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Michael Bilkis
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I went to Home Depot and couldn't find a good rope. Will someone please let me know where I can find good quality magician's rope in a retail store or on the web? Thanks a bunch.

Michael
Ron Reid
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Hi Michael:

Fun Inc. makes a brilliant white rope that many pros use. I know that Denny and Lee sell it (www.dennymagic.com). There is other excellent rope, such as Elite Rope by Camirand Academy, but it's much more expensive, and the Fun Inc. rope is just as good for about half the price (or less).

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Bill Hegbli
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Stevens Magic sells real magicians rope by the spool.

http://www.stevensmagic.com

This is the real stuff with the soft cotton woven outer shell and the single strands that can be removed if you wish.
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Is this the Dante's stuff?
(from stevens?)

How much is reasonable to pay for 50ft?

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I got some great rope from Mark Mason's shop in England. jbtv.co.uk

This is very white and soft rope. It's limber like cooked noodles. If you do the 1 handed snap knot it workes great. I saw Daryl using this type of rope years ago and thought it looked and moved well. It also lookes quite professional.
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Bob Sanders
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Since I ruin eight feet of rope every show, I use clothsline (cotton) like Bill descibed. I get it in the ironing board section of WalMart. (It is very different from what they have in the hardware department.)

For the last thiry or so years, it has worked out fine.

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Same here, clothesline from WalMart. They have a cotton variety (off white) and a synthetic variety (pretty white) in my area. Both have removable cores. Both are inexpensive.

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T. Meyer's Magic out of Austin, Texas sells the standard magician's rope, but they've got it cheaper than I've seen it in other places. It's $28.70 for a 300 foot roll. I've seen it for as much as $50 other places.
http://www.tmeyers.com
Michael Bilkis
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Thanks for all the input. I checked out Walmart and did not like the rope. too thin in my opinion.
Aperazor
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There is some on E-bay that looks nice, I didn't like the rope from Walmart for the same reason.
Do a search for either magician rope or magicians rope.
There was one from Cincinatti that looked pretty nice and thick.
I may place an order and will post results.
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I received magician's rope from magicproshop.com last week and have used it a few times. It is $8.76 for 32.5 feet. I am happy with the rope because it is flat, packs easily, and cuts easily.
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If you get rope from a local shop (Walmart, etc.) and it seems to be a little thin? Try this. Take all the rope and set it in the bathtub with warm water. Submerge the rope in the water and then pour in some fabric softener. Let it sit for 1-2 hours. Then remove it directly from the water and place it in the dryer to dry. I've done this for all my rope (magic rope or Walmart rope) and its REALLY soft on the hands, and fluffs up a bit more.
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WOW...What a great tip Yanyaks5!!
Bob Sanders
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Yanyak5,

Great suggestion! Cotton rope should become much softer and even larger. It should help with rope used in escapes too!

Thanks!

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yanyak5
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Yep! Glad you guys like it! Good luck with it!
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I have the traditional cotton magician's rope. It works, but I would like to find the shinier soft nylon type rope. The Professor's Nightmare I have uses this type of rope and I like the feel better. Only problem is I haven't been able to find it anywhere. It's the kind of rope Flip uses in his video for anyone who own's it. So, does anyone know where I can get my hands on some?
yanyak5
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Try a Hardware shop. They have it on GIANT spools in the shop, and they let you usually cut your own length. I would try there. If not there you may even want to try a boat shop. They sell rope usually.
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I just bought a very large ball of it at a good price from Chazpro. I is very white and precored. you'll have to glue or tie the ends of course. worth a look.

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The Japanese Ropes are the best so far in my experience but they are expensive.

The Elite Ropes from Camirand Academy of Canada is next - also expensive.

So for Cut and Restored, it is better not to use them unless you can afford it.
Ron Reid
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Pros like Jeff Hobson and Paul Green use the Fun Inc. rope in their rope routines. Plus, Denny sells it so you know it has to be good. It is brilliant white, cotton rope that has no core. It looks almost exactly like Camirand's Elite rope, but is more flexible (a good thing). You can tuck the ends in like David Sanders does in "Three Ropes and a Baby".

I checked out the Walmart rope too, and didn't like it at all. It would be okay in a pinch, but the Fun Inc stuff looks so much bigger and better. Plus, a 300 foot spool is only about $50.00.

Ron
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