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Cliffg37
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I think I may have asked this once before a couple of years ago, but I am about to get back into the workshop and thought I would have another go at it.

I need a system in which a spectator is holding a rope, the rope goes up from them to a mechanism. They have to believe they are holding up a weight. The the rope should release in their hands when I want, letting them believe the rope either broke or came loose. The real release is somewhere else under my control.

any thoughts?
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ERIC
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Electro magnetic with remote control?
Father Photius
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Hidden assistant holding the rope and letting go of it on que?
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What are the restrictions on this? Could you adapt a camera-trigger (flexible cord with plunger) to hold the rope down, or does it need to be wireless?
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Cliffg37
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What I am hoping for is that a spectator will honestly believe he is holding up something by hanging onto a rope. He is not, but doesn't know it. The rope then brakes allowing him to hold the broken end of a rope drooping from his hand to the floor. Then the weight falls. He knows the rope has failed, but others may think he is at fault.
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