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mmreed
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I see WizardFX released a new PK ring.

They call it the Wizard DARK Ring.

Basically it is a black PK Ring instead of the silver or gold bands.

My question to all of you is, do you think the color black will lend more towards a suspect ring vs the old colors of gold or silver that somewhat blend in as a natural ring to laypeople.

Maybe it's just that Im an old fart and not hip to all the new fashion and a black ring would be seen as innocent among younger folk...

Granted, that proper presentation, technique, and layering can hide anything - even a neon green thumbtip...



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jimhlou
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I think it's a bad idea.

Just my 2 cents.

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mike storz
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I tend to agree with Jim. Unless I'm an old fart too that isn't aware of the new style. For me, I'm married so a wedding band is perfect.

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aitchy
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I am in the age and demographic where I don't wear a wedding ring but a black ring looks just as out of place.

my hope is that someone will make a classy wooden walnut look PK ring. (hint hint outlaw effects!)

The guys at world magic shop who made this new black ring are great as they have a lower exchange price for replacement PK rings - in case they break.
But it wouldn't suit me.
mmreed
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That is my consensus as well - a black ring would look suspect. Especially since most laypeople associate the color of a magnet as black.

I think what would be more idea is some type of silver or gold ornate ring - with engraving design and maybe inset gem. Or something like one of the mens titanium bands with magnets worked into it as an inlay.

I would gladly pay for a decent quality PK ring where it is a stainless steel or titanium band with an inlay ... Quality is worth extra $ any time!

My issue with most PK rings is that they are CHEAP. They look cheap, they are made cheap. Even the wedding band ones look a little odd.

I have shifted to using an embedded disc magnet on my skin. As gross as it will sound, I got a callous on my hand from some yard work and cut a small slit in it since it was basically dead skin and pushed a small cylinder magnet in... it worked like a champ!!

Bad part is now the callous is gone... so I either do self surgey or go back to the tiny bandaid approach I used.

hmmm.. a surgical tissue friendly coating on a disc magnet... hahah now that is suffering for the art! LOL As crazy as it sounds, I know a few magicians that have gone to that extent.
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Is a not too good idea, but many young magicians little criss angels wears this kind of things...so for the character or personality that they have this kind of ring would fit better!
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I always wear many rings, and sometimes a black band one, so it wouldn't look as fishy for me.

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Hey guys,
just looking around the Café and saw this thread.

I was lucky enough to been given one of these rings to test and trial about 5 months ago.
Also the great thing is the ring does not look metal as of the black layer so does not come to the point of it looking like a magnet.

P.K ring has many applications and for me to wear this on me all the time and not have people think its a magnet is a huge help.

And please remember guys that all P.K rings have a Guarantee on them.

Hope this helps guys and have a great holiday this year.

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On 2009-12-22 21:11, mmreed wrote:
I think what would be more idea is some type of silver or gold ornate ring - with engraving design and maybe inset gem. Or something like one of the mens titanium bands with magnets worked into it as an inlay.

I would gladly pay for a decent quality PK ring where it is a stainless steel or titanium band with an inlay ... Quality is worth extra $ any time!


Agreed. I don't think the black is necessarily suspect (all depends on what else the performer is wearing). Personally, I sometimes wear suits that would go well with the black, sometimes silver, sometimes gold, and I'd want to make sure my ring fits in with whatever suit I'm wearing at the time.

But for the silver and gold, I really don't like the ones on the market today. They look like cheap wedding bands. 1) I don't much care for cheap jewelry; 2) I'm not married.

I would LOVE silver and gold rings like you've described, that don't look like wedding bands, and are made with high quality materials and craftsmanship.

I've finally decided to go with the black for now (for a variety of reasons) and see how much I like working with it (because honestly, I've disliked them enough so far that I haven't bought one yet). If I find it as much a pleasure to work with as I think I might, I may look into having some expensive ones custom made to my own design. And to be quite honest, I have reasons for wanting some custom ones anyway that have nothing to do with my thoughts on what the marketed ones look like and everything to do with other types of effects I may want to do with a ring.
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punx469
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I think they are great looking and shouldn't draw any unwanted attention. I just got married in 08 and I looked at a variety of rings and wedding bands, there are a ton of rings made out of tungsten and other metals that look black I think they look great, I'm glad they are starting to bring out more of a variety of styles.
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On 2009-12-26 13:53, aitchy wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Magician-PK-Ring-C......b846e332

these look quite cool

Hong Kong + ebay isn't the safest bet but these do look good.
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