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Sibex

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Bit of a strange question, I guess....

Would anyone happen to know the size of the ring that Daryl used in his ring on rope routine? In the video he said it was a harness ring from Argentina but didn't give the diameter.

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I use the ring from the Jardine Ellis set (a great, though old-timey gaff!!) Its about three inches in diameter
Most hardware stores have a good assortment of rings if different sizes
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I use the ring from the Jardine Ellis set (a great, though old-timey gaff!!) Its about three inches in diameter
Most hardware stores have a good assortment of rings if different sizes


What size rope do you use? Looking for some routines for the Jardine Ellis ring any thoughts on this? Like this size easy to carry. I like the Tabary routine with a ring about this size.



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 I just actually measured the J/E ring set. (should have done that before instead of just guessing!!!). It is 1 and 3/4 inches in diameter. Looks like the soft rope I use is "standard" 3/8s-inch width.


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Mike, do you use the gimmick in your routine, or just the ring itself?

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Frequently, I will use both. I'll start with the J/E set and a ring on stick routine. Then leaving the ring and wand to be examined, I will bring out the piece of rope and do ring on rope.
Both may be a bit of overkill. You could just use the ring portion of the set for a regular rind on rope routine, but the gimmicked set makes the whole thing SO EASY, I can really kibbitz with the specs instead of worrying about moves, angles, etc. The little booklet that comes with the J/E ring set has some great routines ... they are poorly explained though [frown]

The ring set is indeed a perfect size for walk-around and typically well-made. The typical "harness ring" (is that what they are really called) found in hardware stores have weld in the middle that can easily catch on soft rope. 
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I found a nice brass ring at a Tack shop (store with horse equipment) long ago. I'll try to find it later, but I'm guessing that it's about 3.5 inches in diameter. I also have a chrome ring that came from some craft place. It was recommended by Glenn Morphew for his Alien Ring routine (which is really great BTW).

I think it's worth the extra money to get a ring with no weld marks i.e. a totally smooth surface. A weld mark can be interpreted as an opening that you somehow can use even though they can't figure out how to open it. 

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Thank you all.
Thanks Mike. There's a shire horse center down the road from us, I'll have a wander there and see if they have anything. Good tip about the smooth ring too. Much appreciated.
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I just measured the brass one I use... it's 4-1/2 inches outside diameter and about 1/4 inch thick with no weld marks. I bought mine online, but only because I was too lazy to drive out to the nearest tack shop.

I'm not sure where I heard it from, possibly from an email exchange with Eric DeCamps, but was told Daryl used a silver harness ring. I'm going to guess all harness rings would be about the same size but since I didn't get mine at a tack shop, I have no comparison.

I did get a large plastic ring from my local magic shop because some of the effects are kind of fun if you can slip the ring onto your hand then to the rope, and either my hands are too big or this brass ring is too small to do that... 😉

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Excellent. Thank you.
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