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Topic: Suggestions requested
Message: Posted by: RandyM (Jul 20, 2004 01:20AM)
I'm requesting your suggestions for introducing a borrowed ring that will lead into a closer I have called Stuck in Time. This effect for those that don't know is a borrowed ring that jumps from a Ring Box to the interior of an Hourglass.

What I was thinking of is an effect called There and Back by David Regal to begin with. I know I could just use the effect Stuck in Time but I want the introduction to blend into a Routine.

Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

Message: Posted by: BSutter (Jul 22, 2004 08:04AM)
So you want to put together a show that revolves around a single borrowed ring?

What if the spec. won't let you keep it that long?
Message: Posted by: full circle (Jul 22, 2004 11:21AM)
Suggest you rephrase the question. Do you mean immediately after the spectator hands you the ring & before you put it in the box? What do you want to do with it??? Link with your own, float, vanish & recover, transform? Maybe just to show it off and call attention to it you could use the little sleight where you put it on your first phlange of your middle finger and have it jump back & forth to the ring finger? Nice little optical illusion.

Message: Posted by: RandyM (Jul 22, 2004 12:25PM)
Didn't think the request was difficult to follow. but.... I simply want to borrow a spec's ring and begin a nice routine with it. I thought of There and Back where the ring jumps/moves from a glass that covers it to another glass nearby, Then continue from that to the effect Stuck in Time.

Not looking to "keep" the ring for any period of time, just a nice flowing routine. I found spec's share their experiences when using items borrowed from them , and even more so with items of a sentimental value such as a ring. Although effects like CMH and Pinnacle are nice, I primarily use them simply when asked " Hey, Randy can you show me something" type of situation as opposed to what I would like to do during a nice flowing routine.
Message: Posted by: boboneO (Jul 22, 2004 05:53PM)
Randy, are you familiar with the Ray Grismer work on the borrowed ring which, when strung on a shoelace, comes off in the spectator's hand? The impact is so strong at the end of the routine that you have misdirection to go into ANY subsequent ring effect without having to worry about your "get-ready." The last I heard, Ray is in Silverton, Idaho, and has a tape that is worth it's weight in gold to those who like borrowed ring stuff. Hope this helps.
Message: Posted by: Julie (Jul 24, 2004 01:55AM)
A good finish would be the finding the ring in a locked (nest of?) box(es).
Message: Posted by: twistedace (Jul 24, 2004 11:45AM)
I am following you and I don't know why everyone else is offering so many off topic thoughts. If you're looking for a lead in routine, I suggest ring on the wand in David Regal's Constant Fooling book, this way you have a penetration first onto a magic wand. Then you can go into the routine of jumping from glass to glass. Then end with the ring inside of the hourglass. I would try to introduce the hourglass beforehand pattering about how you are going to be able to do 3 amazing feats of impossibility with a symbol of true magic...love and borrow the ring. Then you introduce the hourglass, so they see it and are not suspicious of it. Then the wand, which the ring penetrates. The wand can also add to handling later in your effect by keeping heat on it because it's the MAGIC wand. I would have the glasses on the table before anything starts and move into your next effect. The best ending would be for the sand in the hourglass to run out and have the ring sitting inside to finish. That is just my idea on how to routine what you are looking for. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress. Also, you should look at Paul Gertner's Steel and Silver book, he has a 3 phase ring and hourglass routine, the borrowed ring penetrates the center of the hourglass 2xs then finally ends up inside and he has to break the glass to get it out. Good luck!
Message: Posted by: RandyM (Jul 27, 2004 10:59PM)
Thanks twistedace.. nice to see philadelphian here. The effect Stuck in Time does end as you suggested (in the hourglass) I really appreciate your suggestions your "right on" with what I was requesting from other members here. Just a simple way with of progressing to ending with Stuck in Time.