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asimagu
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Hi friends

Does anyone know of any rope switcher device?? I would like to do a routine with two ropes, first I would do a trick with the first "normal" rope and then I would end my routine with the help of a gimmicked rope. I would need to switch them at some stage, of course.... So I thought that in the same way that some people marketed some card decks switchers, maybe there is something there in the market to switch two ropes....

any help and comments will be much appreciated Smile
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In Spellbinder's "Anti-Mirror Glass" e-Book in The Wizards' Journal # 16, he included his "TIPS" jar that Wiz Kid Qua-Fiki used in his rope act for switching ropes. The idea is that you collect bits of rope from a cut and restored rope trick in the TIPS jar, since you don't seem to have much luck collecting money, and in the course of using it, you can switch one rope for another.
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It also helps that TIPS is SPIT spelled backwards, which adds some humor to the act! When the jar is turned around, you can see the word SPIT bleeding through the paper label on the front of the jar, and also see that the jar is empty (or just has a few rope bits in it). You can buy the jar in a Dollar Store and gimmick it yourself per instructions in the e-Book.
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I have a good size mirror glass from Supreme Magic that I use to switch ropes and silks. At the end of the presentation the gimmick is stolen behind the ropes or silks.
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If you wear a coat it is possible to switch ropes with a sleeve/behind the back arrangement and some thread.

I don't recall what book I read it in back in the 50's - but it worked well the one time I used it.

You can probably figure it out. The act of seemingly stroking the rope changes it as the connecting thread pulls it out of one sleeve and up the other.
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Kaliix
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Chris Philpott's The End of My Rope trick starts off with an ungimmicked rope which is then cut and restored. In doing the trick, you accomplish a switch of the rope.

I don't know if that will help or is what you are looking for, but it is one option.

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On Apr 24, 2018, asimagu wrote:
Hi friends

Does anyone know of any rope switcher device?? I would like to do a routine with two ropes, first I would do a trick with the first "normal" rope and then I would end my routine with the help of a gimmicked rope. I would need to switch them at some stage, of course.... So I thought that in the same way that some people marketed some card decks switchers, maybe there is something there in the market to switch two ropes....

any help and comments will be much appreciated Smile
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On Apr 24, 2018, asimagu wrote:
Hi friends

Does anyone know of any rope switcher device?? I would like to do a routine with two ropes, first I would do a trick with the first "normal" rope and then I would end my routine with the help of a gimmicked rope. I would need to switch them at some stage, of course.... So I thought that in the same way that some people marketed some card decks switchers, maybe there is something there in the market to switch two ropes....

any help and comments will be much appreciated Smile


Hola Senor Asi!

I start my rope routine with the classic "One Two One" rope that the late "Gen" Grant sold about 50 years ago. It's gaffed. When it does what it's supposed to do, I just toss it in my prop case. After my illusion routine, I just grab an ungaffed rope from the case. Rope is rope! I don't claim that it's the same rope, amd NO ONE has ever questioned it, in 50 years. I may be wrong, but, I think that you are running when no one is chasing you.
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