Click to enlarge The complete textbook on one of magic's greatest classics... The Chinese Linking Rings.
• 7 Methods of Counting the Rings
• 10 Substitutions and Exchanges
• 9 Methods of Simulating Linking and Unlinking
• 14 Linking Methods
• How to Create 35 Different Figures and Shapes
• 21 Routine Outlines
• 4 Keyless Routines
"A complete text on methods, techniques, figures, artifices, routines, etc., for performing one of the great classics in the repertore of magic. It includes modern improvements, suggestions, and ideas, together with routines eliminating the use of the key."
Introduction by Fitzkee, provides bibliography of linking ring appearances elsewhere.
The effect, presentation, fundamental methods, the apparatus, the arrangement of the rings.
Methods of Counting: Drop, Pass, Wrist, Odin, Fitzkee, Fitzkee Variation with Small Ring, Fitzkee Large Ring Count
Substitutions and Exchanges: Odin Exchange, Small Ring Exchanges, Large Ring Exchanges, Waller Substitution, MacCathy Clash Switch, A Bold Exchange, Ireland Substitution, Twist of the Wrist Exchange, Triple Chain Substitution, Group Exchanges.
Simulated Linking and Unlinking: Chains Disguised as Separate Rings, Separate Rings Disguised as Chains, Exchanges, Apparent Linking by Manipulating Chains, Separate Rings Disguised as Linked to Chains, Hilliard's Sweep Link, Fitzkee's Melting Rings, Namreh's Four-Ring Move, Penetration Illusion.
Methods of Linking: Oldest Method, Namreh's Solo Linking, The Slash Link, The Heel Link, The Shoulder Drop, The Toss in the Air, Secret Linking, The Laurant Crash Link, Tommy Dowd's Spinning Ring, The Omega, The Breakaway, The Fade-away, One In Two, Two In One.
Secreting and securing the Key Ring: Secreting the Key, Body Loads, Clips, Load From Accessories and Furniture.
The Figures: The Cross, the Watch Chain, the Shamrock, The Seasaw, The Gyroscope, The Love Seat, Two and Two, The Hour Glass, The Swing, Four Leaf Clover, Chair or Garden Seat, Parlor Chair, Easy Chair, Butterfly, Bicycle Rider, Box, Mask, Ball or Globe, Rosebud, Opening Rose, Picture Frame Shield or Diamond, Ace of Clubs, Dhinese Gong, Handbag, Headdress, Basket, Stirrup, Propeller, Park Bench, Hammock, Interwoven Chain or Watch Fob, Armchair, Lantern, Fireball or Alarm, Engine Governer.
Ending the Routine.
Routines with Key Rings: Basic Methods, Advice on Routines, Description of Chung Ling Soo's Performance, Ellis Stanyon's Routine, Sach's Routine, Professor Hoffmann's 8 Ring Routine, Professor Hoffmann's 12 Ring Routine, Charles Waller Routine, Blackstone Routine, Grant Stuart Routine, Laurant Routine, Jean Hugard's 8 Ring Routine, Jean Hugard's 11 Ring Routine, Odin Routine, Hilliard Routine, Oriental Rings Routine, Present Fitzkee Routine, Fitzkee five Ace Routine, Fitzkee Full House Routine, P.D. Wyman's Presentation.
Routines Without Using a Key Ring: Objections, The L.W. Keyless Routine, Weber's Emergency Routine, Fitzkee 5 Ring Keyless Routine, Fitzkee 7 Ring Keyless Routine.
Final Suggestions and Ideas