting the twist is worth it on its own. I get the spoon/fork signed, then use the move. WOW! what an effect.
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Does anyone know whether the banachek material mentioned above (Psychokinetic Silverware and Psychokinetic Spoons) is included in his new DVD set?
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It is not included with the new set, it is a stand alone item. The bends on the new DVD's are additions to the original dvd. THere are some techniques. I would suggest getting the original first, then getting the new version if you are looking at purchasing either for the metal bending.
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Cool to hear directly from you Banachek.
Thanks for taking the trouble to reply. Would your answer above apply to all the material you publish?
I have your new dvd set on order from magictricks.co.uk and will now order your earlier material as I don't wish to walk before I'm out of nappies.
I hope to see you on our Island in the near future.
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Not always, for instance, on the new dvd's there are items that are in some of the books, like "Ring of Truth", sometimes it helps for people to see something performed. Even PK silverware (at least some of it) was in an Al Mann book he wrote on me years ago.

I may be back in the UK again next year during the Tynesend convention, I am thinking about doing a day workshop prior to the event.

I will be in Greece this November for a convention where I will perform stage, close up and lecture.

Also will be in Finland this Novemember shooting 8 episodes for MTV-3
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On 2004-02-16 08:13, Paddy wrote:


BTW be a little careful about doing the routine in front of managers. I had one get a little angry about me bending and twisting one of his spoons using Banachek's method. After he told me not to destroy anymore silverware he just walked away, staring at the spoon saying, "How the **** did he do that? I watched him the whole time." Greatest review I ever got.

Peter


Michael Weber (Life Savers) version of spoonbending has this exact situation mentioned. His advice is to maintain control and tell them to add the expense to your bill. I think this is *very* good advice. Once this is done ask them to watch some more tricks. You can always repair the spoon later with a switch.

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Richard Osterlinds bends are good quick and visual, there are also 2 spoon bends in Sankey Unleashed which aren't the best ever but work well impromptu.

I swear by Osterlind's though.
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