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DamienKeen
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The only borrowed ring trick I can do is Pinnacle, but that is only efficient if there is about 3 or less people, and I would like to do a more versatile routine.

So what are your personal favorites and recommendations? I have just seen a demo of Greg Wilson's ring leader and that looked quite impressive.

Damien.
Vibono Magic
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Greg Wilson's Ring Leader is plays great even to larger groups. You can't do it on stage or platform but it kills close up.
I like ring in nest of boxes for stage and platform work.
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Rick
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You can't forget ring flight.
Dynamike
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I agree with you , Damien, mine is Pinnacle too. I just noticed it at a close-up convention this month.
Leeman
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Any good ring and string routine plays well for people. Ring Leader is a great resource to learn a lot of basic sleights and moves. But my favorite trick with a borrowed ring is Stiring Silver. It is basically a ring and wand routine using a spoon instead of a wand. it is on one of the best of Jay Sankey tapes.
skc417
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What about Aronson's Ringleader? I do this quite often now. I watched the demo for Pinnacle and one of the phases look just like Aronson's Ringleader.

I assume the mechanics are the same, it's just a slight variation of the handling.

Simon
DamienKeen
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On 2003-11-22 22:49, Leeman wrote:
Any good ring and string routine plays well for people. ring leader is a great resource to learn a lot of basic sleights and moves. but my favorite trick with a borrowed ring is stiring silver. it is basically a ring and wand routine using a spoon instead of a wand. it is on one of the best of jay sankey tapes.


Is this the routine in which he penetrates the ring through the big end of the spoon? I am currently practicing this, from Greg Wilson's Off the Cuff. He uses the striking vanish after the penetration and reveals it in his pocket.

I think it will take a lot of work to make it convincing. Personally, I thought Greg over handled the penetration and it didn't look too convincing.
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Yes, Stirring Silver is a Jay Sankey trick. Greg's ring and string video as already mentioned is an awesome video. He also has a ring routine on On the Spot, but not as strong as some of the others mentioned here.

I would highly recommend David Harkey's Goldfinger. You place a borrowed finger ring on you finger, then visually penentrates your finger and ends up in your palm. Great effect.
Ron Reid
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Hi Damien:

Look into doing the linking finger rings; it's a classic right up there with cups and balls, egg bag, bill in lemon, etc. etc.

Routines for it are in a number of classic books. I believe Billy McComb has an excellent routine in one of his books.

Ron
CSStanton
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Funny you should mention this,
I have devised a fun routine using a ring, rubberband, and my fingers.

First, the "Ring Thing" by Garrett Thomas, then lead into the pull-the-finger-off gag, then ring on rubberband from Harlans Bandshark 1, finally his broken and restored rubberband. It plays well with my ring as well as others.
-Casey
Leeman
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On 2003-11-23 08:19, DamienKeen wrote:
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On 2003-11-22 22:49, Leeman wrote:
Any good ring and string routine plays well for people. ring leader is a great resource to learn a lot of basic sleights and moves. but my favorite trick with a borrowed ring is stiring silver. it is basically a ring and wand routine using a spoon instead of a wand. it is on one of the best of jay sankey tapes.


Is this the routine in which he penetrates the ring through the big end of the spoon? I am currently practicing this, from Greg Wilson's Off the Cuff. He uses the striking vanish after the penetration and reveals it in his pocket.

I think it will take a lot of work to make it convincing. Personally, I thought Greg over handled the penetration and it didn't look too convincing.



The two effects are pretty much the same. I use a striking vanish to vanish the ring at the end and then have it reappear on the spoon again.
Insomniacs Dream
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I love to levitate a borrowed ring, it floors them.


alan
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Leeman
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What is that? do you mean levitate, as in making it float?
MagicMan1957
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I also make a borrowed ring ( if its not too heavy ) float using LOOPS.
DanielGreenWolf
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I personally love Sonata for Ring and String by Jim Sisti. I use pieces of it as part of my walk around all the time and people adore it.

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Daniel GreenWolf
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Jeff
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Frank Tougas
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I use the Anti gravity effect I found on a Jaw Dropper's Tape, where the borrowed finger ring travels uphill on an elastic band.

Another great impromptu, but oldie, is the gambit with the safety pin and shoelace. This is where a safety pin is placed on the shoelace and both ends are seen by spectators. Under cover of a man's handkerchief, the ring ends up on the shoelace.

I usually finish up with the pulling the safety pin across the handkerchief. (Old ain't it).

For a more formal show I have taken two of Al Schneider's OFF moves and combined it with one of the moves from the Relentless Ring & String. It goes over well.
Frank Tougas The Twin Cities Most "Kid Experienced" Children's Performer :"Creating Positive Memories...One Smile at a Time"
juan
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1 - Ring appears in a nest of Russian Dolls
2 - Ring on shoe

3 - The one that the ring appears inside a bag that is inside a matchbox, that is inside a wood box, that is inside a bag...uff

4 - Routines like Ring Leader (Gregory Wilson)
david_a_whitehead
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The Flying Ring...Gaetan Bloom's version.
Second is Aronson's Ringleader
Mistro
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I agree with Gregory Wilson's Ring Leader.
Awsome routine that meets every standard.
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