Harry Riser's Linking Ring routine

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Postby Guest » 12/31/06 01:41 PM

Happy New Year to everyone!!!

I've been reading "Secrets of an Escamoteur" over the last couple of weeks. In his linking ring routine, Riser mentions that he uses a "notch and pin" locking key ring. He also states that any locking key ring would suffice. Instead of reinventing the wheel, I'd rather use a key ring that closely resembles his. Does anyone out there have a source for such a "notch and pin" key ring?

Thanks all!!!!!

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Postby Richard Kaufman » 12/31/06 03:32 PM

I haven't seen one of these sold for years. Wouldn't a magnetic key work just as well?
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Postby Geno Munari » 12/31/06 04:28 PM

I believe Klamm Magic sell this item.
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 12/31/06 04:59 PM

Hi Glenn-I think Joe Porper's Locking Key Ring resembles the one in the Riser book. It's the Key I plan on buying...
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Postby Guest » 12/31/06 05:03 PM

I think the Owen Locking Key uses the notch and pin.
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Postby Guest » 12/31/06 05:10 PM

Thanks everyone! Richard, I'm not familiar with the magnetic key, but I will start searching. I appreciate all the feedback guys!

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Postby Guest » 12/31/06 05:15 PM

Leonard,

I just went to Joe Porper's site and found the locking key you mentioned. Here's the funny thing...I live in Chatsworh, CA. Joe's shop is a few minutes away from my house. I'll call him this week. I appreciate the lead.

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Postby Pete Biro » 12/31/06 05:17 PM

I have both the Owen and the Porper and the Porper is way easier to use single handed.
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 12/31/06 05:54 PM

You're welcome Glenn. Please feel free to send me a locking key as well when you see Porper, heh, heh...
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Postby Guest » 12/31/06 06:24 PM

With practice you can open the Owen locking key with one hand, but relocking it requires two. The only magnetic key rings I've seen were on aluminium rings that I thought sounded lousy.
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Postby Pete Biro » 01/01/07 12:25 PM

Right, and the alloy ones do sound awful. There is a trick to opening the Owen by banging it against another ring in a certain, but unsure way, and yes it takes both hands to close. The porper does not.
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Postby Guest » 01/01/07 02:02 PM

Thanks gentlemen for the responses. I'll be visiting Porper's shop this week. Although expensive, it sounds initially like this is the key ring I'd be looking for.

Go USC!!!

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Postby Pete Biro » 01/01/07 02:41 PM

USC? Where to you want them to go? :whack:
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Postby Guest » 01/01/07 03:47 PM

Why I oughta...LOL

Hi Pete! Happy New Year!! See you at the Castle.

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Postby Pete Biro » 01/01/07 05:46 PM

As a UCLA fan, I guess SC whoopin' Michigan is OK too...
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Postby Leonard Hevia » 01/02/07 05:25 PM

Hi Glenn, read the Riser Ring Routine again and you will realize that the locking key is only locked at the beginning before any magic happens. I believe Riser sequenced the display of the locked key at the beginning to throw off those in the audience that suspect a "hole."

After that it's opened and handled like the classic key ring throughout the routine. I suspected that Riser did not continually open and close the the locking key in his routine and was pleasantly surprised to be correct when I bought the book. He's a practical no nonsense man...
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