Not a bad effect for $4 if you don't know Ring on rope moves. Keep in mind that the "Additional
supplies" disclaimer means you need to make a "Gimmick" (If you can call it that) and carry it
around with you to be able to perform the effect. It would have been good to know that this is a
gimmicked effect prior to purchasing, as I thought that this download was going to teach an
ungimmicked move (sleigh based). I gave the effect 3 stars not because I think it's bad, but because
the gimmick is unnecessary to do the routine, all the moves (aside from the one that uses the
gimmick) are well known and don't need the gimmick to work (In fact the whole routine works better
without it). The use of the gimmick is only there to add one small moment/subtlety of "actually"
placing the ring on the headphones. So if you know ring on rope moves, you won't learn much here,
aside from a very small, gimmick based, moment in the beginning. It's up to you to decide whether
that's worth the price, it wasn't for me.
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
What is shown in the demo video for this effect, will be what you get-and can achieve. I was taken
by the moveless impossibilty of this effect-being quite familiar with a number of ring and rope/cord
A magician will appreciate the cleaness, from the spectator's view anyway. Any
spectator/non magician I doubt will notice or care about precisely how the props are handled-so long
as the desired effect is achieved. I am aware of and do versions of this effect where one ring and
one cord is used. That's it. The methods if put on/off, require practice to make them effortlessly
invisible. Magician Ron Vergilio has a Ring Off rope that is pure deception-and involves NONE of the
moves that involve the crossing of hands. His effect likewise involves a normal rope and any ring.
I Hole is clean looking. However, it requires a few additional props, well understood
choreography, and a 'moves'. One actually has more to be dealing with here, compared with no extra
prop methods. Clearly, the additional anything, is so that earbuds can be used-because as the
inventor believes, they are more 'organic' than a piece of cord or rope. I don't agree with that,
but in this case the method requires earbuds because of their characteristics. This version if the
effect can't easily be performed with cord or rope-unless one were to craft the special something in
The video is well shot from audience and performer view. Teaching is very clear,
thorough. If you get the download and learn it verbatum, you will have an effective mystery.
Personally, I still prefer other versions where I have less to be concerned with, method wise.
By making this effect 'organic' so far as props, the creator of this has to do more to pull off the
trickery than in versions where rope or simple cord/lace are used. I guess I also don't feel
obligated to relinquish traditional props just because I 'must' only work with the most contemporary
items-ones as synthetic and NON organic as...earbuds. When rope is actually outlawed, then I'll toss
my other ring/cord routines.
Ultimately, this is solid, well conceived and explained. Done as
taught, you WILL have a rock solid fooler.