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Topic: Ring and Rope routine
Message: Posted by: Peo Olsson (Jan 10, 2006 03:43PM)
I would be interested to learn a good ring and rope routine.
Which one would you guys suggest?

Message: Posted by: meyegr (Jan 11, 2006 11:15AM)
I like the one from Mark Leveridge, on one of his videos. Has three parts, and the ending is good.
Message: Posted by: Matt Pulsar (Jan 12, 2006 02:08AM)
Get everything you can on it, and adapt one from there. It is hard to come up with a good one. I am still working on it as well.
Message: Posted by: cardcaptor (Jan 13, 2006 06:20AM)
One of the Café members from the Philippines, Ronnie Moraleta, has a good ring and rope routine. I saw it, and it was good. I don't know what version he is using, but it's a good ring and rope routine.
Message: Posted by: 61magic (Feb 6, 2006 10:48AM)
Aldo Colombini's Ringing Around 2 and Still Ringing are really good, and not too hard to learn.
I use Ringing Around 2, and always get a good response. Get ready to practice the ending effect until you have is down, but it's worth it.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Feb 6, 2006 11:38AM)
Don't forget Phil Wilmarth. I still think of him as the "ring and rope" man.

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Philippe (Feb 7, 2006 10:31AM)
Quick, snazzy, with a 5 inch ring...David Williamson.
Message: Posted by: e-man (Feb 7, 2006 05:05PM)
Eric Decamps' Stars of Magic DVD
Message: Posted by: Jondalawyer (Feb 9, 2006 11:09AM)
Scott Guinn's routine is terrific, and his credits get you to some more great stuff.
Message: Posted by: joseph (Feb 10, 2006 08:22AM)
Daryl's version, on his Fooler Dooler video set, is really good....
Message: Posted by: Jim Wilder (Feb 10, 2006 08:29AM)
Aldo does have a good, simple, and effective routine, as mentioned in a prior post... It is the routine I have used for a long time. Dan Fleshman also has a great routine that is more involved in handling, but very entertaining to watch.

Dan's routine is also a small portion of a larger rope routine altogether.
Message: Posted by: James Adamson (Feb 11, 2006 09:15PM)
As Jim Wilder knows, Dan Fleshman lectured for us a few months back, and the Ring & Rope was one of the highlights. He also taught a very good Ring & String routine, tied in with a Ring Flight, that several of us have adapted. Also, his final Cups & Balls loads were worth the cost of the lecture; very visual.

James Adamson
Message: Posted by: Snidini (Feb 18, 2006 12:01AM)
Ditto that for the Dan Fleshman routine. Very entertaining and worth a look. After seeing his lecture and routine of it, I too was impressed.
Message: Posted by: sbroomheadsr (Feb 19, 2006 05:55PM)
If you have the cash, Daryl has a 3 DVD rope set. IMHO, it is very good. I agree with 61magic about Aldo Colombini's Ringing Around 2 and Still Ringing. Can't go wrong with either.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 20, 2006 10:27AM)
OK guys,
I'm going to buy an Aldo Columbini ring and rope routine. Should I buy Ring Around 2 or Still ringing? I sent an email to Aldo, and he said they are both different.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Feb 20, 2006 07:06PM)
Aldo's "Ringing Around Too" uses two rings, and "Still Ringing" uses one ring. I like his "Still Ringing" routine. It's a good, solid routine. Personally, I used many of the moves from Aldo and from many other sources, including Phil Wilmarth, to create my own routine, and that's always the best way to go. Make it your own!
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Feb 20, 2006 07:35PM)
Welcome to the magic Café, and thanks for the good advise.
Al Angello
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Feb 20, 2006 07:36PM)
Forgive an old Grandpa. It's been quite awhile since I put my ring and rope routine together. "Ringing Around" was Aldo's routine using two rings. "Ringing Around Too" is the routine I was referring to as "Still Ringing" and uses only one ring. "Ringing Around Too" was my personal favorite.
Message: Posted by: Josef K (Feb 21, 2006 05:01PM)
In my humble opinion, I would suggest Willi Wessel's Close-Up Ring and Rope Routine. There is a booklet and a video with Joachim Solberg. The original routine ends with a C&R sequence, but the video teaches an alternate ending that I really like (leaves the rope intact for walk-around). My own Ring & Rope has most of it's elements from this routine.

Josef K
Message: Posted by: Jimmy Joza (Feb 21, 2006 08:38PM)
All great suggestions! If I may add one other suggestion to further confound things: Flip's Ring on Rope routine, on his "Flip's Truly Magical Rope Magic" DVD, is also good.

Message: Posted by: h_A_Z (Mar 18, 2006 12:39PM)
I'm selling Willi Wessel's Close-Up Ring and Rope Routine. Check out the DVD-selling section under my name. :)
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Mar 18, 2006 12:50PM)
On 2006-02-21 21:38, Jimmy Joza wrote:
All great suggestions! If I may add one other suggestion to further confound things: Flip's Ring on Rope routine, on his "Flip's Truly Magical Rope Magic" DVD, is also good.

I really like Flip's magic, but his Ring and Rope routine is totally confusing, even for laymen. I have seen much better, much clearer routines than this. As much as I like Flip, and pretty much all of his other stuff, his Ring and Rope routine is not good.
Message: Posted by: Rich Kameda (Mar 23, 2006 10:01PM)
I'm surprised Peter Samelson's Ring and Rope routine, from Theatrical Close-up, hasn't been mentioned. Great routine. I use it all the time in walk-around.

Message: Posted by: wally (Mar 24, 2006 09:43AM)
Ring and rope routine notes/booklet required by David Williamson.
Message: Posted by: gerard1973 (Apr 1, 2006 12:47PM)
As mentioned in one of the above posts, Aldo Colombini, has two great "Ring and Rope" routines. Aldo Colombini's "Still Ringing" effect is an incredible 8-phase ring & rope routine, and his "Ringing Around Too" is comical, five-phase ring and rope routine.

Aldo has many great rope, sponge ball, and cards tricks that are very easy to do, and they get great reactions from the audiences. If you are ever interested in performing any ring & rope, rope, sponge ball, or card effect, I would first check out any of Aldo Colombini's magic tricks. Any tricks by Aldo would be my first choice.
Message: Posted by: what (Apr 3, 2006 10:18AM)
I started working on a Ring & Rope routine from Scott Guinn this last weekend. It has some very nice moments. I recommend it.

Message: Posted by: Scott F. Guinn (Apr 4, 2006 03:19PM)
Thank you, Mike! For anyone who is interested, a photo-illustrated PDF file of my routine is available by sending $7.50 by Paypal to me at:
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 6, 2006 08:24PM)
Can it be done with one of those yellow, plastic, Lance Armstrong-type rings?
Message: Posted by: rmoraleta (Apr 11, 2006 07:46PM)
I use Aldo Colombini's routine, but with a variation. I showed it to him when he was here in Manila, and he seems to approve of it. I was using Still Ringing.

During his lecture, I was surprised that he changed the finale of Ringing Around Too. According to him, he changed it for the simple reason that he wanted a stronger finish.

BTW, I use a white, slightly heavy, white bus ring; the one that you hold on to when you're standing up in a bus.