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Ferry H.P.
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Jonathan, have you found the perfect fork yet?
Before I buy the DVD, I want to know if the best forks for this effect are easy to find in Belgium.
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ScottLeavitt
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Have to admit, favorite part of DVD is when one of the girls he was performing on the street kept asking him if he was one of T.H.E.M. Smile
Mauricio Jaramillo
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On 2004-09-28 19:25, ScottLeavitt wrote:
Have to admit, favorite part of DVD is when one of the girls he was performing on the street kept asking him if he was one of T.H.E.M. Smile


hahaha, I noticed that too, pretty strange. What the hell does that lady who walks by right after say? It interrupted the routine for a few seconds and I couldn't tell what she was inquiring about. It was kind of odd.

If anybody needs a link for fork suppliers, just PM me.
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I hate this. I mean really hate it.

I spent $30 for someone to tell me how to bend a fork, then added another $10 destroying a bunch and leaving my hands burning like h*ll. $40 down the drain **FLUSH**

One bend in particular, the "corkscrew" is a nightmare to perform smoothly and without extreme pain to your mitts.

This isn't for everyone. If I'm going to devote hundreds of hours of practice and a permanent case of arthritis to an effect its going to have to be something more amazing than this.
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Tdowell, your opinion is definitely fine, but I do feel that you're exaggerating a little. Just like with any other routine, it'll require practice as you said, and the first few days/weeks will require that you develop certain muscles in your hands. This happens with many card and coin effects as well.

The corkscrew is really quite simple and just needs to be practiced, it definitely won't kill your hands. If it does, I suggest you reanalyze your technique to make sure you're doing it correctly. He teaches you how to do the corkscrew on the spot with the aid of the other visual bend, so you should keep giving it a try. You watched the demo (I hope) and saw how the fork ends up and the description says that a fork breaks and twists, so you knew this was going to involve some intense bending, misdirection, and a lot of cheap silverware purchases.

Now, as the end of your post says, perhaps you didn't find this amazing. Fair enough. I disagree and specs love this, but the effect really depends on the performer and if it's not your style, I understand. Don't think I'm bashing your opinion by the way, I like to see a differing point of view. I just don't want people who are interested in this to be scared off that easily when there's a strong routine to learn. The muscles will develop Smile
Jonathan P.
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Ferry H.P. (and others!);
I did find a "perfect fork" here in belgium but it is quite expensive (1€/pce). So I am looking for alternatives in all the "penny shops" around my house and big stores. I try to get in touch with the suppliers of the fork I found in order to buy them in large quatities, for cheap.
If you are interested, we could do this together (if we order more, we'll pay cheaper)
PM me.
Jonathan.
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This is the classic case of knowing what to expect before you buy the dvd/trick. We as magicians aren't going to be impressed by the trick or the method if we already know we are buying a trick on fork bending. Likewise, spectators will hardly be impressed if you say "watch as I mysteriously bend this fork 4 times." The secret to all good magic is the surprise factor. If someone walks up to you with a fork and mutilates it with their "mind" any spectator will be stunned because they didn't know what to expect going in. So every phase is a surprise to them. It just makes sense.

I have liquid metal and have never done metal bending. I practiced for one night until my hands hurt. Two days later I went back to the trick and found the corkscrew to come much much easier. It really surprised me.

I think this trick is a winner and those who know me know that I don't give good reviews very often.
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My personal favorite part was when he was performing outside of some club I guess and he did the fork break. One guy thought he was being slick and ran over and picked the piece up, and when he was done examining it, snuck over and threw it back on the ground with a loud "TING-TA-TING"! The performances were really funny at times, and I think Morgan handled everyone pretty expertly.

The rest of the DVD is very good. The corkscrew bend, I agree, is a pain to do as fast as Morgan does in the performances. It's going to definitely take some practice, but look at that **** fork by the end of the routine! Lol. So worth it.

Definitely worth 30 bucks. Anyone care to share the Easter Eggs they found? I found Morgan and Mikala's World Magic Seminar performance by scrolling my mouse around on the Main Menu. What did you find?

Ian

P.s.- Just watching Morgan do the Key Bend stuns me. He does that move pretty dang effortlessly and casually. I spent some time trying to do it with some of these (uncut) keys I use in bending routines. Finally, I did the move very obviously (trying not to give away what the move is, here) and put a lot of "umph" into it. The key snapped in two and cut my thumb Smile. It's a start, anyway.

P.p.s.- The fork you fork is definitely a winner. I can see myself using that, and often.
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...blood from a key...you may have something there!
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Tdowell, it's not that bad. When I first tried it, I was a little dissapointed, but within a few days, I was doing the routine perfectly. I'm only 14 and don't have big muscles or anything, but I could do it all after less than a week.

You spent $10 on forks? How many did you buy?
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Having just watched this DVD I was dissapointed. In my opinion and it is just my opinion the routine was poor, his patter was annoying and after five mins of watching the different demonstrations I got fed up of hearing him repeatedly saying "if you will" all the blooming time! He talks better in the explanations and should spend more time on his performance patter instead of saying "if you will" every other sentence, but I suppose your buying the DVD to learn his routine rather than his patter so finding him annoying really is just my personal opinion.

When I first saw Banachecks silverware demonstration, I was blown away as I was seeing Metal Bending, I saw a Tine bending, I saw handles on forks bending! Of course having watched the explanations with Banachek you not only get the techniques but the subtleties too, and this video of Banacheks Silverware routines has served me hundreds of times, and of course Banachek is the ONLY man who fooled the scientists with his metal bending, and he did this with techniques and subtleties, you cant bend metal without subtleties, its boring!!!!

Morgans tine bend was appaling, he simply shook the fork and "Oh theres a bend in the tine now", all the wonderful subtleties from Banachek were lost, no bending, it was just straight, then bent, no visual bending.

His putting in the twist was well thought out, but I think if I recall this was covered by Kuffs so nothing new there really!

His "fork you" bend was amusing and will be used by myself, but the twisted tine Morgan? Well even after years of metal bending, I tried to do this with some cheap thin forks and stuggled, I'm not suprised Morgan is not using it yet either, I don't think anyone ever will, as it would be almost impossible to do in performance unless you have hands like shovels and skin as thick as bricks.

The graphics were fun on the dvd, I had a faulty menu on my DVD though! I've not watched the explanations in full as yet, having skipped the bits I already knew, but the additional tine bends were good, and can be incorporated into anyone elses routine and make the fork just that bit more wild as a give away for people to remember you by.

I have this, Banachecks Silverware, Kuffs Metal bending tape, Osterlind series and Mindbender, and a Guy Bavli tape as well as something recent from Byrds and Coates, if I had to buy them all again, it would be in this order.

I'm in the process of getting Ian Rowlands lecture notes which show some kind of metal bending as Ian is himself a fellow cutlery destroyer LOL but never seen a performance, has anyone seen Ian perform his routine? I'd be interested in a reveiew on that or his lecture video which after submitting this I will search for on here, not sure if he has got cutlery bending demonstrations on the vid though, but will check it out anyway, as he is an all round excellent performer and everything he does is very good value for money and he knows his craft well!

My Order List for metal bending would be if I had to buy them all again:
1 Banacheks for a full act and subtleties.
2 Kuffs for additional bending techniques and ideas including plastic cutlery
3 Guy Bavli additional bending techniques and ideas
4 Morgans for the additional tine bend techniques and "fork you".
5 Richard Osterlinds spoon bends & spikes in his DVD set.
6 Mindbender, well I wouldnt buy it again!
7 Byrd & Coates Forced reality (I think its called this) gives a basic bend that can be used in many ways! Very boring DVD as same principle throughout using gimicks.

Again just my humble opinion!
smartie_28
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I think that Morgan's routine is great, but I have PK Silverware and love it as well.
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Learn Morgan's Silverware Bending routines in Liquid Metal and add into your repertory.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science."

~ Albert Einstein ~
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