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Hi,

I am looking for the handling of the Professor's Nightmare variation where each end of the 3 unequal length ropes are placed between different fingers of each hand, then the backs of the hands are show, then the palms are shown, and finally the backs of the hands are shown again (and a move is made), then the hands come apart, now with equal lenghts of rope. (I think this is the sequence.)

Does anyone know where I can find this variation?

Thanks.

Jim
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Hi Jim,

I do a version of this in my routine, not sure if you are talking about the same one, there is a short clip on my website http://www.powerfulropemagic.com

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Thanks Jeremy,

There are some very visual moves in the demo.

I don't think the PN version is exactly the same as the one I'm looking for. There was a little edit just before you pulled the ropes apart, but your hands where palm to palm. The version I was looking for had the back back of the palms towards the spectator's. Of course I could be mis-remembering what happened. But your version has given me something to think about. Thanks.

Jim
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Hi Jim,

The version of the Demo is with an instant restoration, maybe you can see the PN transformation alone, I do it in this routine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SC7GADWLjVw

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I think I learned that version from James Lewis's "Million Dollar Mysteries" tape.

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I have one in my dances with ropes. I will PM you with the actual solution link. These are an actual segment from the DVD with my Original handling. No jumpcuts.
This topic, however was discussed in another thread a couple of months ago.
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Roger Sylwester invented this move and it was in Heirophant (I believe No. 4). The best demo I've seen was James Lewis' as mentioned above. Sylwester gave me permission to teach it in my lectures. IMHO it is the best move ever for P.N.
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On 2008-10-03 22:37, Pete Biro wrote:
Roger Sylwester invented this move and it was in Heirophant (I believe No. 4). The best demo I've seen was James Lewis' as mentioned above. Sylwester gave me permission to teach it in my lectures. IMHO it is the best move ever for P.N.

I sent you a PM on the PN with a link to my version of the pickup and stretch. Just curious if it is the same as Lewis'.
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Jeremy does the James Lewis stretch on this video which is clearer and slower than the one he suggested.
Let's make this clear, this is Jeremy's performance where he acknowledges that his routine is "Inspired by Rope Routines of Tabary, Flip, Daryl and James Lewis" (who were also inspired by George Sands). This video clip has no jump cuts.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCDH9tq_Qgo
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J, I do the version that Jeremy does. I learned it from Bob Elliot.
There is another version that has a slightly different hand orientation by Bruce Kelvar.
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On 2008-10-04 08:11, magicians wrote:
Jeremy does the James Lewis stretch on this video which is clearer and slower than the one he suggested.


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On 2008-10-03 22:37, Pete Biro wrote:
Roger Sylwester invented this move and it was in Heirophant (I believe No. 4). The best demo I've seen was James Lewis' as mentioned above. Sylwester gave me permission to teach it in my lectures. IMHO it is the best move ever for P.N.




I would like to learn the James Lewis stretch move (or is it Roger Sylwester's ? or both ?) .

Does anyone know where the mentioned James Lewis's "Million Dollar Mysteries" DVD or tape is available ?

The entire Jeremy Pei routine appears to use a gimmicked rope at one point in the routine , but is the James Lewis/Roger Sylwester stretch move a gimmicked rope move or a move that can be incorporated into a normal (ungimmicked) Professor's Nightmare routine ?
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The portion of the Pei routine that is the Lewis handling, does not need gimmicks. That part can be done with any ropes.
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On 2008-10-05 22:00, magicians wrote:
The portion of the Pei routine that is the Lewis handling, does not need gimmicks. That part can be done with any ropes.


Thanks.

I've got your Dances with Ropes on my Top 10 list of magic things to buy . Will be ordering it as soon as I have some more "discretionary income" .
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I teach this method on my IN THE TRENCHES Dvd.

Enjoy the search.

Regards,

Paul Green

PS Roger Sylwester, Bruce Cervon, and James Lewis are creditted on the DVD
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