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Al Angello
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On the Mac King web site he has "lecture notes" and "rope magic" which should I buy? They are so cheap that I can afford them both, but I don't feel like an informed shopper.
Al Angello
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Mac_Stone
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Buy them both, they are 1000% worth every penny.
Michael Dustman
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I am assuming these are the same notes that Mac was selling way back when I got them in 1993. He did a lecture at a local comedy club for the IBM ring in between shows and was one of the funniest lectures I had ever seen. He has a unique take on a stand-up version of the Homing Card that ends up in the shoe. Also, his rope routine is one of the best. I basically only use this or Michael Finney's routine depending on what mood I am in when I get the spectator on stage. I have added bits and pieces to both routines, but they both use the same length of unprepared rope, so I go with what feels good at the moment.

For the money, these are worth your investment.
Al Angello
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Michael
I was told that the Mac King routine starts with the Vishnu cut, and restore move. I have an old copy of Shigeo Takagi doing it like a Samari worrior. Now I want to have Mac King teach me how do it funny. It only cost me $8.
Al
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Magiguy
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I recently purchased both, but have yet to receive them. Al, I have a terrific collection of Takagi material (I'm a big, big fan). I'd love to know what you have. Feel free to PM me.
Mac_Stone
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The rope manuscript doesn't go into any detail on presentation, Mac leaves that up to you.
Al Angello
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Mac King has two manuscripts for sale, which one are you refering to?
Al Angello
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Mac_Stone
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Well neither one really provides any detail on presentation, like I said Mac leaves this entirely up to you.
Al Angello
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All I want are the moves. Personality is a big part of any trick. I don't think I can be a Mac King, nor do I think Mac can be me. The Mike Finney rope routine is fabulous, but I think Mike is hilarious without any rope at all.
THANKS
Al Angello
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Magiguy
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From the introduction:
"This routine is based on Shigeo Takagi's Rope Routine. My contribution is a completely revised ending to the trick. The Takagi routine ended with a 'Do As I Do' sequence wherein you cut the rope in half and a spectator follows your actions with a rope of her own. Your ropes go back together and hers do not. This does not fit my style of performing -- I wanted the spectator's ropes to restore as well as mine. What follows is the best method I have devised to create this effect."
Al Angello
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Magiguy
Thank you for your perspective, and I will experiment with your ideas.
Al Angello
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Just returned home from Las Vegas. Attended the Mac King show at Harrah's with my 8 year old son. Outstanding!!
To be honest, I never enjoyed Mac King on television, but he's a tremendous live performer and I can't recommend his show more highly to young and old alike.
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MagicSanta
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So you don't think the middle aged would enjoy it?
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