I was expecting a detailed lecture on invisible touches but this is a lecture heavy on BASIC spoon
bending. I was disappointed in the contents.
There is a 3.5 minute discussion on the
basics and summary of uses.
Then there is over 25 minutes of basic Spoon bending
technique and not the best most convincing on one or two bends. Later he suggests you study
everyone else like Guy Balvi and Banacheck. I am so disappointed that this is a spoon bending
lecture not a Invs. Touch lecture. Yes, if you want to learn spoon bending go with those DVDs not
To make it worse, he first explains all his method on his bends and THEN they
repeat it with someone named Sara. So at times you hear explanations 3 times for Spoon bending not
Invisible touches. Any time spent is on moves he credits to others so you really don't need this
video if you want to learn Spoon bending .
Focusing on Invisible Touches is only 9.58
minutes. He uses two people to demo . The one technique he uses I picked up on in the beginning of
the DVD and maybe one on one it would be hard to catch but with a larger audience I think some will
see what they did and be confused that others were shocked. He is mixing in PK touches so again,
the short amount of detail spent on it is not fully in Invisible touch but also PK touch.
Now what really was disappointing was the coolest effect on the DVD because you will NOT be able
to do it. You would have to buy something. He does not say where to get one so you would have to
seek it and it is $hundreds$.
He introduces it as something NEW but it is not even HIS
device and a full 5 minutes is spent on something very few will incorporate as it is not included in
He spends 3 minutes on psychology and showmanship and suggests you study the
full body of work out their to really understand this.
Then he spends another minute,
returning to the spoon bending lecture, on the melting, breaking spoon saying to learn it for the
The last minute is for thank yous and to leave him a positive review on Penguin
if one liked but said he would accept any review to learn from.
IT would seem Lior is not
the issue but how Penguin mislead me to believe this was going to be the real work on Invisible
Touch from the creator. But what i get is a Spoon bending lecture, with a sprinkle of IT and PK and
a teaser for how good it can look if you buy special props.
At the time of this review
there is no mention of the contents or that it is heavy focus on spoon bending.
39 of 40 magicians found this helpful.
Purchasing this lecture makes me feel like I was duped by the classic bait and switch tactic. My
discontent is in line with the other negative comments about this lecture.
David Blaine perform this, I was very excited to be able to learn the skills of this effect. This
lecture is even pitched as being the one that David Blaine uses. But what you get is literally 75%
on spoon bending! There is very little here in the way of actual Invisible Touches skills or
After viewing the entire lecture, I wanted to make sure I did not make a
mistake and misunderstand what exactly would be on this lecture. I went back to the Invisible
Touches page and read line by line what this lecture was about. And no where at all does it make any
mention in any way about "spoon bending." I am very, very disappointed that Penguin would even sell
this under the pretense that you are getting Invisible Touches. It feels like the classic Bait and
Switch to me.
The very few 15 minutes or so you get of the Invisible Touches routine comes
across as a bit amateurish. There is a part in the lecture where he says to the guest "I did not
touch you", but clearly he did! I could see it myself and I'm sure that the other guest could see it
too. I don't think it's very credible to do something to someone that can obviously be seen and then
tell them you did not do what they claim you did. When it is clearly obvious you did. And when he
went over the technique, he indeed said he does touch them and shows how to go about it.
The biggest disappointment was the end... I was waiting to hear how he was able to appear to
have two guests, sitting side by side, both experience being touched, when one was touched and the
other was not. For this grand finale you are shown a prop that is not provided and apparently pretty
pricey, and told that this is how you do this effect. That's it. Not even a mention of where to
purchase it or how to get one.
After spending one hour and 23 minutes watching this
lecture, with the excitement of being able to learn Invisible Touches, there is very little I gained
that I will be able to use to pull off this effect.
14 of 15 magicians found this helpful.
I agree 100% with Mark from NJ on March 22nd, 2017 - except only two stars
"Mostly a lecture on
spoon bending and a device you woud have to search for and pay hundreds for" Mark from NJ on March
5 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
This routine comes with Loops and free shipping on the. You are getting a "$20" routine for the cost
of $10. Don't know if Lior knows penguin is supplying the Loops New Generation and free shipping
with this purchase but this is a phenomenal deal!
4 of 6 magicians found this helpful.
Well worth the money, enjoyed just listening to him. Great ideas, just need to practice, I'm a
novice at this, but I'm confident that I can pull this off. Buy it.
3 of 5 magicians found this helpful.
This is a very nice intro to PK Touches. It goes beyond beginner level into some of the psychology
that makes it really work. I like how he stressed the importance of psychology because I don't think
that this routine needs to be presented as a silly pub trick. This can be strong stuff if it is
presented as strong stuff.
4 of 8 magicians found this helpful.
Ok, first to say - technically it is bad thinking. Doing the moves he does when explaining " i
didn't touch you, I was holding my hands like this" is just gives away the method. Every smart
spectator will start to think that it must be something between your hands if it seems like so. If
you want to use this style - I think to use ITR is better idea than loops. It will give you more
opportunities with the distance between your hands.
But I need to say - for me it is a great
pleasure to watch him performing because of his humor lines! Almost always he gets me to take a pen
a make a notes, amazing stuff!
I wish I could see his other performances in free format like it
was in Penguin lecture.
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I have loved this effect since I saw David Blaine perform it on his TV special.....the psychology
behind it is awesome!!!! Great reactions!!
Some really nice psychology on this, and it gives you enough material for a decent routine for stage
or parlour, but for me the most useful stuff can be done walk around and is impromptu... if you're
in the habit of wearing the gimmick.
I didn't know how well this trick would work but it's amazing!. I re-watched David Blaine's
performance and started to perform it in the manner he does and it works like a charm. People are
genuinely freaked out and impressed at the same time, definitely one of the strongest effects I've
performed and it's not that expensive!