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Mike Walton
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I like the concept and the simplistic effect of the Ellis ring penetrating a silk to land up on someone's bare thumb. It seems that "Thumb Fun" from either Phoenix or John Howie's book on the Ellis ring is one of the known routines for such an effect.

I can't find either resource so I'm stumped.

Can someone recommend where to purchase either of these resources or possibly can someone recommend another or better routine with the Ellis ring and strong spectator interaction? I understand there are a fair number of Ellis routines with wands without that spectator interaction, but I want the ring to land on their thumb or have them hold the ring, etc.

Thanks!
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The Ellis Ring routine with a silk and a spectators thumb can be found in Bruce Elliots bok "The Best in Magic" from 1956. The tricks and routines in this book are from The Phoenix.
It was quite a popular book so I don't think it is so hard to find.
I actually have it in a Swedish (!) translation, but I guess it won't help you much though! Smile

This was my first serious magic book as a 10 year old boy! Great book, even today!
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Go to Ron Bauers website. I think it is http://www.thinklikeaconjuror.com. Sorry, but I'm not quite certain. At any rate, if you get there, he has a routine with the Ellis ring on the thumb. Very nice, very practical!

Mike
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The best thing I've seen in this area is Chuck Smith's "Ring Ceremony." It uses a duplicate ring rather than a shell. It's more sure-fire.
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On 2004-08-22 17:47, Thomas Walter wrote:
Ron Bauers website is
http://www.thinklikeaconjurer.com/indexa.htm


Thomas,

What is the name (and number?) of the RB routine using an Ellis ring? A quick review of the descriptions of the 24 booklets by me did not reveal its name. This info would be greatly appriceiated. Thanks.

Mike
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By the way, I received my Johnson Ellis Ring (so beautiful) and a "classic" thumb and silk routine is included.

Thanks also to Pete for his PMs that included insight on Ellis ring routines.

..and of course, thanks for everyone who posted with answers. I picked up "The Best in Magic.". Found it for $4 and it's neat, old book.
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On 2004-08-23 14:42, Turk wrote:
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On 2004-08-22 17:47, Thomas Walter wrote:
Ron Bauer's website is
http://www.thinklikeaconjurer.com/indexa.htm


Thomas,

What is the name (and number?) of the RB routine using an Ellis ring? A quick review of the descriptions of the 24 booklets by me did not reveal its name. This info would be greatly appriceiated. Thanks.

Mike


Turk,

The Ellis Ring Routine is a free download. It is in the section with other material that Ron published in Genii and Tops. The download is a reproduction of those articles. The Ellis Ring thing originally appeared in a Magicana in Genii about 1982...

On the home page click on the place that says "click here for latest," then scroll down until you see Jellis Ring. Click on that.. for the secret password type in anything on the first line, and then retype whatever you typed on the second line - sneaky, isn't he?

Enjoy!

Best, PSC

P.S. As far as I know Ron has no intention of including the "Jellis Ring" in the RB Private Studies Series... Also, there is no accompanying patter for this effect. Too bad, but if you have read RB's other material you will have an idea how he might present this. If not, PM me and I'll try to help. Remember, the first part is a joke! It is a red herring to set up the real trick...
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John Long
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Ron has moved things around, you can now get this routing in his "inside info" section

http://www.thinklikeaconjurer.com/insideinfo.htm


""The Best in Magic.". Found it for $4 and it's neat, old book."
I am enjoying this book; it has some nice gems in it. And I got my copy for 27c!, but had to pay $3.99 for postage.
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Steve Hart has a write-up of the routine in a set of his lecture notes. I have a copy of The Best In Magic and it's there, too.
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