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Departure Ring Flight

Postby magicman4646 » Apr 26th, '09, 20:06



Departure Ring Flight
http://magicsmith.com/index.php?page=sh ... 1&Itemid=1

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The Official Spam:

Borrow a ring, and in the cleanest way you vanish it at your fingertips - both hands are clearly empty. Reach into your back pocket and produce your keys - and their ring is on your keyring!

Introducing the world's most impossible and invisible ring flight. Departure is a pull-style flight built into a key fob that fits on your keychain.

Wherever you go, Departure goes. Built to withstand heavy use, Departure is a ring flight that can withstand the CLOSEST scrutiny. It's whisper silent and mega powerful.

On the video instruction CD, Derek Roberts teaches his Shirt Vanish - a way cleverly vanish any ring right under spectators' noses. You'll also learn a stunning ring and key transpo, which climaxes with their ring appearing your keychain.

The carabiner clip (included) makes attaching the ring absolutely effortless. Plus, it looks much more at home on your keychain than an old-school jewlers' clasp.

Feel free to use your favorite ring flight routine with Departure - and if it makes you feel more confident, you can even wear a coat!

Includes:
~Custom engineered Departure key fob
~Black anodized carabiner clip
~Video instruction CD teaches everything!


My Initial Thoughts:

When I first took a gander at this online, I was pleasantly surprised. If you're like me, and love Ring Flights, you'll know how powerful they are. I've had several Ring Flights, many using a key wallet. Because of my age, carrying around a key case is awkward. When Rinky Dinky came out, I was exuberant. It broke. I haven't done the Ring Flight since. Departure changed all that, this thing is amazing.

The Reactions:

The reactions you will get with this is very similar to most of the other Ring Flights on the market, because it has the same basic effect. The reactions are fantastic, something so valuable to them vanished, and appeared in one of the most impossible locations.

The Quality:

This is heavy-duty stuff. The r**l is made out of steel, and I don't plan on it breaking anytime soon. This will last quite a long time. The clip is also of the highest quality. I've used so many Ring Flights, I know the good and bad clips. This one is good, it's easier than any other one I've used before. It loads silently, and doesn't look like you got it from the jewelry store, which is a definite plus.

The Teaching:

Included with the gimmick, a nice CD with a 10 minute video is provided. The video will teach you the basics of the Ring Flight, but experience will teach you more. Derek is a good teacher, and explains everything good. It's fast, but to the point. If you've ever used a Ring Flight, it's pretty self-explanatory.

The Horror Stories:

With ANY Ring Flight, there will be some horror stories. I've heard about diamonds falling off, and people claiming it wasn't their ring. Obviously, it's their ring. I've never had anything bad happen, but I'm sure it will happen someday.

The Routines:

Derek teaches some very basic things here. He has a nice key/ring transpo, as well as a clever vanish of the ring. Having used variations of the Ring Flight before, I'm just going to substitute my old routine in.

What's Different?:

What's the difference between this Ring Flight and all the others? The ring appears attached to your key ring. If you are unfamiliar with the traditional Ring Flight, the borrowed ring vanished and reappears attached to your key wallet. Departure was struck with a modern twist, but will not be suitable for everyone.

Is it really SILENT?:

It's pretty darn silent. Can you hear it if you were in a room with no other sound? You sure could. Can you hear it with all the natural sound around us? Nope.

Overall:

This seems to be my favorite Ring Flight to date. I'll give this a 9.5/10. I reserve 10/10s for real magic. Also, it's not quite "whisper silent."

If you have any questions about this, please ask.

Jeff

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Postby IAIN » Apr 26th, '09, 22:41

i've known two people who have had this one break on them...i wonder if there was a faulty batch?

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Postby magicman4646 » Apr 26th, '09, 23:45

There is a newer model with a rubber collar which helps prevent breakage. An old model can be sent to MagicSmith for an update.

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Postby The Magi » Apr 28th, '09, 21:48

I had to send mine back as the reel was painfully slow, it took seconds for it to laze it's way back to your pocket.

If the one I get back has a powerful reel, then be very happy with it as it is I bought this and it was horrendously weak, it took the ring a few seconds to get back to the pocket.

Sent it back and am awaiting a replacement.

If the one I get back has a powerful reel then I will be very very happy
with it as it is a very practical device and by combining it with Jay Sankeys Key Deposit, you get two routines in one.

By combining the two it allows your routine to flow for quite awhile and I
find they go down quite well as your using so many practical objects (their ring, to your key chain, then your key and your other keyring. Plus that Sankey thing is one of the best things I ever spent money on in the last while as it's only 12 euro or something.

Just my two french dropped cents.

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Postby RobMagic » Apr 29th, '09, 09:00

I got my 2nd hand on Magic week and its broken twice, first time I repaired it and now the 2nd time I just can not be bothered.

Will they replace it if I send it back to them even though I don't have the receipt as I picked it up 2nd hand?

If not, great device and if it doesn't break then a great ring flight, otherwise, save your money

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Postby Mark Waddington » Apr 29th, '09, 09:20

I dont understand why people are still relying on a reel for this effect! I use the Joe Porper Flight, which uses no reels whatsoever, and you are in full control of the ring at all times!!!

Im currently working on a right flight which uses no gimmicks, and the thing which the ring appears in can be given as a souvenir.


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Postby The Magi » Apr 29th, '09, 23:11

Mark you make a good point.... Reels are risky if your using a quality ring!

If I had a way to do it with out the reel I'd do it but I cant imagine getting it any cleaner than when you do use a reel.

Can you describe the effect as the spectators see it Mark just so I can compare versions and maybe look in to getting the one you mention?

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Postby Mark Waddington » Apr 29th, '09, 23:20

The Magi wrote:Can you describe the effect as the spectators see it Mark just so I can compare versions and maybe look in to getting the one you mention?



Basically you set a challenge situation. Hand out a length of ribbon and get 2 spectators to hold it stretched out for you. You introduce your little key case and say you will bet your house key that you can get their ring onto the ribbon. Show the key in the case attached to a clip and pop it down on the table/in your top pocket etc.
Take their ring and place a cocktail napkin (or similar) over the ribbon, place your hands underneath, having a bit of a fumble. a few seconds later you remove the napkin and show that instead of their ring being on the ribbon, your house key is linked on their.
Pick up the key case, give it a rattle and tip out the contents. On the clip is their ring.


Does that help?

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Postby The Magi » Apr 29th, '09, 23:24

Brill, cheers dude. Is that the Joe Proper version your on about?

To be fair to the Departure gimmick, it's the best version of a reel out there IF they send back a version with a powerful reel. Could never use the clasps on the wallets.

But as I said before.... They can be risky with expensive rings.

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Postby Mark Waddington » Apr 29th, '09, 23:31

The Magi wrote:Brill, cheers dude. Is that the Joe Proper version your on about?



Yes it is. The beauty of the routine is that at no point do you actually let go of the ring... you are in FULL control

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Postby The Magi » Apr 29th, '09, 23:32

Thanks... Definitely worth a look me thinks!

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Postby Replicant » Apr 30th, '09, 10:36

Mark Waddington wrote:I dont understand why people are still relying on a reel for this effect! I use the Joe Porper Flight, which uses no reels whatsoever, and you are in full control of the ring at all times!!!


For those of us who cannot afford a Porper prop, Mark Leveridge also has a reel-less ring flight, but I think the method is painfully obvious. Just watch the video and judge for yourself...

http://www.markleveridge.co.uk/shopbask ... ts/fr.html

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Postby The Magi » May 2nd, '09, 01:51

Just to let every one know, I got my replacement Departure gimmick and it was as bad as if not worse than the original... Instead of being "ultra powerful" as the advert claims, it's actually "impressively weak".

Can anyone else tell me if they had the same problem with it? It seemed like only 1 out of every 6 attempts would the reel actually do a have decent pull.

I'm sending it back (again) and told them I either want a refund or store credit.

Anyone else have that problem with it?

I have another reel which really is "ultra powerful" but it's in the 1800's style key wallet that no person in their right mind would be using since the invention of the keyring. Plus the clasp on it is damn near impossible to use.

Ah magic... what an annoying hobby at times.

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