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Bent On Strange
by Bob Cassidy

#3 Mentalism & Spiritism author

(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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Bent On Strange by Bob Cassidy

The Ultimate Key Bending Routine.

In the early 1970’s, at the "dawning of the Age of Aquarius," a young Israeli named Uri Geller attracted worldwide attention with his "psychic" abilities. While he demonstrated several paranormal skills, it was his "psychokinetic" ability to bend silverware, borrowed keys, and nails that set him apart from other "New Age" psychics. In the years that followed many mentalists and magicians added "metal bending" routines to their repertoires, and many sleights and gimmicks have been devised to facilitate the effect.

You may have noticed that most of the modern material on the subject deals with silverware and coins. Key bending seems to have fallen by the wayside. This is unfortunate, for the "psychic bending" of a borrowed key is, in Bob's opinion, the strongest effect of the genre. It also makes a performer’s subsequent coin, nail, or silverware bending far more effective.

1st edition 2002; 18 pages.
word count: 5130 which is equivalent to 20 standard pages of text

Reviewed by Ron Martin
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 25 April, 2012

What a GREAT ROUTINE to have on hand for that perfect moment! You can easily have everything you'll need - a key or two to bend - if your participant(s) don't have one. Just carry them on your keyring.

Bob's routining is perfect! The handling of the key(s) makes the bend invisible. You can show the key as straight, IMMEDIATELY put it in THEIR hand if you wish . . . and the strangeness can occur there! Either before and/or after - the key is bent, it is shown to be a strong one and is demonstrably NOT going to bend using their fingers.

And best of all? NO gimmick to be caught with! The cleanest of clean routines.

I think this is a perfect one-on-one effect when you feel that doing something very strange is called for. Bob also explains how to use this effectively in a group setting, as well.

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