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On 2006-02-23 11:32, Sean Fields wrote:
Okay, but only 1 slice... Smile


C'mon, Sean, hold out for two slices and a Coke.

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Greg! Good to talk to you again! Haven't seen or spoken with you since I was down in Santa Monica.

And no. 1 slice. that's it. If you want a drink, you buy it yourself. Smile
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On 2006-02-23 16:41, Sean Fields wrote:
Greg! Good to talk to you again! Haven't seen or spoken with you since I was down in Santa Monica.

And no. 1 slice. that's it. If you want a drink, you buy it yourself. Smile


Yeah, it was a fun brainstorming session. So when are you coming out to Hollywood again? Oh, am I'm digging all of Gerard's ideas... the guy must be under hypnosis to come out with all this great stuff! Smile

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I am hoping to be down that way between June and August. I will most likely be in Vegas, but I will try to make the flight down to Cali. I really liked it there.

Yea, Andrew is starting to p!$$ me off; each idea I see is better than the last. He is a very clever guy.

Sean
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Gerard himself performed this routine on my wife and she almost jumped out of her skin. As soon as it was released I purchased it!

I am glad the price tag is high because I have been using this myself and as a professional magician would gladly pay twice the price for this having seen it and know the power of the effect long after you have left the building.

It's one of the hottest walk around piecesI do now and I never leave home without it. Over the past 6 weeks I have been cruising, this has always been the effect I take with me when walking around the ship. The fact that the women are still wearing the key with rubber band on their wrists at the end of the cruise has created a real sensation on board the ships, a real talking point.

Personally I like to see higher prices on magical effects and routines that are from working pros acts because it does keep it out of the hands of those that won't give it justice. Look at Kozaks Salt pour, to me the DVD itself was worth the price of the entire effect, even without the gimmick. The knowledge he shared on that DVD was worth every penny.
Gerards material is the same, if his name is on it you KNOW it's going to be amazing. That's why he is one of top consultants for many to todays TOP TV and professional magicians.
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Will this work with non-US keys?
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Keys have nationality?
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It a case of a well-known key make or type that people are familiar with.
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Actually yes they do have nationality....

US is all schlage / yale / best / medaco / kwikset. They are all pin tumbler locks with standard keys.

Europe is much more secure and diverse, they have lever locks(which use warding instead of pins and the keys are therefore much different, they have dimple locks, laser track locks and many different security keys(bi-locks anyone?) which have features which would affect their bending.


Anyway, I don't think many will offer up their expensive security keys when asked anyways.... Smile

I don't think it makes a difference with this effect, but yes keys over here are pretty different than europe....
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Hi Guys, this is Andrew Gerard, Thanks to all of you that have emailed me... your words are appreciated. This effect is a routine that has been one of my strongest effects to date.It is a routine that works.I have not come across any keys that cannot be used for this yet.....

In thoughts to all of you
Andrew Gerard
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I have received Key Accessory and I will be posting a review within the next day or so. I will say that Key Accessory is so VERY good and worthy of your consideration. I performed it for my wife last night and she literally jumped OUT of her skin! She was SO impressed that she wore it to a meeting she attended and showed it all around. Stay tuned for this one....
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Key Accessory by Andrew Gerard

Price: $99.95 from Hocus Pocus Magic

Category: Stage / parlour mentalism

Difficulty: 2 out of 5. Absolutely no sleights or tricky handling. Mostly getting familiar with props, timing and confidence

What they are saying:

"Key Accessory adds a profound element of Impossibility. The spectator will swear that they have been in control of the key at all times!" - Richard Marks creator of "Key Warper"

"Are you crazy???? Key Accessories is ******* too good to release! Key Accessories is strong enough for Geller to make a comeback!" - Patrick Kuffs

"Key Accessory is key bending at its finest. Practical and powerful, this is a bulletproof routine; a real worker!" - Sean Fields

"This routine and idea will make everyone a better key-bender. It's these little touches and subtleties that I love when I see a new method. Key Accessory has what it takes to devastate your next spectator. I have a feeling I will be seeing a lot of guys carrying both keys and rubberbands with them at all times." - Greg Arce

"This is the BEST metal bending routine in existence PERIOD. It's personal, shocking and so unbelieveable. Andrew Gerard has outdone himself again!" - Frank Velasco

A new effect from Andrew Gerard directly from his professional act!

This effect has been said by many as the most powerful metal bending routine in existence, a personal experience for someone and a souvenir like no other!

Effect:

Several keys and colored rubber bands are shown. A key is freely selected by a spectator and initialed on one side and the performer on the other. Next a colored rubber band is chosen by the spectator and threaded through the head of the key. The band is placed over the spectator's wrist and they hold the key at their fingertips. The performer suggests they will feel the key soften and bend like rubber. They do, and it does! The key is felt bending while the spectator is holding it and it is still attached to a rubber band around their wrist. Your hands are left clean and they are left with an amazing souvenir!

The package contains:

1 bag of colored rubberbands and keys

1 Special something (NOT a gimmick though)

1 Complete Scripting (includes a bonus routine) which includes four pages of complete instructions and one page of sixteen clear photographs to assist with every move and detail

I say:

This is the BEST metal bending routine I have ever used or seen! All the moves and patter are covered. All the moves are simple and there is absolutely nothing to get rid of or hide. The end result is the spectator is left with an unbelievable souvenir.

Key Accessory has what it takes to be a worker because: 1) The magic happens in the spectator's hands 2) The spectators gets to keep the key as a souvenir 3) The key is isolated on the rubber band ( they picked ) which is attached to the spectator's wrist when it BENDS 4) The spectator and magician SIGN both sides of the key

In my opinion, the real value with Key Accessory is in the spectator management, routining and explanation of an effect honed by hundreds of performances by Andrew Gerard. It is a straight to the point effect and it just slays the audiences. As a matter of fact, spectators tend to leave the key hanging on their wrists all night so it provides a great conversation piece.

Everything is of sufficient, quality. The keys, special something and the instructions are superb especially the photographs whiched helped me tremendously.

The real value are the clear instructions and photographs which are direct and concise! Quite a bit of time was devoted to the move and supplying the proper timed misdirection. This information alone is worth the asking price.

The routine is simply ingenious and so very powerful!

There is a bonus routine supplied with the instruction which I have not tried. Gerard did mention to me that the bonus routine will work better with larger groups. The bonus routine is very strong and can stand on it's own.

Overall:
I love this effect. It is, on the whole, very easy, to perform. This trick definitely has “No %&$#$ WAY!” factor. It has gone straight into my act!

Negative:
None as I see it...

Rating: A well deserving 10/10
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Can performer bend a spectator’s key or performer must use his own keys every time?
Key-chain (string) can be used instead of rubber band?
Can a coin or nail be used instead of key? May be coin with hole?

Give demo video! Demo video! Demo video!
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Sounds great! Nice pricepoint. Anyone offer us a demo vid yet?

thanks,

Jay
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MAN! ARE YOU PEOPLE PERSUASIVE...

Sly,
I just ordered this after your review. I hope you tell the truth (JK) Smile


I look forward to it.

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Thanks Sly, been waiting to hear back on your thoughts. Well done sounds like a great buy.

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Thanks for the kind words about the review!

I'm telling everyone on this board that this one effect just SLAYS the spectators. I did this very effect during a walk-around show today and it was the talk of the party! Everyone wanted a key! People swear that they have CONTROL of the key the ENTIRE time. Only negative thing is that I'm now running out of keys after today's show! It is time for me to make some friends with the locksmiths in my area!

A review for Exorcist Key will be coming soon....
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On 2006-03-02 21:47, Slydini62 wrote:
Thanks for the kind words about the review!

I'm telling everyone on this board that this one effect just SLAYS the spectators. I did this very effect during a walk-around show today and it was the talk of the party! Everyone wanted a key! People swear that they have CONTROL of the key the ENTIRE time. Only negative thing is that I'm now running out of keys after today's show! It is time for me to make some friends with the locksmiths in my area!

A review for Exorcist Key will be coming soon....


Thanks for the review Sly! I'll be getting this soon.
James
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Hope things are going well for you, James. You won't regret the purchase!
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On 2006-03-02 21:47, Slydini62 wrote:
Thanks for the kind words about the review!

I'm telling everyone on this board that this one effect just SLAYS the spectators. I did this very effect during a walk-around show today and it was the talk of the party! Everyone wanted a key! People swear that they have CONTROL of the key the ENTIRE time. Only negative thing is that I'm now running out of keys after today's show! It is time for me to make some friends with the locksmiths in my area!

A review for Exorcist Key will be coming soon....



If you need more keys then visit this site:

http://www.autolocks.com/hotkeys.htm

Greg
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Greg

Thanks for the tip!! It is MUCH appreciated!

Sly
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Also, be sure to check with your local locksmith. When I first asked my locksmith for his discards he wanted to know why. I had him select the strongest key and it bent in his hand. Without sayig a word, he went out back and came out with a huge box of keys...free of charge. The box lasted me almost two years.
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Any other reviews of this?
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I guess not.
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I have this and will say up front that Slydini62’s review is on the money and is an accurate overview of the effect. It really is that good! If you like to perform magic that is direct, uncomplicated and leaves your spectators stunned, this fits the bill perfectly. Andrew Gerard is right to point out in the notes that accompany the effect that until the routine is performed, you will not realise the profound effect it has on people and cautions that it should not be turned into a mere puzzle.

To me, this effect represents great value for money and is a genuine worker – anytime, anyplace with no set up required. It has clearly been honed and polished over time and it is up to the purchaser to put the time to make it his or her own. Its power lies in its simplicity and utter directness. Yes there are many methods that can be employed to achieve the same outcome but this is oh so clean and the magic takes place in the spectator’s hands. What more can you ask for?

There is absolutely no clutter, unnecessary padding or questionable moves. In other words, it’s the way magic should be and you will know how to ‘do the business’ within 25 seconds of reading the instructions. You are buying a secret and a flawless routine. Yes, it could be sold as a $10 download, but it’s not that kind of effect.

I don’t know Andrew Gerard, but I’m sure he thought long and hard before deciding to release this. I for one am pleased that he did.
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Gary,Slydini62,Bro,Sean, Greg, and others
Thanks for your honest and accurate review.I think that this board has a HUGE mix of people, some youngster just starting out up to other pros working full time and everything in between.
I did think allot before releasing this, and other effects...but when I read posts like yours and others it really makes my happy I did.

In Thoughts,
Andrew Gerard
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Few days ago a member post here and said he disapppointed with Key Accessory. But I cann't find the thread now, Is it has been deleted ? Anyone can help /

I wish to have both positive and negative reviews before I decide to order it. Thanks
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How about short sleeves?
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Short sleeves or short pants - it makes no difference!
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Slydini62...I was gonna' do my usual "formatted" review on this one!

*** YOU!!!!

You "took" my layout style as WELL as the words from my mouth!!

LOL!

Folks.. this is a wonderful bit of class. It’s uber-clean and genuinely takes place in the spectator's hand!

Very slick and well supported by direct text and photos. Pro stuff this. You will need to practice...almost as if it were important to you! When you perform this with style and you nail it… you will smile from ear to ear and your spectator will opt for adult diapers!

Shout and pout about the price if you will, but quality costs. It cost Andrew Gerard many years of hard work to get it “just so” and it will cost you $100 to share it. I’d say that’s fair enough.

Sorry folks, it is expensive. If you want “factory made, self working, magician-foolers” that’s fine…Key Accessory by Andrew Gerard is NOT for you. If you want to know how to do this up close jaw dropper and are willing to practice…dig deep and pay the man!
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