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Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Matthew Field » February 11th, 2010, 1:03 pm

Can anyone help with the name of a close-up effect? It's the metal ring that appears to pass on and off a shoelace that has a magnet concealed inside it.

Does anyone recall the name of this? I thought it might be "BewildeRING" but I can't find this described.

I know Tannen's used to sell it.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 11th, 2010, 1:18 pm

I know what you're talking about as I used to own one. I may have bought my from Bob Little. Possibly it might have been a hollow velvet cord. Just can't remember the name.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby El Mystico » February 11th, 2010, 3:11 pm

Matt

I think you are after Fantasma Magic Linking Ring Through String (although the UK's Stephen Tucker put out something very similar earlier).

Bewildering was a Doug Bennet effect in the New Stars of Magic Series - which also had a ring going on and off a rope. But the method was so damn clever i'm reluctant to mention it...but it wasn't a magnet.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Richard Kaufman » February 11th, 2010, 3:35 pm

Tenyo sells one where both the ring and rope have magnets in them. Not sure who invented it, though.
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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Tom Gilbert » February 11th, 2010, 5:37 pm

Bob King put out an effect called the Ring Thing which used a cord with a magnet in it.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Philippe Billot » February 11th, 2010, 6:35 pm

It seems to be the Doug Bennet's trick. See Genii, vol. 49, no. 4, october 1985, page 234. Sold by Tannen as New Stars of Magic, vol. 2, no. 2

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Matthew Field » February 12th, 2010, 11:56 am

Philippe Billot wrote:It seems to be the Doug Bennet's trick. See Genii, vol. 49, no. 4, october 1985, page 234. Sold by Tannen as New Stars of Magic, vol. 2, no. 2


BINGO! Thanks so much, Philippe. I looked it up on the Genii Archive, an invaluable resource by the way, and there it is. I also got some off-line info from my buddy Meir Yedid regarding the trick and Bob McAllister(Mr. Magnets).

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Frank Yuen » February 12th, 2010, 4:54 pm

Matt are you sure? Doug Bennett's BewildeRing does not use a magnet.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Koji » February 12th, 2010, 8:41 pm

According to "Instruction of Tenyo Miracle Ring", Creator is Bob Little and Tetsuya Fukui.

Tenyo has received permission from them to release Miracle Ring.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Matthew Field » February 13th, 2010, 5:04 am

Frank -- as has been pointed out to me, Bewildering is the trick Doug Henning performed on TV where a ring magically passes on to a cord, and it does not use a magnet.

I'll try to ask Bob Little about this if he's in Blackpool.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby AnthonyBrahams » April 4th, 2010, 4:27 pm

Matt, John Derris performs and sells an effect that seems like this.
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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Geoff Weber » April 19th, 2010, 10:24 pm

I believe the trick that Bob Little was selling was "Swing-a-Ring", made by MAK Magic / UF Grant.

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Philippe Billot » September 12th, 2010, 4:17 am

is the actual Grant's Swing-A-Ring the same as Zella Ring on the Rope described in Tarbell, Vol. 6, page 173 ?

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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Seuss » September 12th, 2010, 4:35 am

I thought the one Bob Little sold was a white shoelace with silver dots which were magnets.
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Re: Help with Name of an Effect

Postby Philippe Billot » September 12th, 2010, 5:55 am

And do you think (or know) that Grant's Nu Ring Off String described in Grant's Secrets (1943) is the same trick (and principle) ?


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