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BradleyNott
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What do you all explain your little velvet cord is when you perform ring and string routines?

I don't like using other people's creative story ideas so I don't want to use Gregory Wilson's idea that it's a jewelry security cord from a fancy store. But I'm still trying to come up with an explanation to justify carrying around the cord.
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If you a performing for adults you could say the are strings from a Victoria secret outfit.

If you are performing for children you could say they are magic shoe laces.
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Hi Bradley,

When I do string and ring work, I say that I have a piece of velvet cord. I have always considered the truth the best defense.

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The truth.

Very sneaky mr green.

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I have worn through the velvet cord and the local JoAnn Fabric hasn't anything similiar. Anyone else have this problem and where did you find a replacement/substitute?
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Yes, I also call mine "Velvet cord."

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Let's see.
Some of these ribbon colors symbolize more than one thing.


-A red ribbon is used to show support for AIDS research.

-Yellow for troop support.

-Black. Symbol of the belief that violence and hatred are wrong.

You may find some ideas and ribbon styles by Googling "(color) ribbon".
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On 2005-08-09 02:33, PaulGreen wrote:
Hi Bradley,

When I do string and ring work, I say that I have a piece of velvet cord. I have always considered the truth the best defense.

Regards,

Paul Green


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I have always considered the truth the best defense.


And what about those who can't handle the truth Smile?

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Our local Joanne's does have the nice velvet cord.... in red and burgandy. You may want to double check! It's a big store, and was hard to find the first time I looked. PM me if you want the stock number.
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On 2005-08-13 09:45, manal wrote:
I have worn through the velvet cord and the local JoAnn Fabric hasn't anything similiar. Anyone else have this problem and where did you find a replacement/substitute?


My local Jo-Ann store ran out of it and no longer carried it. I found it in another craft store so I just grabbed 20 feet. Look in other craft store, they may have it or order on line from Jo-Ann.
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On 2005-08-08 19:17, BradleyNott wrote:
What do you all explain your little velvet cord is when you perform ring and string routines?

I don't like using other people's creative story ideas so I don't want to use Gregory Wilson's idea that it's a jewelry security cord from a fancy store. But I'm still trying to come up with an explanation to justify carrying around the cord.


I don't think the prop needs justification. I just call it velvet rope. If you really feel that you MUST justify it, you can say, "I use this to keep from scratching your rings."

I am not of the "every prop needs to be justified" school of magicians.
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[quote]On 2005-08-13 14:59, Euangelion wrote:
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I'm shocked this candidness from a man who purposely purports procuring polypropylene pygmy paddles.


ARGH!!!!! Caught on my own pittard!!!! Sometimes I do lie, but only enough to sound like the truth.

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Paul (Oh heck! I really don't respect you) Green
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Thank you everyone for your thoughtful responses, you have given me plenty to think about. Hopefully I'll come to a decision that fits me personally.

-Bradley
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If they ask: "It's either this or my shoe lace"
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Paul, is your velvet cord "Green?"

I call my velvet cord "Dental floss for the rich" - bondage rope for those that bruise easily" ... want more?
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What ring and string routine do you people recomend?
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The very best string/cord routine is the ZODIAC RING. It is a very hard manuscript to find, but well worth the effort.

Other suggestions include the work of: Dan Fleshman, Earl Nelson, Mark Leveridge, Ray Grismer (of course), Scott Guinn, Aldo Colombini, Bill Mullins, ...

Enjoy the search,

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Mr. Green,

You left out the very strong ring and ribbon symphony by Mr. Jay Scott Berry, it hardly comes any better - aklthough I must admit I haven't seen the Zodiac Ring script.

BTW, I simply say, I would like to show you some classic magic with this ribbon and then I produce the ring by tying a knot on the ribbon and producing the ring from the knot. No need for explaining what a ribbon is, or why it's velvet, or whatever clor it has. It's pretty simple its a ring and a ribbon and some classical magic (just like you don't explain what a rubber band is, what a deck of card is, what a lemon is -its just what it is). After the first 2 penetrations I offer to do it with one of their rings. Then two more penetrations (all 4 penetrations in different ways - looks different) and ending with Al Bakers "Ring, string and wand" as the finale.

Great routine.
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Thanks Paul! I'll look.

To add to Pete Biro's idea you could have a:
Shoelace for the rich
Rope for the rich
ect. for the rich

Other lines:
I don't know, but it looked good on E-bay.
(as you start to "cry") It has sentimental value.
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