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thumbslinger
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Well, I hadn't seen this and I'd love to learn the routine. Has anybody seen this one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q04Hk9cYfbs
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Woah....got me????
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That darn Criss Angel and his blue screen camera tricks!!! (grin)

That was a definite "gotcha".
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This must not be Kansas anymore, Toto.

Eschew obfuscation.
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Ah, I had to think about that for a bit. Very good idea, a reverse Professor's Nightmare.
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Impractical unless used as an opener. Not for a lay audience. Howard
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Good one.
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Would it be rude to ask for a pm explaining this? I have the original effect and fiber optics as well. I've been thinking about it and I'm not getting it. What do you mean reverse professors nightmare?
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I think it would be rude to ask such a question, but since we are buds I will explain to you just what I know about this trick right here and now. I haven't the foggiest idea how he did it, but whatever he did he did it very well. HA HA HA

The only thing I noticed is that the ropes seemed to grow.
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I love this! It's RARE when someone does something that really fools me. This did! I've got no idea! I'd love to learn this method. Would be great to fool magicians with.

FINALLY figured it out! It only took me watching 15 times.. = ) What a great trick!
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Didn't Tomothy Wenk have a reverse prof. nightmare routine?
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There's a reverse professor's nightmare routine that works like a sucker trick. You start with the ropes all the same size, then show them to be different sized, but explain it's only an illusion and explain how it works. Then you actually make them different sizes for the finale.

This is something way different than that routine. I'm stumped. Smile
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My guess is...

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Fooled again! (But I'm good at my part!)

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Hey Bob, You shoulda watched my lecture when you were in Tampa. That's how I open my lecture. Been doing that effect since the mid-sventies and it's my hook for the rest of the lecture.
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My initial thought was Pavel's "Super Walking Knot"--in reverse.
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I have Pavel's junior walking knot, and the thought never crossed my mind.
GREAT THINKING.
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Eehhhhhh!! (loud buzzing sound).
Al,
This is non-derivitive magic. But good guesses guys.
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I don't copy, and I don't steal and I rarely do someone else's effects. I do borrow when I teach and I give credit where its due. If this was from Pavel or anyone else, I would credit it in the description. Some things are just mine and this is one. If you see it again, you can say "It's magic-Ian's".
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We were not suggesting you bought, or copied the idea from anyone. What the Turk suggested is that you may have used a similar method that Pavel has used in the past. I do not think anyone owns the method.

May I also say that your performance was the best rope trick I've seen in years. Congratulations you sure fooled me.
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I'm sorry, that wasn't a defense of your comment. I know that's not what you meant. It'd just be nice once in a while to do something where I could stand alone. I had introduced several methods and moves in the 70's and if I crossed the lines of similarity, I just wouldn't do the effect. Of course the fact that I call it the Professors nightmare is the gauntlet.
Lately, I have had some effects that are being done and have had to show that my coin move or a rope technique predated the modern move.
I showed this rope routine at Tannens camp, and at the Jubilee in the 80's (on five occasions).
If you saw the method, you would concede that it wasn't any method from the other guys.
Once again, my Hubris was behind the comment. I love Pavel, and Wilmarth, and Sands. They are my rope idols. I get an absolute thrill that a thread has started on this effect. A couple of buddies e-mailed me and I've been eating it up.
------Magic Ian

By the way, Lyle started a separate thread on this:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=0#7
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Congratulations Ian on your super rope magic effect.

Actually, being able to utilize Pavel's method in reverse is not, IMHO, derivative magic at all. In fact, it shows great creativity and flexibility in "out-of-the-box" thinking. Of course, apparently not as creative or out-of-the-box as your method.

BTW, You stated that you always start your magic lecture by performing this effect. Other than for that reason, could you if you wished, perform it as a "mid-lecture" piece?

Thaks again for the YouTube video.

Mike

P.S. And no, no one was even remotely suggesting that you inappropriately copied someone else's effect and put it out as your own. At least I wasn't.
Magic is a vanishing Art.

This must not be Kansas anymore, Toto.

Eschew obfuscation.
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