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Topic: Fantasma Linking Rings / Ninja Rings question (couldn't find it after searching!)
Message: Posted by: crestfallenLyric (Apr 25, 2010 12:13PM)
Hey everyone,

I've tried searching for this specific topic but to no avail. Recently I was introduced to a linking rings set from Fantasma Magic, which was surprising even to me because I never though I'd ever try it out, but so far it has been a lot of fun, and the Shoot Ogawa DVD that came with it is very informative.

My question is this: obviously, I am eons away from getting down to Ninja Rings, but I was wondering if the linking rings that came with the Fantasma linking rings set could be applied to the Ninja Rings DVD?

Thanks!
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 25, 2010 02:10PM)
What size are they? Does the set include the needed rings for the Ninja routine?
Message: Posted by: crestfallenLyric (Apr 25, 2010 02:41PM)
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On 2010-04-25 15:10, Pete Biro wrote:
What size are they? Does the set include the needed rings for the Ninja routine?
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I think they are four 4-4.5 inch rings, which from my reading is more or less the same size as Ninja rings. But because I've never been exposed to rings before this, I don't know if the rings that came with this set are the "standard" set-up, or the same setup as those needed in the Ninja ring routine.
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Apr 25, 2010 06:12PM)
Nearly certain that these are a set of "ninja like" rings and can be used for the routine, 5 rings, one key, 2 singles and ....
Message: Posted by: magicbern (Apr 26, 2010 09:06AM)
You're wrong - there are only 4 rings sold with this set: key, 1 single and 2 linked. I don't think they are large enough to do some of the Ninja Ring moves and the quality is rather poor (made in China). The welds are very prominent and the key is very difficult to enlarge. So unless you have tny hands...I wouldnt recommend it. I bought the set just for Shoot Ogawa's cameo.
Message: Posted by: Xcath1 (Apr 29, 2010 11:02AM)
Thanks for the accurate post, I really wasn't sure. It's annoying the "Ninja" rings have disappeared
Message: Posted by: professorwhut (Apr 29, 2010 12:02PM)
What about these?

http://themagicwarehouse.com/cgi-bin/findit.pl?x_item=TA4251&keyword=LINKING%20RING
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 29, 2010 02:38PM)
I believe his was what Shoot learned from (actually both learned from one earlier source of Japanese teacher).
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (May 3, 2010 11:08AM)
THE FANTASMA SET IS HORRIBLE. DO NOT BUY IT FROM ME. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DISPLEASURE.

Professor, those are probably the nicest ones available at this time.


If you're REALLY interested in a nice set of cheapo rings PM me.
Message: Posted by: funsway (May 3, 2010 06:34PM)
If found the Empire Rings from Daytona Magic quite adequate for Ninja Rings and a surprise at $11 or so (8 rings). With an extra set you can make a set of four linked rings for a final switch.
Message: Posted by: Hansel (May 19, 2010 12:22AM)
The original Ninja rings are descontinued?
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Jun 11, 2010 07:48PM)
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On 2010-05-03 12:08, Frank Starsini wrote:
THE FANTASMA SET IS HORRIBLE. DO NOT BUY IT FROM ME. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DISPLEASURE.

Professor, those are probably the nicest ones available at this time.


If you're REALLY interested in a nice set of cheapo rings PM me.
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What about these, Frank? Would they be worth picking up?

http://www.theambitiouscard.com/details.cfm?id=40998

Thanks,

Laurie
Message: Posted by: magicalaurie (Jun 14, 2010 03:26PM)
Here's a link to the Empire 4" rings, recommended over the Royal set.

http://www.daytonamagic.com/products/LINKING-RINGS-%252d-4%22-EMPIRE.html

Laurie
Message: Posted by: BigSmile (Oct 10, 2010 04:24AM)
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On 2010-05-03 12:08, Frank Starsini wrote:
THE FANTASMA SET IS HORRIBLE. DO NOT BUY IT FROM ME. I WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DISPLEASURE.

Professor, those are probably the nicest ones available at this time.


If you're REALLY interested in a nice set of cheapo rings PM me.
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If the rings are that horrible how is the DVD then?
Message: Posted by: Christopher Rinaldi (Oct 10, 2010 12:52PM)
I remember awhile back somebody posted pics of Weld Joins from different makes of larger rings, this was really nice and it would be nice if we could see pics of weld joins for the smaller sets of rings.
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Oct 21, 2010 01:19PM)
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On 2010-05-19 01:22, Hansel wrote:
The original Ninja rings are descontinued?
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Yea. But if you want a set, ask Pete Biro. I believe he still has a gold set for sell.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Oct 22, 2010 12:29AM)
There's a gold set of Ninja Rings on the big auction site now...

Julie
Message: Posted by: gregkoren (Oct 22, 2010 12:37PM)
Regarding professorwhut's question, I would NOT recommend the four-ring set sold at The Magic Warehouse for Shoot's routine. The rings are cheaply made and (at least with the set I bought) aren't even true circles. Fortunately, or not, they can easily be bent back into shape. I use them for a comedy routine, and for that they work well.
Message: Posted by: budja (Jan 7, 2014 01:26PM)
I bought the Fantasma Rings and I thought they were good enough to practice on. In fact, I think the 'key' (not the ring) is smaller than the Shoot rings which I think is an advantage. The DVD is great. Really a good beginner video to get started. The intermediate routine is quite good and will take some time to master. I wanted to get the Ninja Rings and I could have bought them but I thought it was too pricey for someone who knows nothing about the ring magic. So I decided on a cheaper set. It doesn't bother me that the welds can be seen. It can only be noticed if you look for them. For the price $30, I recommend them just to see if ring magic is appealing to you.