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I just started performing this routine after much practice and am wondering how it would go over at a kids birthday party.

Frank
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I have the Ninja Rings and I used to know Shoot's routine with them (haven't done the routine in about a year, so I'm sure I've forgotten it by now).

I am sure with the right patter, the routine would play well for a small audience. If it's a small birthday party, say 6-10 kids, it would probably be fine. I am picturing my party I did yesterday, about 36 in one big family room, and I can see how a bigger crowd would be tough with those smaller Ninja Rings. A bigger crowd would be especially bad when it comes to the tabled moves. For that matter, even a smaller crowd might not be able to see and appreciate the tabled moves in that full routine.

To give the bigger crowds a better view, you could just move in closer for that particular routine, but I would think the kids would start to circle around you if you got to close to them, all of them trying to get the best view. And then you would encounter some angle problems.
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I moved around from spot to spot when I did it.
I also don't do any of the tabled stuff for two reasons.

The one you state.
There might not be a table upon occassion.


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The only thing I could see wrong with these is that they are small. But, if you do closeup with them, then all the best.
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I haven't performed with them yet but I think they would go over well in a living room show, or any show where the audience is small and close.
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I have used the Dan Fleshman version of this routine for years at restaurants, and the kids love it as much as the adults. They are especially impresssed when someone holds the sides of one ring while they link.
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Hi Frank:

I've been working on my Ninja routine on-and-off for about a year now. I recently tried them out at a birthday party, and the routine went very well. Kids really do like visual magic like the rings. I even got the rings to link on my first attempt at the one-handed block link!

I have both the Dan Fleshman and Shoot routines, and do a hybrid routine; like you, I took out the table moves.

Ron
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I think the rings are great. A friend of mine left me speechless after he did them - they were so clean. If you do it as good as he does, these will leave the audience with their jaws on the floor.
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I've only been working with them for three months, so I haven't performed them for anyone but my daughters, who know how rings work, and they still couldn't believe it. The blocked link looks so good I fool myself with it.
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Ninja Rings have to be great for children.

Don't kids like ninjas?

Back when I was a kid, many years ago, ninjas weren't as popular.

I would do them for kids.

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Can somebdy explain about the nija rings are they mini linking rings?
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Yup, close up linking rings. About 4 inches in diameter. They're very magical. For me they're so much more amazing than a stage ring routine. Check out Shoot Ogawa's handling, it's excellent.

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I might purchase some for older kids table hopping, I don't think I would do them at kids parties though
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I think the Ninja rings is an excellent routine and could easily be adapted to birthday parties. I've seen Shoot Ogowa perform this at his lecture and also in a living room with people all around.

There is tons of scope for audience interaction and bits of business. The smaller rings allow for moves not possible with the larger rings.

It will take some practice to get the routine off smoothly which will make it all the more worthwhile for those who will take the time to learn it.

It is also terrific for strolling close-up.

I recommend it very highly and you can use the 4" rings found (quite cheaply) in magic shops.
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Is this quentin renolds?

Is their anything diffrent between these rings and normal rings apart from the size?
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Hello Matt:

The Ninja Rings are just regular linking rings - nothing specail except for their size. You can buy the gold-plated Ninja rings for about $50.00, or you can get a cheaper set from any dealer for less than $10.00. The routine is what is so special - there are some moves/links/unlinks done that are astonishing!

Ron
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Ninja Rings and variations of Shoot's routine are great for kids. Usually kids would have seen a magician with rings on stage at some point in there lives. Now your giving them the chance to see it close-up. I get right in front of them when I do it.

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There is a distinct difference between the actual ninja rings and other smaller rings. The key is a bit bigger and the ends of the key are rounded making the moves MUCH easier.
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Do you put a patter to this at kids parties?
Brian Roberts
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Matt,
I do the rings to music...one of the themes from out of africa. The kids are silent. It's the proximity to them that counts.

Regards,
Brian
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