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joker 55
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Hi, I was just windering, is the effect "ring leader" is a gimmick or not, can everything be borrowed?

Also is it the same as swing a ring?
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If you mean Gregory Wilsons routine there is no gimmick. You could pull your shoe lace out, borrow a ring, and do the entire routine. I don't know was swing a ring is.
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Yeah, but you'll limp with the loose shoe.
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Ring leader is not anything like swing-a-ring.
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So there is no gimmick, wow, I think I will be investing in this, is it a hard routine, any special requirments?
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Any other similar DVD's?
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I believe the relentless ring and string has a vid out with it... also I believe ring leader is VHS too(well mine was).

Nothing against Greg or any others, but this effect (ungimicked string and finger ring) have been around seemingly FOREVER and there is not much new under the sun...

My point is that this is all classic sleight of hand, and when purchasing Ring Leader you aren't so much purchasing the trick "Ring Leader" but rather Greg Wilson's Handling and thoughts on the classic ring and string routine.

Anyway, I think it is an important distinction, and one that might help you to learn and perform the routine.
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So which do you recomend?
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There's a good string/ring topic here.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;forum=4
I won't recommend because everyone has their own ideas which is best for them.
I suggest that you Google for the routines mentioned and come to your own conclusions.
You should find some online videos.

There are a lot of non-gimmicked routines that are really great.

Best,
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I can't get gregs ring leader from penguin, anywhere I can get it, to uk??
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