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splunge
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I am a novice/advanced beginner mostly doing magic for my own entertainment and as a treat for my patients (I'm a pediatrician). My sleights are slight and I'd like to improve. Any good intros/starting places for ring magic?
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I would say the absolute most bang for your bucks has got to be Gregory Wilson's "Ring Leader". Not only does he teach a great routine but he teaches pretty much an encyclopedia of ring and sting sleights in addition to the routine.

https://www.penguinmagic.com/p/469

There is a download version for $5 less but the DVD comes with a practice ring and a ribbon. Either one is fine but I would go DVD so you can skip chapters. (I had to learn it from an old VHS tape 📼
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L&L's "World's Greatest Finger Ring Magic" DVD is a pretty good compilation. There's also a chapter on rings in Hugard's "Modern Magic Manual".

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Ring magic is not so easy. First, the sleights are kind of difficult even compared to coin magic. So if you really like this type of magic, I might suggest whatever you buy, buy something that is highly rated (check reviews on Penguin and other places) and that has a good video.

An almost sure bet might be Ring Flight. Wish you the best. I love to see someone using magic to brighten the day for their young patients, etc.
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I'm late to the party but Reel Magic Magazine has a video course of finger ring magic. Five bucks a month you can try it out.
They also have an improved version of Ring Thing. Improved presentation and greater breakdown of the moves.
Outside of that there's J.S.B Ring and Ribbon DVD.
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Sets are available with a ring and a gimmicked cord (or shoelace) - which is an easy-to-do option suitable for casual settings like a medical office.

One example is Tenyo's "Miracle Ring", but many versions can be found.
mindmagic
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Also take a look at what you can do with a Jardine Ellis ring (or the smaller Gemini Ring).
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I'd say start with what determining what type of "ring magic" you are interested. For example finger rings, harness rings (~3" diameter), or linking rings?

Wilson's "Ring Leader" is great for finger ring, and some harness rings. Nothing on linking rings

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