Menny Lindenfeld
METALISM: EPISODE 01 - SELF BENDING PAPERCLIP
$45

THE BLURB:
METALISM IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND DVD SERIES FOCUSING ON THE
ART OF METAL BENDING.

Menny Lindenfeld founded the METALISM project in 1999. Over
the past decade, he has been creating a huge collection of
hardcore metal bending miracles, unlike anything seen
before.

Now, for the first time, Lindenfeld opens the door and
welcomes you into his brilliant mind as he shares his
topmost secrets. Learn and explore fresh ideas, new
techniques and innovative methods of highly visual, hardcore
metal bending miracles.

METALISM Episode 01: Self Bending Paperclip

In the 1st episode of METALISM - The Self Bending Paperclip
- magic inventor, Menny Lindenfeld, teaches you two methods
(gimmick and impromptu versions) to perform a powerful and
highly visual metal bending effect with an easy-to-find
object, a paperclip! Learn to fully control bend timing,
pace and shape, while causing the paperclip to impossibly
bend by itself.

Original Concept.
Highly visual effect.
Only 30 seconds to prepare.
Easy to master and perform
Fully controlled bend timing, pace and shape.
No freezing or heating.
Packs small and plays big.
Compatible with all common paperclip sizes.
DVD + Gimmick included

MY COMMENTS:
Once again, I must state that I don't do metal bending, so
my comments may be a bit biased. Metalbending doesn't fit
my persona. However, if it did, I probably would be quite
excited about this. This is quite stunning and definitely
powerful. That's the good news.

The bad news is that the preparation may not make it
practical for some performers. And I do emphasize the words
"may not." Most spoon and fork bending requires a specific
handling, but little to no preparation. For this, it may
take seconds to "prepare," but what's left out of the blurb
is that there is preparation on the part of the paper clips,
though it does take just a couple of minutes for each one.
As for the modus to make it bend, it requires the same type
of set-up that one might use to psychically move a fork.

In other words, there are two gimmicks in play to make this
work. This is not necessarily a bad thing. It's just
something that one may not have anticipated when purchasing
this.

I will also note that the subtitle of this, "Self Bending
Paperclip," is somewhat misleading. Sure, the perfomer must
do a secret something to make it move, but it should never
appear (and it doesn't in the demo video) as if the
paperclip is doing it on its own. The performer apparently
is using his powers to bend the clip. This is a minor
point, but it could be misleading to the purchaser, so I
point that out.

Another point is that Lindenfeld provides the materials to
get you started. They are available at hardware stores and
magic supply stores. You may already have some of it
available already.

The question is, and it's a cliched one, whether or not the
end justifies the means. If you don't mind the work, this
will be a killer metal bending effect in your repertoire.
The DVD package includes everything you need to get started
right away.
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