First shown at Magic Live in August, the Messado Rings completely sold out during that initial release.
"My name’s Mr Messado, I’m going to show you the magic of Messado’s rings. Are you ready? Gather round let me show you something cool…”
So starts the most phenomenal performance of the Linking Rings we’ve ever seen. At 6ft tall, with a top hat, bow tie and pocket-watch, Messado stands out on the streets of New York - but it's his sheer class with a set of rings that stops spectators in their tracks.
Despite a startling series of flourishy links, unlinks and displays in his solo performance, it's Messado's involvement of the spectators that really shines - taking the linking rings from a detached exhibition of stage magic to a totally engaging close-up experience.
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Full OverviewEven 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.
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.
I love these rings! I have never had a non-card routine before, and I am happy that this is the first one I have gotten. I don't have any other rings to compare this to, so this might not be accurate. I love the weight of the rings, and the size. (since I am a kid, my hands are smaller, so that's a real plus). I like the glossy kind of paint, although it does start to chip off.
For the DVD, my first one didn't work, but the customer service was really great and they immediately sent me a replacement, which works great. The teaching is really good, Mr. Messado is very clear with his instruction, and the angles are good. As for the difficulty of the routine, some of the moves are very knacky, but with practice they look really cool.
Overall, I give this product a 10/10