How to pick the right size magnetic PK Ring
The magnetic PK ring has become an essential part of every close-up magicians tool kit. Now that the market has been blown out for the water with the release of the Kinetic PK Ring, magicians all over the world are looking to upgrade their existing PK rings, or taking their first jump into using a PK ring in their routines.
Which magnetic pk ring should I choose?
When choosing a PK ring it really boils down to how much you are prepared to pay for your ring. After Jim Trainer made the magnetic PK ring popular with the original Wizard G2 Ring, there have been a whole host of low grade clone versions flooding the magic market. Most of these quickly die away as word gets out about their limited durability and resistance to shattering. Because the best PK Rings are a complete magnet, rather that being just a metal band with a magnet attached, it's well worth investing in the most durable version available. Cheap PK rings will easily shatter if dropped or banged against a hard object.
If you already own a G2 Wizard PK Ring, then you probably don't need to upgrade until your current ring starts to look worn or it cracks/shatters. However, once you upgrade, you will notice a significant difference in magnet strengh and durability.
If you own a cheap clone ring from China/India, then we recommend upgrading to a professional quality PK ring as soon as possible. The difference in performance and durability is considerable.
The Kinetic PK Ring
From customer feedback and our own experience, we always recommend the high grade professional version of the magnetic PK Ring. The best on the market is the Kinetic PK Ring. It's not cheap, but worth every penny. If you are going to wear your ring often, then it's worth spending a little more from the start.
Road test your magnetic PK Ring
It's worth choosing a supplier that will allow you to try out you ring before you decide if you want to keep it. Some magic dealers provide a trial period for your purchase, so you can wear the ring, see how it looks, and make sure it is strong enough for your needs. The Merchant of Magic offer a 365 day return policy on their PK Rings, so you can take up to a year to decide if the ring is right for you!
Which size magnetic PK Ring? – Knowing your ring size
The first step is to either mesure your finger diameter, or go to a jewelry shop and have your UK ring size measured. Once you have those stats you can use the chart below to find out which size ring to order.
If you get your measurments wrong, don't worry. Good magic shops will allow you to send the ring back for an alternative size.