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The routine involves making two cuts in the rope, using the magician's cut and restore of the rope in the "center" and making another cut down either side of the rope. The magician has the participant blow on that particular cut (knot) in the rope, only to have the pop-off knot to fall off instead, as a laugh or joke. The magician, then, has the participant blow on the other cut (knot), only to cause it to slide up and and down the rope. The magician, then, either gives out only the knot or the complete rope.

I thought I had seen this performed on my Daryl and Tabary tapes, but with no such luck. I sure hope this makes sense.... Can someone(s) help me to locate the source?
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Mac King's routine?
Mongolian Pop Knot?

Sounds like it could be either.
They are both good.

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Thanks, Frank... I saw Whit's Mongolian Pop Knot routine on the web, but that's not it. I know I'm not dreaming this. At least, I don't think so. What's your observation of Mac's routine? Is it a laugh? Again, thanks...
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Sounds like the end of Michael Finney's routine.

The rope is cut in the center, then tied together. Two loops are tied in each end, and the knots cut. 3 knots are keeping the rope together, spectator blows knots from ends off, then failing to blow off the middle, magician just pulls it off and hands it to them.
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Thanks, Josh. Maybe it wasn't a dream after all. Sure thought I had seen it earlier, before Michael's routine.
Again, thanks.
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This is the Panama Rope Trick in Abbott's Encyclopedia or Tarbell Course. It was very popular in the 50's and 60's, I am told. This is a 3-knot restoration.

I thought Finney did the Sterling Cut & Restored Rope routine. I will have to get out may tape and check.
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This is the Panama Rope Trick in Abbott's Encyclopedia or Tarbell Course. It was very popular in the 50's and 60's, I am told. This is a 3-knot restoration.


The basic set-up, as described by Josh, does sound a lot like the Panama rope trick(called the Shaggy Dog Panama in the Enc. of Rope Tricks), but neither of those books have the knot sliding up/down the rope. You could work that out on your own.

Regardless, the Panama Rope Trick is pretty nice. I've slightly modified it so that all 3 knots are pop-offs. The down side is that the "magic" doesn't happen till the end (after 1 cut, tie 3 knots, 2 more cuts). I've used it as an object lesson on forgiveness.

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The one Mr. Finney did was in the "World's Greatest Magic by the World's Greatest Magicians" series, in "Rope Routines". He calls it the "Lady Rope Trick".

The DVD is rather new from L&L.
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Meaning the one I saw Mr. Finney do via DVD. He has, of course, done others. My last post seemed to be disagreeing with wmhegbli. My knowledge of rope magic is still blossoming.
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Yes, he calls it the Lady Rope Trick, but it has other origins.
You can also find it on Finney's DVD set.
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Finney's is an excellent routine, but you are correct that it is on one of Daryl's videos. I believe it's Volume 8, the one with his rope routine on it.
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I guess that's Volume 3 if you have the DVD set, Volume 8 if you have the VHS. Gotta keep up with the times!
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Dan Tong has a routine on Volume 2 of his new DVD set that sounds like this. The spectator cuts the rope into three "equal" pieces with two cuts that end up being one long, one medium, and one short. You, then, stretch the ropes, so they appear equal, and then tie them together. One knot vanishes from the rope, with the help of the spectator, and the second knot is slid off the rope and given to the spectator as a souvenir. It's a nice routine, and not difficult to do.
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Wanted finneys lady rope routine will trade
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Unless one is FINNEY it probably won't go that strong. Most of the really solid performers could do any one of a dozen (or more) rope effects and SLAY the audiences.
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Duke Stern did a variation of the Panama Rope Trick that he called the Guatemala Rope Trick, and it was published by Hank Moorehouse in his lecture notes "Comedy on Stage."
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