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I have been performing a particular rope trick that is no longer being made, so I need to find another rope trick that I can perform in its place.

I don't want a long routine, something short that can be done to music and is very visual with a few different magical moments. It must be a rouine that doesn't use scissors. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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Columbini also has a couple of rope DVD's with routines that might serve your needs
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On 2010-09-18 18:43, funsway wrote:
Columbini also has a couple of rope DVD's with routines that might serve your needs

Try Sandsational rope.
It is the derivation behind Columbini.

Daryl's DVD as well, a collection of classics.
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Thanks!
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What is not being made???
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Four nightmares by tenyo. It is an excellent trick. Probably not very well known outside of Japan though.
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Dan Harlan's New Awakening version of the Professor Nitemare might be to your liking. It is just enough different, and has some unique handlings that it may interest you.
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On 2010-09-19 03:16, aussiemagic wrote:
Four nightmares by tenyo. It is an excellent trick. Probably not very well known outside of Japan though.

I have one if you want, PM me.
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I second George Sands Ropesational rope routine.
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I do Daryl's routine, it's easy to cut down the time a little if you take out an effect or two in the middle. It's visual enough that you can do it to music without needing to speak. It has multiple types of rope effects involved, removing ends, c&r, professors nightmare among others. If you keep it fast paced, you probably wouldn't have to cut out much at all. No scissors involved.
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No scissors? Do a card trick.
Or, Linking ropes, or better yet,
Dances with ropes.
http://youtube.com/stagetricks
or no gimmicks or scissors
http://www.youtube.com/stagetricks#p/u/1/HGsjqzqyYSU
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I find Richard Sander's Fiber optic is a pretty neat rope effect. Its one of the very few rope effect that really impress me.

Another rope effect which I really like a lot if Ethernal rope by Jeremy Pei. Its simple, visual and short routine. I think this effect pretty much matches your description above.

Here's the video on the ethernal rope routine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCDH9tq_Qgo
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Thanks Lloyd -- he shows a rope magically separates and joins -- a premise that is sustainable. So different when "no scissors" means pretending to cut the rope with your fingers thagt is one of the most "non-magical" things performers do and turns the routine into a comedy act. Just opinions,of course.

So, Jeremy offers a suggestions here. If you can magically cut a rope, why pretend you are using scissors? If you believe the audience buys that this demosntrations is magic, then why do you later have difficulty getting the rope back together?
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