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blacks magic magnetic ring

Postby rvoice100 » Apr 10th, '07, 11:31



Blacks magic pk ring

http://www.stevensmagic.com/shopping/sh ... sp?id=8108

The Effect.
Too many to name, watch stop, prohibition, coin thru glass.



Cost
$35 about £20


Difficulty
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

depends on the routine but most tricks are a 1-2


Review

I know there have been reviews of most rings out at the moment but, thought ill add to it. basicly the first ring i got was a wizard pk ring. i thought it was ok untill i picked up a bottle too quick and it smashed the ring to pieces, that was the main thing that i thought let it down, the strength of the actual metal. couldnt fault their service though, they sent out a new one with in days and only charged the P&P.
the next thing i found with it was that the finish on it started to were off after only a few weeks it litrally now looks like a grey washer type thing and doesnt pass for a ring at all.

this new ring (have had it for 2 months now) is still as shiney as the day i got it! and i have been wearing it daily! it seems a hell of alot stronger too! both in magnetic pull and durability.

it has a similar shape to the new wizard ring but im imagining they will fade to grey too in no time.

you can get it in 3 colours too


Overall

having some fun with it at the moment and i dont look like i have a piece of ugly grey metal on my finger while doing it 9/10

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Postby seige » Apr 10th, '07, 11:51

The new Wizard G2 ring is coated differently, and won't fade as easily.

Also, it's stronger. :D

And, finally, it's cheaper.

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Postby Craig Browning » Apr 10th, '07, 12:46

Well, I have a Black's ring and I love it... besides, it looks more like real jewelry... especially for we older gents :?

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Postby rvoice100 » Apr 11th, '07, 11:47

craig im only 22 ...................... (walks off to take ring off) lol only kidding, i love it

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Postby Lord Freddie » May 2nd, '07, 23:02

Does any one in the UK sell these rings?
My Wizard one is heading for the same fate that everyone else's seems to which means it will soon be a circle of flaking rust prone to smashing into pieces.
Does anyone happen to know what metal the Black's ring is made of? I'm hoping to find one that is stainless steel or has some other kind of coating that it a lot better than the allergy inducing cheap rubbish that the Wizard one is coated with.
Sorry, if I am sounding a bit negative about the Wizard one, but I was initailly delighted with it and have found many uses for it, but the quality is so appalling that it's caused a lot of pain due to the poor quality metals and is rusting to buggery.
I want to keep using a PK ring as the effects acheived with it can be excellent, but I'm looking for one that is of a good quality and bit more durable than the Wizard one.
Hopefully the Black's one will suit my needs.

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Postby Rob » May 3rd, '07, 08:45

Hmm...based on some of the reviews here, I was actually going to invest in a Wizard PK ring, but now I'm in two minds :roll:

So would you dissatisfied WPK owners say that most of the positive reviews are being posted too soon after purchase....before age has taken it's toll on the beastie?

Sure - I know they're not pricey, but I'd rather pay a little extra, for something that's going to last a year or so at the very least.

Is rust, age and fading really that common with the WPK?

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Postby bananafish » May 3rd, '07, 09:16

All my Wizard PK Rings are still in excellent condition. I would thoroughly recommend them. Especially the new G2.

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Postby Rob » May 3rd, '07, 09:21

Thanks for that, my banana-scented friend - it's good to know there's some folks out there who doen't have a problem with their WPK's.

I hear the distant sound of CUPS approaching ever more rapidly :wink:

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Postby seige » May 3rd, '07, 09:48

As mentioned before, the new G2 Wizard PK is double-plated, and is much more resilient.

Saying that, as with any jewelry, these items may dull etc. with constant wear.

I STILL HAVE my original PK ring and although the edges look a bit dulled, it's still going strong a whole year on.

Everyone's different, I guess.

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Postby Rob » May 3rd, '07, 09:50

you're gonna offer me a discount in any minute now, assuming I buy today, aren't you Seige? :wink: :lol:

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Postby Mandrake » May 3rd, '07, 09:55

Being a total tightwad, I bought the lower priced rings - just to try them out, you understand :oops: , and the silver one is certainly losing it's shine although the power is as good as ever. The gold one doesn't see the light of day very often but will probably fade in the same way so I guess it's worth paying a little bit more for one which will still look like a silver or gold ring in 12 month's time.

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Postby seige » May 3rd, '07, 10:05

Well, actually, I was going to do a special on NUMS for G2 + Wizard PK DVD for £24

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Postby Rob » May 3rd, '07, 10:10

I know we're getting OT here from the OP, but - I'd probably snap your arm off for a deal like that Chris (I promise I'll re-attach it afterwards though... :twisted: )

If you do decide to go down this route, could you PM me, or start a new thread.

PayPal account at the ready...! :D

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Postby Lord Freddie » May 3rd, '07, 13:02

Does anyone know much about these Black's rings?
My experience of the Wizrd ring has not been a good one. If you'd asked me in the first month I had it you would have received a glowing review but I would advise people to look at others.

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Postby IAIN » May 3rd, '07, 15:23

you could always e-mail someone like stevens magic emporium site, they stock black's ring...ask them, see if they can give you a comparision...

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