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Topic: Tying rubber bands
Message: Posted by: DoctorAmazo (Mar 8, 2005 11:54AM)
Sankey's version of CMH uses bands that are broken and tied (it includes a "giveaway" that requires the knots).

My problem is when I break and tie a band, it twists up like a pretzel instead of lying flat like a dignified rubber band. I know it's due to the twist put in when tying, and I've tried to put in a "pre-twist" before tying to counteract that, but so far I haven't hit the right formula.

Any ideas on how to tie a broken band so there is no twist to make it unruly?
Message: Posted by: DavidKenney (Mar 10, 2005 02:31PM)
1. cut it with scissors

2. lay it flat on a table and smooth it out and bring the two ends up

Do you have to do this in front of spectator's?

Use a candle and melt the ends back together...
Message: Posted by: DoctorAmazo (Mar 14, 2005 09:30AM)
No, you WANT the knots to show...that's the whole point. It's just the bands always end up twisted when you pull the knots tight.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Mar 14, 2005 11:03PM)
The amount of latex in the rubberband matters. Try Office Depot. (They may have to order the good ones.)

Magic By Sander
Message: Posted by: Lukas (Mar 22, 2005 08:10AM)
Jay Sankey showed this at his lecture in blackpool this year and I too have the same problem.