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Brian Lehr
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On B.J. Hickman's website, he has video clips of him doing a kid's show, and a show at the Magic Castle. In both clips he does the routine of being tied in a chair, and quickly becoming free.

I've been reading about the Keller Tie ("Houdini's Magical Rope Ties and Escapes"), and there's a rope tie in Mark Wilson's book using two ropes. However, Hickman only uses one rope. Does anyone know what that particular rope tie is called?

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I currently do a modification of the Keller Rope tie and find it to be simply amazing, simple yet very deceptive and amazes audiences cause it is all done with the wrsists being tied behind the back. The rope can be tied as tight as the person wants to tie it and the ties are legitimate. The moves are also very innoicent looking as you are not doing anything out of the ordinary.

I recently saw a write up on this modified Keller Rope tie in a recent issue of M.U.M. Magazine. If anyone is interested in more information, let me know and I can try and find out what issue.

I have been working on it and tested it on a live audience today during my walk-around at a theater to promote my upcoming show. It went over amazingly well.

The problem is that the original writing and drawings for the Kellr tie are not 100% accurtate and it is hard to tell exactly what to do from the readings. This modification in MUM was very clear and solved a lot of those problems.

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It's an old tie where you tie the length of rope around your legs first with a simple knot, then tie your hands on top of that knot. I've forgotten where I first read about it, but it was probably in that old pamphlet 33 Rope Ties and Escapes.

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Jim,

I have also seen that one as well. You have to be seated for that and it works quite well. You can also do it for a spirit cabinet type of effect. I like this new Keller rope tie variation cause your hands are tied behind your back by the wrsists and it really looks deceieving and open.

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Brian Lehr
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It sounds like a fun routine to add to a show.

Kyle, glad to hear the rope tie went well for you. I'm looking forward to trying it out sometime.

Brian
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