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Launching and available from Blackpool February 2012.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHkQ-Dziy......ure=plcp


David will be giving full demonstrations at Blackpool and also openly showing the gimmick and mechanics behind the effect.
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The demo looks really bad. Not very good. To meny cuts. For two guys that allways put down bad demos and then Davids is one of the worst ones. We all know there is a gimmick so whats the big deal. I will wait for reviews.
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There is little point showing a WHOLE routine during a trailer, call me old school, but if you show the whole thing, it leaves very little to your imagination. Do you not remember the days of mail order when all you had to go by was the ad copy? I even remember the early days of internet shopping, when items did not even HAVE trailers. On that note, it IS a trailer. A trailer, by definition is a short promotional film composed of clips showing highlights of a 'movie' due for release in the near future. In the case of Magic, 'movie' is obviously replaced with 'effect'. Of course, if the trailer showed things happening that could NOT be done with the sold item, then it would be a 'bad' or misleading trailer.

If you do Metal Bending, this will be a great addition to your routine, and also give you the ability do manipulate different items/parts of items.

Dave showed this to some top magicians at the Session Convention and fooled the hell out of them. Just read the quotes from the likes of Alex Pandrea and Eric Jones.
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Not for me thanks
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It has to be a similar gimmick to Coinvexed 2.0 (Which I think is fantastic by the way!)to get that angle of bend and make it so clean. I do like the look of it and will check it out at Blackpool before ordering as it ain't cheap!
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The gimmick is NOT in your hand, Raymond (nor up your sleeve, before anyone suggests!)
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On 2012-01-30 07:37, MarcLavelle wrote:
The gimmick is NOT in your hand, Raymond (nor up your sleeve, before anyone suggests!)


Hmmmmm... (whilst rubbing chin with thumb and forefinger...) Interesting, Very interesting...
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Don't take it the wroung way. I love most of what David puts out. I love my Coinvexed 2.0. But before I dish out that kind of cash I would like to see a better video or see some good reviews. I can put out a demo showing you a bent knife and then send you a pair of pliers.
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On 2012-01-30 10:52, nowyoucme wrote:
Don't take it the wroung way. I love most of what David puts out. I love my Coinvexed 2.0. But before I dish out that kind of cash I would like to see a better video or see some good reviews. I can put out a demo showing you a bent knife and then send you a pair of pliers.


Totally agree, but surely that method would have been spotted? Smile Feel free to come see Dave at Blackpool!

It is the same Straight Knife, that the spectator signs, that bends.
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Surely you could do the same effect with a coinvexed gimmick and misdirection?
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In my opinion, the clip don`t show clearly the total performance of the great magican Dadid Penn in his Bionik.

I love this the kind of effects that use a common object, especially for those working in restaurants!

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Someone hare on the Café has been using the Osterlind 'in the palm' method for bending knives...

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......forum=15

I wonder how this compares to Bionic?
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I doubt Bionik will be bought as much as coinvexed was. I think DP is a great guy, but the trailer hasn't convinced me :/
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Is this the old belt gimmick?
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On 2012-02-03 18:21, magik1 wrote:
Is this the old belt gimmick?

Could be.
Like the bending glass was also a very old idea of Ted Lesley.
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I know a few people who have been doing this for quite a while now, not utilizing this gimmick
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Alternative free routine: http://youtu.be/tyno3utV1hQ
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David Penn is an amazing performer. If you watch his lecture dvd, he is VERY talented. And since he invented this, he probably uses it and should release it so he's credited.

I won't order it and will say why. I watched the trailer a few times and don't see anything to get that excited about. You can knock people out doing this with a spoon ( signed like the knife ) and no gimmick. You can knock them out with a borrowed, signed coin and use no gimmick ( with a switch ) or one of the Sharpie gimmicks.

If you have no experience with any bending of any sorts and saw the ad, I guess you'd be interested. But if that's the case, where would someone like that use this? I say that because they probably aren't performing in venues. Most everything released is bought by people that magic is strictly a hobby. They could buy it to use in their home for guests. But it would be easier and far less expensive to learn a spoon or fork bend.

The 'endorsements' made me laugh. Maybe if James Randi gave one, I'd listen. But friends, who you will not see using this in their professional work?

The endorsements didn't even make sense: "James Bond would be proud". Quick, let me hit the order button. lol.

I'm sure it does what it claims. I'm sure people will buy it and say great things. And then they'll sell it. Not because it isn't great, but because there are far less expensive ways to bend spoon and forks with no gimmicks that amaze people as well as the knife.
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I had to laugh when I saw the ad... All moody and mysterious. And then pitching it as if the idea of bending a knife is some incredible new breakthrough

'From the mind of David Penn'...'and I thought if I could bend a fork why not a knife.''

Sorry. I'm sure the method is very clever and David is good magician but sometimes we take ourselves a little too seriously. ;-)
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Not liking it at all. Here sign my knife, look its bent. You can keep it if you want. ( Laymen ) look guys I got a bent knife from David ( WoW ) Laymens friends. Big deal you now have a Fu__ up knife. Na not for me.
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On 2012-02-04 10:18, nowyoucme wrote:
Not liking it at all. Here sign my knife, look its bent. You can keep it if you want. ( Laymen ) look guys I got a bent knife from David ( WoW ) Laymens friends. Big deal you now have a Fu__ up knife. Na not for me.


You could say that about any metal bending. Coin, spoon, fork, key.
As in all things presentation is everything.

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I have coinvexed, will not be buying this or any other Penn product. You know what they "live by the sword...."
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On 2012-02-04 12:47, J M Talbot wrote:
I have coinvexed, will not be buying this or any other Penn product. You know what they "live by the sword...."

Yes JM, David Penn - "live by the sword die by the sword". An ancient saying but perfectly apt for this time.
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I have coinvexed, will not be buying this or any other Penn product. You know what they "live by the sword...."
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I agree with the above posts. Not interested. Won't buy.
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Tis sad that they have to edit these topics - Alan Rorrison had some really good points.
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I still cant believe they are charging 130 bucks for it.
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Not for me as I'm not really in to metal bending, at least not yet. Saying that I am saving up to buy Coinvexed 2 the sharpie edition. Wish the prices were a little lower but I suppose you get what you pay for.

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