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RandyStewart
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Dean Dill's Rope effect is very interesting.
One nice surprise after another here.
Have any of you ever thought of building on this rope favorite of mine?

First, the knot on the rope slides off.
Tie another knot and the rope unties itself.
A square knot suddenly becomes a real square which is then removed!
The spectator is asked to tie a knot and a square appears in the rope.
Finally both rope squares become linked.
marko
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I asked about this effect a while back. See the topic "Believe It Or Knot" somewhere below on this page. No one responded so I haven't gotten the trick yet. Hopefully someone will now as I'm still interested in it.
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I have it. It is a very cool routine. Very different also. There is one problem for me:
The English term Square Knot cannot be translated in Dutch. Without this reference I find the effect rather unlogical. I would love to have a reason to produce the squares without having to rely on the word play here.

This is the only reason it is not in my repertoire.
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RandyStewart
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The Square Knot is most commonly used to tie two lines together at the ends (pictured in attached photo). Perhaps called Square Knot as it forms a square.

However, the term "Square Knot" has it's place within the routine and would certainly be lost if there is no translation.

I have a friend in the Netherlands who might have some ideas.

Perhaps you can demonstrate the knot pictured below and point out that it forms a "square". Proceed to tie a "square knot" and move onto the square pieces.

Interesting dilema.

Always looking forward to your posts,

Randy Stewart

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Dan LeFay
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Thanks for your reply. I'd be interested in your Dutch friends ideas. If he is a magician chances are very big I know him. Holland is a tiny country...it's magic scene even tinier haha!
Maybe you could pm me his email?

Dan
"Things need not have happened to be true.
Tales and dreams are the shadow-truths,
that will endure when mere facts are dust and ashes,
and forgot."
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