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I am getting more interested in rope magic, and am a very visual learner. What one video would you suggest, to best give me a wide range of the basics of rope magic?

If you could give the reasons why you like the video, it would also help me in my choice.

Thanks
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Hello Steve:

I recommend the Daryl Rope videos from A-1 Magical Media. You can get them from just about any dealer. You can get them as a set or separately—they're all good, especially for someone beginning in rope magic. I like them because Daryl is such a good entertainer. He is so much fun to watch; it's a good learning experience for anyone who wants to be more entertaining.

Also, very few (maybe just a couple) effects require special rope. Darly must teach 30 effects/routines on each video.

I recommend his videos for all the above reasons. Get one or all, you'll be very happy with your purchase.

Ron
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Thanks Ron,

I have been seriously considering Daryl's videos, but had no reference point to work from. Does he give good explanations and good angles so you can easily see how to do the tricks?

I have been working on the Professor's Nightmare for a couple of weeks and just love doing it. I am going to try to get it down blindfolded before I do it for a real audience.

I have been reading threads about endings for it and I have yet to see an ending where the ropes are returned to their regular sizes without being jumbled or thrown in the air. (I saw a young mage give a show at the library and do that.) Is this the normal way most people do it? If so, I have figured out how to return them to their normal configurations logically, it's pretty simple, and I am sure (if I figured it out) other people have figured it out also.

I have yet to find it in a single magic book I own.

Well, thanks again.
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Hello again, Steve:

I'm glad to help. Since you are working on Professor's Nightmare, I suggest you get volume 8 (actually it's the third volume on rope magic) called The Great White Rope. The last part of the tape shows Daryl doing his rope routine, which has a Professor's Nightmare segment in it. You will love the way he transforms the ropes back to different lengths.

Daryl is an excellent teacher. The camera angles and close-ups are very good, top notch all the way. I suggest you start with this tape. I know you won't be disappointed.

Ron
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Thanks Ron.

That sounds great, guess I know where to start.

So each of the tapes don't build on the previous ones? Because I am actually a beginner in rope magic. I don't want to jump into the deep water before I know how to swim. Smile

Thanks again Ron
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Anything by Aldo Colombini, Flip, Tabary in addition to Daryl....
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Thanks Vin

I have seen posts on Tabary and Daryl, but Flip seems to have surfaced recently, at least I saw my first post mentioning him about a week ago. Aldo Columbini, I know is a well-known name, but I know nothing about his rope stuff.

Can you give me your take on Aldo Columbini, and Flip? Maybe just a short idea as to the types of things contained in their videos?

Again, thanks
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Flip Hallema's video contains five routines with full explanations. I have not looked at all the routines in depth but the first one is fairly easy and very entertaining.

Don't know if I would recommend it for a complete beginner in rope magic but it is a good DVD.
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Thanks Ray,

That's the kind of thing I need to know.

It is amazing to me that I have never heard of Flip Hallema before, and all of a sudden, he seems to be everywhere, and everyone else knows his work. I have been out of mainstream magic for quite a while though, and that's what happens, "you snooze, you loose".

Thanks again, I was really wondering about his video.

Now, unless someone strongly recommends The Columbini videos, I guess I will be looking for the Daryl videos.

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I went to Daryl's site after reading this topic and found he has his Rope Magic in three DVDs, and looking through the contents, they have a LOT more material than the videos. To top it off, they are the same price as video tapes and if you order all three he gives you a discount. Needless to say they will be here tomorrow.

Do a Google on Daryl and it takes you right to his site. BTW the prices were cheaper than the same thing at my local magic store by about 25%.

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Thanks Peter,

I wasn't aware that Darly had a site, but I did the search, and came up with:

http://www.foolerdoolers.com/store/default.asp

He does seem to have some good prices.

Thanks again.

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I just got Flip's DVD and enjoy it so far. I haven't completed it but it looks good if you like rope magic.
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R-J-

I am really getting into rope magic.

So when you've finished the Flip video, if you could give your opinion of the whole thing, I'd appreciate it.

Thanks
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Daryl's rope videos or DVDs are the way to go for starters.
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Huggie50

Thanks, I am beginning to get that impression. Everyone I talk to seems to think there are several good rope videos, but the way to go for beginners is Daryl.

Has anyone had any experience with the John Fedko Rope Video? How does he stack up?

Thanks again huggie50
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On 2004-02-17 09:41, RayBanks wrote:
Flip Hallema's video contains five routines with full explanations. I have not looked at all the routines in depth but the first one is fairly easy and very entertaining.

Don't know if I would recommend it for a complete beginner in rope magic but it is a good DVD.

I agree...

I have Flip's video and am working on routine #5 the rope and ring. This is with a 10" ring and is very good. I am not yet comfortable with one move yet, and I know that I must be able to do it in my sleep. I am not new to rope magic, started with Sands Ropsational some 30 years ago.
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I have Flip's DVD, Daryl's three DVDs and Tabary's two videos.

For a beginner I would lean toward Daryl because: (1) I consider him a good teacher and his explanations are generally easy to follow. (2) These DVDs cover a large spectrum of rope magic. You could put the pieces together and form a myriad of routines from simple to elaborate.

There's nothing wrong with Flip's routines and if you could only afford one DVD you would do all right by him. But obviously one DVD is not going to match the variety of effects on three. I found him a little harder to follow than Daryl but that's probably a personal thing.

Tabary? Now there is a rope magic master. This is some really smooth, and generally high-level stuff. If you are looking for contest material, you would look here to see an example of what can be done. But I would not recommend it as a place to start.
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Can someone let me know if his FOOLER'S DOOLER'S DVD's (which I own) overlap a lot with his ROPE MAGIC dvd's??? I was looking at buying his rope DVD'S, but I don't want to get mostly what are already on his Fooler's Doolers set.

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I agree with just about everything posted here, but I also wanted to mention Thomas Medina's Amazing Magic with Rope available through FunInc. It is a Royal Magic item.

He offers what I believe the most simple and direct approach for neophytes in rope work. You won't be dissapointed. I wish this was around when I started my interest in rope work.
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For me the best cut and restored rope video is by the late Sheigo Tekagi. He has about six or seven routines and also his stage performance.
Another very good video ss by John Gustefaro ring and rope routine.
vinny

Posted: Nov 17, 2004 1:59pm
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And I almost forgot to mention
our own Dennis Lomas
has excellent video as well
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