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big Tom
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Iam working on a fork bending routeen and I am haveing major trouble cork screwing the for the peaple on the videos make it look efortless I know that they do it a lot and there hands are use to it but there has to be a better way to learn if you have any sugestions I would love to hear them thank you

big tom
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Buy cheaper forks??
An amatuer practices untill he gets it right, a professinal practices untill he can't get it wrong.

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On 2006-07-22 19:59, big Tom wrote:
Iam working on a fork bending routeen and I am haveing major trouble cork screwing the for the peaple on the videos make it look efortless I know that they do it a lot and there hands are use to it but there has to be a better way to learn if you have any sugestions I would love to hear them thank you

big tom

Exactly what kind of trouble are you having?
What instructional video do you have?

Bob
big Tom
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It is called liquied metal and the only problem I am haveing is the part of the routeen were you are supost to have the for cork screw in there hands I have the cheapest fork I can find but twisting them in the speedy way is giveing me a problim I thought about doing the routeen without the cork screw but to me that is the most shockin magical part of the whole thing thanks

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Hi big Tom,

The issue might not be the cheapest forks but perhaps the most flexible forks. Just because it is cheap doesn't necessarily mean they will bend the easiest. Have you tried going down to a market or a discount store and tried buying a selection there and trying them?

Once you have found a particular fork that works well, you should have no problems coming back to find supplies. It is just the issue of finding them in the first place.

Another point is that whilst I don't have Liquid Metal, I do own Psychokinetic Silverware from which Morgan Strebler was given permission from Banachek to use the corksrew bend. Perhaps there may be details that aren't present within Liquid Metal that are explained within Banachek's DVD. Again, I am merely speculating as I don't have Morgan's DVD but Banachek's is quite comprehensive.
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I thought about getting psychokinetic silverware is it worth it are the detials on the cork screw in liquid metal he just says how he holds it and then te dose it in lighting speed if I may ad and then talks about how simple it is to do anyway my ? is is it worth getting banachecks dvd if the onlything I am interested in is the cork screw

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Hi Big Tom,

Picking up Psychokinetic Silverware (PS) would be a worthwhile investment and comes highly recommended from many seasoned practitioners. Banachek remains as one of the elites and has inspired a lot of others with his work.

With PS, you are learning from one of the best and if you compare and analyze both routines, you would find that Banachek's remains head and shoulders above it. The routine is far more direct and the techniques and psychology behind each bend are explained clearly.

His techniques have fooled both scientists and the general public time and time again.

You couldn't find a better source to learn from.
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On 2006-07-22 19:59, big Tom wrote:
Iam working on a fork bending routeen and I am haveing major trouble cork screwing the for the peaple on the videos make it look efortless I know that they do it a lot and there hands are use to it but there has to be a better way to learn if you have any sugestions I would love to hear them thank you

big tom


Wow, I am not one to talk, but that is one BIGGGGG sentence! Smile

I recommend the ones from Wal-Mart. Very inexpensive, and easy to bend. I don't do liquid metal, but mught take it up some time. But I did get the DVD for my friend, and watched it, and know the basic moves. The easiest explanation I can tell you is lots of hard work, and practice. Try building up you hand muscles. Good luck!
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Thank for all yout help it has been great I am useing forks from wal-mart but I will see if they have ones that are easyer to bend

Wow, I am not one to talk, but that is one BIGGGGG sentence!

this is the magic Café not school!
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Its a BIGGGG sentence becasue its BIIIGGGGGG TOM.
Try lifting weight Tom. Heavey sqauts always worked for me.
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Hi BigTom,

Whilst it may not be school, by using proper grammer and spelling, it is far easier for a person to read your post and post the relevant feedback. The harder it is for someone to read, the easier it is for them to stop and ignore the post.

Regards,
Stephen
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Well smorris magic some of us did not have the pleasure of spelling and grammer written in our geans some people just cant spell that well or know were to use the ?!.'": grammer I did not post this to get credisized ok so what is that famose line mothers like to use ah yes if you don't have somthing nice to say don't say anything at all
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Hi BigTom,

I am not intentionally trying to critise but only advising some extra help on posting. Spelling and grammer is not born in anyone's genes but it does make it far easier to read a post - I still spent the time to read your post and reply even though it was difficult.

-Stephen
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Morgan sells great forks on his site for a pretty good price. I think he may still be out of stock though.
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Dominion dinner forks are the way to go. I do liquid metel and have tried many forks. Morgan is right,dominion dinner forks are the best for his routine. I wasted some good money on other cheap wal-mart forks,and none of them work as good.Also ,i had a huge problem with the twist in the fork thing to. I probley went through about 50 forks and still could'nt get it right. I finally decided to just go up to my sisters boyfriend and just do it without thinking about it and "BINGO" it worked.And works everytime now when performing it. Maybe like me you were focusing to hard,i don't know. MY advice; 'Just don't "THINK"!! Hey, It worked for me. Hope this helped. Thanks. 'Piz'
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rmoraleta
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I still believe you need to exercise your hands to achieve Liquid Metal.

Somehow, physical strength is necessary.
Piz
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Hey matt,i think I am more powerful unconcious,i gotta be.LOL!! And to rmoraleta; It has nothing to do with how strong you are,it's a matter of physics,how you position the fork when you are about to do the twist,bend,etc. We all seen them men who look like 120 pound weeklings who tear phone books in half and bend 3 inch thick pipe and stuff like that. And that's exactly what one guy said who does that stuff for a living that I saw on tv,its physics,its all it the positioning of your hands and how you decide to put the twist in. You can make it harder on your self or you can make it eazyier depending on how you decide to rotate the fork. Its all in the handeling and positioning,it has nothing to do with how strong someones hands are. Thank you!! 'Piz'
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Well, Piz. I know Physics for sure and I know the methods you just mentioned for strong man effects. I sell the books.

As a doctor, you still have to exercise and have that strength. I've tried different spoons and fork and not all will give the same result. Some bend easily others are hard, which will depend upon physical strength.

Same with tearing up books. It will depend upon the type of paper used and physical strength. It will be torn for sure but the time to tear it up will differ.
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Rmoraleta--Well,i guess we are both right.Some strength,some physics.Combine both and you have a routine. I just know when I started to do liquid metel I was having problems getting the twist in. I thought it was because I needed to build up my hand strength,but by the end of the day I was doing it perfectly.It was in the way I positioned my hands, and in the motion I was moving my hands in when trying to bend the fork that prevented me from bending it properly. I do agree with everything you stated (i have to, I have no choice, your a doctor I'm not).Im just saying that for the people out there who are having trouble performing liquid metel,it might not be that you need to build up your hand strength (like you might think it is), it might be in the way you are handeling the routine.I am not a big guy,i am only 5'5''150 lb and have no problem performing this routine. just Practice practice practice!!!!! Thanks 'Piz'
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