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Topic: Good place to start with rings?
Message: Posted by: splunge (Jul 1, 2020 11:25AM)
I am a novice/advanced beginner mostly doing magic for my own entertainment and as a treat for my patients (I'm a pediatrician). My sleights are slight and I'd like to improve. Any good intros/starting places for ring magic?
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jul 1, 2020 12:13PM)
I would say the absolute most bang for your bucks has got to be Gregory Wilson's "Ring Leader". Not only does he teach a great routine but he teaches pretty much an encyclopedia of ring and sting sleights in addition to the routine.


There is a download version for $5 less but the DVD comes with a practice ring and a ribbon. Either one is fine but I would go DVD so you can skip chapters. (I had to learn it from an old VHS tape 📼
But it came with a better cord way back then.
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Jul 2, 2020 04:32AM)
L&L's "World's Greatest Finger Ring Magic" DVD is a pretty good compilation. There's also a chapter on rings in Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual".

Message: Posted by: Alan Munro (Jul 3, 2020 08:23PM)
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Jul 3, 2020 11:40PM)
Ring magic is not so easy. First, the sleights are kind of difficult even compared to coin magic. So if you really like this type of magic, I might suggest whatever you buy, buy something that is highly rated (check reviews on Penguin and other places) and that has a good video.

An almost sure bet might be Ring Flight. Wish you the best. I love to see someone using magic to brighten the day for their young patients, etc.
Message: Posted by: Risotto (Jul 11, 2020 02:03PM)
I'm late to the party but Reel Magic Magazine has a video course of finger ring magic. Five bucks a month you can try it out.
They also have an improved version of Ring Thing. Improved presentation and greater breakdown of the moves.
Outside of that there's J.S.B Ring and Ribbon DVD.
Message: Posted by: martonikus (Jul 14, 2020 10:09PM)
Sets are available with a ring and a gimmicked cord (or shoelace) - which is an easy-to-do option suitable for casual settings like a medical office.

One example is Tenyo's "Miracle Ring", but many versions can be found.
Message: Posted by: mindmagic (Jul 15, 2020 04:02AM)
Also take a look at what you can do with a Jardine Ellis ring (or the smaller Gemini Ring).
Message: Posted by: John Long (Aug 29, 2020 08:43PM)
I'd say start with what determining what type of "ring magic" you are interested. For example finger rings, harness rings (~3" diameter), or linking rings?

Wilson's "Ring Leader" is great for finger ring, and some harness rings. Nothing on linking rings

Message: Posted by: chinablue (Apr 24, 2021 09:14AM)
Ring leader is good also world's greatest has done good routines.