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Hi there,
I'm looking for a really strong ending for a ring and rope routine...I have a several phased routine but feel I don't have a dramatic enough ending...Any advice please?
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Have you seen David Williamson's ring and rope routine. He has an excellent ending.
Good luck!
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How about our ring on glass stem? Smile

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No I haven't seen David's routine...Will check it out....
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Hi Peg...

Phil Willmarth wrote a BOOK on ring and rope. MAGIC INC. published it. It's good.

One of "our" café regulars published a LIST of sources that took two or three pages to scroll through. It should be in THIS FORUM. Look back to last spring.

If I run across his post, I'll post it here.

One caution::: We magicians very often get "caught up" in variation upon variation! Always remember that the object is to ENTERTAIN, not just "demonstrate" how many ways that we know "how to get a ring on or off a rope!".

It is very easy to "earn" the "CHINESE BILLING" (ONN TU LONG)!
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OK Peg.....

Rainbowguy started a thread in this forum on APRIL 30 2013.

Many good posts, but LAWRENCE O, from PARIS, FRANCE, contributed a bibliography "to end all bibliographies"!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about FIVE SCREENS LONG.

You're on your own................
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I have the aforementioned Ring on Wineglass Stem... this glass is the best I have seen.
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Thank you Pete-sensei,
I couldn't have done it without you!

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Hey "Peg"....

I posted a follow up shortly after my above post, but it must have gotten lost in cyber space...............

In this forum,(Rings, strings, I& things) April 30 2013, Rainbow guy started a similar thread to this one.

Lawrence O (Paris France) contributed a bibliography list that filled five screens.

It was the most complete list that I've ever seen on a specific routine!

Just scroll down to April 30 and have fun.
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With a finger ring, end with it on the wine glass stem. But if you are using a larger ring there are several ways to conclude. I like AldoColombini's routine that ends with a ring on a tied rope coming loose. But I have been playing with the idea of using the knot from ungimmicked linking ropes to cause the ring to pass through a knot that can then be untied by a spectator.

What is in your routine so far?

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I think we should credit Mr. Pete Biro for Ring on Wineglass...KILLER trick...!

Now, I'll tease this thread with a hypothetical question:

If you were Michael would you end your Ring and Rope Routine?

Think about it..........................

OK....that's's (TIPOT) backwards!
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Here is the updated list (a few additions since the last one, but naturally still incomplete)

My preferred ending is the ring on thumb using a Jardine Ellis ring and a handkerchief. The effect is incredibly strong.


Absolon, Karel: Ring and Rope routines Street Magic. Lecture 23 pages

Allen, Bruce: How Hope On A Rope Magic Works by David Williamson p 16

Andrews, Carl: Ring on Rubber Band in The Strolling Magician: Includes: How to get into the business, How to introduce yourself, What material to perform, What to wear, How long to stay with a group, How much to charge. Effects (Performance only): Linking Rubber Bands, Ring on Rubber Band, Ring Flite.

Annemann, Theo: The spirit bracelet in The Jinx Summer Extra © 1937 by Theo Annemann (this issue of Jinx appeared between the June and the July issue of 1937) p 220 This is Theo Annemann’s smart take on the effect where both wrists of a spectator are tied up by a length of rope with a ring hanging on to it. Not just the usual trick; p 465 Pretty Bauble Minoe This is one of those seemingly impromptu effects which can, in the hands of a capable performer, rival the famed and classical ring on the wand trick which has been in the repertoire of the world's best known sleight-of-hand artists. The performer shows a knotted loop of cord or narrow silk ribbon upon which a finger ring is already strung. A spectator unties the knots and removes the ring. Then he reties the ends of the cord or ribbon but without the ring which he hands to the performer. The spectator holds the knotted ends of the cord and almost instantly the ring is caused to pass back upon the cord. Everything is left with the spectator. The cord or ribbon is from 2 to 3 yards in length. Secure two fingers rings, exactly alike, which have a stone setting and which fit loosely over your third finger. String both of these on the cord and tie knots to form a loop. When the cord is displayed with a ring hanging on it the other ring is being worn on the third finger of the right hand with the stone turned inside towards palm. The fingers are kept curled. You hold the loop before you in both hands with the knots uppermost and the loop downward with ring hanging on it. The cord passes through the ring worn on the right hand, which, from back of hand. appears slain and attracts no attention. The knots are untied and the spectator removes the ring from the left (your left) end of the cord. You take it in your left fingers and ask him to retie the knots. Now there are several ways a performer may finish the effect. It can be done without covering by slipping out of the ring you are wearing and putting in its place the one given you, of course, with the stone turned inside hand. It is a bold move but the length of the loop plus the misdirection of the spectator tieing the knots sakes it possible. The alternative is to have someone throw a handkerchief or napkin over the hands for the operation. The effect is exceptionally good for night club table work because it requires so little preparation and no “refills” or bulky apparatus. (Note by Annemann: Why not have a long loop and while spectator holds reknotted ends put the loop over your head, turn your back, get the ring on and then turn around?)

Anverdi: Anverdi Off in Expert Rope Magic vol. 3 DVD by Daryl

Avis, Jack: Houdini Ring in Vis A Vis © 1998 by Richard Kaufman.

Bagshawe, Edward: Threading the disk in Novel Mysteries Part Three. Original Pocket Effects p 112 The trick predates the Jardine Ellis ring routine and features a dark hexagonally cut piece of cardboard showing boxed zodiacal signs in a circle around its face and back. The hexagon has a fairly large hole cut into its centre. The effect is achieved thanks to a partial shell which is placed over the bottom of the hexagon. When a ribbon is placed over the disk, adding the shell makes it look like the ribbon has been threaded through the central hole. Dr Maxxam used a similar principle for his (now forgotten) linking ring routine. Interesting and original, the routine can include additional effects with moves invented later.

Balzerac, Frank. The Puzzle in World's Greatest Magic by the World's Greatest Magicians: The secret of Ring On Rope DVD

Barnowsky, Larry: Comedy Rope and Ring in Kingdom of the Red. Wedding Ring Redux and (Ch. 3) Comedy Rope and Ring: This routine combines some great ring and rope work with a logical and funny script. The props include the rope, 3 inch ring, blindfold, bell, and handcuffs. There are some well known moves and some original ones. The handcuff finale is really original. The routine is done initially solo and then you work with two spectators until the end. The moves are explained very clearly in the book but Larry shows them with different angles on the DVD. Excellent: a worker’s routine.

Baumann, Fred C.: Steal Ring Apocalypse Vol 8 N° 6 June 1985 by Harry Lorayne p 1076 A finger ring tied up in a knot on a rope magically gets off the rope which remains only with the knot securely tied. This technique placed before performing the Clifton Move will throw off every magician in the know.

Bennet, Horace: My Jardine Ellis Ring Routine in On Your Feet p 13: Ellis Ring a New Beginning (reprinted in Close Up Files by Jerry Mentzer p. 25 My Jardine Ellis Ring Routine (reprinted in Close Up Files by Jerry Mentzer p 30), a routine which had appeared originally in a shorter and slightly different version in Jay Marshall’s New Phoenix (Sept 1955) and in Genii (Nov 1964). The props size make the routine perfectly adapted to the Dinh Van (famous jeweller) golden ring necklace (have your girlfriend carrying your props is cool).

Bey, Mohammed [Samuel Leo Horowitz]: Jardine Ellis Ring Routines

Blaisdell, Dr. Frank: Just Ropes, Rings and Ropes, Rope Escapes. Preparation of the ropes, 14 Ring and Rope Effects, 3 chair escapes. & More of Magic (Magic Ltd.). Cups and Balls routine, Wandering Silks, Gone, Sexy Dollars, Wooden Egg, Cut and Restored String, Yo Yo Penetration, Ring on Rope, Solid Through Solid, Through Windows, Tectile Sense, Spirit Box, A Hunch, Snap-It, False Cut, Eight Kings, Red Your Mind, Perplexing, Three Rope Interchanges.

Blake, George: Ring and Rope in Master Magic. © 1974 by Hades Publication

Blay, Mark: Ring Scape Marketed Item © 2009 by Mark Magick Blay - Fantasma, a routine made of effects including Jay Scott Berry’s catch of a spinning ring but with a completely different technique not requiring a duplicate ring. Easy to perform and very deceptive. The DVD is very clear, very thorough and pleasant to watch. Great routine, easy to perform thanks to a smart prop.****

Bordenave Richard. La fausse libération [Fake Freeing] in Notes de conférence 1999 [Lecture Notes 1999] Shoot: Alcatraz trick: An original and very deceptive move.

Bossi, Vani. Pabular © by Fred Robinson p.381 Vani Bossi using two coins with holes and a string.

Brooks, Robert: Ring Through Rope and Ring Strip; in Apocalypse Vol 3 N° 10 © 0ctobre 1980 by Harry Lorayne p 399 is a very thoroughly studied deceptive illusion for a finger ring and regular string. Aborrowed signet ring is threaded convincingly on the rope and shown to be threaded. It then escapes, without suspicious move: a solid method not as convincing if adapting it to involve a harness ring or a Jardine Ellis ring.

Brunelle, Jon: Strung Too in Apocalypse Vol 1 N° 12 © Dec 1978 by Harry Lorayne p 138, Chinese coin and a closed loop of tied string being a variant of Sol Stone’s effect

Cervon, Bruce: Ring Again! Hard-boiled mysteries. A smart ring off rope routine.

Chanin, Jack: The ring is brought down over the center of the rope hanging on the left thumb and first finger. It is brought down and the ring ends up being threaded on to the rope. This threading method has been revived by Eric DeCamps.

Chazpro: Get Loopy Marketed Item Gemini Ring: A variation of the Jardine Ellis Ring. Machined from black plastic, and designed so you can flip the ring without revealing the secret. Plastic makes for nearly silent, scratch free use. Effects include Ellis Ring standards like Ring Off Rope and Ring Off Wand, plus Chuck Leach's multi-phase routine Get Loopy.

Clifton. Earl Nelson’s Art of Close Up and in French Revue Arcane The Clifton move or « Clifton Steal » is the most frequently used by French magicians to vanish a finger ring on a string. It is easy to perform and remains one of the best sleight for this effect.

Close, Mike: Workers 2. Ring Shoelace & Workers the video. 100 minutes. Dr. Strangetrick; The ring and shoelace routine.

Colombini, Aldo: Ringing Around Too! Five phase routine: A knot appears on the rope; loop penetration; almost visible melt-through; ring is placed onto a rope which has a knot tied in it; Suddenly the ring appears tied inside the knot! The ring is removed leaving the knot on the rope! World's Greatest Magic by the World's Greatest Magicians: The secret of Ring On Rope DVD. & Impact 1991 Hades Publications. 145 pages, Spiral bound.

Collier, L. C.: Big Ring On String © 2003 by A parlor sized ring with a stage sized routine. This is a compact ring and string routine which uses some of the most visual moves one can do with these props.

Collins, Stanley. Deceptive Conceptions In Magic p 42 The Tale Of Till: threaded coins with an extremely original approach; p 49 Bovine Bunkum. The old effect where a coin with a hole attached to a string retains the other similarly bored ones to fall from a lopped string BUT the lower coin is not attached but threaded in the loop making the feat seemingly impossible. Very smart and forgotten.

Colombini, Aldo: The Close-Up Magic Of Aldo Colombini. 180 pages: 60 effects including Ringing Around. & Riging Around Too DVD When Aldo says that he has improved the effect by taking things off and adding things, we can believe him. This routine is much achieved

Copperfield, David: Copperfield Little shoe © 2002 by David Copperfield. This is a nifty version of ring flight where the ring is actually tied or appears to be tied to the lace of a mini Jordan basket shoe that he brings out from his back pocket, not on the ear on the shoe lace: we can see the lace around the ring and he is even holding the ring dangling the little shoe in air

Courcy, Ken de: Gen Vol 15 # 1 May 1959 p 27 Ringappear: A ring appears in the center of a rope and the audience doesn’t know from where

Cowl, Roy: The Magic Wand Vol XXXI N° 197 Mch May 1943 p 14 Wedding Ring And Ribbon: A finger ring off ribbon routine.

Craven, Tom: Crowd pleasers. Video. A ring on string routine including Rick Johnson’s Quicksilver effect.

Cyro: Gen Vol 15 # 2 June 1959 p 47 The Ceebee ring off string. A ring in a simple knot with the ends of the rope through a jacket is made free (duplicate in the jacket breast pocket and tied ring slid off the knot and dropped in inner pocket as the rope, after revealing the free ring, is pulled out of the sleeves with the knot still in the middle)

Daryl [Easton aka Martinez]. World's Greatest Magic by the World's Greatest Magicians: The secret of Ring On Rope DVD & Fooler Doolers DVD #3 & Greater Magic Video Library #7 - Daryl DVD

Davenport, Gus: My Best Close Up Trick by Harry Baron. Lyndon Books (1954 circa). Ring on string, which was at the time the last word in cheek effect

Daytona Magic: Ring & String: This is a quality-machined product made from polished aluminum. Because of the straight sides of the ring it is almost self-working. Comes complete with illustrated instructions

DeCamps, Eric: The Magic Classics (re-release of Lou Tannen’s Stars of Magic video tapes). Features Classic Ring and String Routine. & DeCamps, Eric: Impossible Visual Link, Apocalypse Vol 4 N° 8 © August 1981 by Harry Lorayne p 525 Impossible Visual Link: this very convincing impossible threading on is more easily performed with a 4" ring or bracelet and cord or string than with a harness ring or Jardine Ellis size of ring.

De Kourcy, Ken: Ringmanship © 1966 Typescript by Supreme Magic. Ken de Courcy
presents a terrific collection of finger ring effects gathered over a period of years, simplified, altered and revamped. There aez rings that crowl .... swim, ...pass on and off a cord .... penetrate the fingers .... vanish and reappear. A forgotten gem.

DeSouza, Marc: DeSouza’s Deceptions, The Magic of Marc DeSouza by David Acer, 142 pages. Quad Ringle Plus. A borrowed finger ring frees itself repeatedly from a length of rope, at times unexpectedly, at times visibly, then finally, it vanishes, only to appear inside a card case that was resting on the table from the outset. Award Winning Close-Up Magic. Quad-Ringle Plus: The same multiphase routine. For the Climax the ring vanishes and appears inside a card case (rattle box), which has been in full view from the start (this Peter Kane idea could be adapted to a jeweler box with a lead rattling device under the silk or velvet part or with Nicolas Einhorn nest of wallets).

Dobson, Wayne: Dobson’s Choice. Includes Ring Flash 2 where a borrowed ring melts into a chain and then the ring appears on the chain in a flash of fire.

Dusheck, Steve: Coin and cord (Close Up Cavalcade Finale p 110) Can be performed with ring instead of coin. Uses a duplicate ring with a large slit and is performed with the rope tied up. Very interesting. The opposite logical approach to Tommy Wonder’s routine.

Dyszel, Mitch: Easy Ring off Rope Apocalypse Vol 4 N° 3 © April 1981 by Harry Lorayne p 464: finger ring off rope or cord. The gimmick is an additional short piece of rope or cord. The moves are very well designed to hide the gimmick and convincingly thread the ring on the rope.

Eggink, Peter. "EXIT" Marketed item. The performer borrows a key from a spectator and has it magically and visually disappear from his hands, only to be found CLIPPED onto a clasp on a lace, which is tied around the performer’s neck! It’s even KNOTTED right above it! The key is released from the lace and is given back the spectator! Yes, it’s the borrowed key, and it’s THAT direct! You can show both hands completely EMPTY before and after the vanish of the key. No duplicates. No switches. No sleight of hand required. Can also be done with a borrowed finger ring.

Eldridge, David: David Eldridge’s ring and rope routine DVD. This is a killer routine from David Eldridge and Brad Burt has just finished the conversion to DVD. A 5-inch (12 cm) ring, a length of rope, and a DVD with 7 magical and deceptive interwoven effects. This is a multi-phase routine with visual penetrations that puts spectators‘ jaws on the floor. The routine is ideal for all performing situations: Close-up, Parlour situations and on stage. It can be done surrounded! There is audience participation! This is simply a "Yes!" routine with the proverbial "Packs Flat, Plays BIG". This is a terrific routine.

Fedko, John: Fedko School of Magic Video Series 6 Rope Magic. Includes a Ring and Rope.

Fields Sean. Northbound DVD. Sean Fields demonstrates and explains his finger ring to necklace routine. A borrowed finger ring vanishes and reappears on the necklace that the performer has been wearing all along. Produced by S/F Productions. Original release: February 2006. Running time: Approximately 44 minutes.

Fleshman, Dan: The Commercial Magic of Dan Fleshman Volume 1. Sonata for Ring and String. Uses ring and shoelace. & Excellence of Dan Fleshman. Ring and String.

Flip. World's Greatest Magic by the World's Greatest Magicians: The secret of Ring On Rope DVD. The Wishing Well A borrowed ring vanishes and reappears threaded at the bottom of a string placed in an envelope & Revue Arcane Le secret de l’anneau et de la corde

Fraps, Thomas, et al.: The Book, or Don't Forget To Point by Richard Kaufman.

Gallo, Jahn: Jahn Gallo's Ring 'n Rope DVD © 2005 by Jahn and Gun Gallo, a couple from Sweden has concentrated on performing their unique combination of comedy, mystery, and audience participation professionally for 30 years. This is a complete 11-12 minute professional act using two simple props, a middle sized ring and a piece of rope with the explanation of the 11 simple moves we need to perform the effects.

Ganson, Lewis: The Art of Close Up Magic Volume 1. Illustrated by Dennis Patten, Hardcover, 401 pages. With a foreword by Fred Lowe. p 34 Bangle Dangle: Presents ring and rope or silk routines; p 34 Bangle Delight (Frederica and Rink): A ring becomes threaded on a rope and is subsequently magically removed. Uses a 36" length of rope and a bracelet sized ring; p 39 The Travelling Ring (Raymond Hafler): Ring jumps from knot to knot on a rope. Same props as above; p 42 Ring Transposition (Glen Gravatt): A red ring on a yellow ribbon and a yellow ring on a red ribbon switch places under a handkerchief. Uses bracelet sized rings, 38-42" ribbons, and a handkerchief; p 47 Two Rings and a Silk (Glen Gravatt): A yellow and red ring are tied on a silk. The ring selected by a spectator is instantly removed. Uses just two bracelet sized rings and a silk; p 50 Ring, Rope, & Silks (Ravelle and Andree): Silks are tied to a rope and ring. The center of the rope is dropped into a hat, and the ring is dropped in. The ring is pulled out, and is linked to the rope; p 369 Chapter 15: Jardine Ellis Rediscovered; p 369 Jardine Ellis Routine (Horace Bennett): Solid ring threads on and off a shoelace. Makes clever use of a finger ring for a surprising finish; p 374 Ken DeCourcy's Sheer Simplicity: Method for removing Ellis ring from a rope; p 375 Cylinder, Ring, and Cord (John Howe): Ring passes through a cord to appear under cylinder, then passes onto a wand. Two balls then appear from the cylinder. Inspired by J.G. Thompson Jr.'s routine in Top Secrets in Magic; p 385 Rope, Handkerchief and Ring Mystery (Ken DeCourcy): Handkerchief is tied to a silk rope and handed to spectator. A ring is vanished, and appears under the handkerchief; p 388 Tong's Trick (Horace Bennett): Ring appears on the center of a ribbon in two mysterious ways. Uses the Jardine Ellis Ring set in a different manner than usual; p 397 Ring Appear (Ken DeCourcy): Ring appears instantly on the center of a rope (again no gimmick required); p 400 Ringing the Change (J.B. Findlay): Ring vanishes and appears threaded on a napkin

Garcia Frank. The Close-Up Magic of Frank Garcia Part II ©1982 by Frank Garcia p 76 Watch, Look and Listen: a finger ring and rope routine, with Peter Kane’s climax allowing to find the vanished finger ring into a card case. An original click pass acts as a convincer & French translation in Revue Arcane. 1986. Observez, regardez, écoutez.

Garrett, Dan: CloseUp Connivery DVD. Faustus Ring. Two Ray Grismer classic unlinking rings (one with a presentation tip). Then Dan’s smart way of linking the ring back in full view (allowing the already threaded ring to fall from the other hand): consistent and casual & Notes de conférence Eurotour [Lecture Notes]. The routine includes an excellent rethreading of the ring by the hanging lace in the opposite closed fist. A variant would be to retrieve the ring in woman’s well assorted rack.

Gloviczki, Peter: Lecture Notes 1985: The Magic of Peter Gloviczki. p 18 Variation on Anverdi's Ring and Rope Routine; Ring Off the Rope--Ring threaded onto rope, knot tied around ring, ring removed from rope.

Govan, Barry: Barry Govan's Ring Link: Borrowed finger ring on rubber band. 16pg manuscript.

Gravatt, Glenn: More Collected Writings of Glenn Gravatt © Magic Ltd. includes ring and rope effects.

Grippenwaldt, David; Fraternal Ring - Grippenwaldt and Wilson moves. Very good video.

Grant, Ulysses Frederick: 45 Tricks © U. F. Grant, Nu Ring Off String & Swing a ring

Guha, Goutam: Tricks with the Jardine Ellis ring © 1997 by Sam Dalal, India.

Grismer, Ray: Genii Magazine © May 1971 Ring is a routine for finger ring and lace & Close Up Cavalcade p18 also with finger rings & Loopy Marketed Item & Thru Video. One of the first moves with a finger ring and a shoe lace & RRRR (Ray’s Ring on Rope Routines) VHS the technique is great but Ray’s video was a good cure against insomnia & Ring Leader DVD by Gregory Wilson: Ray’s ring on rope routine

Guinn, Scott: Great Scott! It's A Magic Lecture! Includes Great Scott's Symphony for Ring and String & My Best To You Vol 3 © 2009 by Scott Guinn, p 14 Jellis is a small act combining ring on string and ring on stick sequence with a C&Bs type of effect; p 26 Rings Off Rings On; p 31 Strung Out: p 46 (Stand Up) Rings Off Rings On Again.

Hermalin. Workable Wizardry. This is the effect where holed coins are threaded and retained by the lower coin which prevents them from falling. The effect, achieved the same way, is still presented (with a ring instead of coins) by Eric De Camps in his ring on string routine

Hollingworth, Scott: 14K Gold Ring and String: 4" Gold Ring repeatedly penetrates a red shoelace, even after the ring is removed from the shoestring. When the shoestring is knotted, the ring jumps magically back on the shoestring. Comes complete with high quality 14K Gold plated ring, Shoestring and photo instructions. Scott Hollingsworth

Howie, John: Routines with the Jardine Ellis ring © 1955 by Magic Wand Publishing Co

Hutchinson, George Sidney: Ropes and Rings © November-December, 1966, The Magigram Volume 1, N° 2, Supreme Magic

Hyans, Bob: Ring A Ding Apocalypse Vol 3 N° 7 © Juillet 1980 by Harry Lorayne p 365
offers a finger ring on and off the rope. The routine is designed for small ring but can be performed with harness or curtain types of ring by coin magicians. It requires initially holding the duplicate ring in Stealth Palm and then replacing the finger clip by a holding of the duplicate ring in Liwag Subtlety. The visible ring is then flipped in the hand to be held in Edge Grip. A smart sequence using an secret additional ring. Could be done at a distance with a Jardine Ellis ring. Dan Garrett’s Faustus ring would be a logically adapted follow up.

Ireland, Laurie L. Ring the Ribbon in Ireland writes a book © 1931 by Ireland Magic Co, Contents include.

James, Stewart: Sefalaljia The Jinx issue #69 © Dec 2, 1939: is a close-up one man spirit cabinet routine developed by Stewart James: the name comes from the way the word Cephalalgia (medical term for a big headache) is pronounced but the "C" was changed to "S" and the "G" to "J" (Stewart James initials). This small spirit cabinet includes Ring On The Tape: In each end of the box is a hole. In the center of the hinged lid is a screw-hook on the under side. A length of white cotton tape is folded in half and another spectator places a safety-pin through the tape about an inch from the doubled end. The tape is now threaded through the box with the ends protruding out of the holes. Someone in the audience lends a finger ring and it is hung onto the hook inside the box which is turned with curtain side away from audience. A volunteer grasps one end of the tape and draws it from the box. The borrowed ring is now threaded on the middle of the place by the pin. The ring, still on the tape, is returned to the owner and the volunteer allowed to examine the cabinet & Sefalaljia in Annemann's Practical Mental Magic & Sefalaljia in Stewart James in Print - The First 50 Years p 187 & Sefalaljia in The Essential Stewart James

Johnson Products Jardine Ellis Ring Marketed Item gimmicked ring allows ring off rope, ring off wand effects.

Johnson, Rick. Quicksilver in Close Up Cavalcade p 34.. The ring is made to rise and penetrate the rope.

Johnson, Roy: Supa Rings VHS Uses 3 bangle bracelets and two cords. 45minutes. Includes Roy Johnson's version of Anverdi's Rope Through Borrowed Finger Ring & Ring ‘N Rope in Third Dimension © 1977 by Goodliffe Publication p 32:. As always with Roy the routine is the one of a worker

Jordan, Charles T.: A New Ring Release Ten New Miscellaneous Tricks © 1920 by Charles T. Jordan, Penngrove, CA p 5

Kam, Curtis: Finger Ring and Rope routine Curtis Kam's Deceptions in Paradise, Book and VHS.

Taylor, Dr Franklin: Dr Franklin Taylor’s Ellis Ring on the thumb. The Fine Art of Magic © 1948 by George G. Kaplan.

Kaps, Fred: Ring Off String in Kaps on Coins. & Magic Circle lecture audio tape. Ring Off String & Ring on Glass Stem effect © 2010 by Pete Biro

Kreis Magic: Hexagonal Ellis Ring This is an improved Ellis ring. Cross sectional shape is hexagonal. So Magician can show both side of ring. This ring has many possibilities. Comes complete with 2 hexagonal Ellis rings (one gimmicked), rope and an illustrated instruction sheet that includes web links for additional performance and explanation video clips.

Lacerda, Pedro. La bague sur la cravate. [The ring on the tie] Notes de conférence Eurotour (Eurotour Lecture notes by the famous Portuguese Magician). It’s wonderful in Pedro’s hands, but not such an easy effect to perform.

Laconte, Jim: Escape Apocalypse Vol 3 N° 12 © December 1980 by Harry Lorayne p 429 openly knotting a harness ring and attaching it to the spectator’s hand before freeing it. An old method cleverly revisited to make it look very deliberate. Uses the classic concept of the hitch knot but with a smarter more visual handling of the threading. & Knot Addition Apocalypse Vol 7 N° 7 © July 1984 by Harry Lorayne p 944 this is not a ring on string per se, but a routine where a knot tied in a shoe lace is cut out and untied by a spectator. The cut out pieces are replaced in the hand of the performer and the shoe lace stretched between spectators’ hands. The shoe lace is restored. This effect and practical method can come handy in the middle of a finger ring or harness ring routine.

Lambie, Allan: Rope and Rings – Allan Lambie's Method in The Magigram Vol 1, N° 3 © January-February, 1967, Supreme Magic. The idea is to have a continuous loop of rope hang a ring into the double strand, thread a slightly smaller ring over the hanging ring to prevent its escape. Place the fingers of each hand in each of the end loops. Bring the hands together, sneaking the fingers of one hand into the other loop and r elease one end. Let it go free and at the same time, pull both hands quickly apart. Both rings fall free from the rope, which you are now holding stretched out between both your hands (as in the loop of rope through neck illusion). As a preparation, Allan Lambie suggests to use a loop without tying it with a knot, simply bringing the two ends together and shove one end into the core of the other so it makes a flush join, then sew them together. This is to avoid the knot to interfere with the method. Yet using a sliding false knot (with two small ends sticking out) would give more credibility to the loop and act as a convincer in the deception since the knot can be made to remain (after sliding) into the same hand that it was before the escape of the rings.

Lee, Hank: Swing A Ring Marketed Item © by Hank Lee Two rings are fairly threaded on a shoelace. One of the rings is magically removed, leaving the other swinging from the lace. Give the lace a little swing, and the solid metal ring visually penetrates the lace and falls to the table, and more. The rings and shoelace may be examined. Comes with metal ungimmicked rings, lace and easy-to-follow instructions.

Lefler, Mark: Challenge For Two in Apocalypse Vol 7 No 7 © July 1984 by Harry Lorayne p 937. A different approach with a borrowed ring and a small gold chain that closes with a locket to form a closed loop. Very creative. ***

Leveridge, Mark: The Ring Competition in Master Routine No.4 © 1986 by Mark Leveridge, is ideal for cabaret as well as close up. A ring and cord routine with audience participation. 2 booklets (one for the text and one to follow with the photographs) & Ring and String Routine Master Routine No.6 © 1987 by Mark Leveridge,. This is Mark Leveridge's award winning routine using a borrowed finger ring and a shoe lace. Natural moves create a strong visual effect. Booklets only & Mark Leveridge Master Routines - Master Routine #4 DVD The Ring Competition. Ring on rope using a length of rope and a 5" chrome ring plus some amusing audience participation & Mark Leveridge Master Routines - Volume 2 Video: Master Routine #6 - The Ring and String Routine. Four strong ring on/off moves using a finger ring, which can be borrowed, and an examinable shoe lace. No duplicate rings used. & World's Greatest Magic by the World's Greatest Magicians: The secret of Ring On Rope DVD Mark Leveridge Magic 2 booklets with chrome ring and cord

Mitzman, Jack & Lopilato, Tony: “Pinched” Knot in Apocalypse Vol 7 N°8 © August 1984 by Harry Lorayne p 956 first Tony Lopilato explains the proper way of tying a false knot but then Jack Mitzman explains further how to use this technique to tie a knot around an already threaded ring to end up with no knot and a free ring. Great combination with the Clifton move enabling to fool the ones in the know (since the tied ring cannot slide out) ***

Lorayne, Harry: The Magic Book © 1977 (second edition) by Harry Lorayne. A sound description of the trick performed impromptu, freeing a ring under the cover of a handkerchief.

Lorayne, Harry: Apocalypse Volumes 6-10. Includes several ring and rope, ring and string routines including: Jack Mitzman Ring on Rope, Fred Baumann Steal Ring, Mark Sicher Through the Rope, Dr. Rajneesh Madhok The Uncanny Penetration, Eric DeCamps Snap Finger Ring Link, Gary Ouellet Boomerang (from Homing Ring).

Marini, Vinny: Ring and String fro Charlie. This is a complete routine with ring on and off. Some of the move are new and have been used with permission by Tony Miller for his DVD on the ring and string.

McAllister, Bob: Ringo. A chromed harness ring is threaded onto a shoelace. The threaded ring is swung on a shoelace, and then plucked right off the ring. The ring penetrates the shoelace several times. A knot is tied around the ring and the ring is again removed leaving the knot on the shoelace. The magician blows the knot and it disappears. Comes with the ring, a very special shoelace and the full routine: 5 page booklet with illustrations and instructions.

McDonald, Dr Dan. Close Up Cavalcade © 1973 by Jerry Mentzer p 11

Madhok, Dr. Rajneesh. Apocalypse Vol 10 # 5 © by Harry Lorayne p 1350 The Uncanny Penetrating Finger Ring.

MagicSmith Full Circle. Combo of Professor's Nightmare, visual rope moves, and solid ring effects. With rope, ring, and video.

Mankai: Rin Go This is the same effect as Richard Sanders’ Interlace and was done after Richard’s release as an improvement on the technique. The gimmick can be set up and used in one minute. No heavy material or sewing woThe trick can be presented at any time during a routine without any problem. The magicians’ hands remain visible at all times and do not need getting to the pockets. Actually this version is accessible to a beginner.

Marcus. Triple libération d’une bague (Triple freeing of a finger ring) Revue Arcane n° 10 December 1977. Ray Grismer and Scott York technical explanation. Good bibliography for the time with numerous references.

Marini, Vinny. The Godfather. The Ring on the Flying Trapeze

Marlo, Edward. Marlo without cards video © Pierre Mayer - Radio Prim.

Marotta, Rich. Rich Marotta’s Comedy Magic 3 Volume DVD Set. Vol 2 includes Ring & rope & Poor Man’s Ring Flight ». Notes de conférence Eurotour (Eurotour Lecture Notes). A borrowed ring penetrates a rope in different ways. For the climax the vanised ring ends up on a finger in a box (the magician’s middle finger:Gag). The old gag where the bottom of the box has a hole allowing the finger to pass through it.

Marshall, Jay: Jinking Rings © by Magic Inc., Here's a taste- Sample effect: Spectator sees two solid rings. A ring is threaded on a rope, spectator holds both ends, and performer removes ring under a handkerchief. Both rings are put on a pencil, spectator holds end of pencil, performer takes off one ring under cover of a handkerchief. Spectator's wedding ring is threaded on a rope, rope tied into a loop with Jinking Rings at each end for spectator to hold. Performer removes the wedding ring, with spectator holding everything securely tied. For a finish the rings are joined together. Instruction book contains over a dozen tricks to blend into routines, plus Marlo's Subtle Special. You almost surely have an Ellis Ring among your props, now here's how to get the most out of it.

McGivern, Michael (Ring)Knot Really Apocalypse Vol 3 N° 4 © March 1980 by Harry Lorayne p 330

Mentzer, Jerry: Magic With Finger Rings. A collection of effects with borrowed finger rings. Over 25 effects.

Miller, Bob: Relentless Ring & String Routine video and book. Multi-phase routine includes four methods to put a ring on the string, the Fisher Ring in Knot Production (ring appears in a previously tied knot), four methods to release a ring, 2 tricks with a shoelace, 2 with just a ring, and more. Includes illustrated book.

Miller, Tony: In-de-pendant in Apocalypse Vol 7 N° 1 © Jan 1984 by Harry Lorayne p 868 &

Millidge, Bertram : New move with the Jardine Ellis Ring Unconventional Magic by Lewis Ganson. Also two splendid penetration effects using an ordinary ring and ribbon or silk.

Mitzman Jack One Handed GH Release. Apocalypse Vol 4 N° 10 © October 1981 by Harry Lorayne p 545 This is a clever one handed way to take a ring off from a hitch knot on a rope or shoe lace (wedding band, harness ring or; maximum, bracelet size)

Nelson, Earl: Finger Rings in Variations ©1978 1st Edition by Earl Nelson, Mark Wilson Publications; Revised (Second) Edition 1979, p 18 Section Three - Two now classic 'moves' with rings. If you've seen anyone do a finger ring and cord routine you've almost certainly seen both of them; p 19 Clifton's Ring Move: The ring is threaded on a cord, held in the hand and the cord is wrapped around the closed fist that holds the ring. In spite of this condition the ring appears on the fourth finger of the other hand; p 20 Earl's Ring Move: A very fair threading and display sequence.

Nyquist, Charles W. Sefalaljia in Jinx p 471 & Sefalaljia Jr in Phoenix. p 89 & Sefalaljia III in My Best © 1945 by J. G. Thompson Jr. the same without safety pin or handkerchief

Ouellet, Gary: The Homing Ring in Masters of Magic Series # 6.. Ring-off-rope routine done with a finger ring and an ungimmicked rope. 28 pages. & Boomering. Apocalypse Vol 10 N° 8 © October 1987 by Harry Lorayne p 1387 is the climax phase of Gary Ouellet’s Homing Ring routine

Page, Patrick. Rope & Ring Routine Pat Page's Secret Seminars Of Magic 6 Volumes DVD Set. Pat Page's Rope Magic is covered in Vol 4 The Video Includes with Ring On Rope Move, Ring Off Rope Move, Rope Through Ring.

Porper, Joe: Wedding Band Ellis Ring Marketed Item © 2009 One of the true classics in the world of magic is the Jardine Ellis Ring. The basic concept is a metal wedding band with a fitted shell. Joe Porper has taken the principle of the Ellis Ring and made a precision version using a man's wedding band. Available in Gold or Silver plate, each ring comes with complete instructions for several routines unique to this size ring.
Many of the existing Ellis Ring effects are possible with this set. Little has been published recently, but one of the classic publications is John Howie’s fine book, Jardine Ellis Ring Magic. Copyright for this book belongs to Martin Breese, who has allowed Joe to re-write and publish material from that book.

Prunty, Gordon: The Ropes and Rings in The Gen Vol 25 N°12 p 334

Reymond, Patrick & Sanders, Richard. Interlace © 2006 by Camirand Academy of Magic inc. Canada A borrowed finger ring vanishes to reappear on the tied shoelace on a shoe. Not for stiff back magicians.

Richardson Barrie: A String And Two Borrowed Rings in Theatre Of The Mind © 1999 by Barrie Richardson, Hermetic Press, p 139

Rink [J. Van Rinkhuyzen]: Ring from Ropes (large ring) and Stringing the Ring (finger ring) Rink's Magic From Holland © by Hugh Miller, Magic Wand Publication, features & Rink's Rope and Rings. Harry Stanley, London, n.d. [1970 circa] 32 p.

Rosenthal, Harvey: Melt Thru. Booklet.

Ryan Jim: Jim Ryan Close-Up One - Sensational Stunners©1981 Philip Willmarth p 7 Ryan's Rope, Ring and Rod

Samelson Peter. Ring True in Apocalypse Vol 6 No 3 © March 83 p 749 is a splendid ring openly on and magically off the string involving a borrowed finger ring, including a convincing feint. The ring is seen threaded on the lace up to the last moment in the spectator’s hand & Apotecari Magic Magazine. French translation by Armand Porcell in this magazine.

Sanders, Richard: Hyper Ring in Fiber Optics Extended DVD © 2007 includes a visually impossible ring and rope routine & Interlace Marketed Item DVD + Gimmick © 2007 Richard Sanders. Borrow any finger ring from any spectator, wave a lighter under it or vanish it in any way you want. The spectator looks down at your shoe and now, hanging from the loop of your shoelace is their borrowed ring! The ring is untied and slowly pulled off of the lace and given back to the spectator... Truely no switches, no duplicate ring, no pulls or reels, and actually angle proof.***

Schneider Al. The Al Schneider Technique Vol 2 DVD: Off. A repeat effect in Rene Lavand style (but not with as nice a patter) where a signet ring keeps getting off a rope but a dramatic lack of climax after such a perfection.

Scott-Berry, Jay: European Stars of Magic © 1989 (circa) by Georges Proust. The routine with its very spectacular (first time demonstrated) climax of catching a spinning ring with the hanging center of the rope & Ring and ribbon & Ring on ribbon DVD the same routine with video explanations sold by the author

Sheridan, Jeff: Original Magic. Instantaneous Ring on Ribbon

Shoesmith, Tim: Fountains and Acorns for big people © 2006 by includes a ring on string routine

Sicher, Mark: Through the Rope in Apocalypse Vol 10 # 5 May 1987 p 1348: a finger ring jumps on a rope thanks to Slydini’s Imp-Pass and a duplicate ring.

Simonoff Lloy: Puzzle 1 & 2 Apocalypse Vol 4 N° 7 © July 1981 by Harry Lorayne p 507 The first puzzle is a way of showing, with just a rope or a shoe lace, how to magically thread a needle (looping the lace or rope around the thumb and the second is an impossible way of unlinking loops in the shoe lace or rope. They form a great soft attention catcher and possible introduction to a close up Ring and String routine. It allows to bring out the shoelace and magically thread one of its ends into a loop and to magically unlink loops.A ring can then be brought forth to thread it on “for a better view.” This justifies the use of the props, a concern that, unfortunately, few magicians consider nowadays

Skinner, Michael: Skinner's Classic Teach-In Volume 3, The Ring on Stick. Two commercial routines.

Slocombe, Rex: Hugard’s Annual 1938-1939 © 1939 by Jean Hugard p 88 Shoelace That Stretches to Twice its Length: this was used as an interlude by Rex Slocombe for his ring on the string: the shoe lace is simply doubled into itself initially.

Solari, Bob: Ring Rapture: Man's gold tone black onyx ring is touched to a gold-tone necklace and visibly melts onto the necklace. All can be examined. Neither the ring nor the necklace are gimmicked. The only way to remove the ring is to manually unclasp the necklace & Solari: Live In Your Living Room 2 DVD Set Rapture: visibly melt a gold ring onto a gold necklace right in front of the spectators eyes.

Stephens, Warren: Bangle Dangle; Apocalypse Vol 4 N° 1 © January 1981 by Harry Lorayne p 441: ring or bracelet on ribbon is cut off, but ribbon is whole (Clippo)

Stone, Sol: Strung Coin Apocalypse Vol 1 N° 1 © January 1978 Harry Lorayne p 30 Chinese coin and a closed loop of tied string.

Edwin: Crystalized [marketed item] © Oct 1966 Supreme Magic Devon UK. The magician asks for the loan of a finger ring, from either a lady or gentleman. It is quite immaterial if the ring is of unusual design; in fact, it is better if you
Have a ring of this type offered, so there can be no question of any substitution of the ring. only one ring is used in the performance of this startling illusion. The magician need not lauch Ihe ring at all. He picks up and shows a plastic, mother of pearl effect finish, ring box. The lid is opened, and it is seen that inside is a velvet-covered foam cushion, The spectator himself can place the ring into the slot on the cushion where
it presents an attractive appearance. Immediately, without any phoney looking moves, the magician closes the box, giving this to someone to hold. Hands are shown empty, and you pick up and display a beautiful 'crystal ', threaded on to a plastic cord. The crystal appears semi-transparent, and hangs in the centre of the cord, completely away from the magician’s hands. The magician touches the crystal against the top of the ring box, then bringing it down on to the table top. To the amazement of all, the cryslal immediately shatters into pieces, and there in the very centre, threaded on the cord, is the actual borrowed ring. The spectator who is so closely guarding the ring opens this up and finds NOTHING AT ALL. Eyerything can be examined - ports of tho crystal, the ring box. no one ever discover how the miracle was accomplished

Edwin: Spooky Bangle [marketed item] © Oct 1966 Supreme Magic Devon UK. A bangle is threaded over the rope which is held horizontally between the hands, Of course the bangle drops to the bottom. Hands are reversed bringing the rope to a vertical position ... but the bangle stops in position ... it goes..., it stops, ... merely at your command. Next the bangle rises up the rope. Then the rope spookily becomes animated and unthreads itself from it. Finally a miracle penetration occurs. A lot of effects: good, clean, visual magic! Supreme supplies everything to perform all these effects, even a full patter is included.

Edwin: Bangle Wangle [marketed Item] © Nov/Dec 1966 Supreme Magic Devon UK. A trick with a plastic bangle and a length of rope that's a feature. Two spectators assist: they examine the bangle .... they examine the rope... then hold it stretched between them. The magician throws a cloth over the centre of the rope, places the bangle underneath, makes a few quick manipulations and shows that not only is the bangle genuinely threaded on the rope, but he has also succeeded in tying it there. Now says the Magician comes the hard part... getting the bangle off the rope. This he does ... so simply, by merely cutting the rope, allowing the bangle to fall free! But now of course he is left with two pieces of rope. However, being a real magician, all is put right, and magically the rope is restored into one long piece again

Tabary, Francis: Greater Magic Video Library Magic from France © 1991 Ring Master - moves of Francis Tabary: Rope magic.

Takagi, Shigeo. Apocalypse Vol 9 # 7 p 1232. Scissorcery. This can be placed as an interlude or a running gag. The scissors are threaded on a doubled up rope and very cleanly (but quickly) tied in the rope and yet they fall right through. With scissors, Shigeo may have found the proper props for the ring and string routine.

Taytelbaum, Eddie: The Gen Vol 13 Number 6 © October 1957 p 167 Everyting is borrowed

Taylor, Franklin: The Fine Art of Magic by George Kaplan The Jardine Ellis ring on thumb.

Tremain, John: John Tremain: Volume Three - Encores. Includes: Ring on Rope: Finger ring and rope; odds Advice on Close-Up Act, Close-Up Set Up and Tremain Prop Box.

Trixer, Hans E.: Conjuring Trix and Jardine Ellis Ring Effects © 1955 by Magic Wand Publishing Co, Several effects using a Jardine Ellis ring

Turner, Joe: Unwedding Ring in Magicana Genii Magazine © January 2009 by Richard Kaufman. A finger ring is threaded on a string, the ring is placed on the right first finger with both strands hanging down. Upon pulling down the ends with the left hand, the string gets through the ring leaving the ring on the first finger and the string hooked on the right little finger. Very clean.

Tyler, Diamond Jim: Pockets Full of Miracles: Secrets from the Repertoire of a Professional Close-Up Magician. Finger Ring and String: A borrowed ring is made to vanish and reappear again repeatedly.

Vallarino, Jean Pierre. Notes de conférence 1992 [© 1992 Lecture Notes]. La corde et la bague [The Rope And The Ring]. Very pure freeing of a finger ring threaded on a rope. The cord and the ring & Close-Up Man Lecture ‘93’. An impossible penetration of a finger ring through a piece of rope

Vergilio, Ron: Offring © 1976 manuscript: A borrowed ring with length of rope. A spectator threads the ring onto the rope himself. He places the ring on the performer‘s open palm. The performer closes his hand and turns it over. You ask the spectator to take the end of the rope, one end in each hand (You do not hand the ends to the spectators). Spectators stretch the ropes out and the performer places the ring in his other hand which then places the performer‘s hand under the rope. The performer slides his hand back and forth a few inches while pulling down slightly. He then releases the rope and slowly open his hand. The ring is off the rope and in his palm.

Viking Manufacturing Company: Jardine Ellis Ring Marketed Item In Brass and as from 2009 a 24 carat gold plated version allows presenting the ring as a necklace centre piece.

Weigle, Oscar and Sol Stone Off Again Apocalypse Vol 4 N° 11 © November 1981 by Harry Lorayne p 559

Wessel, Willi: Close-Up Ring and Rope Routine. Seven effects, 3-5 minute routine. Lots of “ring on” with the ring seeming to melt through the rope. 12 page booklet, and DVD or Download. Comes with a 4" chrome plated steel ring, soft white cotton rope; booklet & Close up ring and rope routine. (video ****) Now as this is a complicated routine that would be difficult to learn on our own, the instructional DVD or Download is very useful.

Wiliamson, David: Sleight of Dave DVD 2 . David’s take on a Bruce Allan idea.

Willmarth, Phil: The Ring and rope A very thorough work with a large ring and a rope

Wilson, R. Paul: The One True Ring This is Paul’s professional Ring-on-Wand routine using a Jardine Ellis Ring. A solid ring passes visibly onto a solid wand then pops right off before their eyes. The audience actually sees the wand pass straight through the unbroken ring. Finally the Ring penetrates the wand in their hands. Looks like real magic and everything can be examined at the end. Includes a special bonus effect with the ring. Suitable for close-up, parlour and walk around.

Wilson, Greg: Ringleader Video. 6 phase ring and string routine. Familiar ring - The classic moves that started it all by such notables as Ray Grismer, Scotty York, Earl Nelson, Jay Scott Berry, Dan Garrett, and others. Gregory Wilson’s Ring leader. DVD. Very entertaining with a finger ring and a lace or ribbon

Wisch, Bill: Chain(R)ing Apocalypse Vol 2 N° 10 © Oct 1979 by Harry Lorayne p 257 smartly choreographed moves for a finger ring secret threading ON the chain. Very open, clean and deliberate. Using a chain forms part of the misdirection in this variant of the effect.

Wonder, Tommy: The Books of Wonder Vol II © 1996 Hermetic Press p 161 Colors Three And Through

York, Scott: Ring’s the Thing Apocalyps Vol 3 N° 12 © December 1980 by Harry Lorayne p 424 finger ring
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End a ring and Rope routine with your words, using tonal inflection and emphasis on the moment of the last release.

Nest Of Wallets is also a good choice, I use them with my Ellis Ring routine that vanishes for the finale from a finger ring box and found in the Nest Of Wallets.
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This is a hilarious thread Pegasusowl asks a vague wide open question that there is no easy answer for, and Lawrence answers this vague (please do all the work for me) question with an avalanche of information. I'm sure Mr Pegasusowl is rightfully and totally confused. LOL

Fabulous answer Lawrence.

My advise is to go out and spend some money on the Daryl 3 DVD set "expert rope magic made easy" and stop expecting others to do all of your work for you. LOL
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It can't get much better than Interlaced by Richard Sanders. "And now your ring is back on the shoelace... Not that shoelace... MY shoelace!"
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On 2013-10-13 08:13, Pegasusowl wrote:
Hi there,
I'm looking for a really strong ending for a ring and rope routine...I have a several phased routine but feel I don't have a dramatic enough ending...Any advice please?

What size of ring are you using.
Finger ring?
Harness ring?
Small size linking ring type?

Gary Jones in his superb Lecture DVD has taken up the great effect where as he is trying to link the small size of Chinese ring on the lace, the lace actually gets through his wrist watch band. Quite a show stopper

Jay Scott Berry has a nice spinning ring ending with a harness ring (and you can perform it with a silk ribbon and a wedding band)
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Nest Of Wallets its beatiful ending. Always good reactions!
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