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Patrick Differ
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I'm looking for about as much information as possible on a certain ring and rope "trick." I don't know if it is a "trick" or not...

Anywho.

A length of rope a little over 24" and a 4 inch metal ring is used. The ends of the rope are held in the hand and the bight hangs down so the rope looks like the letter "U." The bight is threaded through the ring and the ring is held horizontally while the rope hangs down vertically. The ring is held up about 3/4ths up the length of the rope. The ring is held at the very tips of the thumb, first, and second finger.

Drop the ring. The ring falls down the length of the rope and the rope flips itself around into a cow hitch and the ring is tied onto the rope. (A collapsed square knot creates one straight rope and one cow hitch.)

I hope that explains it the "trick." If any of you crazy cats know where this one comes from, if and where it is published, etc., etc.,....I would sure love to know more about it.

Thanks!
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Patrick...If I'm not mistaken, this was published in a book by Phil Wilmarth back in the late 70's. The book was all about routines using a large ring and a piece of rope. I don't recall the title of the book off the top of my head...but it was something like Ring and Rope routines(?). Also, if this is the same move I am thinking about...you can see Eric Decamps doing it in his ring and rope routine on the video he put out with Tannens.

Mike
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Thanks, Mike!
Will you walk into my parlour? said the Spider to the Fly,
Tis the prettiest little parlour that ever you did spy;
The way into my parlour is up a winding stair,
And I've a many curious things to show when you are there.

Oh no, no, said the little Fly, to ask me is in vain,
For who goes up your winding stair
-can ne'er come down again.
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Contact Phil through the Linking Ring. He wrote the book mentioned and can probably give you the name of the effect and its orgin.

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Patrick :

One of these MIGHT be the large ring and rope trick you are looking for. Aldo Colombini has two rope tricks that use a large ring and a rope. The first one is called "Still Ringing." This is an 8-phase routine where a 5" ring links and unlinks from an ordinary piece of rope.

The second ring and rope trick is called "Ringing Around Too." This one is a five-phase ring and rope routine that causes a knot to magically appear on the rope and the ring is shown to penetrate the knot. Then the rope is doubled and the ring is seen to be free until the very last moment when it is again seen to penetrate the rope. A knot is tied on the rope and the ring magically appears inside the knot. Finally, the ring is tossed towards the rope and it is magically tied onto it and then you remove the ring, leaving the rope knotted.
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