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RollyD
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These are great rope routines especially for a parlor magic situation, but its pretty animated. What changes have you made to the routine when working in crowded environment/close-up/walk-around/table hopping situations? My other question is have you ever considered using any gimmicks (mag***) with your rope routine? If so, what have you done? I tried altering your routine by using the professor dream rope but one problem I've had is actually having the magnets stick when trying to slide the "ends" down the rope (Luckily I havent done this routine in public yet). Any new nuances or changes in your routine you wish to share? Thanks in advance.
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Richard, I too am curious about this. After a lot of hard work, I finally had it ready to perform for an audience last month. And oh boy! It played VERY strong! It is so much fun to learn and practice. And the performance is one of the neatest experiences I've had. People gasp, ooh, aah, and respond in a very amusing way. Thanks for sharing. I'd love to hear what else you've done with it!

Thanks for all you do for magic,
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Hi Guys,

Wow, great to hear about the great comments re: Fiber Optics.

I have so much fun perfoming this for people.
My preference is to perform this close-up because people get to experience this impossibility right in front of their eyes and they go nuts. I prefer to use ungimmicked rope as I like to be able to hand the rope out for examination before and after and in-between (you will know what I mean if you have the DVD)

A great tip for the sliding ends was given to me by my friend Nicholas Einhorn, fism winner, creator of Spooked, great performer and all around great guy.
He glues the end of a nail or screw into each end of the small rope to give each end a little more weight. This does not effect the rest of the routine in any way but it prevents the ends from falling off the rope when they slide down, if you are having a problem with this.
Although, if you are using the correct rope this should not happen very often.
Early next year, Sanders FX will be carrying specially prepared rope for the Fiber Optics routine.

If you want to be kept a breast of the latest developments please join my newsletter located at the top of the page at http://www.sandersfx.com.

I hope that helps guys
Thanks so much for your comments
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Awesome tips, sir! At first, I did have trouble with the sliding ends. But, with a lot of practice, I realized I was slanting the rope at a funny angle causing it to "go astray." Once I corrected that, I had very few problems. It's hard to explain, but I think you get my gist.

Thanks again for the reply. It's an honor to have you here!

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Here's an online clip of Fiber Optics for those that haven't seen it:

http://www.sandersfx.com/fiberoptics.html
"Of all words of tongue and pen,
the saddest are, "It might have been"

..........John Greenleaf Whittier
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