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martini
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Greetings Dennis;
That magician would have been Wayne Raeke, and his trick was the "Anytime, Anywhere, Linking Ropes". Wayne was confined to a wheelchair in his later years, but it still never stopped him from attending the T.A.O.M. conventions and working with magic youths in and around Texas.
I had known Wayne since I was a kid, and when he allowed me to put his outfit on the market, I was very happy to do so. Apparently there was a deal where another dealer was selling it for a while, yet Wayne was not happy about how many were sold and how little he was getting. I released it on a commission basis with Wayne, and then he asked if I was interested in just buying it outright, which I did.
It never was a big seller, due to the fact that you really had to see it done to appreciate the trick.
The year that General Grant and Myself were lecturing and performing at the T.A.O.M. in Tyler Texas, Wayne made the trip to the convention to demo it for me at my stand. Needless to say, we sold out very fast of the couple of dozen that we had with us there.
Wayne had a lot of great ideas, hopefully someone in Texas, maybe one of his students, has his notebooks, they would make a very good book.
All the Best
Marty
Lee Brown
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The Anytime, Anywhere Linking Rope Routine by Wayne Rakie is one of the best ones I have ever seen. It meets anyone's requirements.
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Someone marketed a version of E.J. Moore's using three neckties.... kinda neat.
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In 1978 French magician Jean Merlin added a great ungaffed linking ropes routine to his famous "Jean Merlin's ropes series." The first chapters explain the techniques and a third chapter is devoted on a "No Gimmick Linking Rope Ring Routine," using 4 ropes.
The (ungaffed) routines of Aldo Colombini's and others use the same principles and/or techniques (as far as I know).

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You can get the Ungimmicked Linking Ropes at Stevens Magic.
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To Marty,
Thanks so much for the information. Yes, it was Wayne Raeke that knocked my socks off with it. And it was at a TAOM.

I should have worked that up so many years ago, and I'd probably have been using it all these years. Do you still have the manuscript for sale? PM me.

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I purchased Wayne Raeke's Linking Rope routine from Martini's Magic.

Bill Palmer produced the instructions for this, and I believe he also did the illustrations. He did a nice job. I was able to learn the moves in short order.

I still haven't performed this for a crowd, but I can see that it would be a killer routine.
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Mickey Hades publishes a book titled "New Concepts in Magic" by Aldini (still available) that describes a very good linking rope routine with ungimmicked ropes
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All, thanks for the information

Any comments on comparing the Raeke's Linking Rope to that at Stevens Magic? They sound similar in effect.

Thanks
John
Posted: Jul 9, 2005 7:48pm

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After making some phone calls, I found out that there are 3 Non-gaffed linking rope tricks on the market.

1) Aldini's(sp), 2) Raeke's, and 3) Williams.

1)involves some "fiddling" that may created suspicions, and the ropes can't be handed out at the end

2) 2 phases. ropes can be tossed out at end(while linked)

3) ropes may come appart if handed out at the end.

I bought Raekes.
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Do not forget that W.W.Durbin suggested 'upsetting the knot in the ungimmicked version, trans forming it into a locking knot Vol 8 Tarbell also has a linking balloons routine. RE; gimmicked ropes though, the E.J. Moore version is very slick
As has been mentioned, Abbott's king-king rope link may prove disappointing.

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KOTAH

Can you explain what you mean by "upsetting" the knot? I have Raeke's booklet, are you referring to the middle knot in fig 14?
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On 2005-07-13 13:37, Brother Kotah wrote:
Abbott's king-king rope link may prove disappointing.
KOTAH


Only if you are looking for a wonderful new inqenius gimmick, instead of a good Linking Rope Routine to present to your audence.
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Ralph Adams used to do a great linking rope routine immediately after doing the linking rings. It is available on the tape and book that was put out by him.

I never thought it woudl play since the two effects are the same. But with audience participation, it was very strong.

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It has been since 2005 since anyone posted about this subject. Does anyone know how to get a copy of E. J Moore's Linking Ropes? I have Wanye Raeke's Anytime Anywhere Linking Ropes, where they mention using Moore's ruotine. I thought I might supplemrnt Raeke's with Moore's.
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On 2013-06-23 19:01, Leland E wrote:
It has been since 2005 since anyone posted about this subject. Does anyone know how to get a copy of E. J Moore's Linking Ropes? I have Wanye Raeke's Anytime Anywhere Linking Ropes, where they mention using Moore's ruotine. I thought I might supplemrnt Raeke's with Moore's.

I believe I have a copy, but it will take me a while as I will be out of town.
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Can you explain what you mean by "upsetting" the knot? I have Raeke's booklet, are you referring to the middle knot in fig 14?

Upsetting a knot, is a term where you have a square knot, and by pulling the matching tip of the rope you hold, the square knot is rendered useless allowing the rope to slide apart.
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