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erlandish
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I was just curious about what you guys thought might be a good way to climax a rope routine AFTER you've cleaned up a SP segment (think Fibre Optics if you don't know what I mean).

I want to get something to five phases, and ideally I want the fifth phase to be done with a single, examinable length of rope. The start is with a single, examinable length, and moves into plucking a false knot of a knot on the rope, and then I move into a three-phase SP sequence (think Fibre Optics if you don't know what that means) -- reach into the pocket to get scissors, grab SP, come out apparently empty handed, ask spectator to make finger scissors, they cut the rope (Phase 1), I restore it (Phase 2), and then I do the clean-up to the pocket where the ends and the middle switch places (Phase 3).

I would like to add something to that as a climax, but I'm stuck for ideas. I know Aldo Colombini does the penetrating hankerchief, but I don't like it as an effect (I'm sure it plays well, though). I also don't want to overdo the SP sequences (such as plucking the ends off the rope, etc.), I like the set of 3 that I've got.

I'd honestly appreciate any suggestions for a climax that involves a single length of rope, no SP, and that plays stronger than the SP stuff I originally described...

(Yeah yeah, I know I wrote all those rope DVD reviews... doesn't mean I know anything...)
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TheAmbitiousCard
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Daryl's rope routine has a segment with just a single piece.
hunter bow not, appearing knot, etc.

Or Daryl's jumping knot of pakistan (or whatever it's called now)?

Of course you'd have to have Daryl's red rope for that.
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erlandish
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Frank, I was actually thinking of opening with the plucked-off knot sequence. Do you think it's strong enough to close with, after a C&R and ends-middle switch?
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Al Angello
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Roland Henning has a routine up on magic video depot that will answer your all of your questions. What the heck is SP?
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SP, you know Al, SPonge rope, small piece, silly putty, string potatoe.
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Al,

Think s***t P***e, which probably isn't any clearer.

Kind of like visiting a house of ill-repute when you are really in a hurry.

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On 2008-05-09 22:07, Andre Hagen wrote:
Al,

Think s***t P***e, which probably isn't any clearer.

Kind of like visiting a house of ill-repute when you are really in a hurry.

Andy


House of ill-repute??

Ah, I get it...and I thought you didn't like puns.

Kind of like a Beethoven's fifth. Oh, that was a long p***e.
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Ian,

You're not supposed to like puns. If successful, they should make you groan.

Finally found my set of linking ropes and will get going on your wonderful routine.

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jolyonjenkins
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Rope through neck?
Snap knot?
Rope to snake? (We discussed a few ideas here once - I think something like the Neff trick method might work.)
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On 2008-05-09 20:35, Al Angello wrote:
Roland Henning has a routine up on magic video depot that will answer your all of your questions. What the heck is SP?

Couldn't find anything on Roland henning on MVD.
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On 2008-05-10 10:11, magicians wrote:
Couldn't find anything on Roland henning on MVD.



Here he is :

http://www.magicvideodepot.com/main/memb......id=14555
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I rather like this video of his:
Has Sands, Sanders, Pei and others
http://www.magicvideodepot.com/main/memb......__live_/

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The hunter bow knot coming off in the spectators hands has been very strong for me, and of course it does require ringing in a gimmick. I have only been working with rope for a couple of years, so there is probably better advice to be had.
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