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flimnar
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I have been practicing the Dan Turcotte "Ring on a String" routine, which is really a lot of fun. However, I haven't found a ring that really works in my hand. I would like something bigger than a finger ring. I tried a ring from a horse halter, but it is too big and rounded to handle easily. Dan suggested using a seating valve from a Ford Engine, but every parts dealer in town looks at me like I'm nuts when I ask for this and say they've never heard of it. I'm looking for a ring roughly half-dollar sized with an edge for easy handling. Suggestions?
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How about an ellis ring?
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I looked up the Ellis ring and it looks like a super effect by itself. Thanks for the suggestion. For my routine, I am looking for something small enought to comfortably finger palm. Any ideas?

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A curtain ring sould do it ? good luck
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If the ring doesn't have to be a plain band, you might try and get a chunkier finger ring. College rings or graduation rings work well for me. The older rings from the '60s and earlier are generally more attractive than more modern versions.

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I'd check with Josten's. I don't know if they still make the Super Bowl rings, but they might have some that are samples or rejected for a minor defect. When I was a kid, a friend of my dad did a favor for one of his business contacts by acting as a courier for a Josten's rep. One of the rings he delivered was a ring belonging to Terry Bradshaw. I got a chance to try it on and that thing spread my fingers WIDE! It was HUGE! The base of his finger must have been 1 1/2" across!

If worse came to worse, you could just get a silver ring in a rather large size. Silver is a fairly cheap metal, anyway. I use a pinky ring when I perform Ring & String because the moves work best with a smaller ring. I use moves from manuscripts from Dan Garrett and Mark Leveridge.
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Good suggestions! I'll check out buying either a cheap class ring (if such a thing exists) or a larger silver ring. I think, like Alan, a smaller ring may work better for my hand.

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