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jbmagic12250
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Does anyone have this trick and do you like it?
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I have this effect and I like it very much. I have heard some negative things about it, But I haven't had any problems.
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LOVE this...however...

2nd day I had this I lost the gaff...I have no idea where it went...it rolled under something, but I've torn this place apart looking for it.

The bummer is, you have to buy the video AND rings together...I don't think you can buy replacement rings...DRAT!

That video is worth it, even without my gaff. Jay's a riot to watch. Penguin's got a sale going on right now...I HIGHLY recommend it, plus check out his Magus Capsule (Portable Cups & Balls)...that's my next purchase.

Get 3 Ring Circus, if you do close up. Just be careful not to drop your gaff...the others can be replaced easily, but without the special one, you're SOL... Smile

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I love it. Its a great effect but mine broke. It seems easy enough to fix though.

Apparently Penguin offer a replacement policy if the gaff breaks. If I cant fix it myself II'll chase this up.
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The Penguin ad says that all is examinable. Am I assuming correctly that it is examinable only after switching the gaff? Any trick is examinable after a switch, and I hate it when dealers claim that as "examinable". An example is the Mikame wooden key-holder with the chain that magically moves from one hole in the block of wood to another hole. It is a stunning effect, but it was advertised as "examinable". It is only examinable after the sort of switch that wouldn't fool a blind man: putting the apparatus away and getting it back out to be examined. Does Three Ring Circus fall into this category?

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Glenn, I just got 3 ring circus and yes you are correct. He shows you a couple ways to do the switch but just in watching I thought of a couple more. I know nothing of the Mikame wooden key holder so I can’t compare nor do I want to expose anything here.
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Glen,

A simple utility switch or flying shuttle pass is all that is needed to switch the gaffed ring for an examinable one. The rings are the small, coin-sized key rings, so any switch you use for coins can be used for the rings. For 30 dollars, this is a great trick and comes with some very nice bonus material. I like Sankey and this is one of his better tricks. I would also recommend a Sankey trick called Holy Moly. It is a 2 coin transposition that takes place in the spectator's hand. It does require some skill, but not very much. You can't go wrong with either or both of them. Hope this information helps.

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On 2004-05-18 01:40, Glenn Godsey wrote:
The Penguin ad says that all is examinable. Am I assuming correctly that it is examinable only after switching the gaff? Any trick is examinable after a switch, and I hate it when dealers claim that as "examinable". An example is the Mikame wooden key-holder with the chain that magically moves from one hole in the block of wood to another hole. It is a stunning effect, but it was advertised as "examinable". It is only examinable after the sort of switch that wouldn't fool a blind man: putting the apparatus away and getting it back out to be examined. Does Three Ring Circus fall into this category?

Best regards,
Glenn Godsey


The Mikame Ring Holder is one of the best of the "modern" close-up apparatusy (how's THAT for a word?) effects to come out in a long time--the switch just needs to be done naturally as an incidental operation to reaching for your next prop or deck of cards, etc. Just don't be self-conscious and you'll be pleasantly surprised at the participant's reaction!
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I have 3 Ring Circus, too, and it works well. It looks just as magical as the larger rings do, imo. Yes, the gaff can break, but it's easily fixed. And if you lose the gaff, you can easily make a replacement one yourself. It's extremely portable, and I haven't had anyone ask to examine the rings yet. I'm not sure that having them examined is always necessary.
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I have this effect in my pocket right now. If you break your gaff it is easy to make a new one. I would not pay 40.00 for this effect, but 29.00 is worth it.
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It was terribly made and the gaff breaks easily...but penguin does offer an exchange policy for a better one.


I avoid Sankey products, so I don't have this and cannot comment further.
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Mine seemed solid enough...to this day, I can't find that d**ned thing...I hate the idea of making one. I did not buy mine from Penguin, so I don't expect them to help me.

As I said, the video is a riot to watch. He cracks me up, "...LAUGH, dammit!"...ha! Russian accent, little voice changes, great sense of humor! One-of-a-kind.

Long live Jay Sankey!

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I am glad you like him, because I cannot stand his sense of humor...everyone to his own though.
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I do a linking ring routine with 3 key rings, as the Jay Sankey routine uses. My routine is different, as is (I suppose) my method. Regardless, it plays very well in a table hopping environment. The audience instantly identifies the 3 rings as "Chinese rings".
I don't know if Sankey's routine allows it, but it's really a killer when you link all three and give them out for examination. Or - if it's the last table - I let them keep them - it's less than a buck for 3 rings. I look kinda goofy on this picture, but it shows my favorite display - when they're linked and hanging from my first finger:
http://gallery.geekshow.dk/jensens%20boefhus/dsc00126.jpg
So - in conclusion - the linking keyrings is a great trick. (And I'm sure Sankey's is great! I just haven't got it Smile
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Yeah I definitely like this more than anything like Linking Safety Pins because it's so easy to open pins secretly, even if that's not what you are doing they will suspect it anyway. I've been working on my own routine with this for a while and I think it's good to end with them linked instead of all separate, it builds the idea that they were actually linked.

Oh and by the way, I made my own rings. It honestly took me maybe twenty minutes to do the entire thing. They have broken a few times but it's not a problem because they are very easy to repair. And I made the "gimmick" (not the rings) smaller than what Sankey has (I was told). You don't need it to be so big and it looks more convincing.
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Broothal, I guess being Danish you, like me (half Dane) have a great personality and can take a junk trick and entertain with it. Smile
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I have one thing to say:

Penguin Magic is the GREATEST!

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Broothal,
I am curious about your linking ring routine? Sounds like a routine you made up yourself were you inspired by another? What more can you tell us about it. I am very interested in putting something like this into my routine. I like the "linking ring" history and the everyday examinable props.

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I claim no originality with my 3-ring routine. The idea comes from the classic linking rings, and the moves are mainly from coin magic, since the rings are so small. They include, amongst other, a striking vanish (used both as a vanish and an appearence) and a flying shuttle pass.
I do use a gimmick also - but I switch it in, use it for a couple of moves and then switch it back out again - just to lead the spectators down the garden path.
I'm sure my gimmick resembles Sankeys, so I claim no originality here either. (Except - mine doesn't break, so perhaps we make them differently Smile
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Thank you very much for the info
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