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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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
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.
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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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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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.
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.
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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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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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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I perform another can penetration effect but more complicated. This one is very organic and simple.
In fact even if not performed perfectly there are subtleties that convince the spectator of a
They used moves that are not actually new, but together are perfect.
DVD was a bit long but worth it in the end. Interesting story. Johannes leaves NOTHING out. It
covers so many of the ins, outs, nuances and possible variations that if you can not perform it, it
not because of the instructions. He puts alot of work into it.
I gave it a 4 instead of a
5 as I thought as an Instant Download cost of 29.99 is actually a bit high as I do not get a
physical DVD (adds to cost).
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First let me address 2 things before I get started. I know I'm not a verified buyer of this product
from Penguin (I obtained it elsewhere) but I am a verified buyer of Johannes' "Breaking Point" which
you DEFINITELY NEED TO CHECK OUT ALSO!!! Secondly, as for the reviews complaining about the length
of this DVD vs the actual time to explain the "secret", ANYONE WHO PURCHASED THIS DVD AND DID NOT
WATCH IT COMPLETELY OR PASSED ON THE BONUS MATERIAL NEEDS TO GO BACK RIGHT NOW AND FINISH WATCHING
Johannes has become one of my favorite up and coming creators. He is one of the
best teachers for an effect I've come across. His passion for the art and making sure you, as a
performer, have the best understanding of the effect with as much knowledge as himself is unheard
of!! Most of the instructional material people offer is short, dry and almost feels forced for
some...or the creator seems almost annoyed and you can just tell hes just trying to make his next
buck. NOT JOHANNES!! Hes genuine. Hes sincere. He will email you back. He will give you pointers.
He actually cares about you pulling off his effects and making them look good.
honestly very skeptical about this at first (similar to Breaking Point), but only because of a few
of my "recent" magic purchases. These 2 effects are groundbreaking!! and I really hope it will make
other creators step their game up with their products. Sure he could've spent 1 day filming 15mins
worth of material and spit it out for $20...but he didnt!! He spent a lot of time to give you the
best product possible leaving you trying to remember everything he covered because you're literally
left with no questions!!! And if for some crazy reason you have a question he doesnt cover (which I
have no idea how that could be) hes a genuine guy that will email you back with guidance.
know this is a longer review than most, but I honestly think this product deserves it. I also dont
believe there is a coin into can routine that is more convincing or clean!!
To finish, as
for those of you claiming he "stole" Sinful...sorry, but NO HE DIDNT!! NOT THE SAME EFFECT AT ALL!!
I will say (and Johannes also states on his explanation) that this will follow up Sinful very
nicely. So dont put off grabbing this just because you already have Sinful.
This is 100% a
must buy and is guaranteed to be one of your go to organic, impromptu effects that you will master
fairly quickly. Certain versions you can literally perform after just a few mins with a friend or in
front of a mirror.
Easy to Do
Advanced handling for a signed coin
End totally clean with multiple handlings
to get you there!!
YOU HEAR THE COIN PENETRATE THE CAN
(Come on...that's bad*ss)
Simply put...best way to penetrate a can with a coin without just cutting a slit in the can.
Get the dvd, go find someone with a coin and a can...THEN BLOW THEIR MIND!!!!
JOHANNES...BRAVO ON ANOTHER GREAT PRODUCT AND HOPE TO SEE MORE COMING FROM YOU IN THE FUTURE!!
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Breakthrough is a fantastic effect, is very visual and easy to perform. Is very powerful to the
audience because you are using everyday objects like a can and a coin. In the DVD , Johannes teach
you step by step the effect and in different angles. Also there are a lot of variations and the best
of all is that is impromptu. Obviously you have to practice a lot to be natural. Great effect, very
smart idea and nice guy. Very recommended.
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Absolutely GOOD. And for those non-'angular' adepts... just follow this link:
http://www.hogwartsishere.com/ ... :O)
Thank you VERY much Johannes for willing to share this
with us!!! You could have kept this for you... I really appreciate you shared it with us! God Speed
and much much more inspiration!!!! I JUST use it as a followup (and convincer!) for SINFUL (of our
incredible Wayne Houchin) and i even conclude with a VISUAL penetration alà that incredibel
'Prohibition' of Charlie Justice!! :O) This is real good magic!! This is magic that is ALWAYS
available and doesn't end up in a certain drawer!! :O)
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