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Loopback
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I have been practicing a linking ring routine that has finally taken it's toll on one of my 12" rings. The weld where the ring is connected has busted. This is on one of my single rings.

The 8 ring set cost me around 40 bucks. I don't know if I should repair it or replace the set with something a little better.

Any opinions?
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At that price it sounds like the bottom end sets out of India.

I’d forget trying to repair those rings,
and look at this as an opportunity to rewards your efforts,
with an upgraded set to rings.

Now don’t ask “which ones” right away,
do a detailed search here in Magic Café and you’ll find your answer to that.

Congrats on breaking in your rings!
Magically,
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Its really hard to get a good quality set of linking rings. Every set I ever bought has one ring that is broken. Smile
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I have used them all. The best set for breakage has been the
aluminium rings in 12 inch. They have bent but not cracked or
broken in 4 years of rehearsal and use. my owens lasted 6 weeks.
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I reccommend a GOOD pair too,maybe you need to spend more than $40.00 but at the end you will see the difference...which ones!?!I don't know, right now I don't have any set of linking rings because I'm searching "my dream" ones,Good luck...
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Contact a reputable dealer like http://www.stevensmagic.com and email 'em. and/or Denny Haney and ask for advice. I you want a set to last a life time get Owen stainless steel.
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Thanks for all the great advice. My wife said she would get me a 12" set in Stainless like Pete suggested for my birthday.
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“Way to go” for your great wife!

You'll have Owen Orb Eternals for the rest of your life,
they will look new in twenty years,
and you can leave them to your great grandchildren.
The bell-sound as they ring will give you and
your audiences great pleasure as well.

Magically, Walt
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Quote:
On 2008-03-10 16:44, Hansel wrote:
I reccommend a GOOD pair too,maybe you need to spend more than $40.00 but at the end you will see the difference...which ones!?!I don't know, right now I don't have any set of linking rings because I'm searching "my dream" ones,Good luck...
Thanks,
Hansel!


Given your knowledge of the linking rings, what difference(s), specifically, are you talking about?
What do the more expensive rings provide, in your opinion?
What features will your "dream" rings have?

It sounds like you're giving advice without ever owning a set of rings.

Some cheap rings have some great features that more expensive rings do not. You might be throwing people off track if you're giving advice without any real knowledge of the linking rings.
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On 2008-03-11 14:41, Frank Starsini wrote:
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On 2008-03-10 16:44, Hansel wrote:
I reccommend a GOOD pair too,maybe you need to spend more than $40.00 but at the end you will see the difference...which ones!?!I don't know, right now I don't have any set of linking rings because I'm searching "my dream" ones,Good luck...
Thanks,
Hansel!


Given your knowledge of the linking rings, what difference(s), specifically, are you talking about?
What do the more expensive rings provide, in your opinion?
What features will your "dream" rings have?

It sounds like you're giving advice without ever owning a set of rings.

Some cheap rings have some great features that more expensive rings do not. You might be throwing people off track if you're giving advice without any real knowledge of the linking rings.


You have a right point,but its about my bad english...I said I don't have any set of linking rings...and its wrong!but really I mean I don't WORK with anyone...If someone is a "Talent Show Magician" maybe a cheap set work but for a Professional working magician a cheap version don't work very good .As a proffesional you need a good locking and durable set of rings..ONLY MY OPINION...YOU don't NEED TO HAVE THE SAME ONE...why? They broke,the material don't look good,they loose bright etc and the sound of bad ones NEVER EQUALS the cling of a good set. I don't need to show you my knowledge in linking rings to you,the people that know me,know my type of knowlegde...Any way ENJOY YOUR CHEAP RING KNOWLEDGE...
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There are tons and tons of threads and posts here
talking about bad- good- better- and best- rings
and their pros-and-cons,
here is really no need to go over and over all that information again.

In all that info many, if not most, end up in agreement that
Owen Supreme Orb Eternal Rings are the Tiffany of any available
and cost a kings ransom as well.

Les Smith the head of Owen has recently passed away,
and they intend not to make some sizes once out of stock,
so I'd say the future of getting these is perhaps a bit precarious,
in other words,
f you want the best now's the time to call and try to secure them.

My last two-cents on the quality of rings...

Walt
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On 2008-03-11 15:45, Hansel wrote:
Quote:
On 2008-03-11 14:41, Frank Starsini wrote:
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On 2008-03-10 16:44, Hansel wrote:
I reccommend a GOOD pair too,maybe you need to spend more than $40.00 but at the end you will see the difference...which ones!?!I don't know, right now I don't have any set of linking rings because I'm searching "my dream" ones,Good luck...
Thanks,
Hansel!


Given your knowledge of the linking rings, what difference(s), specifically, are you talking about?
What do the more expensive rings provide, in your opinion?
What features will your "dream" rings have?

It sounds like you're giving advice without ever owning a set of rings.

Some cheap rings have some great features that more expensive rings do not. You might be throwing people off track if you're giving advice without any real knowledge of the linking rings.


You have a right point,but its about my bad english...I said I don't have any set of linking rings...and its wrong!but really I mean I don't WORK with anyone...If someone is a "Talent Show Magician" maybe a cheap set work but for a Professional working magician a cheap version don't work very good .As a proffesional you need a good locking and durable set of rings..ONLY MY OPINION...YOU don't NEED TO HAVE THE SAME ONE...why? They broke,the material don't look good,they loose bright etc and the sound of bad ones NEVER EQUALS the cling of a good set. I don't need to show you my knowledge in linking rings to you,the people that know me,know my type of knowlegde...Any way ENJOY YOUR CHEAP RING KNOWLEDGE...
Thanks,
Hansel!


My english again! I mean Good Looking,not good locking
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On 2008-03-11 16:12, SpellbinderEntertainment wrote:

Les Smith the head of Owen has recently passed away,
and they intend not to make some sizes once out of stock,
so I'd say the future of getting these is perhaps a bit precarious,
in other words,
f you want the best now's the time to call and try to secure them.



Ah, I didn't know that Les personally made the Owen rings. That will make his passing an even greater loss for all of us.
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Depending on your routine, you might look into a larger set. Whit Hayden's ring routine looks great with 15 inch rings, but if you did a "standard" 8 or 6 ring routine they would be too big.
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Loopback: you lucky dog... your wife sounds as great as mine.
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Redefine Rings at hocus pocus are a pretty good deal at $280. They look very much like and handle like Owens rings but don't have the pretty chime that the Owens do. They were a fantastic deal at $200 but the price was recently raised.
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Don't throw away the broken quite yet. If someone busts you on the key ring, offer to do the routine without it, and continue on as planned with the other one. If they don't call you on it, you can beat them to the punch with something like "You've all seen those rings in kids magic sets with the broken ring? I don't use it..." or something along those lines.
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Quote:
On 2008-03-11 15:45, Hansel wrote:
Quote:
On 2008-03-11 14:41, Frank Starsini wrote:
Quote:
On 2008-03-10 16:44, Hansel wrote:
I reccommend a GOOD pair too,maybe you need to spend more than $40.00 but at the end you will see the difference...which ones!?!I don't know, right now I don't have any set of linking rings because I'm searching "my dream" ones,Good luck...
Thanks,
Hansel!


Given your knowledge of the linking rings, what difference(s), specifically, are you talking about?
What do the more expensive rings provide, in your opinion?
What features will your "dream" rings have?

It sounds like you're giving advice without ever owning a set of rings.

Some cheap rings have some great features that more expensive rings do not. You might be throwing people off track if you're giving advice without any real knowledge of the linking rings.


You have a right point,but its about my bad english...I said I don't have any set of linking rings...and its wrong!but really I mean I don't WORK with anyone...If someone is a "Talent Show Magician" maybe a cheap set work but for a Professional working magician a cheap version don't work very good .As a proffesional you need a good locking and durable set of rings..ONLY MY OPINION...YOU don't NEED TO HAVE THE SAME ONE...why? They broke,the material don't look good,they loose bright etc and the sound of bad ones NEVER EQUALS the cling of a good set. I don't need to show you my knowledge in linking rings to you,the people that know me,know my type of knowlegde...Any way ENJOY YOUR CHEAP RING KNOWLEDGE...
Thanks,
Hansel!


What you wrote makes no sense to me. As an example, Chris Capehart prefers and recommends cheap rings for his routine. I agree. I tried the routine with Owen rings and it's difficult at best, frightening, painful, and damm near impossible.

I use cheap 10" Uday rings and they are a dream.

As far as "ting" goes. The Pro-line rings are not expensive and have the best "ting" that I've come across.

I see no facts to back up your statements. Also, you never answered my question about what features your "dream rings" will have.
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On 2008-03-13 21:52, Frank Starsini wrote:
Quote:
On 2008-03-11 15:45, Hansel wrote:
Quote:
On 2008-03-11 14:41, Frank Starsini wrote:
Quote:
On 2008-03-10 16:44, Hansel wrote:
I reccommend a GOOD pair too,maybe you need to spend more than $40.00 but at the end you will see the difference...which ones!?!I don't know, right now I don't have any set of linking rings because I'm searching "my dream" ones,Good luck...
Thanks,
Hansel!


Given your knowledge of the linking rings, what difference(s), specifically, are you talking about?
What do the more expensive rings provide, in your opinion?
What features will your "dream" rings have?

It sounds like you're giving advice without ever owning a set of rings.

Some cheap rings have some great features that more expensive rings do not. You might be throwing people off track if you're giving advice without any real knowledge of the linking rings.


You have a right point,but its about my bad english...I said I don't have any set of linking rings...and its wrong!but really I mean I don't WORK with anyone...If someone is a "Talent Show Magician" maybe a cheap set work but for a Professional working magician a cheap version don't work very good .As a proffesional you need a good locking and durable set of rings..ONLY MY OPINION...YOU don't NEED TO HAVE THE SAME ONE...why? They broke,the material don't look good,they loose bright etc and the sound of bad ones NEVER EQUALS the cling of a good set. I don't need to show you my knowledge in linking rings to you,the people that know me,know my type of knowlegde...Any way ENJOY YOUR CHEAP RING KNOWLEDGE...
Thanks,
Hansel!


What you wrote makes no sense to me. As an example, Chris Capehart prefers and recommends cheap rings for his routine. I agree. I tried the routine with Owen rings and it's difficult at best, frightening, painful, and damm near impossible.

I use cheap 10" Uday rings and they are a dream.

As far as "ting" goes. The Pro-line rings are not expensive and have the best "ting" that I've come across.

I see no facts to back up your statements. Also, you never answered my question about what features your "dream rings" will have.


Hi Frank:
Maybe matter of taste and opinion...Your dream not necesary its mine.But if the cheap rings work good for you,ITS OK,outstanding and Fantastic!!!The point in your post that I refuse is "It sounds like you're giving advice without ever owning a set of rings"...i have 3 set of rings,for ME they don't have my "dream specifications", but in case that I don't have ANY set of rings this don't FORBIDDEN AN OPINION. My dreams specifications:Good material,Good sound,Nice size...now in the IBM/SAM comb.convention I'm search this type of rings...Good Luck!
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I contacted Owens magic and am awaiting a call back. I am curious if I should go ahead and get a locking ring as well. I must admit I have never used a locking ring. Is this something I could hand out?

I plan to do charity magic at the local hospitals and VA within the next two years. With this in mind what size would work best for a hospital room setting?
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