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Breakthrough by Johannes Mengel (DVD) Visually slam a coin through the bottom of an empty can and IMMEDIATELY hand it out! NOW SHIPPING. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
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"Congratulations, it's a beautiful piece!" - Wayne Houchin, creator of the bestselling effect "Sinful"

”I've seen probably more magic than anyone in the world in my career. Breakthrough is one of those very rare items that reminds me why I love magic. It fooled me and then when I learned the method, it made me smile!" - Tim Trono

"I never imagined that to be the method. Very clever. I will be showing this to Dynamo today and hope to fool him with it." - Doug McKenzie, consultant for Dynamo and David Blaine

"Breakthrough is like real magic for the eyes! I'm gonna be doing this for everyone, it's the sort of magic I love to perform!" - Dynamo

Breakthrough is a true masterpiece that fools even the most experienced professionals. It is the most direct, flexible and practical coin-into-can effect for any situation. You visually slam a coin through the bottom of an empty can and immediately hand it out. That's it. It's that simple! It can't look more real than this.

Breakthrough is the one perfect miracle. Perform this and you'll leave your spectators with a memory for a lifetime.

Key-points:

  • Use a borrowed can.
  • Use a borrowed coin.
  • Sign the coin.
  • The spectator’s coin is really in the can.
  • Everything is examinable.
  • It’s simple to learn.
  • There are no gimmicks.
  • Use any currency.
  • No preparation is needed.
  • It can be immediately repeated.
  • It can be done surrounded.
  • It can be done naked.
  • It has fooled Cyril, David Blaine, Dynamo and other top names in magic.

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22 of 29 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 9th, 2014
Looks like I'm the first and only person who purchased this and giving comments. Well guys first of all the video is to much long it lasts more than an hour, what a waste! He could've get into details faster and end it up in 15-20 min. Whatever , the trick's method is the method you already know. The thing is , before I decided to buy this effect, I was trying to solve it and actually I did. But the reason I bought , because I was expecting sth different, sth original , but the method was exactly the same as I thought. At that point I was like "give me my money back". And I don't understand why Wayne Houchin congratulate him. ???
$30 for this trick is totally a waste totally much!!! if you are rich be my guest, buy it and you'll see what I mean. My suggestion is you to wait for a price drop.

Presentation : you might wanna be careful , handling needs some practice and experience in close-up. This is not a beginner trick.

" Sinful " is still the best and will still be the only "coin thru can trick" i'll be performing it. Catch my drift?!
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11 of 14 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 9th, 2014
I do walk around work, this method has some angle issues that make it bad for walk around and/or large crowds. It's still a good method, but probably should have been closer to a $15 price point. Much of the DVD is wasted on the Mengel brothers backstory. I had a hard time understanding them at points, but watching multiple times cleared that right up. I've seen this effect elsewhere, just can't recall where a few years back, so the method definitely isn't new, this is just a different handling of it.

Wait for it to go on sale.
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11 of 16 magicians found the following review helpful:
the key points lied! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 10th, 2014
I absolutely hate it when people lie about their products!
The reasons that i bought this effect was because they said that 1. the coin could be signed (which it cannot)2.it can be performed surrounded (which it cant!)
in fact the angles are so bad that it can only be performed straight on.And this is one of the tricks that you have to know the eye level of the spectator which sucks!

As for content:this guy basically wasted an hour and a half of my life.First he spends the first forty fve minutes of the dvd showing his freaking life story of how he got into magic and a mini 30 minute part 1 of a documentary.And i knew that this could'nt be the perfect one second trick to do at a party because there is a setup that has to be done infront of the spectator!i hate things like that.I wouldnt be mad if they just didnt lie about the key points of the effect.this should be a 10 dollar download, but 30 bucks? seriously!i think i deserve ALL of my money back for something i could come up with in three days.
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5 of 7 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 8th, 2014
This is an amazing coin in soda can trick that will leave people stun. I watch the it so many times before I bought it to see if I could figure it out and I had no idea how it was done. I have two other soda can tricks witch are also great and this one could be a follow up of the coin in the close soda can where you pour out the soda and the coin is inside. I order this on a download because I did not want to wait for the dvd and I wanted to learn it quick. The only regret that I have is that the beginning of this video Johannes Mengel goes into unnecessary background that is boring and has nothing to do with the the trick. Besides that,the trick is great and his explanations and details are very good. The price is a bit to high but buy it and you will be amazed how simple and strong this trick is.
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3 of 3 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 20th, 2014
Well, i can understand the bad reviews... most (young) people want a quick fix, consume and move to the next best thing on earth...
If you dont want to hear about their (sympathic) backround, just skip to the explanation section. I enjoyed the little story because it shows passion for our art. A lot of thoughts went obviously into this project. (for example the last section with commented performances and hints on improvements!).

The angles are really good if you know about and care about them, nothing to worry about. If you have a mirror at home you are ready to go.

The signed coin is signed if you just see it from your spectators point of view! That is the way magic works and it ever was..
The best version is number two! Just a little hint: "borrow" the pen ;)
The mechanics are simple and the clean up (2 of 3 versions which are described) really made me smile. Just go out and perform it in the right moment and iam sure nobody will question the impact it has on spectators.

As for the price... what is right, what is wrong?! As for W.H. sinful: it should have sold for a much higher price to maybe avoid the stupid youtube kids.
If you are not able to appreciate passion, love and positive energy leading to a pure and bold effect.. simply move on! :) The demo does not lie at all, you can just perform it that way.
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4 of 6 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 9th, 2014
This effect is fantastic.
I always LOVED Wayne Houchin's effect sinful, and personally i think this takes it to the next level.

everything that the ad copy states is 100% true and i personally think it is more practical than sinful from a performing situation perspective, in terms of method it is just as practical.

a perfect mix of both audio and visual along with a nearly sleight free handling that makes this look so perfect, fair and clean.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
Best coin trick I've ever done. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 14th, 2014
Now while I do believe that Breakthrough is a bit (just a bit) overpriced, It's a very easy to learn trick and very impromptu. Like myself, most of you will probably be a bit surprised on how exactly Breakthrough works. I'm sure many of you (again like myself) think you pretty much have the trick figured but I can assure you that their's a high possibility that you really don't.

Breakthrough is very unique, Requires small skills and knowledge of sleight of hand, if you happen to have Sinful as well it can be done right after doing that trick, and it can be done anywhere, surrounded or not.

Also, the video is 2 hours. I suggest watching the whole thing and practicing afterwards (that's what I did and soon as I finished watching I was able to do it perfect at first try on my mom and got a priceless reaction). Though it seems a bit long it's very entertaining and funny so regardless you lose track of time.

I recommend Breakthrough to anyone who's on any level of magic whether it's beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Bottom line, very great trick, simple to learn, and has already been added to my repertoire.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 16th, 2014
A little bit pricey and long winded explanation but all in all a great effect. Yes angles need to be addressed but good explanation to overcome this. If your worried about angles try showing a couple of friends then gradually show to more people. I use this quite often as it's a great impromptu effect.
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2 of 2 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 17th, 2014
To me this tricks fits perfectly when I'm out with friends or socialising at the bar and so on. It ticks all the boxes for what I'm looking for in a trick: It's impromptu (or at least it has that impromptu feeling), it's not that difficult, angles are good, the clean up is easy and it got that organic feel I think we magicians always struggle to find. The ad for this trick may perhaps be a little bit off to how this trick really is done, but I'm okay with that since it's one of those trick you can do on the spot and it's easy to get in to and easy to get out of.

Some reviews says that's it easy for spectator to figure out, but after been doing this a dozen of times already, I'll at least have to deny that for myself – no one has a clue of anything and the reactions are overall great.

Since the can is open in this trick, I don't want to compare it to Sinful by Wayne Houchin. But to me that's great since I now have to variations of the same trick. In certain situations I can do Sinful and in other I can do Breakthrough.

The explanations are thoroughly and clear. You'll teach everything you need to know, and some variations. As for the length of the video, I think it could've been a little bit shorter, but again, they leave no stone unturned.

This has already gone in to my casual reportoire for when I'm at parties with friends or in any situation where people drink soda or beer from can. Excellent stuff! Highly recommend!
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5 of 9 magicians found the following review helpful:
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 10th, 2014
I don't really care too much for this one, as the angles can land you in trouble. Also, the video was way too long and could have been done in 30 minutes or less. This is probably worth about $15, and $30 is a bit steep. I don't really see myself using this that much. I've gotten a lot better stuff for $30.
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