This was the first item I bought from Penguin Magic, and I paid more than $ 100. It has been my
favorite effect for one-on-one or small groups for several years. I've gained a reputation. People
I've never met come up to me at conferences and ask me to bend coins because someone told them about
me doing it before. The weight and style is so cool, too, that it looks like an expensive pen. Mine
even survived two trips through the washing machine. Unfortunately, I either misplaced it or someone
picked it up.
I just received my replacement. I was worried because the price was less than
half the original one. I thought they may have changed the manufacturing or materials to lower the
cost. However, this is almost exactly like my first one. The only difference is a minor change. Now
the ballpoint can be retracted. (I took the ballpoint out of my first one because it can be painful
to finger palm that end.)
BTW, I also have a Superman. It works well and is less expensive.
However, you have to wear a jacket with sleeves. (Hint: I almost missed my flight when I forgot the
Superman was in my jacket. I had to explain a lot to airline security.)
I've never had
problems with ditching the Boa Pen, though. I often nonchantly put it back together right in front
of my audience while they are looking at the bent coin. It looks like I'm just fidgeting with my
pen. I've been asked to examine the pen, but no one has ever discovered the gimmick. They usually
assume that I bent the coin around the pen shaft, a pretty amazing feat in itself if I had.
I like Jay Noblezada's idea about ditching the two halves in my back pockets when wearing jeans.
That works great, too. But I wouldn't worry too much. Just don't make a big deal out of putting the
pen away and no one seems to notice since they are amazed at the bent coin.
also includes better instructions and one new handling where the coin "bends" in the spectator's own
hand. I haven't tried it, but I will soon.
Buy this thing! You will love it and will blow
other people's minds with it. (And it'll cost you less than half what my first one did.) Just work
on your finger palming and be bold about ditching the gimmick afterwards.
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The Boa is such an ingenious piece of equipment. The fact that the "magic" happens right under their
nose and they have absolutely no clue is such a great feeling to magicians. This device is strong,
and will last you a lifetime. More importantly, this does NOT LEAVE MARKS ON THE COIN! a must for
coins that are going to be examined!
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This is a very weird trick, but with practice you can do it right. This is a trick I would not
recommend for beginners.
If you do get it be sure to have spare coins.
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I own Roy keuppers superman, and I do the trick short sleeved, and I get really great reactions.
If you've ever done coin bending routines, then you know that there is preparation involved. This
product eliminates that. With this tool, you can have the spectator take out their own coin and sign
it before even handing it to you. I must warn you that the clean up is a bit tricky but once you
practice it you'll get it down. If you really like coin bending routines, this is probably the
cleanest looking. Only one coin is use and no duplicate signatures are needed. A truly great
They tell you how to do this on Spun and Penguin there is another bend that I prefer called the
superman coin bend. My friend let me try his out for a week and you can bend a coin on the spot and
roll your sleeves up and it can be signed. So this is a good product but i would like it if Penguin
sold Superman here.
[Editor's note: Penguin Magic does sell Superman by roy Keuppers]
I use this as a tool rather than the full 'effect' that comes with it.
Combine this with
Morgans 'closer' or 'spun' and you've got a truly amazing coin bend that is both practical and
There's a knack to getting the perfect bend but after 5-6 goes you'll be bending in
seconds.. So much easier than carrying a toolbox wherever you go!!!
People break teeth trying to bend the coin after it falls from you hands!
Takes your metal
bending to the next level... people will have no explanation for this one! Add to cart NOW!
Man, oh man!!! I've made many, many people scream with this baby!!! I never leave home without it
now. Yeah it's a little pricey, but to bend a borrowed, signed coin is next to a miracle, and to
me, worth the . You can bend pennies, dimes, quarters, I was even able to bend a 50c piece!!! Not
as bulky and heavy as some have made it out to be. If you have basic slight of hand skills, you
should have no problems handling it. It doubles as a pretty sleek pen, too. ADD TO CART!!!
Personally, I love the BOA device, I have yet to use it due to the technical aspect, which needs to
be perfected. But overall, the effect is simply wonderful. What could be better? It is also the
perfect ally to 'The Closer'.