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Hello!

Some years ago I saw a magican do a trick where a rope is found in his sleve. He pulls it but he can't get it out. Later he finds the other end tied to his foot. He unties the rope and start pulling, (the first end of the rope pulls into his sleve) only to find the rope suddenly attached to the other arm - and so on.

Anyone know what I am talking about, where to find it and what its called?

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Ark
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Ark;
Professor Cheers Rope Trick; Most magic stores carry it. Hocus Pocus carries a $120 version that includes a harness, but the "manual" version can be purchased for $15 or so at other stores.

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I have one of the cheap ones in stock. What makes it cheap is the finale quality, which can be changed out.
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I actually prefer the "cheap" version.
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I prefer the even cheaper version - "Do it Yourself." That way you can decide both the quality of the rope and the quality/theme of the finale. For this one, smooth nylon rope is best with silk Joe Boxers.
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On 2009-05-04 12:27, Spellbinder wrote:
I prefer the even cheaper version - "Do it Yourself." That way you can decide both the quality of the rope and the quality/theme of the finale. For this one, smooth nylon rope is best with silk Joe Boxers.


What ??? I was expecting to read that Jim Gerrish had a version of this!

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Thanks everyone!

I always find myself in the workshop after buying a trick. I have to make the trick the way I want it. I have no problem buying either version - but I would be happier to buy a book where more routines, ideas and versions was written down. Is there such a book on the subject?

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The Cheers effect is a intellectual property, not necessarily public domain. This effect is really clever, but the construction is a no-brainer. Two modifications can be made. Thickness and style of rope, and the style of shorts.
Any variant of this proven effect is pointless.
No workshop is required.
Oh, and by the way, the rope is not tied to the foot, merely tucked in the shoe.
The deal is, that the rope is first seen coming out of the sleeve, then pulled and your leg seems effected, you lift your pants up and show the rope in your sock. You pull on that, and the rope pulls out and the other foot is involved. You start to pull that end, and there is resistance so you pull harder and the shorts come out of your pants leg.
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On 2009-05-04 23:25, B to the T wrote:
What ??? I was expecting to read that Jim Gerrish had a version of this!


Funny you should mention that. You must have seen his Wiz Kids performing Jim's variation where the rope gets pulled out of one Wiz Kid's sleeve only to be attached to another and another. It's like living Chinese Sticks with Rope.
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Thanks magicans!

I'll order a version. Anyone who can recomend a good place to buy it? My regular places didn't carry it.

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Try the 'sale' area, I am sure there may be someone out there who has one that they are willing to sell
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On 2009-05-07 03:11, Arkadia wrote:
Thanks magicans!

I'll order a version. Anyone who can recomend a good place to buy it? My regular places didn't carry it.

/Ark


Try Pegani he carries it. he calles it "reptreaket"
no problems for us swedes do order and easy payment.
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Thanks Vibono! I was scanning their page for houres not finding it. Thanks!

By the way, are you a friend of Mr Pink?

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On 2009-05-07 03:11, Arkadia wrote:
Thanks magicans!

I'll order a version. Anyone who can recomend a good place to buy it? My regular places didn't carry it.

/Ark

As I said, I have the cheaper version in stock.
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I know this isn't answering your question and also probably should be putting this story in the comedy area, but I saw a guy who was drunk (and usually was whenever performing) trying to perform this effect one time for an audience and actually hurt himself. He couldn't get the rope to go any further and then when he jerked on it really hard, he all of sudden went to his knees and said "ooooh...I'll be back in just a second." He then promptly stumbled behind the curtains and then came out holding the rope with the pair of shorts hanging from the rope in his hands. I'm sure the audience was wondering why I was laughing so hard. Everytime I saw this guy trying to perform for an audience, he was almost always drunk and messing up the tricks. I still don't understand how he got booked for shows. I guess that was a trick in itself....who knows?
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On 2009-05-08 02:51, Arkadia wrote:
Thanks Vibono! I was scanning their page for houres not finding it. Thanks!

By the way, are you a friend of Mr Pink?

/Ark


Well yes I am.
As for Pegani he is probubaly sold out at the moment but I'm sure he can get it for you again.
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