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Postby Guest » 07/07/02 08:53 AM

Have you read the book Gellerism Revealed by Ben Harris? Can someone give me a review on it? Is the bending Key gimmick he tells you how to make is it any good? Does it take sleight of hand? I really need help on this because I been thinking about buying this but I have arthritis in my wrists and don't know if the key bending he tells you about is hard to do. Thank you....
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Postby Ben Harris » 07/07/02 08:40 PM

Hi Matthew,

Physically speaking, key bending is a lot tougher than spoon or fork bending. Key bending is also a lot less popular than it used to be. Actually wrecking someone's key can be a very bad idea. Discretion is required.

All that aside, yes Gellerism Revealed does deal with key bending with and without gimmicks.

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Postby Guest » 08/02/02 11:40 AM

Hey Ben,

Do you touch base on the Zanadu gimmick that's been around forever.

Mine's sitting in a drawer and perhaps you have some thoughts and new applications?

Thanks as always!
Jeff

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Postby Shawn Preston » 08/02/02 05:01 PM

Hello all
Dave Neighbors has a killer key bending routine published in the Minotaur years ago. I'm sorry I don't have my back issues to look up the exact issue. I was totally baffled the first time Dave showed this to me. Look it up! It's great.

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Postby Ben Harris » 08/02/02 05:08 PM

Hi Jeff,

The gimmick I use is an old key with a large "eye". This has been wrapped in flesh colored band-aids to soften it in the hand. A slit is made over the "eye" for insertion of the target key.

Thus, the gimmick is almost invisible, it is soft and easy to work with, and SILENT.

hope this helps.

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