The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Knots and loops » » Do as I Do (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Dario
View Profile
Veteran user
332 Posts

Profile of Dario
Hi

Do anybody can point me a routine with the Do as I Do premise or with the spectator as magician premise. I own the Mac King "another rope routine" but I'm looking for other possibilities.

Thanks in advance
Dynamike
View Profile
Eternal Order
FullTimer
24098 Posts

Profile of Dynamike
You can try the Professors Nightmare by giving a spectator three ropes, and you keep the other three. You can do the same thing with cut and restoring a rope by giving them a rope and a pair of scissors telling them to do as you do.
Spellbinder
View Profile
Inner circle
The Holy City of East Orange, NJ
6438 Posts

Profile of Spellbinder
On "The Wiz Kids Present: Rope Magic" DVD, Jim Gerrish combines the "Do As I Do Ropes" (based on U.F. Grant's "Perfect Cut Rope") with his "Dancing Rope Worms" (based on U.F. Grant's "Spectator Rope") for use by a magician and one spectator who tries to follow along. It's on my site.
Professor Spellbinder

Professor Emeritus at the Turkey Buzzard Academy of Magik, Witchcraft and Wizardry

http://www.magicnook.com

Publisher of The Wizards' Journals
murf
View Profile
Loyal user
San Antonio, TX
257 Posts

Profile of murf
Fred Baisch does a very nice Do as I Do routine based on the Hunter Puzzle Knot. He gets several spectators up on stage, all trying to tie a knot without using the ends of the rope. He show one of them how he "almost" has it, then finally helps one of them actually accomplish the impossible. Very entertaining.

Murf
wally
View Profile
Inner circle
1732 Posts

Profile of wally
Where can I find info about the Fred Baisch do as I do with ropes. thanks
Spellbinder
View Profile
Inner circle
The Holy City of East Orange, NJ
6438 Posts

Profile of Spellbinder
You'll find the routine (which is a common one when performing the G.W. Hunter Puzzle Knot) explained in detail on The Wiz Kid Rope Magic DVD. It's called "The Impossible Knot" and is included as one of the effects within the "Rope Routine." The DVD version shows the solo method, but Jim explains how the effect can be used in a "Do As I Do" situation with several spectators being asked to follow the performer's every move as he ties the "impossible knot."
Professor Spellbinder

Professor Emeritus at the Turkey Buzzard Academy of Magik, Witchcraft and Wizardry

http://www.magicnook.com

Publisher of The Wizards' Journals
tabman
View Profile
Inner circle
USA
5946 Posts

Profile of tabman
Here's a bare bones, down and dirty version I do.

Start with one long piece of rope and some scissors.

"Where's your rope? Here have half of mine!"
Find the middle of the rope and cut it with the scissors and hand it to the spec.

"Do as I do."
Do the standard moves for cut and restored. After you "cut" your rope in the middle hand the scissors to the spec. The spec will actually cut his rope in the middle.

"Now tie the ends together like this."
You take the short piece in your hand and tie a knot around the middle of your rope and then let it dangle. It looks like you've tied a knot between the two short pieces of rope. The spec drops his and lets it dangle too.

"OK, that looks good. Let's see if you have the mojo in ya?"
Wiggle your fingers at the knot. Make the spec do the same. Milk it. Slide your knot off the rope slowly then letting the knot drop to the floor. The spec tries and fails.

Finish your way. Let the spec keep the knotted rope. Leave the knot on the floor or ground if you're outside.

This is an adlibbed routine Ive been doing for at least 25 or 30 years. I picked up bits and pieces along the trail just from messing with it. Maybe you can use some of it.

-=tabman
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

http://Sefalaljia.com
Troels
View Profile
Loyal user
Denmark
205 Posts

Profile of Troels
Tabman
I think it is a bit more convincing, if you start as if you wil do a normal Cut And Restore trick. Make a big deal out of a letting a spectator really cut the long rope in two eqal lengths. You show the two pieces clearly separated and start to fusion them together.

Then you ask the spectator if he wants to learn how to so it. Naurally he agrees.
You take the two pieces in your left hand and say: I guess it is easier if you do it with ropes in hand. Here take the scissor and cut a piece of each rope. Make the secret move and let the spectator cut approximately half of each peace of rope.

You tie the ends together and the spectator does the same.
In the end the spectators ropes are still separated while your rope is restored.
The point is: The spectators wil remeber, that the rope definitely was cut in two pieces by one of them. And afterwards cut even more.

Trolle
Spellbinder
View Profile
Inner circle
The Holy City of East Orange, NJ
6438 Posts

Profile of Spellbinder
I like Eleazar Goodenough's "Necktie Paper Tear and Necktie Tricks" from his book "Tear-Able Magic" on my site. It includes his "Do As I Do" routine wioth a spectator and himself cuttiong each other's neckties.

Here's the run-down on the effect: Eleazar's necktie disappears from around his neck, so he takes some strips of tissue paper and makes a new necktie. When he tries to tie the necktie in place, it penetrates his neck. Eleazar exchanges neckties with someone from the audience. Eleazar shows the volunteer how he can cut the spectator's necktie in half and restore it, but when the helper tries the same with Eleazar's tie, he ends up with cut neck-tie pieces. Eleazar ends the routine by restoring his own necktie.
Professor Spellbinder

Professor Emeritus at the Turkey Buzzard Academy of Magik, Witchcraft and Wizardry

http://www.magicnook.com

Publisher of The Wizards' Journals
tabman
View Profile
Inner circle
USA
5946 Posts

Profile of tabman
Quote:
On 2009-09-27 14:58, Trolle wrote:
Tabman
I think it is a bit more convincing, if you start as if you wil do a normal Cut And Restore trick. Make a big deal out of a letting a spectator really cut the long rope in two eqal lengths. You show the two pieces clearly separated and start to fusion them together.


Yes, that's a good idea letting the spec cut the long rope. In fact maybe let the spec hold the scissors and even do your cut (after the secret move). Something to think about. Thanks for the suggestion.

-=tabman
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

http://Sefalaljia.com
Pete Biro
View Profile
1933 - 2018
18559 Posts

Profile of Pete Biro
Makes me want to think of a way where spectator's rope gets restored, yours doesn't AT FIRST, then you restore all pieces back into the original long piece you started with.

I GOT IT... HAHAH... WILL PUBLISH IT IN MY NEW BOOK, "Give a Magician Enough rope< which is almost finished.
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
magicians
View Profile
Inner circle
Teacher and Legend
2898 Posts

Profile of magicians
Quote:
Yes, that's a good idea letting the spec cut the long rope. In fact maybe let the spec hold the scissors and even do your cut (after the secret move). Something to think about. Thanks for the suggestion.

-=tabman



My routine called "loops" from my lecture, allows the spectator to both cut, and restore the rope. They even tie the knot. No "secret" move.
The name of the video is "spectacut".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxBS30U24x0
Illusionist, Illusionist consulting, product development, stage consultant, seasoned performer for over 35 years. Specializing in original effects. Highly opinionated, usually correct, and not afraid of jealous critics. I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pawn and a King. Free lance gynecologist.
Bob Sanders
View Profile
Grammar Supervisor
Magic Valley Ranch, Clanton, Alabama
20495 Posts

Profile of Bob Sanders
Ian,

Your routine is very convincing!

Don't give it away! PLEASE! LOL

Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander
Bob Sanders

Magic By Sander / The Amazed Wiz

AmazedWiz@Yahoo.com
tabman
View Profile
Inner circle
USA
5946 Posts

Profile of tabman
Pete Biro's rope book is going to have a killer routine in it. Watch for it.

http://PeteBiro.com
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

http://Sefalaljia.com
Pete Biro
View Profile
1933 - 2018
18559 Posts

Profile of Pete Biro
MAGICIAN: NICE ROUTINE.

TABMAN... thanks for the INSPIRATION.

You know I always check in this section looking for a breakthrough new rope item.

And this morning when I woke up something really hit me after reading all above posts.

Get this. Bare bones. (It will be in the book).

Start with 10-foot piece of rope. Spectator fairly, in his hands, cuts it in two.
Then his half is cut in two (you hold he cuts). Repeat with second piece.

He blows on his knot and IT VANISHES... VISIBLY... POOF... GONE.

Suddenly the two pieces are restored and you have a 10-foot piece like you started with.

Very little preparation. No cost gimmick you do yourself. (No skill to make).
STAY TOONED... @ www.pete-biro.com
tabman
View Profile
Inner circle
USA
5946 Posts

Profile of tabman
Quote:
On 2009-09-28 13:58, Pete Biro wrote:
TABMAN... thanks for the INSPIRATION.


And I could say the same thing to you!!
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

http://Sefalaljia.com
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » Knots and loops » » Do as I Do (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2020 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.14 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL