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We are brothers Johannes and Joonas.
We create and teach magic tricks for professional magicians throughout the world.
We are passionate about performing and teaching tricks to regular folks as well.
So...

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We live by our slogan "Live to Inspire", which means we do what we love to inspire others to do what they love to inspire others to do what they love to inspire others to...

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"The Mengels have boundless energy and a ton of passion for this art."

Brad Christian
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Maxwell Murphy
Co-founder of PenguinMagic




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BREAKTHROUGH

"Breakthrough is a TRUE masterpiece!"

TRAILER:


DESCRIPTION:

You visually slam a coin through the bottom of an empty can.
Immediately show the coin inside and hand everything out for examination.
That's it. It's that simple! It can't look more real than this.

Breakthrough is a true masterpiece that has fooled even the most experienced professionals.
It's the most direct, flexible and practical coin into can effect for any situation.


WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

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

DYNAMO

"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

"Congratulations, it's a beautiful piece!"

WAYNE HOUCHIN

“I saw Breakthrough as it should be seen — performed live. The whole crowd that witnessed Johannes' performance was absolutely baffled. Even a magician in the audience was left scratching his head in amazement — it was me. Breakthrough is a major fooler!”


JERRY DUNN, National Geographic travel writer and magician

”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


WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:

"Breakthrough is by far one of the best pieces of magic I've ever seen."

"100% LOVE Breakthrough!"

"Even when watching the teaching segments you can still find yourself being fooled even though you KNOW what's going on."


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OTHER PRODUCTS:

BREAKING POINT

EYE-POPPING (Coming soon)

SODA POP (Coming soon)



BREAKING POINT

"The Most Horrifying Magic Trick Of The Year!"

TRAILER:


DESCRIPTION:

Breaking Point is an effect which allows you to dislocate your finger
and then bend it in impossible ways. The routine consists of 3 parts:

1. Dislocating the finger - making it pop out of the socket
2. Bending the finger (multiple versions)
3. Popping the finger back in place


WHAT EXPERTS ARE SAYING:

"Hahahah, I love it! So good!"
Adam Wilber

"This is a great effect! The cracking of the finger is pure eye and ear candy."
Joe Rindfleisch

"I laughed out-loud during the trailer, and the smile never left my face. Now I just need to convince you to teach me the secret... I hope there's a secret.”
Maxwell Murphy


WHAT CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING:

"Trust me when I say that this finger illusion is the best you will ever find."

"This is an absolutely insane trick. It is well worth the money. There is an extremely good explanation."

"The way he explains the trick is AMAZING, probably one of the best explanations I've seen!"

"If you want people to say "oh God " in a place other than church, this is the effect for you!"


FULL REVIEW


I’ve seen a lot of geek magic. I’ve performed a lot of geek magic, and let me tell you it takes something special to make me squeamish. Even with my phobia of needles I have still managed to perform the human pin cushion on a few occasions, and the real way too. With real needles, and real skin. So I didn’t expect I’d ever come across something so unique that I would sit back and say “nope” to. Then came along Johannes Mengel. He found my breaking point.

The illusion is a simple one: Break your finger at the joint and then bend it in very unnatural and realistic looking ways. The reactions are visceral. The illusion is very visual, and dare I say it but this isn’t going to be the kind of illusion you can just perform anywhere. This is going to be one of those Jim Pace’s The Webb kind of illusions where you’re going to have to pick your audiences wisely otherwise you may give someone a nasty shock they weren’t ready for.

Topping out at just under an hour long the instructional video is solid on instructions. Even watching Johannes explain everything just hearing the sounds and seeing him bend his finger out of joint over and over again was enough to make my skin crawl. As typical with a lot of the magic videos being produced these days this video tends to oversell itself by discussing things like the type of reactions you can expect, and post production after thoughts. There’s nothing wrong with these things mind you, but it feels like it’s just trying to squeeze a subject dry for the sake of content. I spoke to Johannes about this directly and his response was heartwarming. He genuinely cares about the people who would buy his tricks and simply wants to give them as much product value as he possibly can. With that level of care what you end up with is an hour-long video to explain something that should take twenty minutes, and the rest should come to you thru experimentation, practice, and performances.

If you like Geek style magic, if you like grossing out your audiences, if you like giving them something they may not be ready to watch, then I highly recommend Breaking Point for you. I should point out that Breaking Point IS an illusion and at no point in time are you putting your body in any danger, nor are you at any serious risk for personal injury. Though your audiences will swear otherwise.

Product Quality: 9
I’m giving this a 9 on the grounds that it took me two weeks just to power thru the video. This stuff is the shyte that gets you serious audience reactions.

Teaching Quality: 7
Good tutorial. Very informative. Felt that it was too long.

Video & Sound Quality: 9
Sound and video were both great.

Overall Quality: 9
This is not going to be everyone’s cup of tea. But for those who thrive on the weird and the freaky this will be an instant favorite.

William Draven


OTHER PRODUCTS:

BREAKTHROUGH

EYE-POPPING (Coming soon)

SODA POP (Coming soon)


BREAKING POINT BONUS MATERIAL


THIS IS WHAT YOU GET:

• STORY: How I came up with Breaking Point
• VIDEO: Breaking Point vs Sceptical Spectator
• BONUS EFFECTS
• RECOMMENDED EFFECTS
• EXPLANATION: How to get our next products for free

BREAKING POINT BONUS MATERIAL



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