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Doughlas
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I recently had the opportunity to read this e-book by Hank Morfin and was pleasantly surprised the simplicity of this gimmick, it truly is a way to turn any ring into a PK ring. You can find the e-book here:

http://www.trickshop.com/pk_ring.html

I know some magicians don't like the traditional PK ring because of either the way it looks (like a wedding band)or because of how fragile they can be. This e-book will teach you how to make your own gimmick to fit ANY ring you typically wear in just a few minutes and for very minimal cost. The magnetic strength of this gimmick I would say equals that of your typical PK ring, if not stronger.

The e-book is complete with over a dozen color photographs of the gimmick being prepared as well as worn on different styles of rings. Hank even provides you with ways to quickly gimmick your ring and then ditch the gimmick within seconds. He even includes a few effects that he typically performs using his own ring.

If you've been delaying buying a PK ring, or are looking for a PK ring that looks like a normal man's or woman's ring, then buy this e-book. For a price of only $7.95 how can you go wrong?
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Doughlas,
Thanks for the review. You nailed it right on the head, the reason I creted this gimmick in the first place was so I could use a ring that did NOT look like a wedding band for PK effects. Also, the first PK ring I purchased broke into three pieces when I was clapping at an event one night! It hit a ring on my other hand and broke. I can say with confidence to anyone who likes to perform PK effects, check out this E-Book, you won't be dissapointed.
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Can you display your hand open prior to the effect, or will this be noticeable to the spectator? I know that other performers have wrapped a band-aid around their ring with a magnet inside prior to the advent of PK rings, but to me this is too obvious to the audience. Thanks -

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It's a very small flesh colored gimmick that can't be seen at all from the top of the hand, even with fingers spread. The palm of the hand can be flashed, the natural motion of your hands during performance will not reveal the gimmick. The only thing you can't do is display your palm for any length of time. If the spectator has a chance to focus on your palm and your fingers, they will see the gimmick. This is what I use for PK effects, I don't use a PK ring anymore, even though I own two of them, not including the one that broke. I've never worried about it being detected, nor has that ever happened. Don't run if they aren't chasing you, think of it on the level of a thumbtip only MUCH less conspicuous. I hope that answers your question, if you check out the PDF, I don't believe you will be dissapointed. Thank you for your interest, I think it's a great little gimmick.
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I just downloaded this and read it. This is a really great idea. If you don't want to use a PK ring, you can't beat this idea at all.

Hank:

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Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I hope other Magicians check out the PDF and see the value & potential in this idea. Check the email you have listed in your Café signature, I sent you an email. Thanks again.
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Yep nice idea Astro...I also mentioned it to the coin guys. Smile Incidentally, welcome to the Café fella and good luck with this one. Smile -Mb
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Thanks for the kind words. I'm glad you like the PDF. It definitely comes in handy for any coin workers who utilize sh%&*ls.

Posted: Nov 3, 2008 8:12pm
I just wanted to give people a heads up. This E-Book is now also available on MJM & Lybrary:

http://www.mjmmagic.com/store/any-ring-p......955.html

http://www.lybrary.com/ring-gimmick-p-3397.html

Thanks again to those of you who took the time to put your two cents in. To anybody else out there who has checked this out, let people know if you liked it or if you didn't.

Posted: Nov 7, 2008 6:13pm
I know people are checking out this E-Book, the sales have been pretty good. I'm really interested in some feedback both positive & negative. Since this is my first foray into publishing an E-Book, I want to know what people liked and what they didn't.

Also, for those of you who like to purchase directly from the Magician who created the material, go to my website: http://www.MorfinMagic.com and check out the STORE page.
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Under construction..

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Don,

Sorry, the updated page didn't upload to my server. Check it out now, there is a PayPal payment button on the STORE page now. Thanks for your interest in this E-Book, let me know what you think.
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Got this e-book from Hank's Web Site without problem and like it.
It’s a great idea. I was able to add it in some of my current mentalism’s routines easily.
High recommended.
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Thanks Mind_Magic,

I think it's a pretty useful gimmick, I hope others will too. As Mb said, it's great for coin workers who use various coin gimmicks.

Thanks Again

Posted: Jan 26, 2009 4:27pm
Hello All

I wanted to take a minute to first thank ALL of you who purchased this E-Book from me. With MJM, Lybrary, Trickshop & my website, it sold rather well. I greatly appreciate all of you taking an interest in this gimmick; I received a great deal of positive feedback.

That being said, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Andy Amyx when he accompanied Dan Sperry to The California Magic Dinner Theater. Dan was performing Onstage a few weekends ago, for those of you who are not familiar with California Magic, check out http://www.calmagic.com . For those of you who live in the San Francisco Bay Area who have not been out to California Magic, trust me, you ARE missing out on seeing some great Magic performed by world class Magicians. I began talking to Andy about creating and selling Magic, he was integral in the creation & release of "The Gecko" along with several Dove Act related utility items and DVD's.

I sent him a copy of my E-Book "The Any ring PK Gimmick" to take a look at. I told him I was planning on making and selling the gimmick. He told me that my gimmick had a lot of similarities to the gimmick from Cesaral's "Melting Point" effect. After checking into it, I emailed Cesaral and sent him a copy of my E-Book. After careful consideration, Cesaral has decided that my gimmick is too similar to his and is not comfortable with me manufacturing the gimmick and/or selling my how to E-Book anymore. I totally respect Cesaral's creative contributions to the Magic Community, and I never want to infringe upon ANY Magician's creative property. I came up with the gimmick independently by fiddling with parts & pieces from ACE Hardware. I have apologized to Cesar Alonzo, Cesaral, I just wanted to say thanks to all of you who supported me, and to make you aware of the similarities between his gimmick & mine, and to make sure that Cesaral receive the acknowledgment due for his contributions to PK effects.

Thanks Again,
Hank Morfin
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Cesaral has decided that my gimmick is too similar to his and is not comfortable with me manufacturing the gimmick and/or selling my how to E-Book anymore.


This has to be a joke. Cesar Alonzo rips off others (Dick Koornwinder), but decides that independently developed items are too similar to his and should not be sold?

I give you respect for the decision and your actions Hank.

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Mr. Iacoviello,

I don't know whether or not all of Mr. Alonzo's releases are totally his creations or not, that really didn't factor into my decision. After Andy pointed it out to me, I looked at the two gimmicks and saw that there were a great deal of similarities between the two. Since my gimmick was a multi-purpose PK gimmick and his was effect specific, I decided to write to Cesaral and let him know of my intentions to release my gimmick along with a DVD. Since he expressed to me that he was not comfortable with me releasing my gimmick to the Magic Community, I decided to respect those wishes. When I wrote to him, I had already decided to go with whatever he felt comfortable with doing. I don't know about other Magicians "borrowing" the concepts and/or effects of their fellow Magicians, but I do know that I don't ever want to infringe on any Magician's creations. While I did come up with my gimmick independantly of Cesaral, and I know there are many cases where that happens, I did not feel comfortable with the discrepancy.

While we all gleam our inspiration and ideas by those who have come before us as well as our peers, I want to offer other Magicians the same respect I would hope they would afford me in a similar situation.

I want to thank you very much for your support and kind words Mr. Iacoviello. I'm familiar with your work, I've purchased two of your E-Books, "The Write Stuff" & "Popular Selection" and I think you have made some great creative contributions to the Magic Community. While I'm disappointed that this project has to be shelved, I have several others I'm currently working on, including a specially designed sure-fire prediction envelope that can be placed in plain sight well before the outcome of the predicted event, and an E-Book discussing the Performance aspect of Magic. Hopefully these projects will be as well received as "The Any Ring PK Gimmick" was. Thank you again for your support.

Hank Morfin
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I'm sorry, but you didn't borrow it from him, you developed your idea and it is independant. I give my hat off to you for respecting the other creators wishes, but I would reconsider. I do not know the other creator and mean no disrespect, but of course he would not want the compition. Please re think your choice and release thise. I have read your pdf and think if you do not release, someone else might. This is to good to let dye.
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I've been using a similar gimmick for some time--long before Melting Point was marketed. Others have, too. Depending on just HOW different yours was... well, you made your decision, and I respect you for it.
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I respect your decision to stop selling your independently created idea. I should hope that Mr. Alonzo respects my decision to stop buying anything from bullies.

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I want to thank all of you for your input & support regarding Cesaral's "Melting Point" gimmick. I have to tell you that most of the Magicians I consider friends & family feel that I should release this and that I would not be infringing on the Cesaral gimmick. Jeremy Hanrahan, Irish Ghost to you here at the Café, has had several conversations with me encouraging me to put out the gimmick. He feels that Magicians will find it useful, especially those who would like to perform PK effects while wearing their own everyday rings. In talking with Jeremy, he's given me an idea for an additional "Stealth Gimmick", one that you would have to put on away from your spectators but once on, it would be virtually invisible and would not have to be ditched. I'm seriously considering putting out an "Any Ring PK Gimmick Package" with the original gimmick which I've recently improved, the Stealth Gimmick, and a DVD on the use and handling of the gimmicks along with some real world PK effects to perform. thank you all again for your input & support, you've given me a lot to think about...

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I purchased this manuscript. It is quite inexpensive and felt I had very little to lose. I am sure that there are any people who have come up with similar ideas on their own. My only problem is I have not been able to track down the exact piece of hardware recommended in the manuscript reuqired to make the gimmick. The online hardware sited I have searched and my local home depot do not carry this. If someone has some idea where I can get it, it would be appreciated.
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Xcath1,

Check your PM messages...

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