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Topic: Rope for Livera's Rope, Nut and Knot routine.
Message: Posted by: Winged_Lion (Sep 26, 2017 01:40PM)
Hi,

I am working on Rope, Nut and Knot by Giovanni Livera and I think I finally found the right kind of rope. It's 3/8" Nylon rope (from Ace Hardware) and exactly 36 inches. I was wondering if the core should be taken out or not. It seems a bit stiff and was wondering if it's supposed to feel like this to compensate for the weight of the nut. I've looked through the posts here and can't find any information on whether the core should be removed.

Any help would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Aslan
Message: Posted by: Dick Oslund (Sep 26, 2017 04:13PM)
A year or so ago, I wrote up some information on rope in the "knots and loops" forum.

The stiffness in nylon rope, depends on how it is 'laid'. I have Nylon rope that is extremely flexible, and some that is fairly stiff.

"magicians' rope is technically called "kernmantel" (German word). It has a woven sheath around a core of untwisted yarns. The yarns are easily stripped out. Then a half to 3 quarters of the sheath can be tucked in to keep the rope sheath from fraying.

I'm not familiar with Signor Livera's routine, so I can't comment.
Message: Posted by: Winged_Lion (Sep 26, 2017 08:07PM)
Thanks, Dick.

I took the core out and it is much more fluid and I think I'm going to also make a Nightmare set with it too! I think this is going to be a worker for me!

Best,

Aslan
Message: Posted by: wally (Oct 11, 2017 09:16AM)
I just got the dvd secondhand, need a decent nut, doesn't say what size on dvd, I will recheck on the dvd, I may have missed the size, I have nylon rope already,
Message: Posted by: roningramii (Oct 16, 2017 03:16PM)
Sounds interesting. I'll have to check it out. Always looking for a new (to me) rope effect.
Message: Posted by: pattrick (Oct 17, 2017 06:31AM)
I have usd the soft rope I use for cut and restored. I had carried a piece for the original finale for Darryl’’s ambitious card routine. So it got double duty. I also have used a small diameter cot ton cord and some thicker cotton cord / ribbon from the fabric store. I think not too thick or stiff is the key.
Message: Posted by: mike bonfield (May 27, 2021 05:59PM)
[quote]On Oct 11, 2017, wally wrote:
I just got the dvd secondhand, need a decent nut, doesn't say what size on dvd, I will recheck on the dvd, I may have missed the size, I have nylon rope already, [/quote]
hi do you have the size of the nut thanks
Message: Posted by: BarryFernelius (Jul 4, 2021 05:33PM)
The inside diameter of the nut is 1"in. (The outside diameter is 1.25 in.) He covers this on the DVD.