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PennyMagic4U
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I worked up a new set of ropes this weekend. Having viewed the Fiber Optics. Used the numbers he suggested. WARNING - make sure you cut a little longer then you want. After preparing the ends with glue - they came up a little shorter than I had imagined. Found out early enough to make the change without too much trouble. Anyone else have this issue?
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The number he suggest are really just estimates, each performer will be different by MANY inches(tabary works with a really huge piece at the end) and if you are taller with big hands you'll want longer ropes, if shorter with small hands you'll want smaller...

So I wouldn't be too worried if the size varied from what he said on the tape, because it really is just a guideline estimate.
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Remember that the audience sees the whole you, rope and all. Don't use more than you can comfortably handle or too little to make the presentations clear.

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I prepare the ends of the rope like this: Cut the ends with a sharp scissors.
Dip the a little (1/4 inch) in glue. Cut again a little. This will not shorten the ends.
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You should also think about learning Cliford W. Ashley's "Constrictor Knot". Very handy for whiping the ends of rope and cord.
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