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Grinwolf
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Hi everyone,
I have seen the Mcabee rings performed and I think that is a great effect, but when I look to buy it the price differs so much from dealers by 2 or 3 times.
I want to get a set that will look good and last. I have read some of the posts re- Ninja v Mcabee but I like the Mcabee rings.

Any advice will be welcome.

thanks
Dave.

I've bought a set now so I'll wait for the postman to come..

Dave
PaulGreen
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Martin Lewis has two sets available: There is a "silver-colored" set that was designed for practice, and a brass set (manufactured by Jim Riser) that is a beautiful presentation set.

Check out: http://www.magikraft.com and get them directly from Martin Lewis.

Regards,

Paul Green
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Thanks Paul,
I'll look that up now.
Bill Beach
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I "treated" myself to the set made by Jim Riser about 2 years ago and have not been sorry. In fact, it's become one of my favorite routines. I love the fact that all can be passed out at the end for close examination.
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Riser makes the McAbee Rings for Martin Lewis of MagiKraft. There are couple of different models to choose from.
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I bought a set of Mcabee rings from someone here. In fact, I would strongly suggest that everyone that wants to buy something that is pricy first check this site to see if a magician wants to part with his. I got my 12" linking rings that way.
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@rikbrooks:
that's for that idea
RiserMagic
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Guys;
FYI - Actually the better set that I make for Martin (I do not make the cheaper practice set) is crafted from pure/solid nickel silver rather than brass. It is not plated. It is the same metal all the way through - no plating to ever wear off. The original set of bracelets (1960's?) were gold plated steel and the gold wore off rather quickly. I wanted to avoid that wear problem.
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Mr. Riser, didn't your web site show both the silver and the none silver sets? Sorry, if I was in error, but your site seemed to display both. I must have not interpeted the photos correctly.
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Bill;
No, my site has only had the nickel silver sets I make. You probably saw the others on Martin's site. No big deal and no apology required. I just wanted to clarify things for everyone.
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What exactly is this effect?
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On 2005-04-05 03:37, Frank Starsini wrote:
What exactly is this effect?


Close-up linking braclets. A video is available on Martin Lewis Magikraft site.

Check it out.
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Frank;
I think Martin has a video of the routine on his site. At least he used to. I have not checked lately. It's a close up linking bracelet routine. At the conclusion, the performer is "clean" and all bracelets could be examined.
Jim
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I love this effect! The Riser Rings are super!!!! Great Close up linking ring effect.
Check out the video at:

http://www.hanklee.org/hankievision/index.html

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I have a set of the Risers on the way to me now. I envision them fitting in perfectly in my "indoor street" set in Denmark in a few months.
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I'm lusting over those Riser rings. I may have to await a birthday or maybe I'll try to work a trade for them. I'm wondering if Jim would be intersted in leather chop cups.
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I just got them today. They look gorgeous! I'm so glad I went with the "upgrade" set. Now comes the hard part, learning how to use them.

Magikraft sells a switching mechanism for stand up work. One caution, it requires you to wear either a suit jacket or a shirt with a breast pocket. It would have been nice to know this before I bought it, but I think I can adapt it. It's much better than Mr. Lewis' original method, and unless you're good at crafty stuff, pay for the premade gimmick, not just the instructions.
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The stand up switch does't require a gimmick. only a pen in your breast pocket. its at the end of the video
Bill Beach
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I usually do the routine standing using the switching gimmick and it works well for me. It does take some wardrobe planning to make sure you have a jacket or shirt pocket available. Purchased mine premade and havd given it so much use I'll need another soon.
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I don't switch the gimmick out. I never allow the spectators to examine my props and if I let them examine these then it would make them wonder why I don't let them examine others.

I do a lot of the Shoot Ogawa routine with these.
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