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Topic: What are your favorite rope and knot effects?
Message: Posted by: Comedy Writer (Jul 30, 2012 11:23AM)
Adding some rope/knot magic to the show -- What are your favorite rope and knot effects?
Say top three or top five
Prof nightmare is a given..but what else?

thanks
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Jul 30, 2012 11:39AM)
Sterling's short and long
Message: Posted by: meyegr (Jul 30, 2012 11:58AM)
Daryl's Jumping knot of pakistan
Sandsational rope by George Sands
Message: Posted by: Andre Hagen (Jul 30, 2012 06:48PM)
In no particular order:

Dennis Loomis' Knot Routine
John Zander's Loose Ends
Whit Haydn's Mongolian Pop-Knot
Francis Tabary's Rope Routine
Message: Posted by: Comedy Writer (Jul 31, 2012 09:40AM)
Thanks - I'm off do do some more research on this
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Aug 4, 2012 03:39PM)
The Dennis Loomis routine
Richard Sanders fiber optics
George Sands Sandsational
Daryl's acrobatic knot
Magician's dances with rope
Pavel's walking knot
Francis Tabary routine
Whit Haydn's Mongolian pop knot
Panama rope trick
Vishnu rope mystery by Bob Ellis
PN (my version)
Full circle
Cut and restore (Jimmy Ray's version)
There are probably about ten more, but I'm too old to remember them all.
Message: Posted by: Lliam (Aug 4, 2012 09:43PM)
Rope magic is an area I have yet to delve into. But I really like Chris Ballinger's "Fraid Knot"! It's probably the only rope effect that I use at the moment. I like it cause it can work in almost any situation, be it parlor or close up, and pretty much any audience can enjoy it, whether it's children or adults :)

- Lliam
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 5, 2012 01:18AM)
Just been re-working my handling on the Ken Brooke Comedy knot - see Dean Dill's handling at http://www.pete-biro.com (demos)
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 5, 2012 08:27AM)
I have performed rope magic since watching my first rope lecture by George Sands in 1974. After consuming Sands work, I was satisfied with the reaction and built in patter. (I wrote my own rope pamphlet ater seeing sands). I also watched Panama rope routine at his lecture in his shop in Jersey. There is something to be said for watching the originator of an effect. My other two favorites are moves that are part of a routine. John Cornelious had a superb handling of tying a knot, but as he tied it, he was working with "Sands" pieces. This was so effective a fake out, that I admired the visual. Phil Wilmarth tying knots (again first hand lecture), and most recently Tabary's melting a rope knot into itself.
Funny, as much as I love these moves and can perform them, I really like my own work. I crafted my rope effects so as not to touch the mastery of the mentioned routines. Knowledge of those effects kept me from including them in my original work.
Message: Posted by: Jon Blakeney (Aug 6, 2012 11:52PM)
Palel's simplifyed walking knot is now my favorite,got great reactions the first time I put it in a show.