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lui
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As I would like to exchange secretly a white rope with a partly coloured one, I’m looking for a rope switch - similar to a deck switch with cards.

Maybe someone can hint me to a source or likes to share some experience.

Thank you for your effort,
Lui
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You are not very clear, but I would guess Daryl's "Acrobatic knot". I saw a video of it at the video depot, or youtube. Just Google "Acrobatic knot demo", and that should answer your question.
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lui
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Thanks for your reply.

While Daryl’s Acrobatic Knot is a fantastic routine, it is done with two ropes as far as I know. Unfortunately neither magic video depot nor youtube had any results for “Acrobatic Knot”. Therefore, I need to visit the next magic shop when I have the time.

I’m sorry that my description was a little cryptic. The effect I’m aiming for should roughly look like this:
  1. a white rope is cut in the middle
  2. the two parts are tied together
  3. the knot is pushed to one end
  4. the knot is pushed to the other end – it turns red
  5. the knot is opened – the involved part of the rope is red
At this moment I’m not sure how to do a convincing cut and finally the colour change without switching the rope in between. If anybody has seen or done anything like this and likes to share I’m really curios to hear your ideas.
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Daryl's trick used to be called "the jumping knot of Pakistan" which he changed after 9/11 in order to be politically correct.
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You could do this with Daryl's rope, I think.
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I don't think we have the answer to this dufficult question.
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Yes I thought it was quite easy until I tried doing it. I think a rope switch is feasible using a pull, though, if you really want to achieve this effect.
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How big (long?) is the rope? Could you have a wand, wrap it around one end (swap ends) and the "other" piece is now in view?

Billy McComb had a great switch. You have a top hat on the table open side up. Inside is rope B. You coil up rope A and set it down for a moment (on the brim) but it ACCIDENTALLY falls into the hat... You them bring it back out (making NO move of it or calling attention to it) and place it back on the brim... for a moment so you can do another action, like pick up a scissors, or move something... then you pick the rope back up and finish (obviously it was switched).

Believe me this flies right by people.

You could also coil it up and reaching into inside jacket pocket to GET a pair of scissors, drop into a topit and bring out the dupe with the scissors.
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Pete's method is elegant and has the voice of experience behind it.

A more gimmicky approach is having the second color nested in a hollow rope of the first color. Coupled with a pull the change would be very visual.

A slightly different effect that I had considered for use with Dean's Box type of effect: with 2 two-colored ropes, connect them as for the grandmother's necklace effect, and display as two ropes, each a single color. After the tieing of the knot, and the pull, you suddenly have 2 two-colored ropes.
lui
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Thanks for all your input, definitely got me on the right track.

I’ll go with the ideas of Pete. Since the length of the rope is about 1,7m* a pull appears to be too complicated to me.

Best regards,
Luis
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*) Sorry … I always forget the factors for non metric conversion. The rope reaches from hand to hand by sideways outstretched arms.
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