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Hypnotic Winter
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If there is one thing I am master at it's bends, mainly thanks to banachek, Osterlind bend are fantastic also whicgh I havce added to my routeen.
I consider myself to be much the same as banachek when he was younger, I had heard of him bending nails and keys long before he ever released his methods so came up with my own way to do it and was floored to find out he had come up with the same methods when he was younger. I love the stories he tells on his sets,They are so interesting.
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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.

He may be amazed, but inconsiderate behaviour is one of many things that causes many managers to say that they had a magician there but he won't allow it, again. This ruins the venue for those who may want to perform there.
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Well put Al,

As a working magician you have to know when and when NOT to perform. If you are out with friends just for coffee do you NEED to perform? Do you need to always be ON?

Try something a little lighter and if they WANT to see more then try the spoon thing. You don't need to completly twist the spoon. One bend in their hands ALA Banachek will convince them of your "powers". Then bend it back before you leave the Café'.. No Harm Done!!

But always HAVE FUN!!
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Banachek, do you know when they will air the episodes. That is something one can't miss.
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I do not, as far as I hear it will be sometime in February, keep in mind, this is just for Finland but I should have DVD rights here in the US.
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That's cool.

I live in Norway, its right next to Finland. The good news is, I have MTV 3.

If you are going to make a DVD, I will definitly buy it.

Do you have other performance only DVD's? I would love to get my hands on the Discovery Channel special. Do you have that on DVD? Or will it be released on DVD in the near future?
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I have Psychokinetic Silverware,Banachek's DVD. It is Great for Fork Bending. I Love it.

Speaking of fork bending, I was sent a link to this new 'Liquid Metal' DVD that Penguin is releasing as one of their own. What's your take on this.
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I first saw this on Michael Ammar's ice breakers, quite a while back. was a simple optical illusion of spoon bending but quite effective for some people nevertheless
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Check out liquid metal by morgan stebler, a 6 phase close up surrounded fork bending routine.

Excellent

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Banachek’s 4 DVD are an educational treat.
The original “Psychokinetic Silverware” is a little harder to find, but worth the effort.

For those worried about management in a restaurant, do what I do. I get cheap forks from Wall Mart (less than 25cents each) that come in many styles and carry them with me. They look close enough to restaurant fair, especially those found in many diners.

I also mention to the staff (and management) that I will be using my own silverware in some tricks. I had an owner (that I had warned) pass by me at a table and say (to help my performance) “please stop bending all our silverware, it was great.

Bob
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I have two choices, and trust me, they are the best there is:

Banachek and Ostelind.

Thats it.

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Chad Sanborn's version it's the one that I use the most of the times.
It's very pratical and looks great. I always have good reactions with it.

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I liked Banachek's PK Silverware the best. It had the moves explained, but more important it went deeper than that. It covered the psychology behind the moves, as well as the misdirection. Very easy to learn from.

As far as Liquid metal, I felt it was really Banachek's moves on the street. I did, however, like some of the routining ideas he had. I cannot really go into too much detail. It is worth getting, but only after watching and learning from Banachek.
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When restaurants, I always use the old bending spoon trick, where you just move your hands and if I see the staff has a sense of humor then I actually bend the spoon just by rubbing it. They think it is another joke and when they see it bent they gasp. Course I bend it back the manual way displaying a lot of effort, to make it look hard.

If they didn't appreciate the first bit, I don't continue.
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I have Psychokinetic Silverare(vhs) for sale. I'm selling it for $12. This includes shipping and handling. I accept money orders only. I ship the morning after the money order arrives. If anyones interested feel free to PM me.

I meant to say Silverware: @ P
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Does anyone have an answer after handing out the spoon for inspection to the retort:

"That spoon is easy to bend, heck I can bend that!"

Of course, some like Kuffs can been heavy duty stuff but I resort to Walmart garden variety silverware.

Thanks for help.
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I have not done spoons yet but I did pick up "Liquid Metal" when it first came out and use it on a weekly basis along with "The Closer". I use alternate method of borrowing a real quarter. That way I'm not out a quarter everytime I do it. These effects land jobs for me.
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Also, Morgan is releasing "Spun" soon and am looking forward to it.

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On 2005-04-04 07:16, Candini wrote:
Does anyone have an answer after handing out the spoon for inspection to the retort:

"That spoon is easy to bend, heck I can bend that!"

Of course, some like Kuffs can been heavy duty stuff but I resort to Walmart garden variety silverware.

Thanks for help.


tel them that you are " in practice" and you can't bend thick metals just quite yet. and then ask them if they want to try bending it using the method that you used (or you presented yourself to be using, ie. rubbing blowing etc) no way it will work.

I don't like those people who think they have everything figured out by just noticing some things that are normal, and then goes off to show off to everyone around. I just deal it by asking them to prove by performing the trick exactly as it happened. unless they themselves are very skilled magicians they wont be able to do it. IF they are very skilled/experienced magician they wouldn't even begin to say those things out of respect for other magicians

I hope this helped
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On 2004-11-13 03:17, Wellington wrote:
Banachek’s 4 DVD are an educational treat.
The original “Psychokinetic Silverware” is a little harder to find, but worth the effort.

For those worried about management in a restaurant, do what I do. I get cheap forks from Wall Mart (less than 25cents each) that come in many styles and carry them with me. They look close enough to restaurant fair, especially those found in many diners.

I also mention to the staff (and management) that I will be using my own silverware in some tricks. I had an owner (that I had warned) pass by me at a table and say (to help my performance) “please stop bending all our silverware, it was great.

Bob



Say I don't have any of my own spoons, forks... with me and I want to do a spoon bend should I ask the staff or what...
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