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Topic: Impossible Ringmagic by Garrett Thomas. FOOL US.
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Oct 20, 2020 03:38PM)
Https://youtu.be/x_Lm7cvA4Vw

Wow, looks like real magic, sure.
How did he do that?
Message: Posted by: Feral Chorus (Oct 21, 2020 09:57AM)
I've seen Garrett do this in person and it elicited one of the most memorable spectator reactions I've ever seen. Good stuff.
Message: Posted by: GlennLawrence (Oct 21, 2020 03:04PM)
I saw this on the show the other day and it was great but I was surprised he didn't incorporate his "ring thing" (his signature move) into the routine. What he did was incredible, I have no idea.
Message: Posted by: rowdymagi5 (Oct 21, 2020 07:49PM)
Very nice!
Message: Posted by: Kjellstrom (Oct 23, 2020 04:09AM)
Banded, looks interesting:
https://www.vanishingincmagic.com/close-up-magic/banded/
Message: Posted by: John Long (Oct 23, 2020 08:49PM)
Yes, it looked very good.

Yet, Penn did not explicitly ask about a switch

John
Message: Posted by: alexK (Nov 29, 2020 05:38PM)
[quote]On Oct 23, 2020, John Long wrote:
Yes, it looked very good.

Yet, Penn did not explicitly ask about a switch

John [/quote]
I think they have not seen a switch and therefore they didn't ask. Garetts version is just too clean.

Banded looks really good, I have to put it on my wishlist for later.
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Nov 30, 2020 10:46AM)
Some YouTuber called Garrett out as a liar and then had Garrett and Mike Close on his podcast after they reached out to him. Mike Close explained exactly what happens behind the scenes and why Garrett actually fooled Penn & Teller.

I would imagine that it would be fairly impossible to fool them with a marketed (and popular) effect but by the same token, Penn & Teller probably donít t buy a lot of retail magic so it is possible they never ran across ďBandedĒ before. I was actually hoping he would have tossed in some newer stuff from his more recent effect ďOpusĒ during the routine. Overall it was a great (and very skilled) performance.
Message: Posted by: unfunny (Dec 29, 2020 02:32PM)
I bought this after watching on Penn and Teller. Iím still working to perfect the handling. The included ring is made by Roy Kueppers. Itís nice, but I wouldíve preferred that the ring was not as smooth. A little more texture would help with the handling. The part Iím having the most difficulty is the final finger. Perhaps Iím too clumsy. It is a great trick, and Iím anxious to perfect it. One note for if you are going to purchase. They suggest buying a size up from your normal rings. I would say, youíll be good with one that fits regularly on your largest finger.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 2, 2021 04:38AM)
[quote]On Dec 29, 2020, unfunny wrote:
I bought this after watching on Penn and Teller. Iím still working to perfect the handling. The included ring is made by Roy Kueppers. Itís nice, but I wouldíve preferred that the ring was not as smooth. A little more texture would help with the handling. The part Iím having the most difficulty is the final finger. Perhaps Iím too clumsy. It is a great trick, and Iím anxious to perfect it. One note for if you are going to purchase. They suggest buying a size up from your normal rings. I would say, youíll be good with one that fits regularly on your largest finger. [/quote]

Isn't the Thumb the largest finger on the human hand?
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 2, 2021 04:49AM)
Poof-Daddy, Penn has said before on the show, that Teller reads every magic book on the market. So he must have a giant Library of books. Penn also mentioned to a contestant that they thought it was a bad idea to use a magic trick that the magician has marketed. Hinting that they also follow tricks that have been sold on the magic market. From these comments, I assume that Teller does purchase and collect books, he also collects marketed magic tricks. Penn has mentioned that Teller is brains behind creating their acts.