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Topic: New Method for Indian Rope?
Message: Posted by: Daegs (Dec 31, 2008 01:35AM)
http://www.defensetech.org/archives/004614.html


Basically, it is a method to extend a pole(not using telescoping pole though) which allows 25 inches to turn into 20 feet lifting 200 pounds. The resulting column is as thin at the top as it is at the bottom.

The method they use is pretty slick and uses 3 metal rolls(like measuring tape) that interlock together(zip) as they rise up to support each other.

Very interesting indeed for a self contained indian rope or perhaps some self levitations.....
Message: Posted by: milesg (Dec 31, 2008 01:50AM)
Okay, that is just freakin' cool!

I can hardly believe that it holds 200 lbs. but, it's on the internet, so it must be true. I wonder if it can take much side-to-side force.

The operation of the 'pole' extension is quite loud, but I imagine that such a concept could be used to devise a silent equivalent. Maybe no possible use for street magic, but it could have some great use in stage magic.
Message: Posted by: Lyndel (Dec 31, 2008 06:38AM)
That was neat!

I can visualize several applications for that outside of magic as well!


Lyndel
Message: Posted by: daffydoug (Dec 31, 2008 08:17AM)
That was cool! Somehow reminds me of Johny five!

http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&q=johny+five&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2

Need more INPUT!!!
Message: Posted by: Jonathan Townsend (Dec 31, 2008 09:35AM)
http://www.hizook.com/files/publications/Zippermast_Patent.pdf

way cool!
Message: Posted by: TomKMagic (Dec 31, 2008 10:39AM)
Guys, you are all wrong. It is really a long pole that comes up from a hole in the ground underneath the iRobot. Look closely at the video, you can see a dark spot right where the iRobot "conveniently" stops.


Just kidding. That is really cool. I could use this instead of my 4ft appearing wand.
Message: Posted by: Josh the Superfluous (Jan 1, 2009 06:59AM)
Cool!
Message: Posted by: MagiClyde (Jan 2, 2009 10:21PM)
There is something weirdly stalker creepy about this in a nerd sort of way!
Message: Posted by: scaevola (Jan 3, 2009 05:15PM)
I love how someone commented "its fake" just as though it was a magic video on youtube.
Message: Posted by: Bill Wilson (Jan 4, 2009 08:42PM)
Howard Thurston would have loved it.