Ben Anderson writes “I wondered if you could suggest a few magic gifts for an adult beginner?“
Johannes Mengel is part of the Mengel Brothers. Two brothers from Estonia that are little known in the magic community, but I think that’s going to change very rapidly. They are dreamers that make the creative leap from simple magic tricks, to performance art.
“Pay attention to the Mengel Brothers, I think they’ve got some creative ideas and I look forward to seeing what they come out with next.” – William Draven
Now the Mengel Brothers are ready to share their next mind-blowing effect, which people GENUINELY believe is real: Breaking Point! Check out the trailer:
Johannes Mengel sat down for a chat with Ben Williams from MoM to discuss Breaking Point, It’s motivation, performance, and technique. There’s a live close up uncut performance of Breaking Point, which is best viewed with the sound right up…
Ben writes: ‘I am looking to purchase a ring flight, but many of them require a car key on your key-ring. However, I cannot drive yet as I’m only 15. Therefore,can you suggest some other possible alternative to the ring on car keys trick!’
Yep, a car key on your keyring might look very odd if you are too young to own a car. Don’t feel too bad though. Avoiding this trick might be your best move. The ‘ring on car keys trick’ is starting to be REALLY over done commercially. A lot of working magicians use that ending, and professional magicians are starting to find audiences expecting the ending, especially when they work in city bars or for corporate crowds that are used to seeing close up magicians. There is no need for you to follow the crowd and be generic/interchangable.. Seek out effects that audiences don’t see other magicians doing all the time.
If you are looking to mix it up a bit, want to move away from the magic herd, or are simply too young to own a car, there are some great alternatives to the ring on car keys trick:
How about a ring flight to a case instead?
A ring to shoelace will blow your spectators away:
How about having the ring appear inside a nest of wallets:
If you really do want to do the ring on car keys trick, it’s important to choose a model that is not over priced, yet will give you rock solid reliability and performance. Many magicians go for the Departure Car Key Ring Flight Device