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Have to agree the trailer doesn't do it any favours !
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On 2012-02-11 03:30, benmagic1 wrote:
The using of a belt buckle to bend cutlery goes well back, I remember a European dealer selling a special belt buckle to bend cutlery at the International convention a long time ago. I liked it but you had to wear your shirt tucked in and you could not wear a waistcoat, this was why I didn't buy it, it was a good idea though !

I will have a look at this on Friday at Blackpool.

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I had a similar one sold by I think Seo Magic. Made by Japan Magician. I went to Seo magic website to find it again, but it is no longer selling the item.

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I have now had the full workings of Bionik shown to me by Dave at the WMS stand in Blackpool.

He revealed all the gimmickry involved.

I think there's a lot of faffing about for a simple bend.

I have coinvexed and I like it. This is nothing like coinvexed.

Bionik also relies on you wearing certain clothes to act as a 'host' for one of the gimmicks.

I don't think this will capture the same interest as coinvexed did. Let's see if others agree.
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Clothes limitations can be a negative point for improptu fans like me .
is there a much more detailed review before buying?
thanks a lot
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I like the premise of this but have the same thoughts concerning clothing limitations. Does this require that you wear a jacket?
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No you don't have to wear a jacket..but there would be more cover if you did. Technically there is a clothing requirement but it is something that 99% of us wear every day.
A good effect no doubt, but an expensive one. I bought one as part of a very good deal inclusing coinvexed, liquid forks etc. I bought it to sell really making the other stuff I wanted very cheap!
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On 2012-02-17 12:54, Jamie Ferguson wrote:

* Bionik also relies on you wearing certain clothes to act as a 'host' for one of the gimmicks.

From the above statement it is quite evident that the prop is a two part contraption with PROBABLY one part fixed to the belt (like everybody seems to be guessing) and the other part seem to be attached to a pull. The need for a jacket is probably to hide the critical move.

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On 2012-02-17 12:54, Jamie Ferguson wrote:

* I think there's a lot of faffing about for a simple bend.

* I don't think this will capture the same interest as coinvexed did. Let's see if others agree.


I fully Agree. Being a two part prop and the need for cover to do the moves will certainly keep me away from this. This is certainly not for me.

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Ustead:

The bender is a one part contraption.
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You can do a knife bend easily with Guy Bavli's Perfect Key Bending gimmick. I never used the gimmick to do a key because people generally don't want their keys bent, but you can borrow a knife at any restaurant. First performed this back around 2002/3.

No need for special clothes, works with most knives (I never had an issue but just in case one of you try it and it doesn't work I won't say works with all knives), gimmick is easily set up (about 2 seconds if that), work it anywhere, and it costs less than $35USD new!!!

To me it's a no brainer.
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On 2012-02-20 09:09, pduffie wrote:

Ustead:

The bender is a one part contraption.


Thank you for clearing my misconception Mr. Duffie. OK, I am back in the run and will await a detailed review.

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Ok guy bavli keybend can be a clever solution for knife bending.
just a single gimmick and no need for misdirection.
I have thought to the same thing and tried it with good results.
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Roslyn and Markhitton: Thank you for suggesting a tried-n-tested method for knife bend using Guy Bavli's Perfect Key Bending gimmick. I will give it a try.

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Why spend over £80 when something that's less than £25 does the job better?
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Penguin Magic site says the Guy Bavli's Perfect Key Bending gimmick has been discontinued.

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Get it from Guy directly. $40 USD or £25 GBP approx.

http://www.pro-magic.com/product_detail.php?prod_id=11596
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On 2012-02-20 17:45, Roslyn wrote:

Why spend over £80 when something that's less than £25 does the job better?


Yes, I agree.

I have given Bavli's Bending gimmick a try and it works like a charm. Thank you for the alternate suggestion.

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P.S. Markhitton suggested (through PM) a minor modification to Bavli's Bending gimmick so as to eliminate any metal to metal contact sound created while inserting/ removing the blade of the knife. It's a nice useful modification. Markhitton, Thank you for sharing you idea. Smile

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The creator of the effect has been silent - would be interesting to hear his take
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Thanks to you Ustaad ,key-man in the magic Café!
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Saw it also at blackpool, too much set up for a knife bent, I will still prefer misdirection and a table!
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