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I don't have a local hardware store. I've been ordering from T. Myers and Magic Pro Shop. I'd like a good "non-magic" source to order a soft cotton rope online.
Rob "Riff, the Magical Clown" Eubank aka RiffClown
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Rupert Bair
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Rob, I've looked everywhere and I can quite honsetley say at least in the UK their is not a rope that is good enough in hardware shops.
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Just get the ropes from magic shops. It would save you the cost of researching and looking for the right ropes in ordinary shops.

Save your expensive magicians rope for performance only. Develop a loseless rope routine which does not use up ropes. Use cheaper ropes for cut/restored effects and for experimentation.
Daniel Santos
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No places that I know of off the top of my head, but you can by some rope at Daytona Magic. Search it there, they have a bit.
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This is the best rope and at the best price I could find....
Hope it helps
Pete Biro
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I was in a fabric store in Hollywood today and saw HUGE SPOOLS of white rope, all thicknesses, but the shelf they were on was out of my reach and I couldn't find someone to help... but... that's where I would look.

Also, we used to use Military Surplus parachute cord. It was a little smaller in diameter and shiney, but really worked well for lots of stuff.
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A little trick I have learned about buying ropes (and I use miles of the stuff) is to always buy cotton. However, make sure it is "clothes line". The other rope that appears to be the same is "sash cord" and it is not the same thing at all. Sash cord is very hard and difficult to tie or fold. Clothes line is very soft, loose and easy to cut and tie. You can also remove the core from clothes line. Both are braided rather than twisted.

As a young cowboy I grew up with twisted lariat for rope and Will Rogers was my hero. Lariat was very good strong, hard stuff. (As the scar across my forehead, right eye and cheek indicate.) During Viet Nam I joined the Navy and had to call it "line" but then that stuff was junk! Mostly it burned well. Obviously, someone, somewhere sold the government a lot of line. And the government fell for it! (LBJ was certainly no cowboy. He didn't know his ropes. His routine would have been called the Cowboy's Nightmare. There was no professor involved.)

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Check Bubbas clown supplies. I've gotten it there before. Good guy to deal with.
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