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Topic: Sharp-Ring by Patrik Kuffs & Stéphane Bourgoin
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (Apr 26, 2006 11:26AM)
A new item from Patrik Kuffs at Penguin Magic !!!!

Mr Kuffs I know you read this.You read mind after all.

Please your comments ????


Sharp-Ring by Patrik Kuffs & Stéphane Bourgoin - A borrowed ring, a Sharpie marker... and one killer routine!

The Effect :

Imagine this!

You borrow a finger ring from the spectator. You take out your sharpie and write them an IOU on a piece of paper which is then crumpled up into a ball and placed on the table in front of you.

In a flash, the ring vanishes from your hand. All eyes then focus on the crumpled up ball of paper on the table. Slowly...carefully.... the paper ball is opened up. The ring isn't there!

Then you turn towards the audience and the ring has appeared on the cap of the Sharpie marker that is in your back pocket!

Finally, this wonderful classic of magic is transformed into a completely commercial prop!

Sharp-Ring will fly right into your act!

All the professional magicians agree "The simple effects are the best!"

Sharp-Ring is simple... very simple!


Complete instructions, gimmick, matching marker and holder are included.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 1, 2006 05:59PM)
Anybody bought this one ???
Message: Posted by: Baggins (May 1, 2006 07:58PM)
Yep at was at Blackpool and it was bought and chucked by a few people. Junk
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 1, 2006 08:07PM)
Junk ? Patrik Kuffs ????


Pretty surprised about that!!!!!
Message: Posted by: kuffs (May 1, 2006 09:29PM)
Baggins... Junk! Maybe? I guest It is a matter of taste? I mean...

You wrote somewhere on the forum that your favorite bit on the last Penn & Teller TV Special was the part with Aaron Carter singing! You see... a matter of taste!

Anyway! Without any disrespect to you but I think your account here is more a funny hobby for you that anything else! So please, watch out with the kind of comment you made about a product or a person...

Anyway! I am sure you don't even buy the props before making a comment over it?

But, some people really like the props in Blackpool... and they bought it!

-Michael Ammar and his team bought several units from me ;-) Thanks guys!
-Martin Sanderson like and find a use in his repertoire for this new ring-flight
-Tim Trono kindly say... "It is the props of convention!"

In fact, many peoples love the idea because...I completely SOLD OUT in Blackpool 2006!

Most people that have seen the props in action agree it is a new and fresh approach for the classic Ring-Flight... It will be the best chrismax gift to offer to a magician in 2006

And this was from people at Blackpool...

Murphys Magic should provide your local dealer soon!

Take care

Kuffs

P.S. Thank you Richard to respect and appreciate the fact that I try to carefuly select whatever product associate with my name! I will always respect the buyer and never think about it with dollar sign in mind... Never!
Message: Posted by: magicdudey (May 2, 2006 05:09AM)
I must say that this was the effect of the convention for me also! I now use it everytime I work and it is a great routine.
If you ever work with me ask me for a demo, I will always have it on me.
Great thinking and here wishing you all the very best,
Kindest regards,
Martin
Message: Posted by: elierfr (May 2, 2006 06:01AM)
Is there a demo?
Message: Posted by: TheTableTopTrixta (May 2, 2006 07:28AM)
Kuffs showed me this at Blackpool and now I do not perform the ring to key wallet anymore - this item is fresh different and the props are very nice to. How this can be described as 'JUNK' I do not know.

At time we all buy items which we don't really like or they don't work for our own performance style - when this is the case with me I just put them away and move on - I do not think it to be fair to come on a forum and refer to an item as 'JUNK' I throw JUNK out in my outgoing trash I WOULD NOT throw this item away!!

anyways I am off to consider buying some knew items!!!!

Ash
Message: Posted by: sleight king (May 2, 2006 08:32AM)
Hello people, the sharp ring works fine, is practical and is a great trick.
patrick is a good mate of mine and helped him sell the sharp ring on his stand at blackpool. I consistently heard from people that they had used teh prop the evening before and it worked great.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 2, 2006 02:10PM)
I was really surprised by Baggins comments.

Mr Kuffs has always good stuff and great thinking.
Message: Posted by: Baggins (May 2, 2006 07:54PM)
Thank you all for thinking I have been bad for the sake of being bad. I heard many people talking negatively about it at blackpool saying it was in effective and poorly made. I am sorry this is not what you want to hear. If you want I can say it is great but that is not what I think.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 3, 2006 12:05PM)
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On 2006-05-02 20:54, Baggins wrote:
Thank you all for thinking I have been bad for the sake of being bad. I heard many people talking negatively about it at blackpool saying it was in effective and poorly made. I am sorry this is not what you want to hear. If you want I can say it is great but that is not what I think.
[/quote]

Baggins , did you try this one in the real world ?


I will get this item soon and try to give you an honest review.The best way to know is to try the product before giving an opinion.
Message: Posted by: ekozuch (May 3, 2006 12:56PM)
I think some peoples deserve our trust, and kuffs is one of them.
I do not know this effect, but I am sure it is made with excellent quality, and it does what it says.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 3, 2006 05:24PM)
This item is available here :



http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=1375
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 3, 2006 09:14PM)
I see that the creator of: "astrological sign","marker epic","flying jumbo cards" and "artistic fish","box of buddha" ,"merlin´s coffer" ...is on the line to tell that Mr Kuffs products are usually first rate.



[quote]
On 2006-05-03 13:56, ekozuch wrote:
I think some peoples deserve our trust, and kuffs is one of them.
I do not know this effect, but I am sure it is made with excellent quality, and it does what it says.
[/quote]
Message: Posted by: Dario (May 6, 2006 04:24AM)
Only a thought,

I don't have see the item and only have read the description. I know the amterial of Mr. Kuffs and I enjoy it very much.

But, just my opinion, I would not suggest the possibility of the ring inside the crumpled paper because it's as impossible as be in the sharpie. Perhaps make a hand made paycheck in case the ring is lost without make a ball...
Message: Posted by: tctahoe (May 6, 2006 05:54AM)
Baggins: :Thank you all for thinking I have been bad for the sake of being bad. I heard many people talking negatively about it at blackpool saying it was in effective and poorly made. I am sorry this is not what you want to hear. If you want I can say it is great but that is not what I think."


I know that I would prefer to hear and that is that you based your opinion of calling this junk on … on well, your opinion. What you seem to be basing it on is hearsay. I may be wrong (and lord knows I often am, just ask my wife) but you never said you actually bought one, or for that matter even handled one, but rather ‘overheard’ somebody else’s opinion.

So, I would rather hear from those that have used it… and so far the folk that have bought and try it seem to like it.

Regarding Kuffs other stuff…I would like to say that his new dvd KUFFS 2 is one of the most entertaining dvd I have ever seen. He is funny engaging and the effects taught are wonderful. But that's just my opinion
Message: Posted by: Gochos (May 6, 2006 06:23AM)
Baggins, how you can comment on something as being Junk without using it yourself in the real world is beyond me. I saw this item at blackpool and thought it was a fantastic idea. Maybe if I purchased it and used it then I could say if its junk or not. But junk for me might be the best product for someone else. That’s the problem nowadays, people commenting about a product they are not really familiar with, slating it when in fact its a good piece of kit.
Message: Posted by: joseph (May 6, 2006 06:23AM)
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On 2006-05-02 07:01, elierfr wrote:
Is there a demo?
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A demo would be great.....
Message: Posted by: eddieloughran (May 6, 2006 06:47AM)
I did buy the thing !!
and prefer it so the usual ring flight idea.
Enough said !

But why do people insist on writing on things they haven't tried,
or quoting others who may or may not have tried it.
Not just this thread.
Message: Posted by: markparker (May 6, 2006 09:40AM)
I purchased this from Patrick at Blackpool, firstly he is a really nice guy, its a great idea and it works really well. Its an elegant solution to the usual issue of clipping the ring onto the usual clasp..which can look slightly awkward at times. "a piece of junk" I don't think so there are plenty of those items out there in the market place, this isn't one of them.
The props are well made, its a good price and equally the routine is well thought out with all the actions having good reason and justification.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a new ring flight effect.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 19, 2006 08:06PM)
I recieved this trick a couple of days ago.I will try a little review.



The blurb :

A borrowed ring, a Sharpie marker... and one killer routine! A HUGE hit at the recent Blackpool Magic Convention!

The effect:

Imagine this! You borrow a finger ring from the spectator. You take out your sharpie and write them an IOU on a piece of paper which is then crumpled up into a ball and placed on the table in front of you.

In a flash, the ring vanishes from your hand. All eyes then focus on the crumpled up ball of paper on the table. Slowly...carefully.... the paper ball is opened up. The ring isn't there!

Then you turn towards the audience and the ring has appeared on the cap of the Sharpie marker that is in your back pocket!

Finally, this wonderful classic of magic is transformed into a completely commercial prop!

Sharp-Ring will fly right into your act!

All the professional magicians agree "The simple effects are the best!"

Sharp-Ring is simple... very simple!

Complete instructions, gimmick, matching marker and holder are included.

***************My thoughts :

First , keep in mind that it is a ring flight gimmick adapted for a Sharpie marker .
If you like the ring flight plot you will find this adaptation very interesting and ingenious.The gimmick is pretty well conceived by the way and reliable.

The ring flight routine is a strong trick for a lay person .Simple plot.A borrowed ring ( a common object) disappears to be found in a key holder.

I find this idea by Patrik Kuffs and Stéphane Bourgoin more interesting than the the usual key holder since I do not really know anybody using this thing to hold keys !!!! I never personally used a key holder to carry my keys...

But I use a Sharpie marker all the time...like all magicians.Since it is an object already in your arsenal it is more natural to use it in this kind of routine.
At least it is a very good substitute to the usual ring flight on the market.


I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a more natural way of
performing the ring flight without using the standard key holder.The IOU
presentation has also potential for comedy.



Good stuff.
Message: Posted by: Jean-Luc.R. (May 26, 2006 07:20AM)
I have heard that there is a review of this product coming in the next issue of the MAGICSEEN (a magic mag from United Kingdom).

Guys from UK could help on this...
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 24, 2006 09:16AM)
I just got one. A few questions for other owners:
Is yours noisy?
Does your pull free of your back pocket easily? Does not anchor well
Why was a metal insert not put in the tip of the pen to keep it from wearing?

I used to do ringflight, and liked this concept. It is well built, other than issues I mention above. So I asked for advice. I did use the other sharpie to color the wire, much better looking.

Any advice for me welcome...here or in PM. Thanks for the great reviews here. I give this product a 3.5 out of 5 so far.
Message: Posted by: Michael Clifton (Jul 25, 2006 03:12PM)
I also found some of the same problems that magicmind has encountered. You can't dismantle the gimmick to replace the tip if it wears.Mine did. This was a pain.I had to modify the tip to make the action smoother.Overall I like the concept, but it needs good verbal misdirection.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 25, 2006 04:01PM)
I wonder if these modifications have been mentioned to Patrik Kuffs & Stéphane Bourgoin. I may never use this b/c of the things I mentioned. Then again, I may just make my own.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 25, 2006 04:35PM)
I PMed kuffs with a link back here. Maybe he can be of assistance here. :)
Message: Posted by: Jeff Corn (Jul 26, 2006 09:08AM)
Ok, maybe someone can help me out with a question. Why? Why should I buy a $45 Sharpie that accomplishes the same thing I do with sleight of hand? Also, why do they look at the IOU, why even have the IOU, considering as soon as they look at it, you have time to load anything anywhere.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Jul 26, 2006 09:11AM)
True Jeff, but my point was about the operation of the gimmick, not that I cannot do this other ways...maybe we, as magicians, like gadgets. After reading your post..I can come up with a few was to accomplish this.
Message: Posted by: magicmind (Aug 1, 2006 09:24PM)
Never heard anything from Kuffs.... Did anyone else?
Message: Posted by: RickVancouver (Nov 16, 2006 01:49AM)
I bought one a few months ago and due to pocket management, I will not use it.

Brand new - $25.US postpaid.

Rick
Message: Posted by: NMaggio (Nov 16, 2006 06:23PM)
Ring Flight is not in my collection but the Sharpie Ring is. For the life of me, I can't figure the benefits. The biggest objection I have is the unacceptable level of noise the setup makes. The gimmack speaks loud and clear.

Having a ring magically attach to a key wallet hasp is a pretty strong effect; although most folks do not use a key holder anymore. To have the ring appear on the Sharpie clip is not a big brain teaser. I feel most laymen can make the logical assumption that the ring could have easily been put there by Slight of Hand.

Finally, who wears a Sharpie in their back pockets? Even if you could, how would you sit down?

Maybe I lack the imagination to alter this effect to make it natural, but combine the noise, the credibility and the location and you have a marginal effect.

Nick Maggio
Message: Posted by: Gypsyprince12 (Apr 16, 2012 07:49PM)
Has anyone got this thing to work. having a hard time understanding how it could work . Help is needed on what to do . Don't wanna throw it away in my junk drawer. Would love to put it to use.
Message: Posted by: edh (Apr 16, 2012 08:54PM)
I guess Baggins was right.
Message: Posted by: Gypsyprince12 (Apr 19, 2012 05:15PM)
Guess so ! :)
Message: Posted by: montgomerymagic (Jul 18, 2019 09:36AM)
[quote]On May 6, 2006, joseph wrote:
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On 2006-05-02 07:01, elierfr wrote:
Is there a demo?
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A demo would be great..... [/quote]

https://vimeo.com/147646408