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Topic: Sponge Core Rope - A New Type of Rope for Rope Magic?
Message: Posted by: gerard1973 (May 18, 2006 12:18PM)
There's a new type of rope that has been released in the U.S.A. It is called Sponge Core Rope. I think that this new rope may be the future replacement for cotton rope. There's not a lot of information out there right now about Sponge Core Rope. I don't know what it is made out of but I think that the Sponge Core Rope is probably some type of synthetic rope so I doubt that it is made out of cotton. A couple of magic stores on the Internet are just starting to carry this new type of rope instead of cotton rope.

Here is some basic information about Sponge Core Rope:

* HEFTY 1/2 DIAMETER...handles like real rope.
* COMPRESSIBLE SPONGE CORE...allows you to palm up to a 5 ft length.
* GRACEFUL DRAPE, cuts like butter.
* KNOTS SHOW BIG - untie easily
* KNIT WEAVE means less ravel. Ends finish neat and easy.
* CORE ENDS STRIP clean and easy for mounting m****ts & gimmicks.
* BRILLIANT, NON-FADE COLORS...in red, blue, green, yellow and white.

I've never seen any Sponge Core Rope and the only type of rope that I can find out in the public is nylon or polyester because nobody hardly carries cotton rope anymore except the magic stores.

If anyone has ever done any Rope Magic with Sponge Core Rope can you tell us about its characteristics? Also, does anyone know if Sponge Core Rope can now be found in public stores such as hardware stores, WalMart, Home Depot, Kamart, Big Lots, etc. Thank you.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (May 18, 2006 12:30PM)
I bought a hank of this a LONG time ago. I cant imagine ever finding it anywhere but a magic store. it's pretty much what it reads, a rope with a sponge core.

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Message: Posted by: gerard1973 (May 18, 2006 12:47PM)
How long ago did you buy your Sponge Core Rope? It can be bought only in magic stores? The only rope that I've ever seen in a magic store is cotton rope. I was told that Sponge Core Rope was a new type of rope so I don't know how long it's been out but I've never seen or even heard of Sponge Core Rope before.

Does anyone use this type of rope? Can you buy it elsewhere besides magic stores? Thank you.
Message: Posted by: the Sponge (May 18, 2006 02:47PM)
At least 9 years ago.

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Message: Posted by: gerard1973 (May 18, 2006 02:59PM)
Doesn't sound too new to me. Sponge Core Rope must have been out on the market for sometime. I'm not familiar with it at all. Why isn't it more popular? Is is sold only in certain magic shops? You probably can't buy a hank of it at the hardware store. Does anyone know anything about this type of rope?
Message: Posted by: Harry Murphy (May 19, 2006 05:50AM)
Gerard is right, sponge core rope is not new at all. I have three hanks laying around (red, blue, yellow) that I bought from Klamm's magic 20 years ago. I bought a ton (12 50-foot hanks) of the stuff from him and am down to the three.

By the way, Klamm still carries the rope and a number of items that can only be had from him. Check it out at:
http://www.klamm-magic.com/cgi-bin/web_store.cgi?cart_id=8749438_14616&keywords=RO002&exact_match=on