Just a quick comment on the Jacob Spinney spoon bend at the link provided here. I've watched it several times now, and have to say, I don't see any 'bad' angles, or any unnecessary pressure or tension on the thumb, especially considering the Fork is bending against the thumb, and not away from it.
This is one of the best bends I've seen, and I've seen several. Have to admit though, I think I still prefer the 'Optical Bend' by Sandborn. But then, both Richard O. and Banachek have wonderful methods to, so I guess it boils down to 'what works best for you as a performer'. Just like the Torn and Restored card, with the MANY versions currently available, you have to find the method that best fits YOUR personality, as they are all good. Nice job Jacob!