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Al Angello
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I buy my quality thick, pure white rope from Daryl because his rope is round, but when Ian starts to carry quality rope I will buy it from him, because Ian is down here in the trenches with us real rope wranglers.
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Kex
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I must admit that I did find good rope at walmart. Cotton rope with a cotton core. Unbleached but near white and as soft and supple as any rope I've bought from a magic store. My only complaint with it is that they didn't have the 1/2 inch rope that I wanted. It works just fine for me and with the venue I am currently in. The thick rope isn't necessary.
Darkwing
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I haven't had any luck.
Bob Sanders
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I noticed that Big Lots has the cheap cotton clothesline from Pakistan again. (100' $2.50!) Look in the tool department.

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I just got in some cotton hollow core rope from Loftus magic. It's not a tight weave like the older cotton rope (or clothesline), its very similar to Euro-rope or Elite rope.
I got in red white and blue 300' balls and its pricey, but very soft and workable. The suggested retail price is $.20 a foot, but that goes to as low as .10 a foot when I buy in quantity. So, I am hopeful. I put a picture of it on my site http://www.rope.ws
The downside is that the ends fray after handling them a while, so cut and restored routines are good, but if you do some of the re-useable routines, you will have to glue or treat the ends of the rope.
For those of you who have gotten my Professor Ian's Nightmare...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q04Hk9cYfbs
That trick works well with red white and blue ropes. Quite an unusual impact. Free sample rwb rope set to friends who have downloaded that effect. Just e-mail me.
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I too am cheap when it comes to expendables like rope, but I still use
the "good" stuff from Hocus-Pocus (currently $45 for 300 ft.) when it
comes to my cut-n-restored routine.

But what I am doing is SAVING the rope after the routine. I end up with 2
pieces about 3 feet each and then make them into a Prof. Nitemare to sell
or include in a Magic Kit or DVD.

I've already deducted the cost of the rope from my taxes and now I'm actually
able to make money off of it too!
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