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Review of The New Relentless Ring And String by Bob Miller and DJ Ehlert – DVD

4 Sep

Reviewed by: Bernard Sim

When I first saw this routine, it was on VHS many years ago. This is the type of routines that you don’t see young magicians performing anymore. Now Bob Miller and DJ Ehlert has updated this routine with many ideas and moves. You will be getting a shoelace, the original booklet of this routine in softcopy, a vest topit pattern and some essays on working tables; these are found in the CD-Rom part of the DVD.

The routine is basically a finger ring coming on/off a piece of shoelace in different ways. This is a modular routine whereby you don’t have to perform the whole routine. You can stop the routine midway in situations like when the food arrives when performing in a restaurant. There is no gimmick in the routine and you can even borrow the ring and even the shoelace.

This DVD is packed full of information and ideas. Routines using rubber bands with the ring, shoelace routines derived from rope moves and ring to card box are also taught (just to name a few). When you learn this routine and the moves in this DVD, you will be able to mix and match the moves to come out with your own routine. Besides the ring affiliated routines, silk magic and card magic with pearl poodles are also shown.

This is probably an “old-school” routine but I think this is a classic and all close-up magicians should learn. If you have never learn a ring and string routine, this is a very good DVD to start. Highly recommended. Rating 4.5/5