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Topic: Looking for a good set of Close-up Rings
Message: Posted by: Mad_Lewis (Jan 26, 2013 06:21AM)
Hello everyone,

I am looking for a nice set of small linking rings for close-up because I am not satisfied with my actual set. I'd like a quality set without aiming for a Rolls Royce you know ? A set that will last long and won't change in aspect over time (I've seen sets going from silver to gold and even some losing bits of chrome everywhere !).

Here are some criterias :

- color is silver,
- can stick firmly to a magnet,
- size is close-up (~5 inches // ~12 centimeters),
- the welding of each ring is polished and invisible,
- contains : key, two single rings (if possible) and one chain of two.

If it has only one single ring I could eventually buy a second set. Now you get why I don't want the really expensive set ! ;)
Please if you have such a set in your possession or a similar one and know where I can get one that would be great.
Maybe there is a dealer out there which can compose a set for regarding the number of keys, chains, singles... that would be perfect.

Thanks a lot for the help !
Message: Posted by: funsway (Jan 26, 2013 06:40AM)
Too bad you didn't get a couple of sets from the DollarTree last year. One $1.00 and just what you are looking for.

Put an ad in the "for sale" forum and someone might have some
Message: Posted by: Mad_Lewis (Jan 26, 2013 07:02AM)
@Funsway

Oh yeah too bad I missed that ! Thanks for your advices, I'll ask there in a bit if I get no luck here.
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Jan 26, 2013 11:12AM)
As told to me, You get what you pay for it ...

My suggestion --- http://www.shootogawa.com/all2.html
Message: Posted by: Mad_Lewis (Jan 26, 2013 11:24AM)
Link seems dead for the ring set... thanks anyway
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Jan 26, 2013 11:45AM)
Nope... The link is not dead... Just click on Add to Cart and a way you go to purchasing a set...

Best set I ever bought for what you're looking for...
Message: Posted by: snowpuppy (Jan 26, 2013 12:19PM)
Not exactly what your looking for,but if you want a Great Close-Up Linking Ring Effect,check out McAbee Rings.
Message: Posted by: Mad_Lewis (Jan 26, 2013 01:00PM)
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On 2013-01-26 12:45, Magic from A to Z wrote:
Nope... The link is not dead... Just click on Add to Cart and a way you go to purchasing a set...

Best set I ever bought for what you're looking for...
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The only set I see in the list is "The Ninja Rings in Gold" and when I click on it it leads to this : http://www.shootogawa.com/pro/gring.html and this pages does not exist, hence the 404 error. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, so could you get me some more directions ?


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On 2013-01-26 13:19, snowpuppy wrote:
Not exactly what your looking for,but if you want a Great Close-Up Linking Ring Effect,check out McAbee Rings.
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Not really no ! But thanks for sharing ! :)
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Jan 26, 2013 03:57PM)
On the URL I sent you http://www.shootogawa.com/all2.html , click the underlined link on the page titled Ultimate Ninja then click on the Add to Cart in the International portion section.
Message: Posted by: tm613 (Jan 26, 2013 04:19PM)
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On 2013-01-26 16:57, Magic from A to Z wrote:
On the URL I sent you http://www.shootogawa.com/all2.html , click the underlined link on the page titled Ultimate Ninja then click on the Add to Cart in the International portion section.
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I am pretty sure that is a DVD
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Jan 26, 2013 04:43PM)
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On 2013-01-26 17:19, tm613 wrote:
[quote]
On 2013-01-26 16:57, Magic from A to Z wrote:
On the URL I sent you http://www.shootogawa.com/all2.html , click the underlined link on the page titled Ultimate Ninja then click on the Add to Cart in the International portion section.
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I am pretty sure that is a DVD
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This not a DVD...
Message: Posted by: Magic from A to Z (Jan 26, 2013 04:43PM)
THis is not a DVD...
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Jan 29, 2013 10:10AM)
This is quite different, but this is my favorite linking ring routine EVER! For close-up, you CANNOT beat it, and they can be EXAMINED minutely! Check these out:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/714

Doug
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jan 29, 2013 01:00PM)
Unless you only want the Ninja rings, ala Shoot, I would go for a set of the steel rings about 5 inches in diameter which includes a full set your standard eight. Dai Vernon used a set like these close-up.

Somewhere I have a set of these I would consider selling them, if you are interested PM me.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jan 31, 2013 11:23AM)
The second best rings you can get are the Empire cheapo rings. About $10 per set.

The best rings are the OLD Ninja rings by shoot ogawa which aren't made anymore. I have 2 sets and can't imagine parting with one.
Message: Posted by: jcrabtree2007 (Jan 31, 2013 11:31AM)
Frank, I hear OLD Ninja rings by Shoot Ogawa mentioned. My Shoot Ogawa's rings (From his website) were bought about 2 years ago (cost about $90). Do I have an old set. What's the difference? Thanks
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Jan 31, 2013 12:33PM)
If yours are the gold ones, they are probably just as good as the old ones.

I can't be sure because I've never seen the new ones.
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (Jan 31, 2013 09:08PM)
I too would say that if you can ever find an old set of Shoot Ogawa silver rings, those are the way to go. I can vouch for that as I have a set of them.

As for the newer silver rings and from what I am able to tell, the difference is either negligible or not, depending on your preference. The newer rings are not quite as "silvery" - they just do not give off the same 'glow' as the old ones, if that all makes sense. Also, the newer sets to me seem a tad lighter. Now, that does not mean the newer ones are bad, because they are not at all - they are just not quite the same.

I would have no idea about the newer gold sets because I have not seen them myself.

All of that having been said, the Empire (8 ring set for $10-12, though slightly smaller at 4") set as mentioned above or the Fantasma chrome rings (a set of four, 5" rings for $29.95 - great rings for a great price) or a set of these: http://www.tannens.com/shop//cart.php?m=product_detail&p=5937 (set of eight, 5" rings).

A couple of smaller ring sets to choose from can be found here: http://www.daytonamagic.com/search.php?search_query=Linking+rings&x=0&y=0

I hope this information is useful to you.
Message: Posted by: Mad_Lewis (Feb 2, 2013 12:15PM)
Thanks a lot guys !

Dr_J_Ayala, I'm asking a few questions the dealer now.
Frank, I could not find the Empire set you mentionned... But it sounds very cheap (for such a price there usually is a welding).
Message: Posted by: IvanLee (Feb 2, 2013 12:36PM)
Maybe you can ask Van Dokkum to made a set....
but...um...it's really expensive in spite that it certaintly deserve it...!
Message: Posted by: funsway (Feb 2, 2013 01:29PM)
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On 2013-02-02 13:15, The.Amazing.Boy wrote:
Thanks a lot guys !

Dr_J_Ayala, I'm asking a few questions the dealer now.
Frank, I could not find the Empire set you mentionned... But it sounds very cheap (for such a price there usually is a welding).
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try Daytona Magic
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Feb 2, 2013 04:52PM)
I believe Frank can actually sell you a set. http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=35

-Patrick
Message: Posted by: Just Sean (Feb 25, 2013 06:27PM)
I use a set of shoots rings regularly, I would never part with them or the ones I have in reserve. If you ever find them for sale, pounce quickly or someone else will.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Mar 2, 2013 09:35AM)
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On 2013-02-25 19:27, Just Sean wrote:
I use a set of shoots rings regularly, I would never part with them or the ones I have in reserve. If you ever find them for sale, pounce quickly or someone else will.
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I feel the same way. However, before I used them I used the Empire rings and was very happy. The finished chipped a little over time but for $10
they are fantastic.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Mar 2, 2013 12:28PM)
I'll see if I an talk Joe Porper into making a set of small rings. Thoughts?
Message: Posted by: Rainboguy (Mar 2, 2013 02:14PM)
Pete Biro:

I wonder how practical it could be for Joe to make a small set with:

A. A locking key, and
B:. A shell.....

A quality, Porper-Made set of three (or maybe even four, or five, including the shell and the locking ring) would be KILLER for close-up, I think....just my 2 cents worth.....
Message: Posted by: joseph (Mar 2, 2013 03:15PM)
I like the rings (and routine :)) [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAfiuGotE_8]HE[/url] uses. ...
Message: Posted by: funsway (Mar 2, 2013 07:02PM)
If you can handle about 5" rings -- check out "HeartRings' -- amazing effects not possible with normal linking rings
Message: Posted by: sicher (Sep 24, 2013 06:38AM)
Hi all. I'm new here but wanted to chime in with another option. Samrai Ninja rings in gold are available through the following Japanese seller:

http://global.rakuten.com/en/store/maqs/item/it-023/

Cheers!
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 24, 2013 11:57AM)
Interesting, Shoot Ogawa was just here and did a lecture, he was selling his Gold Ninja Rings for over a $100. He has a new anniversary DVD showing the old method of Ninja Rings and development of the newer handling fine tuned.

He told me he is now only selling the Gold Ninja Rings personally at his lectures. It costs to much to ship large quantities to the U.S. so he does not want to pay high postage costs and any import taxes. Yes, does not make sense to me either, but that is what he told me.

So I paid over $135.00 to get a set from Shoot Ogawa.

That site sicher recommended looks like it is coming from China, not Japan. China copies are all over eBay as well. They are selling copies of the Ninja Linking Rings.
Message: Posted by: sicher (Sep 25, 2013 12:38AM)
The site is definitely Japanese. I put in an order and got a package from Japan through the very swift Japanpost EMS delivered to the door in a matter of days (i'm in Sweden). I don't think these are copies but if they are, they are very well made.

M