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Jabs Mckee

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Guys!

I have my first professional job coming up.  It is a birthday party.  They have requested a Linking Ring performance.  I don't do those yet.  Is there a Linking Ring trick I can learn by Saturday?  I have zero experience with the linking rings.  You guys have helped me in the past and I need you again!!! 

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Do you already have the rings? There's often a rudimentary routine included with a ring set when you buy it. I wouldn't be attempting much more than that (fulfilling the basic requirement, then moving on to more familiar non-ring material) on one week's notice. In truth, I probably wouldn't be attempting anything on one week's notice, request or no request, but I'm a bit of a pill.

If you want to get slightly fancier, there's a ring installment or two in Lewis Ganson's Teach-In series that might prove useful. I believe the ebook versions of those booklets can be had cheaply from Lybrary.com. Immediate delivery is handy when time is of the essence.

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Do you already have the rings? There's often a rudimentary routine included with a ring set when you buy it. I wouldn't be attempting much more than that (fulfilling the basic requirement, then moving on to more familiar non-ring material) on one week's notice. In truth, I probably wouldn't be attempting anything on one week's notice, request or no request, but I'm a bit of a pill.

If you want to get slightly fancier, there's a ring installment or two in Lewis Ganson's Teach-In series that might prove useful. I believe the ebook versions of those booklets can be had cheaply from Lybrary.com. Immediate delivery is handy when time is of the essence.



Thanks for your help!  I do have rings, but purchased them used, so I don't have any routines that came with it.  I will try to learn a routine in a week, but if it isn't ready, I won't perform it.  

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If you happen to own - or have access to - a copy of Jim Steinmeyer's The Conjuring Anthology, he teaches a nice little low-key (pun intended) ring routine called Linking Five Rings at page 103. It's streamlined and doesn't require learning any funky figures or such. I have never performed it, but did play around with for a while years back. Worth a look if you can get a copy of the book. Or, since most, if not all, of the routines were originally published in MAGIC Magazine, if you subscribe to Genii you can access back issues.

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Also if you have the"Amateur  Magician's Handbook"  there is a routine in that. Good luck on your first show. Let us know how it goes.
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With the time you have, forget fancy and go basic. Anything else is the road to ruin. Can you show the key ring as normal by apparently sliding it through your hands?

Can you manage to link two rings smoothly. If you can’t you’re sunk.

Defeatist? Not at all all. Realistic.

With these two moves under your belt, I would suggest a three ring routine. It’s enough. After all, if you can link two rings, linking three, four, or a dozen is neither here nor there.

Show three separate rings.

Link two. Unlink.

Link two again, then create a chain of three by adding the third ring.

Unlink, showing a chain of two. Separate these two.

Finish. 

 

This is what I’ve done for years. Admittedly, there’s a bit more to it; a crash link here and there, a couple of more proving moves along the way, but nothing overt.

If you like the trick (I do) there’s plenty of time to get clever later. Some of the suggestions so far should guide you.

I have a set of eight rings. I bought them in a Magic Club Auction before the dawn of time for two quid. I played around with eight ring routines, Vernon’s "Symphony Of The Rings" "Odin's Rings" and a few more, but the three ringer does it for me. Even further back than this I saw Al Koran on TV doing a three ring routine. Brief, to the point, and all you could wish for.

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If you happen to own - or have access to - a copy of Jim Steinmeyer's The Conjuring Anthology, he teaches a nice little low-key (pun intended) ring routine called Linking Five Rings at page 103. It's streamlined and doesn't require learning any funky figures or such. I have never performed it, but did play around with for a while years back. Worth a look if you can get a copy of the book. Or, since most, if not all, of the routines were originally published in MAGIC Magazine, if you subscribe to Genii you can access back issues.

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I do subscribe to Genii.  About how far back would I have to go?
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I do subscribe to Genii.  About how far back would I have to go?


In The Conjuring Anthology, Steinmeyer writes that the effect was first published in '94. The search function for back issues is lousy, but I would imagine you could find the right issue in ten minutes or so at most.

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Probably not what you want to hear, but I'd give the rings a miss for this particular performance. A week isn't much time to learn ANY routine, let alone something with enough polish for a PAID gig.

I agree with Mr Mist, three rings keeps it nice and simple, and is the ideal number in my opinion. Any more is just added stuff (and weight) for you to carry around. In most cases adding more rings doesn't really add much to the actual effect (just my opinion of course, and there are exceptions).

Good luck with the gig.


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Have a look at this Three Ring routine......




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I have to agree with Jim, you won't be comfortable or smooth with the rings in a weeks time.  Aldo Colombini has a couple of nice ring routines available at Lybrary for download. 
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Any News on how this went? Assuming it has went.
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Any news yet?
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in reel magic magazine on demand plus Jim Cellini had a sublime 2 ring routine. I’m a real fan of 2 ring routines. The Cellini section on RMM is one of the absolute nuggets of gold on there.

Checkout DMC’s 2 ring routine here, and don’t forget to checkout DMC’s new Netflix series Death by Magic.



Ofcourse the hot young things in ring magic st present are Michael Obrien from California and Messado from Philly. Of course gimme Pop Hadyn’s anytime. Master.

Also how’d the gig go Jabs?

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