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Al Angello
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I did three today, and it went well. I have walk arounds tonight, tomorrow, and next Saturday norning, but I'll try four rope tricks next Saturday night.
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Excellent. Thanks for the feedback Al.
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How about the Lasso Card trick? Still using rope but adds a little variety. I use Rich Marrotta's lasso card trick in my adult stand up show as well as my kid show. For kid shows I use an ABC deck and usually force the "Y" card.
Also Tabary's stuff is hard to beat.
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Wait a minute I do a version of the lasso card in every show, but no one taught it to me.
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The lasso card trick is a selected card in a knot on the end of a rope??
I do that for kids classes.
If that is the effect, I do one where the card is inside a knot inside of a balloon that has been pertrated by a rope.
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That's proof that I must have the wrong drinking buddies. I've got to see the knot inside the balloon!

As an old cowboy I really could have used that!

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Ian
I never heard of that one.

Bob
If you see Ian's rope inside of the balloon before me I want you to show it to me in August.
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What in August, can I come. I gotta get a life!! The knotted rope in balloon is a lecture item I did last year for a DVD shoot. It is extremely visual and logically confusing.
I will PM you.
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Ian
Bob Sanders and I have been invited to lecture at the Colon Mi. magic week celebration the first week in August.

I also will be MCing their busking competition.

My other duties will be a silk scarf juggling workshop, and of course I will have lots of rubber bands, and enough rope to hang myself.

I believe Bob will be teaching and selling his full line of silks, and I'm not sure what else he will be doing there.

Rick Fisher of FAB magic will be hosting us and anong with the Abbott magic events it will be a lively 4 day convention.
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Seems like some of you went off the topic...I haven't actually preformed my routine yet, I'm still working on it. But, I too have a few rope routines, I start with C&N and go into PN with the long rope from C&N. I also want to add Tabary to the mix, but would need a fresh set of rope, unless instead of going to PN from C&N, I can do C&N - Tabary - PN. BUT...some of my card tricks involve ditching a used deck and switching to a new one. And I would do that by performing a some card tricks, then rope (to swicth deck), then card, then back to rope. But I still haven't decided.
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Daryl takes the deck out of a hollowed out hank of rope, that could be a transition. I use my universal clips in conhunction with a topit to switch a deck. The one in the topit and the one I steal invisibly with my gimmick.
I am sorry, but waht is P&N? I am lost on that..getting old.
Now, Tabary and fiber optics are both derivation of Sandsational ropes, so you may want to check that out and perhaps you won't have to work that hard.
By the way, I shoulda gotten the 3/8" rope from you, the big one is scaring off my chicken s*** clients.
I am going to use your 15mm rope and make cords of fantasia out of it. Maybe even a super set of linking ropes. Your 10mm rope make absolutely beautiful linking rope sets plus I can add a gimmick to the end to do some of the full restorations at the end.
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Ian,
You just let me know when you want to order the ropes.
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Ian
When you talk about 3/8", 10mm, and 15mm I get confused. Is there a cross reference chart?

The 7/32" stuff that most magic shops sells really sucks. The stuff that I use for C&R is the old fashon 1/4" which is nearly impossible to find.
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Al...to see the ropes, please visit my website at http://www.BaronianTrading.com
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I'm almost embarrassed to say I've done about four rope effects in a show:

1. Color Changing Rope
2. Rope with Four Ends
3. Cut and Restored
4. Professor's Nightmare

In other shows, I have done:
1. Color Changing Rope
2. Cut and Restored
3. Linking Ropes
4. Professor's Nightmare

Still, in others ...
1. Ring on Rope
2. Cut and Restored
3. Linking Ropes
4. Professor's Nightmare

... and, I have also been known to do the Okito Rope Trick.

I love ropes. I also love doing magic with ordinary objects people can relate to.

Bobby
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On 2008-12-20 20:52, robwar0100 wrote:
I'm almost embarrassed to say I've done about four rope effects in a show:

1. Color Changing Rope
2. Rope with Four Ends
3. Cut and Restored
4. Professor's Nightmare

In other shows, I have done:
1. Color Changing Rope
2. Cut and Restored
3. Linking Ropes
4. Professor's Nightmare

Still, in others ...
1. Ring on Rope
2. Cut and Restored
3. Linking Ropes
4. Professor's Nightmare

... and, I have also been known to do the Okito Rope Trick.

I love ropes. I also love doing magic with ordinary objects people can relate to.

Bobby

I kinda like the fact that you do linking ropes professors nightmare in one show. Are you doing my combo effect?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi9LMKq7tp8
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Ian,

I do not use your routine.

I bought the Linking Ropes because of my fondness for ropes. However, I never felt I had a good routine or patter. It's basically, "Hey, here are three ropes, let's tie them, and, wow, they are now linked."

It's not that bad, but it is not too far from the truth. I will have to check out the video.

Bobby
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Using just the lining ropes without a cut and restored prelude, this non-assistant version is covered in some other threads, but on the front page of my site:
http://www.magicians.tv is a live show variation of another routine I do. "Dances with Ropes".
My other web site: http://bigduck.tripod.com/magicianoriginals/id36.html
Then the main routine is on youtube: using the linking rope.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ8JJvmZ1TI
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To me some of the best routines with rope are the ones that move from one trick to another and the audience sees it as just one very complete show using rope.

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"The whole is equal to the sum of its parts and is greater than any one of them." --Aristotle

In actuality Aristotle may have said that "the whole is greater than the sum of its parts."
But, any routine that blends and binds like a well rehearsed rope medley is truely greater than just each component performed during a show. That being said, if you perform many rope effects as one, your audience will only perceive one rope effect.

Much like a cardician will do double lifts, elmsleys, and ascanio spreads in an intricate card routine, the effect on the spectator is that he picked a card and the magician found it with a flair.

Even the classic professors nightmare can be disected as several moves in order to implement the whole. It is that kind of thinking that allows you to improvise and create a new effect.

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On 2008-12-21 23:25, robwar0100 wrote:
Ian,

I do not use your routine.

I bought the Linking Ropes because of my fondness for ropes. However, I never felt I had a good routine or patter. It's basically, "Hey, here are three ropes, let's tie them, and, wow, they are now linked."


Bobby, if you've gotten thru some of my videos, one of them does the linking ropes and has 4 applause cues that the audience responds well to. I give the audience time to savor each part of the links and take them down the path as they walk the steps and respond.
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