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millarhouse
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Hi all,
I saw a very good gimmicked version of the Professor's Nightmare, and would like to know a source for it.
It started with the three different lengths of rope, then the usual move to display three equal length ropes. However, it ended with throwing the rope down to reveal one single piece of rope.
It was very visual !

Thanks for your help in advance.
Regards,
Warren
WayneNZ
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It's called "Magician's Dream."

Do a search on your favourite online store.
millarhouse
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Thanks, Wayne.

I saw Elgrego perform it in CHCH last week at a shopping mall. I wasn't able to introduce myself and ask him directly.
He sold me my first TT when had the magic shop in CHCH.

Catch you later.
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I purchased this effect at Stevens Magic Emporium years ago. I still use it in my show today!

-Bryan Gilles
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On 2006-07-12 01:59, WayneNZ wrote:
It's called "Magician's Dream."

Do a search on your favourite online store.


WayneNZ, when I searched on "Magician's Dream," I only found a coin effect by Magiro. Any chance you remember who originated this Prof. Nightmare effect?

-Phil in KC
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When I get home from work, I'll find mine and get a contact for you...

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Thanks, Brian! I love the cooperation and support here in the Café -- but in truth, I see the same cooperation and support within the magic community at large. We are a great bunch!

-Phil in KC

P.S. I didn't say a great bunch of what, now did I???
Steve V
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I'm interested in the answer to this. I know some routines where it appears that the ropes are all restored, but I've not heard, nor seen, one where you end up with the ropes actually restored.
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On 2006-07-23 02:57, Steve V wrote:
I'm interested in the answer to this. I know some routines where it appears that the ropes are all restored, but I've not heard, nor seen, one where you end up with the ropes actually restored.
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On 2006-07-12 01:59, WayneNZ wrote:
It's called "Magician's Dream."


Close....It's called Professor's Dream ....
"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler." (Einstein)...
Steve V
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The appearance of being restored is called Professor's Day Dream (Get it? Prof. Nightmare? Eh?). I think we have a case of a routine done so well, there is a perception of it being a restoration.
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Thanks for that link, Joseph! That is the same on I own. Smile

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phil in KC
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This sounds pretty good. I found a couple of other references on the Café, and a web search showed a Japanese version and one from Chazpro. There was a video link for the Japanese version, but when I tried to view it, the server was "busy". Definitely worth further research!

-Phil in KC
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Okay, saw the link, and that is a version of the manual Professor's Day Dream. They just changed the name a bit. Go to Whit Haydn's site and look at his handling of the Mongolian Pop Knot, and see you don't need a gimmicked rope to sell the routine.
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millarhouse
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Thanks for all your help.
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Pete Biro
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You don't need a gimmick to do this. Whit's routine is one of the best, and Ken Brooke sold a version (the name of which escapes me). I was going to market an updated version of the Ken Brooke one, but haven't gotten around to it. Charlie Miller also had a handling to do the same.

My version starts out with one long rope, cut into 3 equal pieces, but a screw up and they are all different lengths... you then fix that, and then decide to start over and you have one long piece.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
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Pete - are you talking about a gimmickless version, where you really end up with one long rope (give or take a few cut-off pieces), or one where you only appear to display one long rope?
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Check out the Slydini Routine. You start with one rope and work into Professor's Nightmare.
It's awesome!
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Where can I find out more about the Slydini routine?

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Rjenkins....impossible to really have one piece after you cut into three...but IT APPEARS to be one long piece.
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