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Jonathan P.
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Hello,
I never worked with full sized rings. I could find a set of 1O inches rings (27,5 centimeters), but I find the K** to be very small. What size would you recommand for the k** to be, considering the size of the rings?
Thanks,
Jonathan.
Pete Biro
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Pull it open a little at a time until if works best for you.
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S2000magician
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A rule of thumb (no pun intended) I've heard is that the opening should be about the width of your index finger. That might be a good place to start, then follow Pete's advice from there.
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Mine's about an inch. Makes it easier for some of the moves in Whit Hydn's routine.

Jim
marty.sasaki
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As folks have said, you can just make it bigger, or if you have tools, you can cut it so that it be bigger, this doesn't change the diameter of the key ring.
Marty Sasaki
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Standard disclaimer: I'm just a hobbyist who enjoys occasionally mystifying friends and family, so my opinions should be viewed with this in mind.
Dynamike
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There is no right or wrong. It all depends on what comforts you the most.
Jonathan P.
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Thanks a lot for the advices. Mine seems to be in the standards.

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On 2009-09-11 23:38, Dynamike wrote:
There is no right or wrong. It all depends on what comforts you the most.


Of course. But as I am not good (yet, hopefully) with those props, I just wanted to make sure that the rings were in a good shape for starting to work.

Thanks again!
Jonathan.
Callisto
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Don't be afraid to have a large gap for the key... I think that one thumb large is good.
MrPrestoHypno
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Is there a specific set of rings better then others?
Rick
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Sure. Owen and Porper make the best... Old saying, "You get what you pay for". However, Chris Capehart kills with his rings and he uses cheap ones. Study his DVD to find out why.
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Alan Munro
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Be careful what cheap set you use. Inspect them before buying them.

I was asked to demo the rings at the local magic shop and was surprised what I found in a box of Empire rings. Does anyone know a good routine for use with a couple of triples and a double? ROTFLMAO!!! That's Chinese quality control for you! My next set will probably be made in America or Europe. India doesn't get any more chances, with their lousy products.
Mark Boody Illusionist
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What would you recommened for learning the moves & building a good routine? I'm currently learning some moves & adapting parts of routines from L&L World's Greatest. Any other DVD's or books?

Mark
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The one at http://www.stevensmagic.com give you a very good variety of ideas.
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Mary Mowder
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I find that no-matter what size rings or **p (I'm most comfortable with Ninja) it helps to round out the edges a little with a file. I have a steel flat file 1" by 1' so it can be awkward but they're really sweet after.

Ninja Rings come close so I just smoothed it out a little. I tried it on my bigger Rings and it was a very nice change. If you have cheap Rings you may have a chrome flaking problem but I guess I was lucky.

Make sure to secure everything, wrap the parts you wouldn't like scratched and wear gloves.

If my **p is to big it makes it hard to do a spin with my fingers from the top at the **p (my big rings are too heavy for this spin so far).
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On 2009-09-19 20:34, Mark Boody Illusionist wrote:
What would you recommened for learning the moves & building a good routine? I'm currently learning some moves & adapting parts of routines from L&L World's Greatest. Any other DVD's or books?

Mark

Chris Capehart's 3 ring routine DVD.
Cellini's 2 ring routine DVD.
Whit Haydn's Comedy 4 ring routine DVD.
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