The Chinese Linking Rings is an effect ingrained in many magicians' memories during the time they just got into magic.
It is one of the most outstanding contributions of Chinese magic to the world of magic. It is also undoubtedly one of the most widespread magic effects in the world. The Chinese Linking Rings can be seen on the busy streets and scenic tourist spots, shopping malls, international stages, and magic conventions.
Since it was introduced to the West hundreds of years ago, Magicians from all over the world have had their own take on the routine, number of rings, and even shapes and sizes. The most well-known of these may be the close-up linking ring routine.
There are several variations that have pushed the close-up four-ring linking ring routine to new heights, namely, Shoot Ogawa's Ninja Rings, whose superb skills have amazed magic enthusiasts all around the world. Joshua Massado's Massado Rings, with his unique flourish style is quite memorable. There is also the more recent Melero Rings, with their clever structure, providing a new breakthrough in the display of the four rings. Also, Matthew Garett's Ninja+ also deserves a mention.
At this point, many magicians, like us, think that there would be nothing new or breakthroughs with regards to the close-up linking rings. Nevertheless, an email a few months ago changed our minds.
We received a demo video with Hector Lion's four-ring routine, which he has performed for 20 years since he created it, and now wants to publish it.
These are the actual words from our colleague after watching the demo video, "This is exactly how I felt when I saw the linking rings for the very first time!"
Everyone can guess what happened after that. After months of planning, this closely guarded secret for the past 20 years can be finally presented to you today:
From Hector Lion, this could be the close-up four-ring routine of your dreams.
For everyone who knows the secret of the linking rings, the single ring not only holds the power but is also its only weakness.
Although the many ways to mitigate this is enough to write a book, as you know, audiences today are also more knowledgeable.
Hector's routine solves this weakness.
What has attracted us about the Lion Rings, apart from the props, is Hector's 20-year-old routine, which is top-notch, yet not overly exaggerated.
From the basic two-ring, three-ring, and four-ring links, to the free-flowing movements of the rings, one could clearly show every ring in the chain to the spectators at each phase. At this point, the spectators are already baffled.
At this time, you can also easily link the audience's finger ring to the chain, and the ring can move freely on the ring...
Whether or not your audience has seen the linking rings, they will completely let their guard down while witnessing this routine and enjoy the performance you bring to them.
This complete routine will be taught in detail by Hector in the included online instructional video.
In terms of the props, we used the original samples of the Lion Rings as a reference and upgraded the materials. They are made of stainless steel. Every detail is made in accordance with Hector's design.
In addition, we also include a microfiber leather storage case, which improves the overall style and aesthetics. Of course, the rings can be carried in your pockets if you wished.