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On 2009-01-06 19:17, Lawrence O wrote:
Apart from Ian's DVD, you may want to consider Daryls DVD and Francis Tabary. I still consider that Francis' FISM routine (he has others) is outstanding, especially the finale where the rope restores progressively in full view.

The Tabary finale is a sweet move and it is what sets the effect apart. The daryl DVD is good advice, not original, but comprehensive. Both Tabary and Sanders both have the foundations of their routines in Sands but both add a signature move that transcends Sands.
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Any tips for where I can learn the set-up for DC's last phase in the video (where he ties each rope and spectator cuts each rope opposite the "knot"). This is where the knot slides off.

I can get into it the standard way, but unless DC adds a piece before tying each rope together, I don't see how else he can set this up for the sliding knot the way he handles the rope. It looks so fair -- 2 ends brought up and tied together, opposite end is truly the end being cut.

Whit -- your rings premise and routine is thoroughly entertaining and adaptable. It was evident to me this underlies DC's routine.
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I believe that much of DC's three phase rope routine came from "Mac King's Other Rope Routine". This can be found in Mac King Lecture notes of the same name. I believe that Mac said during a lecture one time that DC did not do the final phase the way Mac had taught him. Mac's other rope routine is absolutely excellent and I have fooled several magicians with it. If you are into rope magic you should try and hunt up a copy.

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Appreciate the tip. Thanks.
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On 2009-01-07 10:26, David Tower wrote:
I believe that much of DC's three phase rope routine came from "Mac King's Other Rope Routine". This can be found in Mac King Lecture notes of the same name. I believe that Mac said during a lecture one time that DC did not do the final phase the way Mac had taught him. Mac's other rope routine is absolutely excellent and I have fooled several magicians with it. If you are into rope magic you should try and hunt up a copy.

David Tower


Does the final phase of Mac's routine look the same as DC's (the sliding knots off rope) even though DC does the final phase differently from the way Mac taught him?
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Does the final phase of Mac's routine look the same as DC's (the sliding knots off rope) even though DC does the final phase differently from the way Mac taught him?



Harv,

I believe it does. If I remember correctly, and I may be wrong, but Mac King said that in the finial phase, DC changed the way he switched his ropes for the volunteers ropes. If you take a look at the video, Copperfield briefly put the ropes around his neck. King's version does not do this.
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Does the final phase of Mac's routine look the same as DC's (the sliding knots off rope) even though DC does the final phase differently from the way Mac taught him?



Harv,

I believe it does. If I remember correctly, and I may be wrong, but Mac King said that in the finial phase, DC changed the way he switched his ropes for the volunteers ropes. If you take a look at the video, Copperfield briefly put the ropes around his neck. King's version does not do this.


Thanks for the info David.
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Interesting what has been posted about flirting with audience members. My persona on and off stage is as an amiable and harmless Irishman, which has been very helpful as far as throwing in the occasional frisky double entendre. Simon Lovell is a master of that, the lucky so and so. Michael Finney, of course, could get away with it also. I believe the secret is that, even though your persona might come off as occasionally frisky, you must also show that you are a gentleman and thus harmless. As far as Mr. Copperfield goes, television, at least in the U.S., is a very low brow medium indeed.
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Hey everyone... I need some help if possible.

Cany anyone direct me to the teachings of the very beginning of the trick where he shows both equal peices of rope but one ends up being longer - the girl cuts the long perice off - repeat - then he just tosses the rope and it becomes 1 solid peice again?

The rest I figured out I just cant seem to get this down and would love to know where I can learn it.
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The video seems to have been removed. But if you know the basic cut and restored routine (eg as in Mark Wilson) you'll know how to do the first bit. It's also demonstrated on In the Trenches by Paul Green and probably many other places. The restoration I think is the same one used in Fiber Optics but like most of that routine originates with Sands.
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Don Wayne devised the table as stated the March 1992 interview he did with MAGIC magazine. But the table could be easily built. I will say if you are a regular viewer of Mythbusters then you know that the table uses one of Jamie's favorite toys (they use them to climb the air duct in one episode).
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Could you expound in secret sessions?
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Not to sound too old or anything, but there are several good moves that seem to have been lost over the years can be found in the Encyclopedia of Rope Magic...including the move that the scissors bring up the center of the rope (which, when done smoothly, is about as clean as it gets.)

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Ah yes the Bob Ellis "Vishnu Rope Mystery", this is my absolutely my favorite rope trick. I found it in the Karl Fulves "self working rope magic" book on page 77, but the absolute best performance of this trick was done by Shigeo Takagi. I also saw Dick Cavette do it on a comedy special on the A&E network about 15 years ago. This is the only C&R trick that will fool a magician.
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