Deceptus – Keys inside Soda Can Trick Performed on Ben Hanlin Tricked
Because Dynamo performed Deceptus earlier in the month, we were excitied to see how Ben Hanlin – Tricked would present the magic trick differently. Ben added his own TV magic twist to the presentation by having the spectators go into a shop and purchase a soda can to use in the trick. Obviously, performing conditions may no allow this in a live performance without some extra work from the magician, but it was a perfect fit for the episode and worked very well. Here's Ben Hanlin performing the trick:
As the makers of Deceptus, it's important to add some points about the performance that will help other magicians perform Deceptus correctly.
1) Once the item has been placed inside the can, try to minimise the amount of handling you give the can. You don't need to squeeze or twist the can before handing it out for inspection. Just insert the object, and turn the can around fully so it's seen to be intact.
2) Be very careful opening the soda can. Ben Hanlin rips open the can with his hands. We suggest using protective gloves if you are going to do that. The edges of a ripped open can are sharp!
3) DON'T have the spectator reach in and remove the object with their fingers! Those sharp edges are an accident waiting to happen if you allow someone to push their fingers into the can. Instead, empty the object onto their hands, or give then tweezers to extract the object.
Those points aside, it's a great performance and we are pleased to have worked with Ben Hanlin Tricked to show you Deceptus in action.