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Topic: Hula hoops linking rings
Message: Posted by: ROBERT BLAKE (Feb 20, 2005 03:53AM)
I saw once a routine with hula hoops that were linking and unlinking like the linking rings. does somebody has some resource like a book or video / dvd obout this effect?
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Feb 20, 2005 07:47AM)
Dick Zimmerman was one magician that performed a linking hula hoop routine. He published it years ago but it is easily found. You might check out:
http://www.ronjo.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=VM-268&Category_Code=vmcw&Store_Code=R


Louis Ganson ("Routined Manipulation" fame)came up with a routine after seeing Dick Zimmerman present his Linking Hula Hoops. Ganson marketed it through Superem Magic (UK). Denny has a used booklet listed:

http://www.dennymagic.com/cgi-bin/hazel.cgi?client=49085323&action=detail&item=006647
Message: Posted by: magic-taylor (Feb 21, 2005 12:40AM)
I have used the Zimmerman routine for years, It works great.
Message: Posted by: dlhoyt (Feb 21, 2005 06:20PM)
At the recent SCAM 2005 convention in Columbia, SC, a magician from New Jersey had a very original and creative act, part of which involved a routine with linking hula hoops. I'm sorry that I don't remember his name -- it was Greek in origin. He had a 50's themed act that won 2nd place in the stage contest. You might be able to find more information from other convention goers. Hope this helps.
Message: Posted by: Bill Citino (Feb 21, 2005 08:12PM)
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On 2005-02-21 19:20, dlhoyt wrote:
At the recent SCAM 2005 convention in Columbia, SC, a magician from New Jersey had a very original and creative act, part of which involved a routine with linking hula hoops. I'm sorry that I don't remember his name -- it was Greek in origin. He had a 50's themed act that won 2nd place in the stage contest. You might be able to find more information from other convention goers. Hope this helps.
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If this is the same performer that I saw at the MAES convention in N.J. then I can't really say that I'm too fond of the routine. The routine in general was a great routine however in the very beginning he had exposed the key ring in a way that I didn't really like. Other than that one moment the entire act that he did was excellent... However I saw this routine back in September and that is the part that still stands out in my mind, although he may have changed it since then.

-Bill
Message: Posted by: bsears (Feb 22, 2005 08:50AM)
Someone used this in competition at Magi-fest this year. It was OK.

I think the hardest part is handling the hoops gracefully. Since they are so big, you really need to have the coreography worked out well.
Message: Posted by: eb02 (Feb 22, 2005 12:46PM)
I have Dick Zimmerman book and if I am correct he is using 4 rings with out a key ring...
Eran
Message: Posted by: dlhoyt (Feb 22, 2005 05:15PM)
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On 2005-02-21 21:12, Bill Citino wrote:

If this is the same performer that I saw at the MAES convention in N.J. then I can't really say that I'm too fond of the routine. The routine in general was a great routine however in the very beginning he had exposed the key ring in a way that I didn't really like. Other than that one moment the entire act that he did was excellent...
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It may not have been the same guy. After I complimented him on how well he had concealed the key he told me that he was not using any "key" hula hoops. His handling had me fooled.

By the way, his act was silent and performed to 50's rock music. Sound like the same guy? He was in his 60's but looked younger and very fit (muscular).

Dale Hoyt
Message: Posted by: flowmo (Feb 23, 2005 04:09PM)
Has anyone thought of doing linking rings with hula-hoops, as in the crisps. New idea?
Message: Posted by: Robert Kohler (Feb 23, 2005 04:42PM)
Crisps?
Message: Posted by: flowmo (Feb 24, 2005 10:35AM)
Potato chips or whatever you call them. Or maybe an onion ring linking ring effect.
Message: Posted by: bsears (Feb 24, 2005 11:49AM)
There is a ton of stuff in the literature of things linking. (pretsels, rings, lifesavers, even headbands.) Its good stuff due to the immediate visual knowledge that its not possible.
Message: Posted by: flowmo (Feb 28, 2005 11:04AM)
Do you know of any sources?
Message: Posted by: Farrell (Mar 19, 2005 11:42AM)
Linking Hula hoops is awesome. I use it in my kid shows. kids identify with them and it is strong magic. I get a great reaction out of them and even have the adults oohing and ahhing over it. and the fact that there is no key is even better. that way there is no flashing possible and the audience has no chance at catching you.