Yuval Kerren's Bending Coin

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Postby Guest » 03/31/02 12:08 AM

What is the general concensus on this item? Elsewhere, I've been reading the argument that the need to have objects signed is purely "magician thinking", and has no place among serious mentalists. This raises an entire topic, but for the meantime, has anyone worked with Mr. Kerren's product?

Postby Guest » 03/31/02 02:46 PM

I know that both Banachek abd Richard Busch have a bending coin routine and David Harkey (in his book Ah-Ha) has one that I love doing. Best to check those sources first. And yes, mentalism is different than magic and signing things tend to make it look more like a magic trick unless of course it is critical to the effect.

Think about how it should look. You openly borrow a coin and make it bend with NOsuperfluous moves or cover....and if you didn't see any way the coin could be switched, then why do you need it marked?

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Postby Steve Knight » 04/02/02 02:36 PM

Uri Geller has never asked anyone to sign or mark anything before bending it, that says something. Bending a borrowed and signed coin is a superb magic trick, it just depends on what you want people to believe.
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Postby David Acer » 04/03/02 11:10 AM

Sankey has a typically inspired approach to bending a coin in his forthcoming book, Sankey Unleashed. Its called "Prime Time Bend," and as I recall, its something he developed for television.

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Postby Guest » 04/04/02 12:04 PM

Please check Bill Goldman's Bar & Grill #7!
It is a real "Goldman"- easy method and a killer presentation and funny to read

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