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So glad I waited on the Shift Self Bending Fork, cuz a key is so much more practical and impromptu. What do you guys think?

Is it a worthwhile investment? Any negatives?
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Looking forward to the reviews! Wonder if it has to be performed in a closed hand. Demo shows it visually bending but when performed it is revealed after the hand is opened.
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I like the idea of having it on the key chain. I am also looking forward to hearing some reviews.
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Well, I'm gonna take the plunge and just placed order. So will let you know once I receive it.

After the bend, people will freak out and ask "How will you use key now? Bend it back!" Any thoughts on comebacks?
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On 2012-03-30 10:27, itsmagic wrote:
Well, I'm gonna take the plunge and just placed order. So will let you know once I receive it.

After the bend, people will freak out and ask "How will you use key now? Bend it back!" Any thoughts on comebacks?


I think you'd better get it in your hands and see how it really works before coming up with a presentation.
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Review is right here: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......m=109&14

Just a couple of pages back in this forum.

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Oops! I posted the fork, not key... Sorry 'bout that... D:

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I am very interested in this as well and eager to hear some personal feedback. I am also curious at the ease of reset wihtout the use of key straightening pharmaceuticals.

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If it works the same as the fork it will not need to be done in a closed hand. You will be able to do it with spec placing their finger in center of key and watch it visually happen. I "had" the fork. Very cool. But mine was defective & had to send it back & at that time had no replacements. I will end up purchasing the key as well. I too think key is much more practical. And is a better reason you need to take it back. Because it is YOUR key. If your bending just "any" fork why can't you just leave it. Quite hard to explain you can't leave your "impromptu" $200 bending fork with them.
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Reset time? I assume you still need a can of a certain something?



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Would like to hear some reviews. I seem to always be disappointed by Ellusionist
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I REALLY like this with a key. Surprised we haven't seen this applied to keys before.
Silver ware always looked great, but did not usually feel organic to provide your own.
Using a key of your own, along with an expanded routine utilising borrowed keys, make introducing this gimmick VERY natural.
Do some other bends with their keys, finish with this, and they will remember an unbelievable experience.
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Hopefully reading or writing my own soon.. Ordered the key yesterday. Will post more when I get it in.
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I like Andrew Garrards key routine. The effect is as if the key goes in the hand straight as well as signed and you can hand it out to keep. And repeat with no secret break. Most that have these special keys never rehearse a practical presentation cause they just want to go out and have people bend keys.

People want the key after it's bent but you can't leave it with them. Uh oh!

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This looks great! I will probably place my order soon.

Here are my concerns:
-The reset. Knowing the method of reset with the original Shift fork, it seems like a lot of work after each performance.
-If the key is in the spectator's hand, they might try to unbend it. I'm afraid that this will cause a defect in the memory metal.
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Audience management. Keep 'em close, naturally. And as soon as they open their hand and see the bent key, take it back to hold it up for all to see. Then don’t hand it out again till the next time. To be honest it would be tough for someone to start bending the key back without you seeing that they are doing something. Just don’t let them get that far!

I personally have never gone in for any of the bending props. Mainly because most of them have involved tableware and - as someone posted above - that's just not something you usually have in your pocket! And if you pretend that the utensil is from the restaurant you happen to be in you'll raise suspicions when you insist on taking the fork or whatever with you when you walk away. But I think I will be purchasing me one of these keys. Just looks too darn good to pass up - especially at this price!

Thanks!

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Well, I ordered mine.

But audience management can only get you so far. Especially for the high school seniors I often perform for...
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I think I am going to order this thing. My routine will be to knock em over with Coinvexed 2.0 then totally fry them with this!
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I like Andrew Garrards key routine. The effect is as if the key goes in the hand straight as well as signed and you can hand it out to keep. And repeat with no secret break. Most that have these special keys never rehearse a practical presentation cause they just want to go out and have people bend keys.

People want the key after it's bent but you can't leave it with them. Uh oh!

A 99$ piece for the drawer.

It's your only key to your house, why would you give it away?
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Something tells me that this is going to turn out just another magical "toy" rather than impress your spectator that you have some psychic ability to bend metal.

Its a paradox.

If preesented as a special psychic ability what you've got here is a metal bending effect that is apparently very "clean" but can't face up to it IF really chalanged in court of a suspecting spectator.

If you present it as a magic trick, then that's all it remains. A TRICK.

Believe me, you've already got stuff in your drawers that will impress the spectator more than this new key bending effect.

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I was in a toy store looking for something for my grankids yesterday. I was amazed to see in the cheap magic section "Bending Spoon" Yes it was the same technology however, needing to be put in the fridge. The cost, $34.95. I was going to buy this but after seeing that? I think I need to move on to something less commercial. The material is obviously being mass marketed and the cost is coming right down.
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I'm getting very curious to hear what people think of this once they get it and try it.
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I don't do much metal bending anymore for certain reasons but in some cases, giving away the key is a huge advantage. Now, I do think these types of gimmicks can have there place. For example, the way you frame the bending routine is key (no pun intended) you can show the key bending using the gaff then use your ungafed key to bend in their hand in which they can take with them. In the hands of the right performer (and if it works the way it's supposed to) this can can defenetly (IMO) enhance the performance. To add, I also feel that these types of gimmicks are better for stage/parlor performances rather then a one off impromptu "trick" that so many people seem to be looking for these days. I personally like Andrew gerrards routine and have always got great reactions out of it, not to mention, the routing is fantastic. johncesta makes some really good points as well, presentation is all with these types of effects and that's what really turns a trick into a mirrical.

Personally, I think I'll save $99 and use regular keys to pretty much create the same effect as the gaff does but I am looking forward to the reviews.

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This looks amazing getting mine today
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This looks amazing getting mine today
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Something tells me that this is going to turn out just another magical "toy" rather than impress your spectator that you have some psychic ability to bend metal.

Its a paradox.

If preesented as a special psychic ability what you've got here is a metal bending effect that is apparently very "clean" but can't face up to it IF really chalanged in court of a suspecting spectator.

If you present it as a magic trick, then that's all it remains. A TRICK.

Believe me, you've already got stuff in your drawers that will impress the spectator more than this new key bending effect.

Just my two cents worth folks.


I imagine that if you pass on the key to a stooge in the area before you perform the trick and then pretend the key belongs to him or her, you'll greatly improve the reactions you get.
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I just Ordered it I have been waiting a long time for a key bend to come out without the F..... method also the price is fair !
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The key just arrived today! Been sitting in mailbox heat all day, so key is already bent. From initial glance, the key looks like a normal key, but when you hold it, that's where the illusion disappears. First of all, it's too smooth and shiny (chrome color). Secondly the key is THIN! Doesn't feel like a regular house key...disappointed. Will check out video and play with it more before giving you all a review. Thanks.
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On 2012-04-04 18:54, itsmagic wrote:

First of all, it's too smooth and shiny (chrome color). Secondly the key is THIN! Doesn't feel like a regular house key...disappointed. Will check out video and play with it more before giving you all a review. Thanks.



Those were my first thoughts when I saw the demo clip only.

Good chance this'll turn out to be just a scientific novelty before we move to the next "miracle".
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