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dbaronian
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Hello All,
This Saturday, April 5th, is the Magic Castle Swap Meet where I'll be participating with my magicians' rope. Last year, in October, was my first time attending the swap meet as a vendor, and I didn't exactly have the ideal ropes for magic. What I did have with me at that time were the samples of ropes that a lot of people were interested in. Well...this time, I have those ropes in stock and will be selling them at an excellent price. Make sure you come by and say hello, I'll be located in the Palace area.

Dany Baronian

Posted: Apr 4, 2008 2:19am

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OK guys,
I've just finished making changes to the rope prices....it's not available online yet. This will be available only at the Magic Castle Swap Meet for now. Starting next week the prices will be updated online for you to see and purchase. You already read the price breakdown that I gave earlier in this thread....you ain't seen nothin' yet! If you thought the prices I had were fair...well....you're just gonna have to come down to the Magic Castle or wait till next week.

Until then....I'm all tied up.
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Al Angello
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Thanks to my friend Ian I bought 10' of 1/2" cotton twisted rope. It was very stiff, so I sent it to the cleaner to get washed. I hope when it comes back it will be soft enough to work with.
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I like the 10MM Elite Rope. Has anyone tried Hank Lee's Big Fat Rope?

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I've been using Hank Lee's Big Fat Rope for Tabary moves for a number of years now, and I love it.

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I've mentioned Hank Lee's Big Fat Rope several times on different threads. It is great. I love the stuff!
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I can verify that the big fat rope is good stuff, my friend Andy sent me some and I love it.
Thanks Andy
Al

PS- I can't seem to find that 1/2" twisted rope you use for the Dennis Loomis routine. I bought some 1/2" cotton, my wife has washed several times but it is not soft enough yet.
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I just purhcased (2) 200' hanks of colored rope from Ian (www.ropes.ws). He responded quickly to all of my questions, shipped the rope immediately, the product arrived quickly and it was exactly what I was looking for. Just great service all around!

Cesar
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Ian has rope?
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On 2008-04-12 10:37, Cesar Munoz wrote:
I just purhcased (2) 200' hanks of colored rope from Ian (www.ropes.ws). He responded quickly to all of my questions, shipped the rope immediately, the product arrived quickly and it was exactly what I was looking for. Just great service all around!

Cesar

Those were 300' of rope in each ball. Total of 600' of rope. Hollow core. It's not cotton, but it looks and feels like it. Handles well, easy cut. Pictures on the site http://www.rope.ws
Thanks for the great comment.
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I purchased some awesome Euro rope from HERE ..
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Hello everyone,
It's been a while, but I'm back. After the last Magic Castle Swap Meet I ran out of rope, so I haven't been around. I just received new inventory last week (Sept 3). I have restocked what I originally had, and now I have newer ropes as well. I haven't updated my website yet because I'm still going through the inventory and have to make price adjustments (should be lower than currently listed).
Those of you in the Los Angeles area, the Magic Castle Swap Meet will be held on October 18, 2008. It will be my 3rd time participating. Hope to see you there.

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When it was available; I relied heavily on Super Rope which Neal Prete was selling. It had a nylon like quality, yet was soft, easy to handle and remained very clean. It's almost slippery feel was great for several of my original effects because of low drag as it moved through the hands and across my fingers. The rope could also be joined and spliced together by simply heat melting the ends and pressing them together to cool. No threads or needles, no glue.

I still have several hanks in different colors, red, blue, green, yellow, black and silver plus white.


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Update
No matter how many times I washed that 1/2" twisted cotton rope it never got soft enough to work with, so I now keep it under my bed. (hint, nod, wink)

Kotah
I will see Neal Prete on November 2nd at Metro Magic 4, and I'll ask him about that rope you spoke of.
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Hi Al, I sent you a PM.


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Agree with me or not, I have replaced two rope routines that I cary in my bag with Jeremy Pei's striped rope. It is both easy to work with and visible at a long distance. I now do my PN with a ring routine, and my six knots disapearing rope trick with Jeremy's rope.
Thanks Jeremy
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On 2008-09-13 11:55, Al Angello wrote:
Agree with me or not, I have replaced two rope routines that I cary in my bag with Jeremy Pei's striped rope. It is both easy to work with and visible at a long distance. I now do my PN with a ring routine, and my six knots disapearing rope trick with Jeremy's rope.
Thanks Jeremy

I am not satisfied with Jeremy's rope, it frays and cuts harder than cotton, and I know there is better stuff out there. Plus, it is not Jeremy pei's striped rope, it is rope that jeremy bought from a rope vendor, that he happens to use in his routine.
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Hi Ian,

Firstly, I never said it is my rope. I do not manufacture ropes therefore it is not "My Rope", however it has been the type of ropes which I use for my rope sets for the past 8 years and so far everyone is satisfied. I like to confess one more time that never once in any ads or dvds etc, I mention that this is my rope. If this is a concern, a lot of magic supplies out there do not belong to the magic company or magicians as they got it from a supply too elsewhere.

Secondly, I never say it does not fray. If you are an experienced rope worker, you would know of various ways to prevent fray ends, like using white glue, tucking ends in or even using tape. I personally tuck the ends in for my sets as it is has a much cleaner look, and for my Linking Ropes Set I uses the Tape to show more clearly the ends.

Lastly, If you are using such expensive rope to do cut and restored rope effect, then I would not recommend as it is meant only for certain rope routines, it is not extremely expensive, but there are cheaper options out there. And also if you mention it is harder to cut to prepare ropes, maybe a new scissors or sharpening a pair of scissors would help. Other then that, it would be a compliment that it is more durable and yet soft and subtle.

Ps: I am now performing in Japan for a week and I bought some extremely good white ropes which is soft and extremely good for various routines, the downside is still they would get dirty easily. I am going to do some stuff with the Japanese ropes which I bought here and maybe something would come up.
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On 2008-09-13 13:19, ReDeFiNe wrote:
Hi Ian,

Firstly, I never said it is my rope. I do not manufacture ropes therefore it is not "My Rope", however it has been the type of ropes which I use for my rope sets for the past 8 years and so far everyone is satisfied. I like to confess one more time that never once in any ads or dvds etc, I mention that this is my rope. If this is a concern, a lot of magic supplies out there do not belong to the magic company or magicians as they got it from a supply too elsewhere.

Secondly, I never say it does not fray. If you are an experienced rope worker, you would know of various ways to prevent fray ends, like using white glue, tucking ends in or even using tape. I personally tuck the ends in for my sets as it is has a much cleaner look, and for my Linking Ropes Set I uses the Tape to show more clearly the ends.

Lastly, If you are using such expensive rope to do cut and restored rope effect, then I would not recommend as it is meant only for certain rope routines, it is not extremely expensive, but there are cheaper options out there. And also if you mention it is harder to cut to prepare ropes, maybe a new scissors or sharpening a pair of scissors would help. Other then that, it would be a compliment that it is more durable and yet soft and subtle.

Ps: I am now performing in Japan for a week and I bought some extremely good white ropes which is soft and extremely good for various routines, the downside is still they would get dirty easily. I am going to do some stuff with the Japanese ropes which I bought here and maybe something would come up.

My comment was not directed at you Jeremy, Al kept alluding to the fact that it was Jeremy's rope and I was being clear to him.
When you are a dealer like I am, you do any rope routine and chuck the thing when it soils or needs maintainance. When I did shows for Tannens camp, I would do an "in the news" and crumple it up after the trick. It's a dealer thing.
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On 2008-09-13 13:19, ReDeFiNe wrote:

Other then that, it would be a compliment that it is more durable and yet soft and subtle.



You mean "supple", Jeremy Smile
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Gentlemen
My hunt through out this thread was to find a suitable rope for the Dennis Loomis knot routine plus, and if you read all of my posts here you will see that I did not find rope suitable for this purpose until I bought some striped rope from Jeremy. If I have started a controversy here please forgive me. I happen to like both of you guys.

Jeremy
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