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That's o.k., Jim. Smile Finally took some Ball and Vase notes today. Will be adjusting a little to work out a routine for the goose. No colour change here. Have the basic idea in mind- just need to put the technical details in place.
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Back to work on a few things! Smile
"Every thought you think, word you speak, and action you take proceeds from either love or fear. Peace and upset, innocence and guilt, healing and illness all spring from that one fundamental choice." Alan Cohen
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I was working on my stage routine, researching some ideas. As I was watching a comedy rope routine on an Aldo Colombini video he showed up very large on our 32" Flat Screen. I was startled when out of no where our male tabby cat, William jumped on the tv stand and attacked the TV. I was like, "What the . . .?" Then I realized he was going after the rope. It was pretty amusing!

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I love Cats.

I once taught our cat to attack rustling paper while my Brother was going through an Origami phase.

Comedy ensued.

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My cat is really into my silk collection. He's not too crazy about Rocky however.
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By the way, I'd just like to point out that I've loved this thread because it feels like our own private room inside the Café. Just a select few participate, and that's okay with me. It's nice to find a place here without all of the controversy and arguing that seems to pervade the site at times.

That said, I hate sunshine and puppies. Discuss.
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Amen Andrew!

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Of course, Mr, Mystoffelees LOVES cats...
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Absolutely my favorite thread! Even if I don't post, I always check in and do feel like this is like a coffee club.

Thanks to all for being here!

Hudson
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I like the feeling of support in this thread.

When you say something or ask something you know it will be taken in a good light and someone is not waiting to pounce and argue.

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So then we're in agreement - we all hate sunshine and puppies?
"I'm sorry - if you were right, I would agree with you." -Robin Williams, Awakenings
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Hello, I have lurked the Café for years and for some reason never found this thread. I just spent the last hour and a half reading through the entire thread and am so inspired that there is actually a place on the Café where everyone is nice to each other and is willing to help instead of being so critical and mean. I see this started several years ago, but I would love to join you all if that is ok?

My name is Nanci Jones, and I have never really done much in the way of rope work and I really would like to devote some time to becoming proficient in some rope routines.

I am committing at least 15 minutes a day for this.

My goal is to be proficient in at least one really good rope routine by April 1.

I am currently trying to decide which rope routine would be a good place to start. Suggestions?

Thank You,

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Welcome Nanci,

I personally started with "Toss a knot" Hold one end of the rope and shake it just so it ties itself into a knot.

Professors Nightmare is a good start. A good family effect that can adjust to many themes. Daryl teaches it very well in his Rope series.

Many start with Cut and Restored Rope but I'm a little cheap for that. Great for Volunteer interaction.

Daryl's Amazing Acrobatic Knot. A solid Routine for any age. Very visual.

Dennis Loomis Knot Routine ... Plus, A collection of fun "one off" effects that can be used "A La Carte" plus other material.

Any of these will make a good start.

You are in for a very fun ride. I'll bet you find your practice sessions are one of your favorite parts of the day.

You may want to check in the "Knots and Loops" forum. There are some real Rope experts there.

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Welcome Nanci!

I'm sure you will enjoy the support on this thread. I started with Fibre Optics by Richard Sanders about 4 years ago. Boy it was not an easy place to start on with rope, but the DVD has some great material and I am very happy with my routine.

That said, I may take a look at the list Mary just gave you!

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Nanci-

It is never too late! Permit me to add my Welcome to those above. Times I have been tired, wanted to sit, but thought of Mary, Peter, Hudson and others committed to practice, and I got up off my ... chair... and got out my magic project. What a difference it has made!

Rope magic is my "thang", or at least my best magic, and I love to practice it. Best is, I can keep it in a pocket and take it anywhere to practice. Well, most anywhere!

Regarding where to start with rope, I would suggest Carrol Bakers DVD, Here is a link:

http://www.carrollbaker.net/Carroll-Baker-Store.html

Don't let the cheap price fool you, it is good.

Have fun and good luck to you Nanci!

Jim
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Welcome Nanci,

I might suggest adding a ring to the routine as well, if that kind of thing suits you. I've had a lot of fun with ring and rope routines - L&L has a DVD that features some fun plots to try out.
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Hello all, and thank you for the warm welcome!

Mary you always have the most interesting posts everywhere on the Café. You always have such a positive attitude and you truly are an inspiration to me! I really appreciate your list and am looking into all the possibilities for rope routines. I am definitely going to buy Daryl's dvd set as it looks like it has some really great stuff on it.

Hudson, I am also going to order Richard Sander's Fiber Optics dvd as well. Again it looks incredible, and even if I do not start there, it looks like something I may aspire to do!

Jim, being able to take it with me and practice almost anywhere is what attracted me so much to rope routines. It is also something I can keep in my purse and do impromptu if I want. My son is always with me since we perform together, and he has his cards, and rubber bands, with him and I wanted to do something different and I really love good rope routines. Carroll Baker is a good friend of Matthew's and mine as he was president of our local IBM ring when Matthew and I first got involved back in 2003. He has been so supportive of us and really mentored us when we decided to go full time. It is funny though that I thought we had all of his stuff, but do not have the rope dvd and I didn't even know he had one. I have emailed him and am ordering one now.

Andrew, I love the idea of adding a ring to a rope routine and I am sure that will happen at some point.

Right now, I am going to get the dvd's and check them out and find one routine that looks really good to me and make that my first goal to accomplish. I will check back and let you know what I chose and how it is going.
Thank you so much again for letting me join your little group here and I can't wait to get started with a routine that I want to learn just for me. As a two person act almost everything is a team effort, but I really want to do my own thing as well!

Thank you all again! Smile
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Thank you Nanci.

Andrew is right about Ring and Rope.

It is very visual and easy to follow and allows physical interaction with the kids.

Plus you can build a routine one effect at a time.

Cap that with, totally fun to practice and you've got a winner.

-Mary Mowder
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Welcome Nancy! Smile

I was a Boy Scout for many years and I always loved working with rope. I actually learned a lot of rope magic while I was a scout. Since I am mostly a hobbyist and preform when the opportunity presents itself, a good piece of rope in my pocket always allows me to fall back on some old standards. If you have a copy of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic, :lookingfortrick: there is some great starter material in there with ropes. I also recommend Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Tricks for Magicians by Stewart James and Karl Fulves Self-working Rope Magic. I am currently working on a stage performance for my IBM Ring and I am working on a routine with Impossible Rope Escape by Don Wayne found on page 263 in Mark Wilson's CCiM. This routine has wonderful comic potential and since you are working with your son, that fact alone could open the possiblities up even greater! Aldo & Rachel Colombini have a lot of good rope material as well and you can find it on their website at http://www.wildcolombini.com/ Everything is $10 on his website. He has effects for sale, but check out his DVD's. Good Luck and I know we all look forward of learning about your progress.

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Hey gang!

So I am working on my stage act for our November Hocus Pocus Party for Ring 211. I have 10 minutes to perform. I am mapping out what effects to do and forming them into routines. So I have a pretty good idea of what I want to do and I decided to try storyboarding. If you are not familiar with this, imagine a comic strip. I am basically drawing my act out as if I was doing it as a stick figure. Smile Since I am starting with Gene Anderson's Torn & Restored Newspaper I looked at his stick figure diagrams in Newspaper Magic and started there. I am starting to draw the diagrams for Routine # three the Impossible Rope Escape. So this is where my practice time is going currrently. I still have prop design, assembly and construction and then I will be able to focus on practicing each routine.

We have our Abracadabra Close-up show tomorrow with 6 magicians from our ring tomorrow. I am excited to see their performances!

Have a Great Weekend Everyone! :stuckinabag:

P.S. Sunshine & Puppies, Andrew, you are too funny! Smile
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