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Topic: Gimmicked Ropes...
Message: Posted by: Ojasa (Jun 8, 2003 11:58PM)
I am designing a street act that the set up and the take down are all part of the show... In it I wanted to use the 20ft of rope being used as a barrier for a rope through body...

I want the spectators to pull it through, so you can guess the kind of gimmicks I want to use... (we have to be careful with exposing methods on this one)

I have a large Black Nylon cord, that I want to insert the gimmicks into...

So far I am using Instant Krazy Glue to stiffen the rope, and a black sharpie to touch up the color... I am going to try again soaking it in Elmer's...

What else do you use to prepare the rope?

Does anyone manufacture a rope through body that uses this kind of gimmick...

Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Jun 9, 2003 12:11AM)
This effect can also be done without a gimmick, check out Flip's or Daryl's video.

Message: Posted by: Ojasa (Jun 10, 2003 12:28AM)
I will look into those... I have not seen them, to my knowledge...

Can a spectator pull the rope?

I love the clean look of the gimmicked version...

Has anyone made one?
Message: Posted by: japanjazzy (Jun 10, 2003 07:17PM)
I am not at home right now, so I can't tell you the name of some of the books. I have seen this done without gimmicks. Yes, you can do this without gimmicks and you can have them pull it through. Check out the Encyclopedia of Rope Magic.
Message: Posted by: Bob Sanders (Apr 4, 2006 09:25PM)
By all means, use one of the many ungimmicked methods. Otherwise, your venue is too exposed.


Bob Sanders
Magic By Sander