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Topic: New to Rope Magic
Message: Posted by: RoadkillRon (Aug 15, 2012 12:28AM)
Hi,
I have zero experience with rope magic, I bought some rope and a book many years ago and never really put my mind to it. Recently I ran across the rope in my magic box and decided I was going to dedicate some time to it.

I purchased 3 Aldo Colombini DVD's (Rope Classics, Roped In and Rope Confection), I really like them. He has some nice stuff there, and it's easier for me to understand than reading it from a book. They were also a good value, I learned from the Café here Aldo has a buy one get one free deal going on. Thank you guys for the good suggestions, I'm very happy with my purchase!

There is also a rope guy on here, I forgot his name... But I saw his video routine with the 3 lengths of rope and a story about "Life" from what I can remember. There was a little note about sending him some cash to use the routine - If anyone here knows who I'm talking about can you please give me the members screen name, I really like that story line and would like to use it - at least in part - at some point in the future when I get good at this rope stuff.

Thanks,
Ron
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 15, 2012 08:12AM)
Ron, just type "rope trick" into youtube.com and watch hours and hours of magic.
Here is a classic George Sands effect.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=477787&forum=4&0

Most of the rope effects will give you a clue as to what to choose. However, learn the basic cut and restored and branch off from there.
There's a great video (if you are not into reading), Daryl on Ropes. Pretty much every type of rope trick out there.
Message: Posted by: RoadkillRon (Aug 15, 2012 03:37PM)
Thanks for the advice magicians, are you the rope guy? This rope I have here is the old grey type magicians rope with a core. What do you have in stock that's good for me to use, looking for something kinda thick - I have big hands - I like the green rope, its my favorite color and seems like it would stand out better than white?
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 15, 2012 04:45PM)
http://www.rope.ws I have some Baronian white hollow core but good body. Highly recommended.
Message: Posted by: RoadkillRon (Aug 15, 2012 11:28PM)
Please forgive my ignorance, Are your referring to the cotton rope 10mm sold by the foot?
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 16, 2012 11:23AM)
Yes, that's the stuff
Message: Posted by: Dougini (Aug 16, 2012 01:28PM)
Hey Ron! Welcome to the Café!

Wanna do a Cut & Restored like NO other? Completely clean and impossible looking? Get "Hold Out Miracles" by Ed Mishell. It's $7.50 here:

http://www.bigguysmagic.com/hold-out-miracles-by-ed-mishell-book/

I think it's the best C&R Rope I've ever seen! I've done it for more than 20 years! :)

Doug
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 16, 2012 04:49PM)
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On 2012-08-16 14:28, Dougini wrote:
Hey Ron! Welcome to the Café!

Wanna do a Cut & Restored like NO other? Completely clean and impossible looking? Get "Hold Out Miracles" by Ed Mishell. It's $7.50 here:

http://www.bigguysmagic.com/hold-out-miracles-by-ed-mishell-book/

I think it's the best C&R Rope I've ever seen! I've done it for more than 20 years! :)

Doug
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a holdout is an art form. Not everyone wears jackets. Great stuff though. Vernet has a kit with accessories for a holdout.
Message: Posted by: RoadkillRon (Aug 17, 2012 12:58PM)
Thanks for the suggestions guys, I'm pretty good with a TT, but I don't wear jackets. Are the skills needed close to a TT?
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 17, 2012 05:38PM)
There are only a few methods using rope and a tip. You can use a vest instead of a jacket, sometimes loose long sleeves.
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Aug 19, 2012 09:27PM)
I think the video you are looking for is Tim Dowd's. I like his thinking on the chop cup, too.

http://vimeo.com/18396916

-Patrick
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Aug 19, 2012 09:49PM)
If you read the blog post you know exactly where all the phases come from how this was constructed.

http://weeklymagic.blogspot.de/2012/04/rope-routine-1.html
Message: Posted by: RoadkillRon (Aug 20, 2012 02:20AM)
Patrick,
That's the one I'm looking for, Thanks, now I can save my most precious body parts from dieing and dropping off... LOL

Roland,
I like your routine, thanks for suggesting the reading :)
Message: Posted by: David D (Aug 20, 2012 06:00PM)
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On 2012-08-19 22:49, Roland Henning wrote:
If you read the blog post you know exactly where all the phases come from how this was constructed.

http://weeklymagic.blogspot.de/2012/04/rope-routine-1.html
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Very nice! How long have you been doing that particular routine?
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Aug 20, 2012 06:15PM)
There is nothing new about cut and restore. If you buy the "self working rope magic" by Karl Fulves. you will get 7 cut and restore tricks plus 63 other fine rope tricks for about $5. This is where a new be to rope magic should start. If you are serious about learning rope magic buy a book.
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 20, 2012 09:56PM)
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On 2012-08-20 19:15, Al Angello wrote:
There is nothing new about cut and restore. If you buy the "self working rope magic" by Karl Fulves. you will get 7 cut and restore tricks plus 63 other fine rope tricks for about $5. This is where a new be to rope magic should start. If you are serious about learning rope magic buy a book.
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And if you want to fool a magician, get my rope lecture video (lol).
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Aug 21, 2012 08:41AM)
To fool a magician you need professor Ian's night mare.
Message: Posted by: Roland Henning (Aug 21, 2012 11:34AM)
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On 2012-08-20 19:00, David D wrote:
Very nice! How long have you been doing that particular routine?
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About 7 years now. I got three routines that I keep switching so I don't get bored doing them. This is the main one!
Message: Posted by: Al Angello (Aug 21, 2012 01:56PM)
Roland Henning
I have been a big fan of yours since I joined here in 2004, you put life into those George Sands moves, and you should post here more often.

BTW
Your English is perfect.
Message: Posted by: magicians (Aug 21, 2012 06:05PM)
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On 2012-08-19 22:49, Roland Henning wrote:
If you read the blog post you know exactly where all the phases come from how this was constructed.

http://weeklymagic.blogspot.de/2012/04/rope-routine-1.html
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Roland, finally a proper salute to Sands and Tabary. Your rendition is flawless and so natural. The blend of the two masterful routines are lively and a true tribute.
-Magic Ian
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Aug 22, 2012 08:20PM)
Roland: One of the few "routines" that I really enjoyed. Well Done.
Message: Posted by: Magic-Scott (Aug 22, 2012 09:19PM)
Beautifully done Roland