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Dan Watkins
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Am I missing something? I can't find the online video clip of the routine referenced by Dr. Jakks above.
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Thanks for the info. I guess the golden rings are unobtainable to someone in the states Smile
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Dan,

Go to magicproshop.com and watch the demo. Shoot does an excellent job.

nalu
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Murphy's Magic Supplies is distributing the rings and the DVD to shops/dealers. The Silver Rings shipped out from Japan on March 10th and thus should be to us by approximately March 17. It should then just be a few days before your favorite dealer has them. You DON'T want to miss this. It is awesome. Keep and eye out on Bob Kohler as he's got just a killer line up. I can't give out details but every item he has coming is fabulous.

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On 2003-03-13 01:08, GeorgeG wrote:
Alexhui
Thanks for the info. I guess the golden rings are unobtainable to someone in the states Smile
Alex,

I got a set of the gold rings directly from Shoot after a lecture at The Castle, so they are not completely unavailable. They are nice. I use the silver set for practice and the gold set for performance.

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I am also looking for the golden version without success.

After seeing shoot in Miami last November I approach his table to get a set of his rings and the guys in front of me snatched the last set.

I understand that they are not longer made in Japan either at least that is what Shoot told me.

I took it a step further and try to contact some people in Japan. a forum member was kind enough to translate a msg from the web page of Wizards Inn (apprantly the Japanes manufacturer) in which stated that they were no longer available.

From a commercial point of view does not make any sense. They sol millions of sets in department stores in Japan, and now that they have a new market, the don't make them any more.

If anyone has a set of golden rings that they want to sell, shoot me an PM.

Thanks,

Carlos

BTW If any of the reades are going to Japan or if you are already there, please check toy stores, they might have a few sets left.
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On 2003-03-13 00:06, Dan Watkins wrote:
Am I missing something? I can't find the online video clip of the routine referenced by Dr. Jakks above.


Dan,

It appears that Shoot's video clip is gone! I personally viewed it at the above url on 3/12/03 and today found it's been removed.
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Dan,

they have a demo in http://www.magicsmith.com

Good luck.
Dan Watkins
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nalu_magic, I went to that website and found the advertisement for the video, but no demo.

Carlos, same with Magicsmith, I read all the advertising on the video, but did not see a link to any performance.

I saw Shoot perform it live last year, but I want to watch it again, it was a wonderful routine.

Can anyone provide a direct link to a video demo?

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On 2003-03-03 01:32, alexhui wrote:
I own the rings and the videos when I studied in Japan 1 and a half year ago.The rings,I have to say,are so beautifully made.You must love it.The routine is also very good for both laymen and magicians.But one point to mention!!DON'T perform the routine for Japanese magicians and laymen,they have already watched the routine hundreds of times.Every department store features the same routine...So I have a complicated feeling that whether I should perform the routine...cos soon everyone will only perform this one...

Alex

I wander if the rings the same one sold in department store here in HK. They are called the chinese linking rings. Smile
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I'm curious about this routine. The presentation on the demo was wonderful. Almost too good. I would love to be able to do what I see on the video but fear it may be next to impossible for the average person. The moves looked so effortless - I am doubtful that many will be able to be as slick as the demo. I'm not against practise but I have a hunch that this routine may be above many peoples ability.
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This routine is not above many people ability if you really practise.I can say it is too good for both laymen and magicians.

Remember the moment when I first saw the routine,I've doubted whether there was a new principle in linking rings.I know Shoot's master,Yonagida,was using the linking rings when he performed for me,but I just couldn't see when the ring passed through the key...

IMOP,the ring and routine are very good.And a little bit contrary to my initial post,after considering for a while,I think I missed my practice of this routine in the past while few people knew at that time.I should have practised it at that time.I think I will pick up my rings in near future and practise some routine(including Shoot's).
And try to remember,the routine is of Yonagida,not Shoot.But Shoot do it beautifully.

Alex
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Practice, practice, practice...

I saw many local magicians buy these rings and the routine from Shoot at 2 South Florida lectures last year. None of these magicians are performing the routine. I've talked to many of them and the concensus is that the routine just didn't look very magicial in their hands.

I suspect that the DVD format will make learning this routine much easier. However, be ready to put in lots of practice time in order for the routine to look good enough to perform.

Above all, if you are going to perform this routine in public, please give it the time it deserves.

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Can you end "clean" like you can with the McAbee Rings ?

I have not seen the demo yet... so how would this rate with the McAbee rings, which I think is a beautiful routine ?

Scott
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just watched the video demo.....looks incredible ,,,like REALLLLLL MAGIC!!!!
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Scott,

It is not clean at the end,but if you buy 2 sets of rings,you can figure a way to end it cleanly.

Alex
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Hey guys,

Are the Ninja rings any different than a "regular" set of linking rings? In other words, is it the presentation or the hardware that makes this linking rings so beautiful? Thanks.
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The main link isn't that hard with practice. The thing that killed my pinky was the one handed link. I have two nasty blisters and they are quite painful. Other than that the routine is incredible. Shoot does it 100 times better than me, but I am getting there.

Jakks
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So to clear everybody's doubt...

So which do the trick ?

The ring or the technique ?

Hope someone can answer this simple question ?

Thanks

Symmatrix
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