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Rudy Tinoco

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Yesterday I got together with Dan Waterman to share what we've been working on.

He showed me several packet tricks that were fantastic! One of them was an NFW type effect by Richard Sanders called, "Ace". Wow!

He also shared a trick by our own, EvilDan! A packet trick that uses Zombies to great effect.

But the thing that stood out to me last night, was the power of linking rings.
Dan had the folks at the pub AMAZED! Myself included.

I've never taken the time to learn this, but now I can see why the linking rings have become such a classic in magic.

It was inspiring and I hope to one day add this effect to my repertoire.

Thanks Dan!

Rudy



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Just curious, what size were the rings? Were they the larger 8-12" type or the smaller Messado type rings? 

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Thanks Rudy...as usual...I had a blast getting together and am always just as impressed with what you have up your sleeves when we session. We need to do it again soon!

To answer EVILDAN...I use both the Messado/Ogawa size as well as a set of 8" rings. I prefer the 8" because it allows a final unlink that cant be done with the smaller rings, at least in my hands.

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Thanks Rudy...as usual...I had a blast getting together and am always just as impressed with what you have up your sleeves when we session. We need to do it again soon!

To answer EVILDAN...I use both the Messado/Ogawa size as well as a set of 8" rings. I prefer the 8" because it allows a final unlink that cant be done with the smaller rings, at least in my hands.



What I thought was cool is that Dan used the bigger rings. From a practical standpoint (for walkaround/closeup) it would seem to me that you'd be better off using the smaller ones, but Dan was perfectly comfortable in that very close up setting, using the larger ones.

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Interesting. I have a set of rings and never put the work into them.
I saw a video of Messado Rings and liked the moves you can do with them.
Bought a set, but haven't settled down to put the work into them just yet.

I got some Harry Lorayne books that are keeping me busy.
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I realized how cool the larger rings can be for close-up when I watched Chris Capehart do his three ring at a magic convention. He would come as close as comfortably possible to a spectator and hold the rings within inches of the persons eyes. His crash link is soooo dang good...almost a waste to do it from a parlor/stage setting...so much more amazing watching the rings link close-up.

I would encourage anyone to put together a ring routine of some kind. Cards are great...but sometimes a step outside the pasteboards every now and then can be refreshing for both the audience AND the magician.
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Just wanted to put this video somewhere and this thread seemed like the best fit.
Simple, clear, powerful, enthralling, a thing of beauty for me.



Bravo DMC
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Just wanted to put this video somewhere and this thread seemed like the best fit.
Simple, clear, powerful, enthralling, a thing of beauty for me.



Bravo DMC
Superb performance; and didn’t the music marry the routine beautifully?!
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Very nice!  I've always preferred the "soft links" myself.  
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