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Samuel Catoe
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I currently perform a cut and restored routine but it is somewhat basic. The only difference I have seen of it from others in my area is that I cause the knot to pop off of the rope. I am working on an idea to make it a little different but would also like to explore other performers' work on this effect. A little help would be greatly appreciated.

My question is this: What, in your opinion, is the best MARKETED or PRINTED(please cite source) version of the cut and restored rope?

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David Todd
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Mongolian Pop-Knot by Whit Haydn is one of the best printed routines available (I think there is also a video available, but I have the booklet ) .

http://www.chefanton.com/entertain/mongolian.htm

There are dozens of variations of the cut and restored rope.
It all depends on what you want to do and your own personality and "touches" in developing a routine . Lots of methods in Tarbell . Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Magic is another .
Dennis Loomis
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As Dai indicates, there is no one "best" cut and restored. So many different methods and effects can be used. But, one of the most "eye-popping" versions, in my opinion, is the Bill Neff Miracle Rope Trick. It's available from Abbott's and probably other places as well. In this version, the rope is visibly cut into two pieces. One piece is held in each hand, with the hands widely separated. There can be no doubt that what you have is two pieces of rope. (And, it's true.) The ends of the rope are then just swung back and forth and in the swinging process, the ends just seem to visibly melt together. You are now holding just one long rope which is twice the length of the two pieces you were holding. AND... it can be immediately passed out for examination. It is without any trickery of any kind.
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I do the same routine you do but I cut the rope three times (starts with 10 feet of rope). One is a slip knot. Misdirect with sissors in right hand and tie a one-handed slip with left hand at your side. Quickly false cut the rope by the slip...show slip. Third cut is the pop knot.

So one knot disappears, one pops into the audience the third slides off. Hide it until you show the rope whole, then toss the last knot in to the audience.

It's easy, fast and powerful...toss the rope into the audience at the end.
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I agree with Dai. Smile
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Whit's ain't bad but for laymen I usually do Harold Sterling's Short and Long, but for magician audiences my version of the Neff Miracle Rope (with my routine where speckie shoots the rope in two pieces and I catch the bullet in my teeth).

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Pete,
If you care to share, I'd love to hear more about your version of the Neff Miracle Rope Trick. Everything you do is so well thought out.
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Dan Monroe
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Good old I use the comedy cut and restored rope taken from Mark Wilson’s Compete Course in Magic. It's great! I have a spectator do all the magic. They cut the rope, restore the rope tied together and then they make up a magic word and pull the ends of the rope and the knots jump off. It's great for kids or adults, gets a great reaction and plenty of laughs! Elmers glue will do the trick most of the time. Smile
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In Danny Korem's book, “Korem Without Limits”, there is a great cut and restored rope. You need to wear a coat to perform it, but it's very clean and visual.

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A classic of rope magic....George Sands Ropsational, easy reset, no replacement rope, no sissors (you do not actually cut the rope)

This is as powerfull today as it was over 30 years ago!
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My only complaint about rope tricks is... "I HATE CUT ROUTINES WHERE YOU USE YOUR FINGERS AND NOT A SCISSORS."

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I like to have a small piece of rope over the one big rope. Hold both ropes in one hand. Have a volunteer cut the small rope in two. Then you have three pieces of rope, two small and one large. While the audience thinks that you have two ropes. Tie one of the small ropes around the large rope, and hide the other small rope. It looks like you have two ropes tied together.
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I use a combination of the C&R rope routines from Jeff McBride Stage Magic video, Dan Harlan, and the Panama Rope Routine from Tarbell.
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Pete,

You can use sissors (just don't cut the rope).
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SHIGEO TAKAGI HAS THE VERY BEST CUT AND RESTORED TOPE ROUTINE,
his routine is excellent for parlour or stage and plays well with audience.
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Quote:
On Aug 10, 2003, David Todd wrote:
Mongolian Pop-Knot by Whit Haydn is one of the best printed routines available (I think there is also a video available, but I have the booklet ) .

http://www.chefanton.com/entertain/mongolian.htm

There are dozens of variations of the cut and restored rope.
It all depends on what you want to do and your own personality and "touches" in developing a routine . Lots of methods in Tarbell . Abbott's Encyclopedia of Rope Magic is another .


Sorry to bring an old thread back to life, but wanted to update the link for this trick as it is knot available on Chef Anton's site any longer, but is not on Pop's site instead.

https://www.popsmagic.com/store/p18/The_......oad.html

Also see a video of the routine here...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUMOkWUM7yI&feature=youtu.be
Pop Haydn
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Thanks, Jefkve! Here is a more recent performance of the Mongolian Pop Knot:

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I agree with Dai Vernon, ALSO!

I also agree with my old pal, Dennis Loomis, who wrote an enthusiastic "review" of the Neff 'instant visible restoration, abpve. However, I'm not so sure that it was Neff's origination! The late Harold Denhard, who worked part time at Magic Inc, in his old age, was performing that trick a few years BEFORE Percy Abbott, started selling the method, and routine.

AND!!!!! I have an o l d MIMEOGRAPHED advertising "flyer" from the very late Will Lindhorst, of St.Louis, MO. It lists the "......... .... .... cut & restored rope. If I were to fill in the ......., it would tip the method, and, the EFFECT is too darn good, to tip here!

I "played" with it, and, although, the EFFECT is wonderful, it was too much to "set" for a school show. Read on....

The very late Gen Grant had produced and sold the "work" on the "One Two One Rope" about 50 years ago. I think Dpm Cervas had something to do with it. In its simplest form, the "1 2 1" blends "two pieces of rope" into "one piece" instantly and visibly. I've used it successfully for almost 50 years.

In "playing" with it, I had one of those "instant flashes" and, realized that, using the principle of the "1 2 1", I could duplicate the EFFECT OF the Neff c&r. I tried it and it worked, beautifully.
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