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Zackary
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Has anyone heard of this? I know it isn't out, but I have just a general fork or spoon bending question. Can any of it be born with a normal fork or spoon?

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The whole routine uses one fork, totally unprepared, no switching. So, yes, its all done with a normal fork.

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I did not understand the part in the ad where it says two forks.

It certainly looks great. It's like he is bending chewing gum.
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Hasn't anybody got this yet?

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It isn't released yet!

I once saw Morgan do some bending. It was very good.

If this is the same routine I saw (it is) then whoever gets it is in for a real treat!
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Where can I find the ad or link? Thanks.
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Wow! This sure looks great! I'll sure be using this at the club bar!

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I saw this live and in person at the Bellagio, and it's even better in real life than it looks on the trailer. Morgan is a great magician. He has the ability to take anything he does and invest it with his own style, making it something worthwhile and unique. I saw him do things besides the fork routine, which is phenomenal, and the reactions he got were fantastic. I predict this is just the beginning of the things he'll do.
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Has anyone invested in his paper clip bending routine? It looks nice but I was after a review before shelling out any cash.
It is available via Instant Download on the Penguin Website.
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Yes, I got the paper clip routine. I think it looks great, but as it says it is an opener. You can't just do it in the middle of your performance. So far the reactions I get is great. Right after you can go into a bending routine.
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It looks like we are in search for the Holy Grail of metal bending again.

Up to now we have got material from Bavli, Kuff, Osterlind, Banachek, Fields and quite a few more.

If all of us performed what we up to now have learned, we wouldn't have time for anything else. Is it really necessary with more material on this? And how much better is this?

IMHO, bendings are NOT about moves and sleights-of-hand, but audience management, psychology and subtleties.

Guys, work on what you already have. Remember, to make magic real depends only on yourself, not on how many more books, DVDs and routines you get hold of.

Just my two cents.

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He he, sounds like a new film starring a rip-off of Morgan Freeman.

-Francisco
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Guys, while I can agree there is a good amount of work on the subject, Morgan has some original work and has a very nice routine.

If you have original work that everyone is telling you should be released, and you want to release it to help out the magic community, you should do so, and not be stopped because there are already some tapes on it. This stuff is very different than Banachek's bends, just because of the attitude and style of the bends.

Any new work on any magic subject should be welcomed, rather than saying that we already have too much.
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First of all, YES, there are a lot of videos out there on metal bending. Most of them simply touch on bends and some of them on psychology as well.

However, none of those videos show you a POWERFUL, perfected routine that flows together like Eminem lyrics. Morgan's work is different than most bends you see around. Morgan is the kind of guy to take a regular method and twist it around with his sick mind to a point where it is unrecognizable.

While this may not be the Holy Grail of metal bending, it IS a strong routine that quite a few magicians that have seen it WANTED to learn.
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The fact that "quite a few magicians that have seen it WANTED to learn" is probably the very same reason that a lot of mentalist will stray away from it. His bending does look incredible, though. I'll give him that!

John E.
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Let the mentalists stray away from it. Their loss.
johne
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How will it be our loss, when we will see so many people performing it?
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It is true that if many people, magicians and mentalists, do perform a particular effect such as metal bending, which has become the latest "fad", the effect may become so commonplace that the impact on the audience or spectator may becomes diluted and the effect then becomes passé.

However, the nature of the effect is defined by the performer and the impact of the effect is gauged by the performance. If the fork/spoon bending effect is performed by a magician with the attitude of a magician as a magic effect, it will be perceived as such by the audience. If the same fork bending effect is performed by a mentalist as a PK effect with the attitude of a mentalist, the same effect will be perceived differently by the same audience as a mental or supernatural phenomenon.

The audience's perception of the effect and the resulting impact on the audience are, therefore, based upon and conditioned upon the performer and the performer's attitude on how and why the effect is being demonstrated.

While there are in fact many performers with DVDS on metal bending, i.e., Banachek, Kuffs, Osterlind, Bavli, and now Morgan, and while the demand and interest for these types of bending effects are growing in the mainstream magic fraternity, mentalists should not abandon these effects because they are being widely distributed and the general magic marketplace is being saturated by them for all magicians to use and perhaps abuse.

Mentalists should and must continue to perform these type of effects, as they were meant to be performed, with a subtle attitude of a mentalist.
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I'm keeping the rocks! LOL

Just kidding.

JE.
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