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Andi Peters
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On 2011-04-12 16:01, Josh Norris wrote:
I received a copy of this to review from Murphy's and reviewed it on The Magic Session this past sunday....

You can watch the original video here: http://themagicsession.com/on-demand/mag......04-10-11

But I'll recap the key points below as well....

THE GOOD AND THE BAD

The Bend and UnBend do look VERY convincing and magical. Definitely the most visual version of this I have seen. I also like that you have the ability to create an "unbending" effect (after a simple shuttle pass), I havent seen this with other methods.

The trick comes with two gimmicked nails, one for the "bending" effect and one for "unbending". The biggest issue with this is that it does take a bit of patience to get the bent nail to look perfectly straight. Imagine trying to COMPLETELY straighten out a paperclip.

PRACTICALITY

I think that the effect is only practical for a formal closeup show where there is no need to reset (since this process takes around 5-10mins). It could also be practical for a TV spot since it is very visual and the setup could be done in advance. I like the idea of picking up a bent nail from the ground and straightening it out. Then the temperature of the nail is not an issue as it will have "warmed up".

PACKAGING

Simple paper instructions stapled together and a poorly labeled box. However, for an effect like this, I am less concerned with packaging and more concerned with the gimmicks actually working.

PRICING

For the "technology" involved I'd say this is very fairly priced. As others mentioned in the thread similar products (fork) have been on the market for several hundred dollars.

WRAP-UP

Hope this was helpful! There's a live "uncut" performance of this in the video at TMS as well. Be sure to check out our reviews LIVE each sunday at 8PM est. Or let us know what other effects you'd like to see reviewed. -josh

Another plug for themagicsession.com

Well seeded Josh.
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I gave away mine...
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Andi, what do you have against Josh.
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On 2011-04-30 18:13, edh wrote:
Andi, what do you have against Josh.

I have nothing against Josh. He looks like a nice chap.

However, I was bringing to the attention of the Café the fact that a guy with only 20 posts has been aggressively plugging his own site at every opportunity. In particular that the site contains product reviews, similar to the Magic Café AND charges a fee i.e. a commercial venture.

The Café is about magicians helping magicians. Not magicians helping themselves.
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I agree Andi -
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On 2011-05-01 11:25, Andi Peters wrote:

I have nothing against Josh. He looks like a nice chap.

However, I was bringing to the attention of the Café the fact that a guy with only 20 posts has been aggressively plugging his own site at every opportunity. In particular that the site contains product reviews, similar to the Magic Café AND charges a fee i.e. a commercial venture.

The Café is about magicians helping magicians. Not magicians helping themselves.


Andi, I hate to keep an unrelated thread going but just want to clear the air. You keep referring to The Magic Session as a paid for site. There is NO FEE to join the magic session you simply have to register an account just like at the Café. The Magic Marketplace will remain FREE on our site FOREVER.
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Certainly nothing wrong whatsoever with Josh’s input, reviews, thoughts, etc., and I find them quite informative just as I find the same to be of many other members here. However, I’ll have to admit that it seems as if about 99% of his posts are only made when a trick has been reviewed on his site, and of course, the always ensuing link to his Website. One would have to admit that it is a tad suspect as to being on a very fine line of blatant promotion of his Website, which by the way, I enjoy. I’ll have to admit that when I first joined his site the wording seemed to be a tad ambiguous, and it seemed as though one might eventually, after some period of time, then be required to pay. But, it seems as though Josh has cleared this up, and it is indeed free. But, that does not negate the fact that he is promoting his site with every post he makes, be it free or not.

I don’t believe that it is the Café’s intention to have members promote their collective Websites, and as it well should be. I also own and run a forum site (not magic related) for some years now and this would never be allowed, but that’s my forum site. As I said, I thoroughly enjoy reading Josh’s input and I also enjoy viewing some of the reviews on his Website. Perhaps it would be more prudent of Josh to simply place his Website in his signature rather than referencing it in every post he makes. I personally, think that would be more apropos and acceptable Café decorum. Just a thought and my opinion, and I certainly hope to hear more from Josh as a Café member rather than what would seem to be someone who is simply trying to promote his Website. Make no mistake about it, as I sincerely wish Josh all the best of luck with his Website and will still visit from time to time to view further reviews, etc. Perhaps some more input/posts from Josh on various threads that does not always relate to his site (other than it being his signature) would perhaps salve any possible feelings that he is merely here to promote his Website which, by the way, I sincerely hope is not the case. Then again, only time can be the true test of that. Smile
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Appreciate the feedback guys. My appologies if my posts felt spammy. I truly strive to give detailed reviews and hope that you enjoy both our weekly broadcasts and my posts here. Looking forward to being a part of the community. -josh
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On 2011-04-08 13:28, atouchofmagic1 wrote:
"Mine just may find its way to the trash can" excuse me

-Bobby Smile


Now why would you do that. Lets recap. Pay 60 bucks for a effect. don't like it much. Lets put it in the trash. Really?? I will pay for shipping if you want to throw it my way.

For 60 bucks you got a gem here. It might not be for everybody. But it is a nice effect. I paid a lot more for effects than this and did not like them but made it work for me.

Or find someone that's new to magic and give it to them. Thay would think its gold.



I was certainly just playing around Smile The effect worked, just did not fit my style nor my needs. I will stick to liquid metal. However, I did find a buyer for the effect here on the Café' and I certainly hope he finds good use for the said effect. Just not for me.


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For anyone who knows - how does PNB compare with John Sheets "Nailed It" which he discontinued? Similar principle I assume since John said that they were a hassle to make.
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On 2011-05-03 00:38, saysold1 wrote:
For anyone who knows - how does PNB compare with John Sheets "Nailed It" which he discontinued? Similar principle I assume since John said that they were a hassle to make.


Brett, I don’t have either, but I know how both work and they are two totally different principles. The bend in “Nailed It” can only be done in your hand and the “bend” can never be freely shown and must be hidden with your fingers.
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On 2011-05-03 10:04, gaffed wrote:
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On 2011-05-03 00:38, saysold1 wrote:
For anyone who knows - how does PNB compare with John Sheets "Nailed It" which he discontinued? Similar principle I assume since John said that they were a hassle to make.


Brett, I don’t have either, but I know how both work and they are two totally different principles. The bend in “Nailed It” can only be done in your hand and the “bend” can never be freely shown and must be hidden with your fingers.


Thanks Phil - I wonder why he stopped making it?
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On 2011-05-03 11:39, saysold1 wrote:

Thanks Phil - I wonder why he stopped making it?


I would imagine that the cost for machining them was not in proportion to the sales.
I was very close to purchasing one (when it was still in production), but when I realized how it worked I lost all interest in it.
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Just got this but with no new instructions or DVD...argh...until I do I was wondering, having read all these threads is there a way I could break or damage this without the full 411? I'm a bit leary...
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On 2011-05-17 21:40, MagicBrent wrote:
Just got this but with no new instructions or DVD...argh...until I do I was wondering, having read all these threads is there a way I could break or damage this without the full 411? I'm a bit leary...


Get the directions first... you don't want to mess this up. Or PM one of the buys that owns this.
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Ok..thx
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In performance, the Perfect Nail Bend is a gem. Having tried it now a few times, I've realised it's actually a very practical item, though of course, can only realistically be used once, unless you have time, place and required items for a re-set. Certainly my set seems to work perfectly. I've been careful not to stress the metal during the set up, and I like the fact that you get just enough time after removing them from the supplied carrier to introduce the effect, before the bending starts.
With some careful thoughts as to routining, and a good presentation, this really does seem like a miracle!
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Has anyone found duplicate nails and if so where? I've looked at several home improvement stores and what they carry are too short.
Thanks.
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I haven't yet researched matching nails, but they look fairly standard to me. A good supplier will surely have something almost identical?
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We now have new comprehensive instuctions for this along with a companion DVD which we have made for our customers.

Are you producing this product? It was submitted for review in MUM by Murphy's MAgic Supplies, without instructional DVD. And the reviewer reports that he has been unable to get the nails to work as described in the brief instructions.

Thanks for your time,
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