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I know there's great stuff out there on the linking rings history, but I was wondering how it developed from the large stage classic to the modern close-up and ninja style now used by strollers and close-up workers?
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Cheers, poof. But I've already been through the wiki and more, but it's mostly about the stage rings rather than the history of the close-up stuff in particular.
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There is some speculation that the rings actually began as smaller four to five inch harness type rings.
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Cheers Kabbalah. I think I came across that in looking at older threads on the history of the rings - lots of good stuff there Smile

But I'm not sure there's much of a direct link. I'm was thinking more of the modern history of close up rings as developed form the larger ones ... Unless there is a continuous track back to the harness rings that bypasses the larger rings! That'd be cool ...
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While I don't know much about the history, my first exposure and experience with close-up versions began with The McAbee Rings...

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It's good ref point, Kabbalah. Thanks.

The oldest point I've got so far is the 1930s and SS Adams.
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