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Topic: Do as I Do
Message: Posted by: Dario (Aug 29, 2009 06:22PM)
Hi

Do anybody can point me a routine with the Do as I Do premise or with the spectator as magician premise. I own the Mac King "another rope routine" but I'm looking for other possibilities.

Thanks in advance
Message: Posted by: Dynamike (Sep 1, 2009 10:16PM)
You can try the Professors Nightmare by giving a spectator three ropes, and you keep the other three. You can do the same thing with cut and restoring a rope by giving them a rope and a pair of scissors telling them to do as you do.
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Sep 1, 2009 11:25PM)
On "The Wiz Kids Present: Rope Magic" DVD, Jim Gerrish combines the "Do As I Do Ropes" (based on U.F. Grant's "Perfect Cut Rope") with his "Dancing Rope Worms" (based on U.F. Grant's "Spectator Rope") for use by a magician and one spectator who tries to follow along. It's on my site.
Message: Posted by: murf (Sep 2, 2009 08:36AM)
Fred Baisch does a very nice Do as I Do routine based on the Hunter Puzzle Knot. He gets several spectators up on stage, all trying to tie a knot without using the ends of the rope. He show one of them how he "almost" has it, then finally helps one of them actually accomplish the impossible. Very entertaining.

Murf
Message: Posted by: wally (Sep 26, 2009 04:07AM)
Where can I find info about the Fred Baisch do as I do with ropes. thanks
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Sep 26, 2009 05:19AM)
You'll find the routine (which is a common one when performing the G.W. Hunter Puzzle Knot) explained in detail on The Wiz Kid Rope Magic DVD. It's called "The Impossible Knot" and is included as one of the effects within the "Rope Routine." The DVD version shows the solo method, but Jim explains how the effect can be used in a "Do As I Do" situation with several spectators being asked to follow the performer's every move as he ties the "impossible knot."
Message: Posted by: tabman (Sep 26, 2009 11:57AM)
Here's a bare bones, down and dirty version I do.

Start with one long piece of rope and some scissors.

"Where's your rope? Here have half of mine!"
Find the middle of the rope and cut it with the scissors and hand it to the spec.

"Do as I do."
Do the standard moves for cut and restored. After you "cut" your rope in the middle hand the scissors to the spec. The spec will actually cut his rope in the middle.

"Now tie the ends together like this."
You take the short piece in your hand and tie a knot around the middle of your rope and then let it dangle. It looks like you've tied a knot between the two short pieces of rope. The spec drops his and lets it dangle too.

"OK, that looks good. Let's see if you have the mojo in ya?"
Wiggle your fingers at the knot. Make the spec do the same. Milk it. Slide your knot off the rope slowly then letting the knot drop to the floor. The spec tries and fails.

Finish your way. Let the spec keep the knotted rope. Leave the knot on the floor or ground if you're outside.

This is an adlibbed routine Ive been doing for at least 25 or 30 years. I picked up bits and pieces along the trail just from messing with it. Maybe you can use some of it.

-=tabman
Message: Posted by: Troels (Sep 27, 2009 01:58PM)
Tabman
I think it is a bit more convincing, if you start as if you wil do a normal Cut And Restore trick. Make a big deal out of a letting a spectator really cut the long rope in two eqal lengths. You show the two pieces clearly separated and start to fusion them together.

Then you ask the spectator if he wants to learn how to so it. Naurally he agrees.
You take the two pieces in your left hand and say: I guess it is easier if you do it with ropes in hand. Here take the scissor and cut a piece of each rope. Make the secret move and let the spectator cut approximately half of each peace of rope.

You tie the ends together and the spectator does the same.
In the end the spectators ropes are still separated while your rope is restored.
The point is: The spectators wil remeber, that the rope definitely was cut in two pieces by one of them. And afterwards cut even more.

Trolle
Message: Posted by: Spellbinder (Sep 27, 2009 08:38PM)
I like Eleazar Goodenough's "Necktie Paper Tear and Necktie Tricks" from his book "Tear-Able Magic" on my site. It includes his "Do As I Do" routine wioth a spectator and himself cuttiong each other's neckties.

Here's the run-down on the effect: Eleazar's necktie disappears from around his neck, so he takes some strips of tissue paper and makes a new necktie. When he tries to tie the necktie in place, it penetrates his neck. Eleazar exchanges neckties with someone from the audience. Eleazar shows the volunteer how he can cut the spectator's necktie in half and restore it, but when the helper tries the same with Eleazar's tie, he ends up with cut neck-tie pieces. Eleazar ends the routine by restoring his own necktie.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Sep 27, 2009 11:07PM)
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On 2009-09-27 14:58, Trolle wrote:
Tabman
I think it is a bit more convincing, if you start as if you wil do a normal Cut And Restore trick. Make a big deal out of a letting a spectator really cut the long rope in two eqal lengths. You show the two pieces clearly separated and start to fusion them together. [/quote]

Yes, that's a good idea letting the spec cut the long rope. In fact maybe let the spec hold the scissors and even do your cut (after the secret move). Something to think about. Thanks for the suggestion.

-=tabman
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Sep 28, 2009 12:48AM)
Makes me want to think of a way where spectator's rope gets restored, yours doesn't AT FIRST, then you restore all pieces back into the original long piece you started with.

I GOT IT... HAHAH... WILL PUBLISH IT IN MY NEW BOOK, "Give a Magician Enough rope< which is almost finished.
Message: Posted by: magicians (Sep 28, 2009 07:31AM)
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Yes, that's a good idea letting the spec cut the long rope. In fact maybe let the spec hold the scissors and even do your cut (after the secret move). Something to think about. Thanks for the suggestion.

-=tabman
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My routine called "loops" from my lecture, allows the spectator to both cut, and restore the rope. They even tie the knot. No "secret" move.
The name of the video is "spectacut".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxBS30U24x0
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Sep 28, 2009 07:37AM)
Ian,

Your routine is very convincing!

Don't give it away! PLEASE! LOL

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: tabman (Sep 28, 2009 11:07AM)
Pete Biro's rope book is going to have a killer routine in it. Watch for it.

[url]http://PeteBiro.com[/url]
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Sep 28, 2009 12:58PM)
MAGICIAN: NICE ROUTINE.

TABMAN... thanks for the INSPIRATION.

You know I always check in this section looking for a breakthrough new rope item.

And this morning when I woke up something really hit me after reading all above posts.

Get this. Bare bones. (It will be in the book).

Start with 10-foot piece of rope. Spectator fairly, in his hands, cuts it in two.
Then his half is cut in two (you hold he cuts). Repeat with second piece.

He blows on his knot and IT VANISHES... VISIBLY... POOF... GONE.

Suddenly the two pieces are restored and you have a 10-foot piece like you started with.

Very little preparation. No cost gimmick you do yourself. (No skill to make).
Message: Posted by: tabman (Sep 28, 2009 04:35PM)
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On 2009-09-28 13:58, Pete Biro wrote:
TABMAN... thanks for the INSPIRATION.
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And I could say the same thing to you!!