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Topic: Looking to find a certain trick, need a name.
Message: Posted by: Preston Burt (Jun 15, 2003 11:57PM)
I saw a magician a couple months ago who did a bunch of stuff with ropes, but the trick that really looked good to me, I can't find.

I am sure there are many different versions/methods, but this magician had a length of rope that he placed behind his waist. Holding the rope close to his sides, he asked for two people to hold the very ends of the rope to make sure he was using only one rope. He then pulled the rope, and it appeared to slice through his middle coming out whole on the other side.

I have Abbott's Rope Magic Encyclopedia (vol 1), but I couldn't find it in there (unless I didn't look hard enough). If anyone knows the name of this trick, or where I could find it, I would be appreciative. Thanks
Message: Posted by: Ojasa (Jun 16, 2003 03:22AM)
Oddly enough it is commonly called "Rope through Body" ;) And it may be found many places done many ways as I am learning. By itself Mier Yedid offers a version, but you can also get it on The Creative Magic of Pavel DVD (gimmicked version), and I am told that you may find an ungimmicked version of it on Flips and Daryls video's as well.

you might also want to check out Aldo Columbini's video's for a rope through neck.
Message: Posted by: Preston Burt (Jun 16, 2003 10:23AM)
What an unusual name for such an effect! LOL! thanks for the point in the right direction. I had been looking for an excuse to get flip's dvd, and now I have one!
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Jun 16, 2003 11:37AM)
I would suggest that the described trick is Bob Sheets' "Hang 'Em High."

0pus
Message: Posted by: David Garrity (Jun 17, 2003 08:39AM)
Preston,

I have to agree with 0pus. The trick, as you described it, is definitely Bob Sheets' Hang 'Em High. It is an excellent closer to any rope routine you currently do. Track it down you will not be disappointed.
Message: Posted by: RayBanks (Jun 17, 2003 11:40AM)
It's in just about every general magic book printed.

Mark Wilson has a version where you have a jacket on and the ropes through the sleeves.

It is a good trick and should not be too hard to find.
Message: Posted by: David Garrity (Jun 18, 2003 08:27AM)
I forgot to mention the Bob Sheets' version (Hang Em High) was written up in MAGIC a bit back. It is also available from dealers set up and ready to go.

It is one of the most visual rope through body penetrations I have ever seen.
Message: Posted by: -The Scot- (Jun 18, 2003 02:57PM)
It's the same principle as 'Grandmother's Necklace' which you may find in the book you already have...
Message: Posted by: 0pus (Jun 18, 2003 03:33PM)
Although the Grandmother's Necklace effect is a way to achieve a rope-through-body effect, Bob Sheets' "Hang 'Em High" does not use the same principle. Sheets' effect looks much cleaner than the Grandmother's Necklace, and uses only a single rope.

0pus
Message: Posted by: Preston Burt (Jun 18, 2003 04:30PM)
Thanks again for all the help. David, would you recommend making it myself or getting it already set-up from a dealer? I thought it was a great trick, and would love to end my show with it. Thanks fellas!
Message: Posted by: David Garrity (Jun 18, 2003 10:07PM)
It may be easier to just order it. Otherwise, you have to track down the correct size rope that matches the gimmicks, etc....

For the price, I would just order it.
Message: Posted by: Ojasa (Jun 22, 2003 12:49AM)
Which issue of Magic was it written up in?