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Nash
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So I just got myself a PK Ring online, opened the package, it slipped out and dropped to the floor and BAMB! It is broken into 4 pieces?

Ahhh. Given that I never had a PK ring before, are they supposed to be THAT FRAGILE???
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Yes they are.... unfortunatly. But you can buy a replacemetn for around $9.00

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The rings are made from the elements found in a rare earth magnet. As such they can be quite fragile and should be handled with care. I had two such magnets from two Newton's Nightmare sets. I inadvertently placed the two magnets near each other, one attracted the other like a shot and shattered the one I was holding, pinching my finger and creating a huge blood blister in the process. A few sharp bits of the shattered magnet were embedded in my hand, though none were very deep.

And there's more (Public Service Announcement - as in, "Who knew?"): I was surprised to learn that according to the Los Alamos National Laboratory, Rare Earth magnetic products should be handled with care for other reasons. According to LANL, these magnets contain toxic components (But then, what doesn't these days, eh?):


  • Boron - Elemental boron and the borates are not considered to be toxic, and they do not require special care in handling. However, some of the more exotic boron hydrogen compounds are definitely toxic and do require care.

  • Cobalt - Exposure to cobalt (metal fumes and dust) should be limited to 0.05 mg/m3 (8-hour time-weighted average 40-hour week).

  • Iron - Iron is a common material that is found in abundant quantities in the environment and in the human body.

  • Neodymium - Neodymium has a low-to-moderate acute toxic rating. As with other rare earths, neodymium should be handled with care.

  • Samarium - Little is known of the toxicity of samarium; therefore, it should be handled carefully.


Respiratory protection should be employed when dealing with any airborne particulates of any of these materials.

Children should not be allowed to play with strong rare-earth magnets or the materials used in their production.

Individuals with pacemakers or internal medical devices should not handle strong rare-earth magnets magnets. Studies have shown that magnetic fields can affect the operation of these devices. Strong rare-earth magnets should be kept at a safe distance from individuals with these devices.

The Rare-Earth Magnetics Association is not aware of any positive or negative health effects from handling rare-earth magnets. They however recommend that pregnant women not handle very strong rare-earth magnets as a precaution.
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Nash
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Serious?

Oh well, just my luck I guess. I never expected a ring will be that fragile.

Thanks for the answer guys.

Another thing. Any good recommendation for a stronger, more magnetic, and more durable PK ring?
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jimhlou
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Get a N50 from supermagnetman.com

Jim
Skip Way
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That's supermagnetman.net, Jim. Smile

Very cool site, by the way. Thanks!
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Jason A
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Mine also breaks often. Now I get them from supermagnetman.com
jimhlou
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Thanks Skip!

It's Supermagnetman.net

Jim
Nicholas Spade
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I second what Jim said. I got a N50 from there when they first came out. I still have it and it is very durable and very strong. Great for Prohibition.
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On 2009-09-26 15:03, jimhlou wrote:
Thanks Skip!

It's Supermagnetman.net

Jim

I now use them myself.

peace, charlie
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I've had my rings for close to 3 years from supermagnetman and never had a problem. Never dropped them either though.
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Charlie,,,

I use them all the time - but.. and I can never remember which one is the best for your "Prohibition" (cap through beer bottle) the horizontal -- or vertical magnetic field version. One, for sure, works better than the other.. maybe you could shout the supermagnetman code out for those who know no better.. (not me, of course).. Smile

I, Personally, use two together on my third finger. But I also wear two matching silver rings on my first finger, and an antique coffee spoon ring on my thumb.

And NO-ONE ever suspects ...

Regards...and thanks for a great effect.

DCB

Posted: Sep 27, 2009 8:59pm
Incidentally, I took them off in the shower one time. I forgot about them, and then knocked them off the ledge onto the shower tray. About 12 pieces. No! They do NOT stand up to shock.

DCB
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SUPER FRAGILE! I bought an identical ring for about 20 dollars from any basic mens ring store. And I wear that, if I plan on performing a pk effect I just switch them. unfortunatley I do have to switch them so it adds a tiny bit more setup but I rather do that then have a broken one
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Super fragile rings are specially atrocious.

Come on you were thinking it!!!
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Mark, I wasn't thinking it, but I get it!
My wife has a blood disease called amyloidosis. Last week I was called on to introduce her bone marrow transplant doctor at an anniversary event for about 300 people.
I brought up the fact that her disease sounds like a word from a Disney movie.
SupercalifragilistAmyloidosis.

Got a good laugh!

Sammy

P.S. I have a Wizards ring. No problems, but if it breaks I will check out Supermagnetman for a replacement.
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I agree thank you to everyone who suggested supermagnetman. I'm looking into purchasing a PK ring from him and I was wondering if you guys just ordered a standard ring shape that he sells or if you guys get it made custom. and if you get it made custom what kind of strength, coating, and other stuff involved with ordering a custom magnet(im having trouble with direction of magnetization). I usually only use a PK to do prohibition.
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Depending on what you are doing, you can get thicker rings. I personally don't use them because they are a bit bulky but they are definitely less fragile.
The Big Q
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I found out how fragile they were performing a cap through bottle trick...smacked the lid, shattered the ring, but amazingly, I still got away with the trick!
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On 2009-10-03 20:44, The Big Q wrote:
I found out how fragile they were performing a cap through bottle trick...smacked the lid, shattered the ring, but amazingly, I still got away with the trick!


I have a fear of this happening with a roulette routine. Thinking about a CP to avoid possible catastrophe.
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On 2009-10-01 23:02, Bad to the Balloon wrote:
Super fragile rings are specially atrocious.

Come on you were thinking it!!!
I was thinking "Super fragile PK rings are specially atrocious..."
"...that's just my opinion. I could be wrong." Dennis Miller Smile

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