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Dr_J_Ayala
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Does anyone know of any routines in this plot that actually ends with three separate ropes of the same length, and that does not use any rope gimmicks?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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If Ian (aka previously 'Magic Ian' and currently aka 'magicians' here on the Café) doesn't respond to this thread... and I can't believe he won't... send him a PM as he definitely has a version of the exact effect you describe.

Others too have come up with methods but those I know of are mostly in lecture notes making them, hard to impossible, to track down... so asking "magicians" (or waiting for him to reply) might be your best place to start.
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Magic Ian's dances with ropes does have a gimmick.
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On 2012-05-16 12:52, Al Angello wrote:
Magic Ian's dances with ropes does have a gimmick.

It is not the "dances with rope", MagicIans has a short version where the 3 ropes just stretches and stays 'stretched', no gimmicks.
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I would be interested to see this short routine; I have been doing Prof. NM for about 30 years (mostly as a hobbyist) and have always disliked the "Which leaves us back where we began..." nature of the usual ending.
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I do that trick, and I believe it is called professor Ian's nightmare. Ian designed this trick to fool magicians, and lay people are not very impressed with it, because Ian uses an alternate method that will only impress another magician.
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Okay here it is...no gimmick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slGS-qUo8Jg

different version (could be gimmicked)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xf1_kK8Kp_s

patriotic version - no gimmick
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qc8QZFY08Go

discussion 1
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......tart=0#7

discussion 2
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......&forum=9

ungimmicked dances with ropes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGsjqzqyYSU

Doc has the Dances video
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I do indeed have the DVD. Once again, my memory has eluded me somehow...

My original intention was to go into a routine that actually uses three, equal-length, ungimmicked ropes right after (such as the Linking Ropes, as is on the Dances With Ropes DVD).

Par excellence Ian - thank you once again!
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If you look at the "extra" area where there is an "ungimmicked dances with ropes", but you are left with ropes that are short med and long.
The other methods, are stand alone which leave you with 3 long ropes. Now, if you then you did my "spoof" first, would require one cut to go into the "ungimmicked" linking ropes. It can be done and I have a smooth method for you. However, that routine should be all you ask.
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On 2012-05-16 09:20, Dr_J_Ayala wrote:
Does anyone know of any routines in this plot that actually ends with three separate ropes of the same length, and that does not use any rope gimmicks?


That'd be magic, as opposed to a magic trick Smile
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On 2012-05-18 00:42, MickNZ wrote:
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On 2012-05-16 09:20, Dr_J_Ayala wrote:
Does anyone know of any routines in this plot that actually ends with three separate ropes of the same length, and that does not use any rope gimmicks?


That'd be magic, as opposed to a magic trick Smile

Mick, did you look at the links?
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