Okay, here is my review...
I bought this last month, and am very pleased with what I got. The
teaching on the DVD was awesome, and there was a lot of performance footage, which is always nice.
BUT.... This trick is really only for some people. What you need for this routine is #1 large tough
hands. The moves themselves require you to have decently strong adult sized hands. If you are a
young magician, I would not get it. #2 a large supply of forks. Just for one day of practice, I
used 20 forks. You can get them cheap at Walmart, like 5 for a buck. #3 you need patience and the
willingness to learn it. The effects of this routine are amazing, but they take a lot of practice.
All in all, It is an amazing routine that can be performed nearly anywhere, but it is only for
certain people. Thanks!
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I almost didn't want to do this review,(selfish motivation) but here goes.I didn't perform this
effect for a couple years or so after I mastered it.I just didn't think it would be practical in a
real world application.I couldn't have been more wrong. You see, the way I practice is in the street
before a real audience made up of people most of which I don't know.I was looking to try something
new out for my paid gigs. So I decided to give "liquid Metal" a spin. I hit the pavement, kicked the
tires,went from zero to WOW in seconds flat. While I was performing this powerhouse effect this one
guy whose eyes had gotten as wide as ping pong balls, grabbed my wrist and asked "Hey man!, are you
hypnotizing me!?!"... "I..I..I can't believe I'm seeing this!!!" To which I replied, No sir, it's
just good magic. Admittedly, I was just as stunned by the overwhelming reactions as they were with
the illusion! I immediately new this pearl would now go into my working repertoire.I did it as a
closer in my next paid gig.The spectator I chose actually screamed "OUTRAGEOUS!!!!" and took off
running.Contrary to what has been said the explanations are extremely thorough and clear. True it
does take a bit of finger strength. As with any effect time, practice, and patience will take care
of any obstacles that may arise.So to all my magical peeps, don't sleep on this as I did....don't
cheat your specs, treat your specs!! buy!, buy!, and so long too...Layta!
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Once you get the moves down this is truly amazing. Timing and creative presentation will take some
time to develop. Beginners should expect to do a whole lot of practice. Most of these moves require
strength in the fingers. Morgan is great job teaching step-by-step with different angles. This is
well worth the cost.
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I buy virtually every new popular (and sometimes unheard of) effect put out on the market. Liquid
Metal stands by itself as the single best trick I own, both from a polished routine perspective as
well as audience reaction.
After burning through 3,000+ forks, I can assure you - if I only
had one trick to perform for the remainder of my life, it would be Liquid Metal.
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As a working professional and probably one of the better fork bender in my area (I have bent a few
thousand forks in the last few years alone), and as someone who does fork bending for all my close
up shows, I highly recommend this DVD. I have probably watched and read almost all the major DVDs
and books on metal bending I can get my hands on, and I still highly recommend Liquid Metal as the
best DVD on the topic. Morgan Strebler's style is strong, in-your-face, and is very practical for
close up or walk around. The corkscrew (stem twist) is an absolute reputation killer and is actually
what sells this effect. This twist does take a little bit of practice, but it is absolutely worth
it. When the audience find out that they cannot twist the stem back, that it is not a gimmicked
fork, and that they actually get to keep the fork as a souvenir and therefore not a trick fork, it
really blows their minds. Yes... I always get them to sign their names on the fork so that there is
no way I could have switch it. I have built upon Morgan's DVD over the years to developed a
personalized fork bending routine that has won me a street magic competition a couple of years ago.
My current routine and approach is now very different from Morgan Strebler, but this DVD is
foundational to what I perform. The bends in here are exactly what I use in my fork bending routine,
even if my approach might be slightly different.
If I can give this a 6 star rating, I
would. This is one of the DVDs that has really revolutionized my career. Take the time to practice
what you learn here. It is worth the effort.
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First off, I would like to say that if you are beginner, I might stay away from this for a while. It
is going to take a lot of practice and effort to get this right but once you do, you'll have a trick
that will leave your audience stunned. The good thing about this video is that Morgan goes into
great detail while explaining the method so you won't find yourself rewinding it twenty times before
you understand. If you've been doing magic for a while and you are looking for something new and
interesting, pick this up and start practicing.
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I personally felt that this DVD lacked something in the instruction. It had better performances than
the teaching. They edited this almost flawlessly and it was filmed beautifully but I wasn't a huge
fan of the teaching. Sure it was filmed in a nice studio and he went into detail but I didn't take a
ton away. And the corkscrew bend and the key bends weren't very well taught so I really didn't learn
them. But the perfromances were great nonetheless. I suggest buying this just for that. Nothing too
original here though
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Please don't buy this, I don't need any competition. I've been performing Liquid Metal for about 4
years now, and it's one of the most powerful effects I do. The audience reaction is tremendous and
it works equally well for all ages. The forks are easily bought through amazon.com, and the practice
necessary is worth it. You DON'T have to be a strongman to do it, you just have to practice until
you get the feel -- after that, the rest is showmanship and misdirection. If you like to do stunning
magic with ordinary objects, this one is a reputation builder.
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I have purchased just about all the best stuff out there on Metal Bending. This is by far one of the
best as well as Psychokinetic Silverware by Banacheck (also available from penguin)
He really goes in depth on the teaching so a
complete noob can learn this. Be warned. It will take time to build up the strength to bend the
I perform a variation of this in my act EVERY NIGHT I perform. This is one of
the most talked about things that I do.
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I saw Morgan perform this thing live @ Magic Live and, let me tell ya, it blew my mind. And the
rumors are true, he is a nice guy too!
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