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shouksmiths
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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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Coinvexed 2 the sharpie edition, is this similar to the Quantem Bender or just a coincidence they use the same marker?

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On 2012-02-05 20:40, magicnorm wrote:
Coinvexed 2 the sharpie edition, is this similar to the Quantem Bender or just a coincidence they use the same marker?

NM


Not sure, I know both effects have been compared a lot but regards how similar they are someone else will have to advise. I do know that a lot of magic tricks and gimmicks use a Sharpie, it is the marker pen of choice for most magicians!!

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I vote this as the worst trick of 2012. It seems as if David Penn is going downhill, especially after the recent WPR disaster...too bad for him.

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Can't believe you guys are supporting this guy after the big WPR fiasco.
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The demo video shows very little of the effect with no presentation. Thus I have based my post on the presumption that Bionik uses a gimmick for bending the blade of a normal table knife during the course of performance. Based on that, here are my thoughts:-

IMO, bending a table knife right under the nose of the spectator is not an easy task. Thus the effect gains greater importance in cutlery bending.

Knife of various brands display different characteristics in their flexibility, softness/ stiffness and brittleness. It seems that Bionik is using a particular brand(s) of knife which must have been shortlisted after many hours of trials and errors.

Also it would need a specially designed gimmick so as to cater for a quick, smooth and easy bend with all the mechanical advantages built into the gimmick. Also the gimmick should be reasonably small, easy to conceal but at the same time it should be easy to get into position to do the dirty work quickly and efficiently.

Hence I think a lot of brainstorming and hard work must have gone into creating Bionik. However I shall await an honest review.

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P.S. My above thoughts are independent and irrespective of the latest controversy surrounding the creator of Bionik. I have focused my thoughts exclusively to the Bionik effect.
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Can we try and keep the off-topic beating children posts off here? I think all of us want this thread to stay un-deleted.
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Seems that Unknown419 has inadvertently posted in the wrong section.

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He sent the same post to multiple discussion
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Yes.

There seem to be some sort of a glitch in the system.

Mods can you please look into this.

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BioniK is of interest to me. However, I agree with Ustaad's comments about the type of knife being bent - particularly the brittleness of the knife. You need some serious leverage to bend a knife like it shows in the demo trailer. I am merely speculating here but in all cases shown in the trailer he is wearing some sort of very chunky wristband type of thing. I also will wait for the reviews and comments after Blackpool.
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