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Topic: Eric lewis rope routine
Message: Posted by: jgazmen (Dec 30, 2009 01:18PM)
I would like to have a dialogue with someone who does the routine. What is your advice? Have you altered it in any way? What feedback do you get? Do you find it effective?

I did the routine many years ago for a short time, and I have just returned to it with lots of work in front of me to get it right.

The inventor really hyped this effect as the epitome of routines and he may be correct. Do you agree?

Thank you - John
Message: Posted by: ajb6864 (Dec 30, 2009 01:40PM)

If that is the "triple Cut" routine, I would also appreciate some advice. I have been looking to try this out myself, but I'm unsure as to the differences between this routine and the Panama rope routine and whether it has any advantages over the latter.

Happy New Year,
Message: Posted by: magicians (Dec 30, 2009 09:10PM)
It is a different tying routine. The Eric lewis version has three square knots (kind of like a snowman three segments when done).
The Panama, I believe has loops like a Dumb-bell shape when tied.
Message: Posted by: ajb6864 (Jan 1, 2010 12:26PM)
Thanks for the reply Ian.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Jan 2, 2010 07:38AM)
I have never seen the Eric Lewis routine, but I do know for a fact that the Panama rope trick uses at least two square knots.
Message: Posted by: ajb6864 (Jan 3, 2010 05:53AM)
Thanks for the reply Al,

I'm very familiar with the Panama routine, it's the Lewis one that I was unsure about. I'm just trying to track down a copy of it from somewhere, but not having much luck.

Message: Posted by: magicians (Jan 3, 2010 10:51AM)
I may be wrong, but what I believe to be the Eric Lewis Triple cut is this:

I added a little trimming of the rope, it should have been 3 snips across two rope ends but you will get the idea.
Message: Posted by: ajb6864 (Jan 3, 2010 04:07PM)
Thanks for putting that up Ian.

If you can point me in the direction of the manuscript for sale anywhere, it would be greatly appreciated.

I have tried everywhere that I can think of in the UK already and done a google search, but to no avail!

Kind regards,
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Jan 3, 2010 04:29PM)
Martin Lewis is Eric Lewis's son, he has a site at http://www.magikraft.com and sells some of his fathers writings. You can email him as well to see if it is in any of his offerings. He will answer, as I have always gotten an answer from him.
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Feb 23, 2010 05:18PM)
I had a look at Ian's video, and he's far off from what Eric Lewis rope routine is.
Only one square knot is used during the entire routine and it's at the end.
I saw Eric did this some years ago when he came to Toronto for a lecture.
I have the manuscript somewhere in my collection of books.
I will be cleaning out my Magic Den come Spring. If I can locate the manuscript, I will go over the entire routine.
At present I'm doing only part of the routine in my kid shows.His routine is quite unique in the way the rope is handled.
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Sep 30, 2018 04:51PM)
Everyone is looking for a great rope routine when there is this one, Eric Lewis rope routine. It's by far, one of the best one on the market. All you've to do is put your personality and make it an entertaining routine and you have a real winner.
Come on guys--go back and look this one over.
Tricky Ricky
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Oct 14, 2018 07:00PM)
Eric Lewis rope routine is still available form Magic Inc., the PDF version is available from www.Lybrary.com .
Message: Posted by: TrickyRicky (Jan 28, 2020 06:54AM)
I'm still featuring Eric Lewis rope routine in my family performances, This one to my thinking, is still the best out there.
Anyone using it, please post on your experience on using it.
Tricky Ricky
Message: Posted by: John Long (Feb 5, 2020 08:46PM)
Does anyone have a video of this that they can post?

Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Feb 10, 2020 09:19PM)
Does this involve tying a rope into two loops? I think those type of rope tricks are not clear, and are therefore magicians favorites. But to laymen, it is not a clear cut and restored. What about this one/
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (Feb 11, 2020 10:06AM)
Countrymaven the Lewis' Rope routine starts with a feint and a pretty novel cut. It appears as if the center of a single loop of rope is cut giving what appears to be two lengths of rope which are restored. NO KNOT is used here.

Second phase the rope is doubled (laid side by side with the one bend/loop at one end) and the bend/looped end is cleanly cut off leaving two equal length of ropes. It is again restored. NO KNOT is used for the second phase

Phase three has a ring or bracelet tied on the rope. The rope is cut apparently at the center (opposite the knot). At this point there will appear to be two hanging loops as the knot and the rope's center both are being held by the same hand (pretty much the Edward Victor move for cutting a rope). However all appears fair in that the rope is cut and the ring falls off. The rope is then "restored". TWO KNOTS are used in the third phase NEITHER ARE SQUARE KNOTS.

It is a nicely paced routine with a triple restoration. It runs about three (3) minutes or less.

To summarize the Knot issue: TWO (2) KNOTS are used in the third and final phase. Neither are square knots.

The Cons:

1, You'll consume rope with this routine unlike many others (George Sands' Ropesational Routine, Daryl's Rope Routine, Tabary's Rope Routine, Brother Paul's Street Rope Routine, etc.). It is recommended to start with a 5 or 6 foot length of rope. You can do the routine for several performances with your base rope growing a little shorter each time. At some point you'll replace the rope just to have the length you want. I'm on the under tall side so I start with about four and a half feet to five feet of rope.

2. It is a cut and restored rope routine. There is no inclusion of the Conway Rope or a segment of Professor's Nightmare. You cut the rope three times and restore it three times. That's it.

However I found it easy to include the Eric Lewis' routine in a longer routine after all you end up with a nice length of rope (say 5 feet more or less) which is the start point of several different routines.

In my experience I found the audience followed this routine easily.

The instructions are fairly inexpensive. Magic Inc sells the printed booklet for $9.95.

And for those who want instant gratification Lybrary.com sells the digital download of the booklet for the same price.