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The subject line said it all. I'm not on board with the handling that was presented. Less is more.

The effect is still a highlight of my opening in my show.

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The singing magician did not fool Penn and Teller, he did not receive a trophy. Although he was very good in his presentation, he did have several slip ups that spoiled the effect.
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What was the name of the performer?
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Penn put him over because it fooled Teller, and Penn explained that fooling Teller was the preferable achievement.

Bill's right, the performer butchered the effect.

Now, if the producers had chosen the originator of the effect to present his own, decades rehearsed and polished version of his own invention, then there would have been a miracle experience.

LOL!

Lately, the words 'moderation' and 'containment' continue to occur to me as the world fights for exposure, attention, views and hits.
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I wish Jimmy would have performed it instead!
https://youtu.be/PAfBSABh_t4
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After this, the following episode features another of my methods, the subtlety from Slamdown. No credit, they won't let me do my creations, and you don't get to see the original performed. You're basically seeing the cover band.
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If we talk about the originator of the effect then credit should go to Jeff Steward's 'rope through body' on which Rope-u-tation is based….
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RVH Magic, I have to disagree, if we talk about rope though body, we have to go back farther then Jeff Steward. I own a Sam Berland improved version, and I believe there is a version in the TArbell Course as well. Any considered improvements do not change the basic effect, just the handling and added features.
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On Sep 14, 2018, Bill Hegbli wrote:
RVH Magic, I have to disagree, if we talk about rope though body, we have to go back farther then Jeff Steward. I own a Sam Berland improved version, and I believe there is a version in the TArbell Course as well. Any considered improvements do not change the basic effect, just the handling and added features.


There are many rope through body versions but the effect that was shown on 'Fool us' has it's roots in Jeff Steward's version which he called ' Rope through body' ( Sam Berland's version is called "RopeS through body" but I agree that it is somewhat confusing …)
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The presentation on Fool Us could not be accomplished with Jeff Stewart's gimmick. My version was invented to use the flip stick move to accomplish the pull through from the back to the front. The Jeff Stewart moves just happen to work well with my gimmick.
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