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To all of you guys who viewed the nurope method of pm I did. I did the entire routine at a lecture on Wednesday. The results were as much of an impact as the professor Ian's nightmare. The only problem I have is that is added almost 6 more minutes of rope content to an already long lecture.
I am wondering how an all rope lecture would play on the circuit.
Right now, my lecture consists of rope, canes, candles, coin in balloon, and gimmick card handling. But rope magic is slowly pushing it off the menu.
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I have done all rope shows for cub scout banquets, and much to my surprise it went over quite well. Well not exactly an all rope show. I did do 10 minutes of comedy juggling because juggling is my first love.

Rope magic is the only magic workshop they have at juggling conventions, and I have no idea what, other than rope magic, is popular with jugglers.
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On 2007-12-07 13:07, Al Angello wrote:
I have no idea what, other than rope magic, is popular with jugglers.


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So, perhaps I should do my general lecture, and then have a separate "master class" or session for experts as an option for rope guys.
That would clear up a lot of space in my lecture which is a solid variety.
I was told that I have several lectures worth of material I am covering when I do show the complete lecture. The DVD's some of you have gotten from me was broken up into 4 segments anyway.
This is neat to sound out some problems I have had in presentation of my lecture, as it has been growing in depth only recently.
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Just picked this up and must say it is a wonderful example of the phrase, "You learn something new everyday." Just when you thought everything that can be done with Professors Nightmare, here comes Ian to show us that is simply not true. If you love rope magic, you'll love the thinking behind this... the effect speaks for itself.

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Thanks Ian
I did this great outside of the box trick last night at the IBM ring 6 stage competition and I came in third place.
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Well Al,
I perfected my alternate PN routine. The one where I can do it impromptu or anytime during the act.
So, I went to the ring 170, Orlando last night and did it for them. I had lectured two months ago for them, so they might have been expecting old stuff. Needless to say that I haven't seen more puzzled looks on the faces of any audience. Even the guys who I had tipped off, had no idea what was going on.
I started with sm, med, long, then had three all the same and separate, then went into linking ropes, untied the linking knots, and placed one of the three ropes in my pocket. I had two equal ropes showing which then became 3 equal lengths instantly. Then I flash restored that back to three unequal lengths which were exactly the same ropes I started with.
This time I did it with an assistant and patter. New Video soon!
--I already have orders. I was pleased.
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I can't wait for that one.

You know professor Ian's nightmare has had a much bigger effect that I originally thought I have gotten several phone calls on it sincs December from guys that asked me about gimmicked rope in spite of the fact that I passed the rope out at the end of the trick. LOL
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Al, Ian did his new rope trick at our Ring 170 meeting... All I can say is "blows your socks off". Not a miss or tell in the whole routine. I'll probably be setting up a lecture with Ian in a few months. Oh, yes I ordered one that night... If you like the linking ropes you may want to talk with Ian also he has a fantastic set for sale direct from him and I don't think you can make it for the price he sells them for, I ordered those too!

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I do a non gimmicked linking rope routine the Godfather taught me. Is yours gimmicked?
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Al and I have been discussing rope magic via PM, at his suggestion I've been watching Tabary with great excitment. I've learned the techeniques but need to smooth out moves.

I also purchased the greater magic teach-in series DVD on ropes. It included the non gimmicked linking ropes and is an instant learn with an astonishing effect. I had a gimmicked linking rope that I used in the late 70's through the 80's, and this is as effective, and is completely clean when you,re done (even before you're done).

Unfortunately I haven't been able to see the Professor Ian's Nightmare. The youtube link in the first post says it is by personal invitation or something. I am familiar with the traditional PN, and have learned Aldo Colomibini's Professors Math, which I like much better than the regular PN because the rope can be tossed to the audience in the end of the routine, and leads in directly into ring and rope trickes etc.

Is there a link to Ians PN so I can what all the excitement is about? It sounds stunning from the comments.
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The consisitant link is at my site http://www.magicians.tv as well as a link to purchase the download. I messed up the youtube link. There is a replacement on youtube. Its the magic of username "stagetricks".
But, magicvideo depot and my site have all that I have to offer.
the youtube reloaded is at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=slGS-qUo8Jg

Thanks.
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Thank you for the links, I now understand the buzz. Very nicely presented and puzzling. I guess I need to pull out the wallet!!!

Thanks again for the link.
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I recomend buying Ian's DVD version of "professor Ian's nightmare" because he includes a fantastic cut and restore called "loops" which is just as big a shocker.
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You haven't steered me wrong yet Al, I'll be doing that soon.
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I am working on new patter and an expanded routine of proven material. I believe I will be calling it "Dances with Ropes". It almost feels like a waltz while I am doing it. Minimal movment Professors Nightmare transitions that will not let the spectator even remotely think of the method.
I was working on some patter that contadicts all of the action the audience sees.
I am shooting a demo this weekend.
-Ian
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Sounds good Ian, look forward to seeing it!
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I like it. Where do we find "Ian's DVD version of "professor Ian's nightmare" "

I had a look at http://www.magicians.tv and could not find it.

Also, should I wait until the new patter with expanded material is out?
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I sent a PM, but here is the link:
http://magicians.podbean.com/2007/02/09/......ghtmare/
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<quote>I went to the audition in Orlando and I must say that I was treated like a King. The professionalism of the staff from the security guards to the judges were just high par. I had only the 90 seconds, so I opted not to get too fancy, I did my new rope effect, and to my amazement, the judges were so attentive and they picked up on every nuance.
They asked about other magic I did, and I told them some of it was on my DVD. Then I mentioned I had a small illusion in the bag, and they welcomed me to do it.
I used one of their female assistants, and did my arm box (slice-off hand) using her. That, wowed em, and then they sent me in another room for a video interview.
There were several other magicians there (at least 4 others in the 2 hrs I stayed,) and they didn't get to do a the follow-up trick.
These other guys bought livestock, and larger props and illusions.
I may never get air time, but I was pleased. I don't work Vegas, or do 100 shows a year, I am mostly a behind the scenes inventor, but I loved the experience.
I then "worked" the cattle-call room, where general acts who did not have specific appointments hung out. There was some major talent there. I started linking and unlinking looped ropes, and I caught a producers eye who then invited me to do an on-camera interview. I gave them lots of background, and did the entire routine again for their camera. During the interview they asked who influenced my magic, so I mentioned Jeff McBride, and Lance Burton, and Walter Gibson. They loved the quick anecdotes I told about. It may never get to air, but,
I was pleased. </quote>

I mention this for two reasons. One, that I used rope as a vehicle to showcase my talents, since 90 seconds would not be enough time to do illusions or apparatus anyway. The pure white rope against my all black outfit, gave the judges a focal point, and allowed them to see my comfort level in front of a camera, and my speaking ability. My DVD had one of my nicer stage shows on it in front of a crowd of 800.
Second, it proved to me that a good solid rope routine, especally one that hasn't been seen, is a good, simple method to convey you are a magician. In a room full of singers and acrobats, I was approached by producers to do a ten minute interview. All I was doing was holding three rope and linking and unlinking them. (I used to do that with linking rings to get a "tip").

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I developed the rope effect I do, in segments. I have a "flash nightmare" where I don't stretch or loop the ropes, but instantly go from three different lengths to three equal, and back again with a "flash" restoration. That hits the audience hard. Next, I normally "do it again" but slowly and have the "magicians fooler" where the ropes are actually the same. Instead, I do a standard nightmare, and do linking ropes once the ropes are the same length.
Last, I vanish one rope, but still have three equal ropes.
Then I restore those to three unequal ropes.
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Readers of this thread know that this newest routine is only a month old and I wanted to do it under "fire". Like the line from the song, "if I can make it there, I'll make it anywhere".
I just thought that I'd share the experience with you all. I don't expect to be on the show, so the mileage I get out of this is telling the story.
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The performance at a local club is on my web site. That performance has a goof in it, but in hindsite..I was the only one who saw it.
http://www.magicians.tv Look for "dances with ropes".
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