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Topic: Ring Flourish ?
Message: Posted by: cupmagic (Aug 26, 2005 08:52PM)
I am looking for more on ring flourishes regardless of size of the ring. Any good book or video that teaches these moves ?

Message: Posted by: the_houdini_jester (Aug 28, 2005 08:14PM)
I now that Jeff McBrides Magic on Stage the Cammando Act(the first one) has some really nice flourishes using ring of any size. It also has a very nice routine in it that you can use for both stage and on the street surrounded by people.

Message: Posted by: tophat (Sep 5, 2005 12:12PM)
I could be wrong here, but doesn't he place the key ring over his head in the routine? Wouldn’t this make hard to use surrounded? I haven't actually performed his routine, so wouldn't know. Actually, that's one of the (very few) problems I see with the commando act. It isn't actually do-able anywhere. Though there is footage of him performing the routine surrounded, some of the effects have angles, although you could certain modify it. Also, it isn’t quite a “set the case down and go into it” type routine. There is a setup, at least the way he presents it. Of course I could be completely wrong and missing something really obvious, too.
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Sep 5, 2005 08:36PM)
Try the book 'Rings In Your Fingers' by Dariel Fitzkee for some additional flourishes. Most magicians see these as old boring features that only slow down a routine.
Message: Posted by: Brent McLeod (Sep 6, 2005 09:12PM)
Jeffs flourishes are excellent -Recommend you to learn a few!!

I have adopted quite a few throws & florishes in my own Ring Routine-definetly makes it look more Professional & polished!

I put Rings over my head during the routine-at no time is the key ring in this position until all the Rings (4) are there at the end briefly as a finish pose etc-Can be done surrounded if nec.

Jeff McBride doesn't put the key ring over his head from memory as hes too busy adding rings etc until he is using 6
Message: Posted by: zombieboy (Sep 8, 2005 09:25PM)
Jeff does actually put the key ring over his head at one point. However, in his early acts, he used to wear the kabuki mask which had long red hair attached to it, which draped over his back and shoulders, hiding the key ring.

Anyways, in answer to the ring flourish question, just play around. I've come up with quite a few ring flourishes. One of my favorites involves flipping rings over my head. However, it fits my style and the context of the routine that I do. you'd have to see it in order to understand why I use it. But in short, lock yourself in a room and play with the rings, and see what you can come up with.
Message: Posted by: the_houdini_jester (Sep 9, 2005 06:40AM)
Zombieboy, he could still use the hiding of the key ring now because he does have long hair.

Message: Posted by: cupmagic (Sep 9, 2005 09:10AM)
Thanks for the comments.

I had all the series from Jeff...Any other reccomendation.

Message: Posted by: SenseiStrange (Sep 12, 2005 03:32PM)
In Motion with Michael Moshen

I think it is the finest manipulation of rings out there. He has stunning isolation moves that make it look like the ring is floating in his hands. His work with the rings is worlds above any other ring work I have seen. He simply uses a single ring and moves with it.

Sensei Strange