Bison is a combination of two distinct coin bends that happen at the fingertips, without cover.
Bison One starts with a borrowed quarter held at the fingertips, showing both hands otherwise empty. The coin is brought within inches of the face of the spectator as the thumb and forefinger of both hands bend the coin, as if it were made of rubber.
Bison Two takes the coin bend a step further. A spectator places a single quarter in the outstretched hand of the magician. The hand is turned over with the quarter just pinched at its outmost edge by the fingertips. The coin begins to wave back and forth - and as it slows, a very deliberate bend can be seen. The coin has bent at the fingertips of just one hand.
Bison is our way of introducing you to Branden Wolf, a spectacular sleight-of-hand artist who you’ll be seeing more of in 2014, when we release his feature length project. Until then - satisfy that craving for clean, direct magic with Bison.
Runtime: 16 Minutes
It's a great coin bend. I gotta say, after purchasing the download, I figured out the trick just before watching it and the video verified what I thought.
What makes this download great though are the details in how to pull off the tricks better. Sure, you could do the "I have super strength, watch me bend this coin that no one else can" routine... Or you could take it a step further and make it look more like magic and not just some trick.
Without a doubt a very impressive and easy trick to perform. I performed this to my friends at school, I'm a sophomore in high school, and my friends flipped out. They were trying to figure out how I bent it but couldn't because bison 1 is so clean and visual. Also they tried to bend it back and couldn't so they believed I had a lot of strength, which I agreed with. I really recommend this trick and if this gets you into coin magic I also recommend Branden Wolf's other project here on ellusionist. There's a lot of information there to last you a while to learn and perfect it. If you do not have this, do yourself a favor and add this to your cart right now because you are missing out on a lot. Very great trick!!
Great video. I created my gimmick and was up and running with Bison 1 right away. Grandchildren have new respect for Poppa Powers. Can't wait to work up to Bison II - just a bit of practice now.