Shift is the epitome of 'Packs Small, Plays Big.'
You can now perform the impossible action of bending a a key INSIDE your SPECTATOR'S HAND, in plain view, for the world to witness every surreal moment.
Full OverviewThe key itself has been manufactured from a patented alloy, similar to the Self Bending Fork, and will stay in its 'set' condition, even hanging on your key chain - so you're ready to perform at a moment's notice. The Fork works in the same way as the Key and is perfect for more formal situations. Get the Shift: Self Bending Fork, here.
The above video shows just how powerful the Shift Metal Bending System really is - and how easy it is to perform. Whilst the Shift Fork is used in the above video (because of the Diner setting) the Shift Key uses the exact same principle - it's like a pocket-sized Shift Fork.
In a breakthrough of technology, Shift: Self Bending Key is the lowest priced self bending metal effect in history. Not to mention the ONLY engineered the gimmick to stay straight in room temperature UNTIL you place it inside the spectator's hands.
Shift will remain unbent, unnoticed, and unassuming until the moment you place it into the spectator's hands. From that moment on, your work is done and the real phenomenon begins.
You now have the tool for a surreal performance. A physical impossibility is now within your reach.
"People are truly going to lose their minds over this. A key is INCREDIBLY practical." - Joel Bauer, Top Pro
"I thought the self bending fork was off the chain, the key is so much better." - Anthony Brown, Salem NJ
"Please let me perform this before anyone else!." - Eric Ross Top Pro
IMPORTANT: This is NOT an opening effect. If you perform this as your first trick, make it your ONLY trick, because NOTHING can follow Shift. Your spectators will look at you through new eyes, so why go perform a card trick after something like this? Shift is your "coup de grace" effect. No effect is more, fair, unbelievable or convincing.
I wasn't going to write a review for this because I didn't think it warranted one but after reading some of the negative reviews I must do so.
First things first, people have said that it is much thinner than a house key and nobody is going to believe that it's legit. That is complete and utter - 100% nonsense. I compared it to several house keys and it is nothing more then a hair thinner (worst case scenario) and after doing this nearly a half a dozen times, not one person yet has said "that looks thinner", hell no.
Other people have said "well you can't hand it out", this is true that you cannot (unless you don't mind being out $100) but why would you give it out? If you were to take your real house key and bend it, would you give that out and would your participant want to take it home? If they did, you should be concerned because they might want it in order to break into your house. I have never had a person say "...can I sign it" or "can I take it home to show my online friends from my moms basement", NEVER.
This is completely worth the money and if I had to give a criticism it would be that it doesn't ALWAYS stay straight when you want it to... if you are going to keep it with your other keys, do not keep it in the kitchen where your mother cooks. The humidity alone from that big pot of spaghetti will activate it and you will have to re-set it. I had it on my kitchen table straight and within a few minutes of my wife boiling water on our stove it was bending. When I put it in my living room, no problems. If you live in a severely humid climate, you might have more problems with this than I did.
Now could Ellusionist solve this humidity problem? No, because then it might not activate when you want it to... if you live in colder weather you might already notice that your presentation needs to be extended slightly in order for it to fully activate.
I hope that nobody else does buy it because I want this all to myself, it's beautiful. I bought one for my daughter and I'm going to be buying another because it's that good. I would love to hate on Ellusionist, I have often strove to be critical on them but this product is just too damn good. No other self-bending mechanism is as good as this one from any other magic company, trust me on that... Ellusionist really does put out great stuff, even if not all of it is for me.
My experience is exactly the same as Chris's above. However, despite it never being "straight" I love the effect. I think the presenter on video should take out the "remains straight" comment. You need to do it fast or prep before use. To overcome the issue, I choose to open with this effect and I comment on just how powerful my psi powers are - Look! I can't even open my own door because when I touch my damn key it often bends just enough to be unable to fit the lock! But let me show what happens when I concentrate - however I don't want to touch the thing again or I'll never get back in my house! You hold it . . . and then that little bend goes nuts. Hope this helps some of you. Has to work with your style because you're calling attention to a little bend to start with. . . .
This key is very well made. Though it has some slight differences from a normal key, it can pass for one with some advanced handling. The set up and bending work well with one major exception. The key I received would never assume a completely straight shape. The instructions were followed completely and multiple times. In every case there was a very slight bend in the key. Careful handling can overcome this flaw but the key cannot be shown to be totally straight at the beginning. The effect of a severe bend at the conclusion is very dramatic and makes this item worth some investment and effort by performer with good misdirection skills. This is the best bending key I have experienced even though it cannot be shown well at the beginning of the effect. I recommend it to experienced performers.