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The New Relentless Ring And String Review

Official Review

December 31st, 2010 9:30pm
Rating:
Reviewed by Joe Diamond
Good news: This a very magical ring & string routine. It has moments that really fooled me, and it’s routined well.

Bad News: Both men on this DVD manage to take away all mystery from this routine, and neither can teach it.

Both men also perform the routine live. They are such dull performers, and take so much away from this beautiful routine, their audiences are not reacting in any way. One man has to TELL his audience it’s ok to react. If these are the takes they decided to use, I’d hate to see the takes they rejected. It’s obvious they are clueless as to how the audience is really responding.

The DVD case makes all the usual promises: Packs Small, Plays Big! Gasps Guaranteed! Perfect Routine! These guys can’t even deliver these promises themselves for their own audiences. Honestly, the routine is pretty good. I would normally say that a dynamite routine is worth sitting through a bad DVD for, but the routine is not taught real well, and several of the moves aren’t original with either of these men.

The bonus sections with extra moves and effects are just filler and offer nothing useful. The bonus effects include a weak card effect with the pearl poodle, and a silk routine. There are also some bonus ring and string moves. One of the bonus moves was so obvious, it made me laugh out loud at the stupidity that anyone would be fooled by it.

The only other positive I can say is this is a DVD that shows you what NOT to be. It teaches you that no matter how great a routine is, it all comes down to how engaging of a performer you are. It also shows how you can fool yourself that you are amazing and ‘killing’ your audiences.

Looking at the word Relentless in my dictionary, where it’s definitions include, “oppressively constant; incessant; harsh or inflexible,” I honestly feel this was aptly named. I would normally give a higher rating just for this slice of honesty, but the other lies on the DVD case cancel this out.

All the best moves are the creations of other performers and taught elsewhere, so you are not getting any real value here. Skip this without any question.

Half Star

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Product info for The New Relentless Ring And String

Author: Miller, Bob
Publisher: Bob Miller MAGIC!
Average Rating:  (2)
Retail Price: $29.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

This brand-new DVD includes the classic Award-Winning routine re-recorded and edited in a digital format with all of these great new features and extras:
  • 3 live performances by Bob and DJ
  • All 11 moves clearly detailed and demonstrated
  • Super-close up Review track
  • Performance tips and ideas from Bob & DJ
  • 11 Extra Moves submitted by magicians from around the world
  • 2 Bonus Restaurant/Walk-Around Routines that are favorites of Bob & DJ
  • 25 min. discussion about working restaurants
  • Live web links to additional resources

DVD-ROM content includes 3 great files:
- The original RR&S Routine book
- Vest Topit pattern
- "7 Steps to Working Tables" essay

Plus, a free SuperSoft shoelace that works perfectly for this routine.
$30 for a routine that you'll perform for the rest of your life!

"This DVD is essential for anyone interested in ring & string magic." --Dan Garrett


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