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vmendoza
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I've been playing around with a variant handling of Missing Link that I call "Found Link."

It eliminates the only "weak link" in the Kenner handling.

If you're familiar with Chris's handling, pay close attention to when my hands move apart. There's no "iffy" 1.25 seconds.

Follow the link and let me know what you think:

http://www.flipsideproductions.com/foundlink.htm
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Vince, you are correct. Yours is much cleaner.
You do the same one-handed display that I have been doing for several years.
Great job. I like your handling very much.
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broothal
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Is anyone credited for the one-handed display? I've never seen it in print.
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As far as I know the one handed display has never been in print..
I had put up a demo last year on magicvidvideodepot.com showing Chris Kenner's Missing and I added the one handed display which I thought added to the effect. As far as I know this was the first time it ever was done...
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vmendoza
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Vin,

Thanks for your kind words. Reading your posts about Chris's routine and knowing how much you like Miissing Link, I really appreciate what you said.

I agree with you that I've never actually seen the one handed display in print, but I remember Harry Lorayne showing it to me at Rueben's in the mid 80's, along with his Snap.
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Great work vince.

I like that very much. How are the angles for the setup?

The onehand is great. The whole thing is great. Love it. Vinny's right. Nice improvement.


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Thanks Vince. Yes, I really enjoy band magic.
Try holding fingers open in the one handed link instead of holding the band together with pressure from first and second finger. I think this will even add to your wonderful routine.
PM me for details. I am also working on some other band ideas I would like to share with you or anyone else.
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vmendoza
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Frank,

The setup is different from Chris' and eliminates the weakness found in the original. It's almost instantaneous.

I've sent the link to Joe Rindfleisch to ask his opinion. He lectured at an SAM I was doing a workshop in.

Basically, this handling is angle proof. When you're watching the video, I'm actually "dirty" up until just before I do the one handed display. It just doesn't show.
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Looks good.

I've seen Vinny perform the one-hand display too many times to count in the last few years. He was the first and only person I've ever seen perform it.
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I took a look at it and it looks great. a very convincing opening which is effortless (and that's a good thing) my only suggestion is the the ending needs a little more. what "more" is I don't know i'l leave that up to you. my reasoning for saying that is it looks great and very visual but the ending is slightly anti-climactic. again this is only my opinion and even with that said it's a great improvment.

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Looks really good Vince.
I had actually come up with the same one handed display a few months ago. However I used it to link a ring onto a rubber band and it took a little longer to set up.
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Just got in from working another Project Grad. This month's been hectic but I had an idea that I was finalizing on the drive home.

I mentioned to some people that this can be done with a finger ring and I've had a bunch of people ask to see. If you'd like to take a look, follow the link:

http://www.flipsideproductions.com/rhingthing.htm

I've heard the input that you've given and I appreciate it. Vinny, you've been very kind. I took Joe Rindfleisch's suggestion because I was thinking similar thoughts. I was playing with the idea of having the object (in this case a ring) simply drop off and fall into the spectator hand without having to touch it. I think this comes pretty close to that goal.

Off to sleep till much, much later.
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It's really too good to hide from all those fortunate people who doesn't use Internet Exploder, so here's a link to the video that doesn't require IE:
http://www.flipsideproductions.com/clips/rhingthing.wmv

Another greap application for the one-handed display.
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On 2004-06-19 07:28, vmendoza wrote:
Just got in from working another Project Grad. This month's been hectic but I had an idea that I was finalizing on the drive home.

I mentioned to some people that this can be done with a finger ring and I've had a bunch of people ask to see. If you'd like to take a look, follow the link:

http://www.flipsideproductions.com/rhingthing.htm

I've heard the input that you've given and I appreciate it. Vinny, you've been very kind. I took Joe Rindfleisch's suggestion because I was thinking similar thoughts. I was playing with the idea of having the object (in this case a ring) simply drop off and fall into the spectator hand without having to touch it. I think this comes pretty close to that goal.

Off to sleep till much, much later.






Vince,

Nice job but the resemblance to my routine (minus the one hand display) "THE JOINING" is uncanny. I simply called the ring off portion "The Unlink" and it happens as the spectator is holding the ring in their fingers. You can't get any stronger than that.

"The Joining" has beem available on my website for a few years now as a downloadable PDF file for only $5.00.

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Vince

Nice handling, looks really smooth. Well done.
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Vmendoza-

Your variation on Kenner's Missing Link is amazing! Your handling is so clean...I would like to see the set-up before the routine was performed (the wavy beginning is concealing it) because you say it is "improved."

Either way, GREAT WORK!
~joeKing
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