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Topic: Professor's Nightmare Question
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (May 16, 2012 08:20AM)
Does anyone know of any routines in this plot that actually ends with three separate ropes of the same length, and that does not use any rope gimmicks?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Message: Posted by: Sealegs (May 16, 2012 11:33AM)
If Ian (aka previously 'Magic Ian' and currently aka 'magicians' here on the Café) doesn't respond to this thread... and I can't believe he won't... send him a PM as he definitely has a version of the exact effect you describe.

Others too have come up with methods but those I know of are mostly in lecture notes making them, hard to impossible, to track down... so asking "magicians" (or waiting for him to reply) might be your best place to start.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (May 16, 2012 11:52AM)
Magic Ian's dances with ropes does have a gimmick.
Message: Posted by: yin_howe (May 16, 2012 09:02PM)
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On 2012-05-16 12:52, Al Angello wrote:
Magic Ian's dances with ropes does have a gimmick.
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It is not the "dances with rope", MagicIans has a short version where the 3 ropes just stretches and stays 'stretched', no gimmicks.
Message: Posted by: Motley Mage (May 16, 2012 09:30PM)
I would be interested to see this short routine; I have been doing Prof. NM for about 30 years (mostly as a hobbyist) and have always disliked the "Which leaves us back where we began..." nature of the usual ending.
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (May 16, 2012 09:44PM)
I do that trick, and I believe it is called professor Ian's nightmare. Ian designed this trick to fool magicians, and lay people are not very impressed with it, because Ian uses an alternate method that will only impress another magician.
Message: Posted by: magicians (May 17, 2012 08:57AM)
Okay here it is...no gimmick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slGS-qUo8Jg

different version (could be gimmicked)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf1_kK8Kp_s

patriotic version - no gimmick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc8QZFY08Go

discussion 1
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=232169&forum=5&8&start=0#7

discussion 2
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=232128&forum=9

ungimmicked dances with ropes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGsjqzqyYSU

Doc has the Dances video
Message: Posted by: Dr_J_Ayala (May 17, 2012 12:08PM)
I do indeed have the DVD. Once again, my memory has eluded me somehow...

My original intention was to go into a routine that actually uses three, equal-length, ungimmicked ropes right after (such as the Linking Ropes, as is on the Dances With Ropes DVD).

Par excellence Ian - thank you once again!
Message: Posted by: magicians (May 17, 2012 01:16PM)
If you look at the "extra" area where there is an "ungimmicked dances with ropes", but you are left with ropes that are short med and long.
The other methods, are stand alone which leave you with 3 long ropes. Now, if you then you did my "spoof" first, would require one cut to go into the "ungimmicked" linking ropes. It can be done and I have a smooth method for you. However, that routine should be all you ask.
Message: Posted by: MickNZ (May 17, 2012 11:42PM)
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On 2012-05-16 09:20, Dr_J_Ayala wrote:
Does anyone know of any routines in this plot that actually ends with three separate ropes of the same length, and that does not use any rope gimmicks?
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That'd be magic, as opposed to a magic trick :)
Message: Posted by: magicians (May 18, 2012 08:07AM)
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On 2012-05-18 00:42, MickNZ wrote:
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On 2012-05-16 09:20, Dr_J_Ayala wrote:
Does anyone know of any routines in this plot that actually ends with three separate ropes of the same length, and that does not use any rope gimmicks?
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That'd be magic, as opposed to a magic trick :)
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Mick, did you look at the links?