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Larry Barnowsky
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Wedding Ring Redux is what I always perform. It's a four phase routine with a wedding ring and cord or rope recited in verse. It's in Kingdom of the Red and I teach it in the book and perform and teach it on the companion DVD. Three of the four sequences use original new methodology.

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Lots of different phases from Greg Wilson's ring leader has always served me very well. I still believe it has been the best DVD for the money, for me.

Mentioned earlier was Pinnacle. I have been performing this for a few years, and it is a lot of fun to perform. A borrowed ring and a regular rubberband. Can't get much more magical than that.

Also, Jay Sankey has a neat routine with a borrowed ring and a regular dollar bill. The bill is rolled up and held by a spectator on both ends, and their ring penetrates the bill. Totally impromptu. It's on his Anytime Anywhere DVD.
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Ray Grismer (Grizmer?) had some great stuff. Loopy is the only name that comes to mind (an unusual effect where the Ring travels from loop to loop on a shoe string looping out from between your fingers) but he had a lot. Fun ring and string effects so you could use the same props for other effects.

I saw it once a long time ago. Does anyone know the name of his video tape and is it available on DVD?

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As a ring and string loverI just recently came across Scott Guinn's symphony for the ring and string.
this is a multi phase effect, any phase can be incopperated into your own routine. One of my favoite phases is the ring and empty coin purse .the ring appears on string from the purse frame.
the instructions are easy to follow and each hand positon is demonstrated with photos ,,
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On 2009-11-05 05:28, Mary Mowder wrote:
Ray Grismer (Grizmer?) had some great stuff. Loopy is the only name that comes to mind (an unusual effect where the Ring travels from loop to loop on a shoe string looping out from between your fingers) but he had a lot. Fun ring and string effects so you could use the same props for other effects.

I saw it once a long time ago. Does anyone know the name of his video tape and is it available on DVD?

-Mary Mowder


Hi Mary!

You're right--Ray Grismer is the MAN when it comes to ring and string stuff. A lot of the material in the other routines on the market borrow from Ray--some with credit, some without. A couple of Ray's moves have been wrongly credited to Charlie Miller, when actually they just appeared in Charlie's column in Genii. Ray is my good friend and mentor. (His health is not good and he moved down to Florida to live with his daughter a couple of years ago.) The video you spoke of is called "Ray's Ring and Rope Routines" and was a VHS published by Jeff Busby. It has some great, great stuff on it.
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On 2009-11-06 02:08, vinsmagic wrote:
As a ring and string loverI just recently came across Scott Guinn's symphony for the ring and string.
this is a multi phase effect, any phase can be incopperated into your own routine. One of my favoite phases is the ring and empty coin purse .the ring appears on string from the purse frame.
the instructions are easy to follow and each hand positon is demonstrated with photos ,,
vinny


Thanks for mentioning my routine, Vinny! It originally appeared in my book Great Scott! It's More Magic back in 1998. I recently updated it, edited and expanded the explanation, and released it in its own ebook, available on my website for $10. Lots of photos to help the reader follow along. It's always played well for me, and liek you said, you can take any of the phases and plug them in to your own routine, or just do it as-is.

http://www.scottfguinn.com/generalmagic.asp
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Dear Scott,

Thanks for the name of the Ray Grismer Tape. I wish Ray well.

-Mary Mowder
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Scott the Grismer pinch is the best move for ring and string.
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I had the fortunate opportunity to hang out with Ray during a 10 day run in Spokane, for the tri state fair. I was ding magic shows, and Ray was playing piano in a Dixie land band! He was kind to spend some time teaching me a few of his ring/string routines, plus just a neat guy to be around.
Where in Florida is he? I travel down fairly regular.

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Someone above mentioned David Harkey's 'Goldfinger'. Find a copy of his book 'Simply Harkey' which has 'The Goldfinger Trilogy'. The effect mentioned previously in this thread (that of removing your finger to cause a borrowed ring to fall off of it) is only one of the ideas.
The original effect is a visual penetration through flesh and bone. The borrowed ring visibly melts up through the finger. You can also perform a transposition of a borrowed ring with your own while it's on your finger, cause a smear of ink to instantly, visibly form itself into a word (or change from one word to another), and even cause you finger to be penetrated by a length of ribbon.
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I'm trying to do the finger ring and string routine relentless by Bob Miller.i don't have the dvd and I think my string is a slightly longer than necessary.what string length is appropriate for finger ring string routines ?I'm also facing problem with the beginning knot .any help?at the end, I publicly wanna thank Bob Miller for his great routine and greater generosity.
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Bob Millers Routine is great, I do it for years now. Sometimes I combine the end with ring on straw or pencil if something around from Daryls Video.

You will get the idea while practising to get the knot back again, its just timing....but feels so good if you have it down 10/10 times Smile

..Speaking about ring routines, there is a lot..I also like:

Just in Case by Pete Biro and Joe Porper
and
The Ghostly Linking Finger Ring (Pete Biro and Joe Porper)
>>> Question: is there a video or something around? I would love to present this version properly one day to an audience and it still "sleeps" in my corner waiting to be reactivated Smile
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Eric Mead has a great ring effect in his book "Tangled Web".

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Jamie, and what does that effect happen to be?
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A great ring effect by Japanese magician.

Night Passage - Shigeru Sugawara
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onbZawznXGY

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Jay has two great effect from his "Anytime, Anywhere" DVD. I believe they are called "Pawnbroker" and "Under the Influence". They both use other objects as well but the ring is the focal point.
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John Long
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Pawnbroker: A borrowed ring and a borrowed coin transpose in this beautiful, multiphased routine.
This is basically coin sleight of hand. I wasn't that fond of it.


Under the Influence: A borrowed ring impossibly penetrates the side of a rolled up borrowed bill with the ends being held tightly by a spectator.
This I liked, it uses a method similar to another effect of Jay's that many are already familiar with. I like this ring/dollar version better.

Something that some may think too passe, but one that I use often, and seems to leave people speachless is a ring off a loop of string (that is supported on the spectator's thumbs). I comes off right under their nose. I don't know the originator, but it can be found in that auspicious title, Magic for Dummies. Check it out.
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Pawnbroker: A borrowed ring and a borrowed coin transpose in this beautiful, multiphased routine.
This is basically coin sleight of hand. I wasn't that fond of it.


Under the Influence: A borrowed ring impossibly penetrates the side of a rolled up borrowed bill with the ends being held tightly by a spectator.
This I liked, it uses a method similar to another effect of Jay's that many are already familiar with. I like this ring/dollar version better.

Something that some may think too passe, but one that I use often, and seems to leave people speachless is a ring off a loop of string (that is supported on the spectator's thumbs). I comes off right under their nose. I don't know the originator, but it can be found in that auspicious title, Magic for Dummies. Check it out.


Hey John!

I think Pawnbroker could be pretty cool, if you gave it a shot.

I also agree with you. Under The Influence is pretty good.
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John Long
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Maloney:

ok; but there are soooooo many effects that I want to get to, and so little time.
Overall, I was pleased with the Anytime Anywhere dvd, but I haven't even gotten around to practicing Under the Influence.
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Linking three borrowed finger rings is one of the strongest effects out there (in my opinion).
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