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.
Granted, I've had these rings for less than 24 hours. Within 30 seconds of playing with them, I knew I loved them. I like the weight, the feel, and the sound of them. I've been playing with the Ninja rings for a long time and the Messado rings take the cake. Admittedly, I worry about the finish chipping like I did with the ninja rings and it never happened. I hope and believe the same holds true for these rings. Well done! I LOVE these things.
What have I gotten myself into?!
I can't seem to leave my Messado Rings alone. The size specifications are amazing.
I have been having a lot of fun, learning the routine Mr. Messado uses. My favorite technique is the centrifugal link. I'm also a geek for fluid dynamics, and centrifugal spin, so I have been playing around with concepts.
All in all, this was a great purchase, I highly recommend the bundle.
I also recommend getting two sets of rings, one to practice dropping with (lol) and one to perform with.
Great routine Mr. Messado - and a great set of rings - I absolutely love them. High quality, reasonable price and exceptional routine with the DVD that's included.