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Titanas
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Garrett Thomas not only teaches multiple coin to ring effects, he also walks through his creative process which can be applied to any magician developing their routines.

Opus itself includes 3 tools; 2 gimmicks and one matching coin. Opus gimmicks can be done with Garrett's Ring Thing and Banded effects as well. These rings are also magnetic, perfect for holdouts. Updates will be continually added to the online instructions so new tips and effects will be available.

"There are only a few routines where the elegant efficiency of the technique is as beautiful as the visual impossibility of the effect. This is one of them. Each move teaches a key concept in making sleights appear effortless for spectators; study this effect and you will learn a lifetime's worth of lessons in just a few moments of magic." - Kainoa Harbottle

6 ring sizes available


More info:
https://www.murphysmagic.com/search.aspx?f=294

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James Kellogg III
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If you are interested in this product and want to make payments we have that option available!

https://www.MagicShopSanDiego.com/produc......-thomas/

This is a great product and just to be able to learn what goes on in the crazy mind of Garrett Thomas is something to embrace and appreciate how someone who thinks as outside of the box as Garrett does. I am sure you all will enjoy this!

Cheers,
James
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Ad copy says to pick a size slightly larger than what you normally wear. Would this be a half or whole size? For example, I wear a US size 10 on my index finger, so would I want to go to the equivalent to a 10.5 or 11 size?
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Ad copy says to pick a size slightly larger than what you normally wear. Would this be a half or whole size? For example, I wear a US size 10 on my index finger, so would I want to go to the equivalent to a 10.5 or 11 size?


I am gonna do my best to explain the size choice for you, but I would say a 20mm ring should be good for you.

Here is the ring size comparison and you can make the call for what you think is best. 20mm is between a 10 to a 10.5, but a 21mm is an 11.5 so if the 11.5 would pretty much just fall right off your finger then my best guess would be the 20mm.

Hope this helps!

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James
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Opus itself includes 3 tools; 2 gimmicks and one matching coin.



Does that mean it comes with one special ring, one special coin and one normal coin?
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I hope Kozmo doesn't mind me sharing the link to a video of Garrett providing more insight on this project. Kozmo shared it in the now deleted original thread on this project from earlier this week. It's a really useful video if your interested in the project. (if it's an issue, Admins feel free to delete this post).

https://kozmomagic.wistia.com/medias/cj40pumuin
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I remember purchasing an early version of this routine at one of his lectures (wasn’t sold anywhere else otherwise and was just the video. Could use any ring or coin otherwise)

This was before he added the gimmicked/skewered finger thru coin aspect . Though it did have that cool move where you poke the coin into a ring on your finger.

The routine was elegant and stunning then so I can only imagine how stunning it is now. And the props provided look great and do solve a lot of the disconnects from regular coins and rings not matching.

Other than the new skewer -like coin gimmick, I believe it is just a normal coin and normal banded style ring. No other gimmicks but could be wrong.

My only concern is I had bought banded a while ago, and the ring discolored quickly. Even the replacement one I was sent. Hopefully that’s not an issue here.

While I already have an early variation of the routine (from the lecture version). And own Banded already...I may still have to get this. The new props look great and the evolution of the handling looks to be a great resource.
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I was like to echo Pendleton. I also purchases several banded rings (I think I convinced Kozmo to sell me spares a some convention) because I like using the Banded ring for Ring Thing which I do all the time. The ring discolored but the Banded gimmick did not, presumably because I wore the ring often but rarely did Banded (I never got very good at it). At any rate after a short time the ring and gimmick did not match.
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We've had all kinds of issues with platers for banded....something about skin....Were not sure why this was an issue. We now have new platers and we will see....BUT as I always do. I try to take care of customers so if you have issues just email me at
kozmomagic@me.com

I will do everything I can to make any issues you ever have right,
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Kozmo does provide good service. I know he wants his customers to be happy. And before he reminds me, I am a Reel Magic subscriber
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I am happy to get information about the process of creating and refining the final outcome.

For me, this is the real value of this!
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What is the release date by the way?
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I have been waiting for this for so long! I remember a couple people mentioning that this was in the works about a year or so ago (maybe longer). So I've been watching out for this ever since. Needless to say I will 100% be getting this and will be happy to write a review once I do.

I think I have literally everything Garrett has put out. I've never been disappointed so far so I'm sure this will be no different. The ring to coin has always been a fascinating concept to me. But aside from the sleights/routines, I'm really excited about the fact that it comes with a ring and coin that match perfectly. I usually do this with a walking liberty coin and walking liberty coin ring. It's an improvement over any silver ring but they don't match perfectly despite my efforts. So the props are a huge bonus and the skewer concept being incorporated into this is brilliant.

Can't wait to see how everything has evolved since the concepts on his ring thing DVD. Very excited for this!
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On Feb 7, 2020, Titanas wrote:
Opus gimmicks can be done with Garrett's Ring Thing and Banded effects as well.


What do you mean by this? Opus gimmicks can be done with Banded effects? Do you mean Banded effects can be done with Opus Gimmicks? I am confused as to the relation to Banded besides the same creator.
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On Feb 7, 2020, Titanas wrote:
Opus gimmicks can be done with Garrett's Ring Thing and Banded effects as well.


What do you mean by this? Opus gimmicks can be done with Banded effects? Do you mean Banded effects can be done with Opus Gimmicks? I am confused as to the relation to Banded besides the same creator.


Think he's trying to say the ring provided with Opus matches the style ring provided with Banded.
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On Feb 17, 2020, jljones83 wrote:
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On Feb 7, 2020, Titanas wrote:
Opus gimmicks can be done with Garrett's Ring Thing and Banded effects as well.


What do you mean by this? Opus gimmicks can be done with Banded effects? Do you mean Banded effects can be done with Opus Gimmicks? I am confused as to the relation to Banded besides the same creator.


Think he's trying to say the ring provided with Opus matches the style ring provided with Banded.


At :58 sec of the trailer, you see the Banded effect. No where in the copy does it say that you can't do what's show in the trailer, so I assume you can? It's heavily implied that you can and I can't image they'd show effects that can't be done in the trailer. I spoke with Penguin Magic about this, because I am confused. They said you can't do the Banded effect with this product. So can you do the effect shown in the trailer at :58 seconds?
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No, you cannot do Banded with just what comes in Opus. The ring that comes in Opus matches the ring that comes with Banded. This video spells out exactly what comes with Opus, https://kozmomagic.wistia.com/medias/cj40pumuin
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