First shown at Magic Live in August, the Messado Rings completely sold out during that initial release.
The Full Trailer
Even David Copperfield is a fan of The Messado Rings - taking the time to congratulate Joshua Messado for the stunning moments of bewilderment created in the mind of the spectator, when the rings simply melt through each other on the tip of the spectator's finger.
Messado’s involvement of the spectator is not something that is simply tacked onto the end of a linking rings performance. This routine makes the spectator central to the magic - from sticking out a finger to unlink the rings at their very touch, to physically holding a ring and crashing it through another - linking them in their own hands - the magic happens just inches away from their nose.
This is a routine that builds, rather than flatlines, with the rings linking and unlinking under increasingly impossible conditions. Messado’s performance involves rings that jump to join others, links that happen in midair- even links that seem to defy gravity.
While Messado shares his full routines as he performs them on the DVD, teaching each move in context, he also encourages you to choose those moves that appeal to you and your own style - and being completely modular, you’re able to develop your own routine.
The Messado Rings
Built to Joshua Messado’s exact specifications, we went through over a dozen prototypes until the seamless, carbon-black rings were in his words ‘just perfect’. The Messado Rings are unlike any other rings you’ve seen - they have a larger gauge, but smaller circumference than other close-up rings (e.g - Ninja).
The rings are forged from a custom alloy that bonds to the finish ensuring a rugged construction that stands up to hundreds of ring clashes a day, and are precision weighted to deliver an exact centre of gravity - crucial for moves like the Centrifugal Link.
Messado gives the rings the prestige they deserve, from his eloquent speech to his top-hat and coat - even the name ‘Mr Messado’ commands respect. So we ditched the mock-velvet bag that rings are usually carried in, and instead designed a stylish black carrying case, emblazoned with the Messado Rings logo and finished it with zippers shaped to echo the rings inside.
On the DVD
When it comes to teaching, Messado holds nothing back. Even if you’ve never touched a key ring in your life, Messado will have you performing like a master in just a few hours. He teaches his full routine - from start to finish, from the most basic single link through to his wrap-up flourish display, in stunning and meticulous detail.
Basics:The Messado Rings
The Key Ring
Wrap Up Routine
Links:Key Ring Link
Double Rings Link
Spinning Jumper Link
Advanced Techniques:Matrix Spin
It's not often that we are totally blown away by a trick where the method is so universally known - but in Messado's hands, the linking rings stop being a 'trick' - they become something we never thought could be said about rings... They become cool.
Add the Messado Rings to your arsenal today. You'll be glad you did.
Mr. Messado does an amazing job explaining the sleights and his routine. The part of the instruction I found most valuable was the live performances section. He recorded numerous uncut performances that help me nail the pacing and provided crowd control and banter ideas for when the moves or spectator do not corporate perfectly! Highly reccomended to anyone interested in learning linking rings.
I love these rings. They possess a smooth elegance giving them a crisp, clean look while at the same time having an in your face boldness and directness; it is like listening to AC/DC while on your way to the symphony, opera or ballet.
Joshua Messado walks you step by step through the moves and routine that make these rings so lethal. I will say, and this may just be me, but there is one move that is rather difficult and eludes me. However, I am still working on it and at this point I just use another move. These rings are a definite must have if you like the linking rings, interested in the linking rings or just looking for something different to add to your performance.
I'm new to linking rings routines, so it surprised me how Joshua taught every single move and details! You can see the passion he has for performing it! The only down is that as stated by many, the black coat starts to get scratched. I wish there was a hint or something to at least fix it a little.