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Angelo the Magician
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Hello -

after performing "Three to one rope" (Daryl) I have one single rope in the colors blue/white/red. Now I want to perform two or three other effects with this one rope. First is: "Rope through neck", but what else is possible.

I don't like to take another item such as a ring or another rope - it should only be this one rope! No "Cut and restored rope" - routine, because I just make one rope out of three. Merlin described years ago in his notes some great effects with knots (e.g. take away and throw back), but I just took two knots away. So it must be something different.

Do you have any idea for a strong effect with this one rope (where the different colors are not a problem)?

Thank you!

Angelo
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Here's a few:
Rope Tie or Rope Escape
One Handed Knot
Making a knot without letting go of the ends
Dissolving Knots, Bow Knot etc,
Making Two Knots Out of One (Check the Dennis Loomis DVD).
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Hunter's Knot.
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You could try catching a chosen card with the rope (see Tabary's book).
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The Dennis Loomis knot routine plus is about 5 minutes long and only uses one piece of rope.
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Thank you everybody!

Al Angello, I never heard about Dennis Loomis, is there a possibility to see or read about this routine.

Angelo
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It has been written about extensively here Dennis Loomis is the master of the Will Rogers Snap knot.
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Angelo,

The Dennis Loomis Knot Routine is definitely your best bet to make the most of a single length of rope. Buy the DVD direct from Dennis:

https://loomismagic.com/item5545.htm

It is worth every penny!

Andy
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There are lots of things you can do with knots that jump around, come off the rope and go back on - Daryl has a few on his DVD set. You can also do the endless loop thing, and make a knot appear in the loop as Roland Henning does. There are also other penetrations, e.g. rope through spectator's finger.
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I like to do one handed knot on rope, and I do the silk on rope. So, I combined the moves to do a one-handed silk on rope.
I just knocked out a 15 second video to show it.
http://usmagic.biz/000_0001.html
Fairly simple as you will see. Getting the silk on there secretly is the key.
(1.5 mb flash file).
The move is from one of my old lectures.
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I love it Ian, as I do all your creations! Great transition from rope magic to silk magic too.

Thanks for sharing.

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On 2007-11-26 14:10, Andre Hagen wrote:
Great transition from rope magic to silk magic too.

Of course, that was from my teaching vantage point, not the audience view. Oops.
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Thank you everybody - a very good idea came from Larry Barnowsky, "rope escape". I like it because after performing "Three to one rope" with the vanishing of the knots and then "Rope through neck" it is a complete different theme.

Please, can anyone tell me the name and/or source of a truly baffling rope escape - with this one rope performable?

Thank you!

Angelo
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I think an escape done with a rope after you have just cut, restored, or whatever with it, is counter-productive. You are telling people that you are able to escape because of the magic rope.
It is two forms of presentation, and if mixed, it will be too much rope.
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Ian is correct. It would be pointless, especially after doing "rope thru neck",
but if you insist:

The Kellar Rope Tie in Vol. 6, Page 314 of Tarbell.

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Flip has some other rope penetrations, other than through the neck, he has through the leg, thumb and a couple of the through the neck.

Roger
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Ian, thank you, you are correct!
Andre, thank you, too!

Therefore my question still exists: What else to do - what short strong effect - after "Three to one rope" and "Rope through neck" with this one rope in three colors. No knots, no kind of penetration, no cut - no other items as string, silk or card. I think there remains nothing else. Or does somebody have an idea?
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The OHMAK move.

One Hand mid air knot.

Flashy finish to any routine.

:)
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Well there are only transpositions: perhaps ending with a rope to cane.
There are comdey effects where you can have the rope stay stiff in the air.
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Rope to snake?
But that involves another prop (i.e. snake).

I think you have set impossible conditions.
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