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Ring and Silk Progression
by Ken Muller


(1 review, 1 customer rating) ★★★★★

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Ring and Silk Progression by Ken Muller

A 'walk-around' style three-phase magic routine using a handkerchief and borrowed finger ring, with progressing mystery and astonishment.

Use most any pocket kerchief, napkin, scarf, etc. and a simple finger ring. No gimmicks, attachments or duplicates. A truly impromptu presentation using found objects that can segue into other magic effects.

The ring penetrates the cloth material in three different ways of increasing impossibility and visual impact. The observers are drawn in to anticipate magic to occur, and you then exceed those expectations and hopes.

Moderate finger dexterity required, plus live audience engagement experience.

The final 'InstaSnap' effect is extremely visual and powerful. But, it happens so quickly that it is missed without the full attention of the spectators. By combining it with other effects in a progression of astonishment, this can produce a "real experience of magic."

The other effects, 'Well-Well' and 'PushOver' are modifications of some standard methods and very easy to master. I created 'InstaSnap' in 1960 and have performed it hundreds of times - and have chosen not to perform it in a thousand other opportunities where the spectator focus and interest were not adequate. It was only when I began performing the other effects as a lead-in did it become an "any time, anywhere" go-to routine.

PDF includes detailed instructions of moves, sleights and stratagems, with training photos and audience engagement tips.

I am releasing it now because I cannot confidently perform anymore due to increasing hand disabilities and lack of social opportunities. This can easily become a standard for every table-hopper, walker, and parlor magician. It can also serve as a prelude opener with the ability to stop, shift or branch before the final effect depending on audience attention and appreciation.

1st edition 2022, PDF 37 pages.
word count: 13452 which is equivalent to 53 standard pages of text

Reviewed by hal barlow (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★   Date Added: Wednesday 23 February, 2022

This is at best a mediocre trick. The author spends most of the book trying to convince us how presentation makes the trick into a minor miracle. It doesn't in this case. His theories on what makes a trick an experience of magic is very long-winded and tedious.

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