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Evaluation by Andy Martin for Bendix Bombshell (1985) with Booklet by Dave Bendix, R.A.R. Magic – Martin's Magic Assortment


Evaluation by Andy Martin for Bendix Bombshell (1985) with Booklet by Dave Bendix, R.A.R. Magic

5 out of 5

There have been at the least 4 approved variations of the pockets produced that I've seen (and possibly loads extra unauthorized ones):

  1. Unique c. 1975 – (3 7/8″ x 7 3/4″) – R.A.R. Magic.
  2. Model 2 c. 1982 – (4″ x 8″) – R.A.R. Magic – that is the one John Mendoza had.
  3. Model 3 c. 1985 -(4 3/8″ x 7 1/4″) – R.A.R. Magic – first launch of Bendix Bombshell routine ebook,  this set the mould for future wallets.
  4. Model 4 c. 2010 – (4 3/8″ x 7 1/4″) – Martin Breese and Tony Curtis – up to date launch of Bendix Bombshell routine ebook.

That is Model 3 c. 1985 full with The Bendix Bombshell booklet.

Listed here are a couple of particulars that I've been in a position to piece collectively (primarily from Roy Roth’s account right here) of the early days of growth of the Bendix Bombshell:

Ed Brown created the Window Pockets c. 1975 and a routine utilizing it was printed in Kabbala Vol.3, No. 1, January 1976, referred to as: Between Elmsley, Brown, and Himber.

The Window Pockets was the inspiration for a lot of nice card males together with, Ed Marlo, Dave Solomon (utilizing Ed Brown’s personal pockets), Jon Rachenbaumer (Talismanic Card in Pockets – Lecture Notes 1, 1976) , and Dave Bendix to create some great Card to Pockets routines.  The second you see the the diagram on web page 1 of the Kabbala article you'll acknowledge the acquainted set-up for the particular Himber pockets that we acknowledge right now because the Bendix Bombshell.

In August 1975,  having seen Ed Brown’s pockets (even earlier than it was printed in Kabbala), Dave Bendix wrote to Roy Roth of R.A.R. Magic asking to have a particular pockets created and by December 1975 Roy had delivered three wallets as promised to Dave, who gave his spares to Ed Marlo and Dave Solomon.

Dave Bendix gave unique rights to Roy Roth to create and market the pockets and the primary adverts for, the Roth named, Bendix Bombshell appeared in Abracadabra December 27, 1975 – the early variations even included routines by Ed Marlo and Dave Solomon.

So far as I can inform the massive change to the Window Pockets that Dave Bendix got here up with was the addition of the zipper and the structure of the slots such that it might facilitate the simple retrieval of the chosen card from contained in the zippered compartment. These lovely modifications together with the opposite concepts of the unique Window Pockets – specifically the amazingly clear swap – make for such a satisfying impact which might be why so many nice performers just like the Bendix.

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