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jskalon
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I have searched High and Low for Laflin's "Henry trickadini" and nobody has it, not even Laflin. Does anyone know of another similiar effect (rope through spectator's body? I've seen the versions where a coat is needed. I'm not interested in that one.
I've checked Mark Wilson's book, Daryl's DVD's, Abbott's book, internet searches, etc.
There has to be something out there that I'm missing.
Thanks,
Jack
(I have searched here, but I'll try again)
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If you can't take a piece of cardboard or hardboard or even thin plywood and make one of those, I'll eat my rope. The method is in The Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks (P356) and has been adapted from being a rope through the performer's body to being a rope through the spectator's body, but the board with the center hole is the same. Draw your own picture and make up your own patter to go with it.
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Jack,

The professor has given you the facts of life. Now you can make your own prop even better!

Enjoy! (And remember to thank Spellbinder when you do. He did the work for you.)

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Thanks Spellbinder (and Bob),
I'll buy the book. I have the old Abbott's encyclopedia (page 356 is a C&R routine).
By the way Spellbinder, I have made a couple of cool purchases from the Nook before.
Good stuff.
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John Long
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Jack

I am not familiar with Laflin's routine, can you describe it?

I would second the thought of purchasing the new Ency of Rope Tricks. It has several rope through body effects. I've broken them down into what appears to be 4 main categories: the so called grandmother's necklace principle, gimmicked rope(e.g.; Tarbell rope gimmicks), clever wrapping(e.g.; rope thru neck), extra pieces subterfuge(e.g.; the one you seem to refer to that requires a coat).


Check this link for some discussion: http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......;forum=9

Also, jimgerrish(of the Café) talked about a gimmickless walking through rope in that thread that sounded interesting.


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Hi John,
I can't seem to find Laflin's description, but here is a description of laflin's "Daniel and the Lion". I believe it's pretty much the same thing (except the price. Daniels is $48 and Henry is $15). Someone feel free to correct me if I am wrong about these 2 being about the same.

Jack
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Did you forget the link?
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I have the link (to Lock's site) but there is no description. I'll take another look at some of the versions in Wison, Tarbell, Abbott and probably just work with one of them.
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Jack, I highly recommend Mark Wilson's book. There's a nice description of a clean handling to "lock" two ropes together without gaffs. At a John Calvert lecture last year he showed us several effects using such "locked" ropes, including the rope through a spectator's body, but he didn't explain as clean a method for "locking" the ropes, so rediscovering this in Wilson's book was a pleasant surprise!

-Phil in KC
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Thanks Phil,
I will take a look at Wilson's book again. I've looked through Abbott's (old version), Tarbell, and Wilson. I'm not sure why nothing I saw struck me as a good version to do. That's why I got so hung up on trying to find Henry Trickadini. In reality, I never performed a rope through body (other than my own neck), so I probably wouldn't recognize a good version if I did see one. Someone (Spellbinder I think)mentioned that the new Encyclopedia of Rope Magic has a similar routine as Henry Trickadini on page 356. I may get that when I can break the finances free for it.
Anyway, Thanks. I'm sure I'll find it eventually.

Jack
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Why not just do the cords of phantasia? easy to do and very easy to reset.I do it and it gets a lot of stage time and the kids love it. let me know if you have any questions.

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This may sound odd, but the Klutz book of magic has an effect like this in it, using only two ropes and a silk.
Didn't your mother ever tell you not to believe anything you hear and only half of what you see?


From a Roy Rogers movie
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I recall an old method where you tie two ropes together at the center with a piece of thread. This is your secret setup.

Work out the rest.

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For this type trick it is worth a look at Bob Sheets Hang Em High on DVD.
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Metatron,

that is the idea and it has worked like a charm for me. I even have the kids hold the ropes and pull to make sure they are solid ropes. this proves the ropes are solid. has not failed me yet. and it packs small and plays and pays big.

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Larrymoore,

Yes, sometimes the simplest methods are the best.

Works like a charm and cost nothing to make.
Resets in few sceonds and leaves you clean in the end also.

Metatron
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Greetings and Salutations,

It think this thread has taken a twist and turn here and there. Yes, Bob Sheets' routine is fabulous. I used it for a couple of seasons to great reactions. Once the method is understood, it's obvious why the performer has to be the one that the rope passes through. The other methods can be used on a spectator as the "victim." Brian Flora had a great routine for the method that included the "board" with a hole in. He used a bandana for the ultimate packs small, plays big effect.

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Joe:

Is Brian Flora's routine in print or on video?

TED
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Ted,

Brian's routine was in the pitch video. pm me and I will try and describe it for you or you can get the dvd from floraco.com. Jan has put them on dvd. still worth seeing it for the interaction.

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Greetings and Salutations Ted

Larry is correct. The routine is seen on one of his videos, and he describes it on one of his audios.

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