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Jay Alexander
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I originally bought the rights to sell a bunch of “Rope-U-tations” from Jimmy Fingers 10-12 years ago. It was the most visual, funny rope routine I had ever seen. I sold them around San Francisco and Paul bought one. At the time, Paul and I were competing in the same market and had the same problem Jimmy had on the Fruitopia tour. Agents who saw Paul do it first thought I stole from him and vice versa. A good lesson in why you should do original material. My character has changed and it was removed from my act years ago but it is a routine I miss doing.

Here is a video from one of my last performances with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t26X--9ewx4

Enjoy,

Jay Alexander
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Here is a video from one of my last performances with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t26X--9ewx4

Enjoy,


That's the first performance of that trick I've ever seen that I actually liked.
Jay Alexander
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Thanks Xpilot.

Jay
magic4545
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I don't know if I still have any footage of mine. Mine is pretty close to Jay's, except for my different jokes, and when I do the initial passthrough, my hands don't come as close together as Paul's and Jay's.

I like Jay's best of all that I've seen. I'd never seen that, I really enjoyed it. Paul's was a little bit spastic for my taste (Okay, maybe that's just Paul!)Jay and I've known each other since the 70's, and you won't meet a cooler guy!

Listen to the audience response on Jay's performance. Look at everything that you're depriving the audience of when you use the best selling, preset version that just allows for a single passthrough, and nothing else.

Jay actually came to one of my house party shows in Houston about a year or two ago. It was fun to perform this and some other effects that we both do, and to see it through his eyes. He came up with lots of input and positive criticism, and was always dead-on.

I am never more excited to show a new concept like Choppo or Magellan Witch Levitation than when I show Jay. I know that I'll get a really great response and ideas.

Jimmy Fingers
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On 2007-11-25 12:17, magic4545 wrote:
If I were to publish the Rope-u-tation, I would be giving contruction specifics, construction variations and historical advancements, links to hidden youtube video clips, performance variations and other subtleties from acts like Jay Alexander and Maritess. Each of them have been using my version for way over a decade, and they have guarded it with their lives for the whole time. Paul Nathan is pretty possessive about it, as well. If you ask him where he got it, he'll tell you it's not available, with no specifics. And, frankly, at the time that he told people that, it was actually true.


Paul Nathan may be possessive of his rope trick, but he has no problem exposing card magic sleights of professional magicians:
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=2#0
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Present what you practice.
RileyG
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On 2007-11-26 14:09, Jim-Callahan wrote:
They were and are my own work.

The contract said it was to be your own creation and or effects.

The mental force effect was brand new.

Gerry and Jim Karol suggested I use a dead person for the effect with Shandy to stay within my World of the Dead.

I asked for the first dead guy that came to mind and Gerry said ELVIS.
(This was one hour before show time.)

I added some ideas I use to up the hit rate.
It had to be between 95% to 97% that night.

Jim



Funny, Gerry talks about my dead brother in emails... But that's another story...
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Jim-Callahan
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But does your dead brother talk still?

I think he does judging from your post.

Just my opinion of course.
We all have an impact even after we leave this time line.

Best Wishes,

Jim
“I can make Satan’s devils dance like fine gentlemen across the stage of reality”.
RileyG
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We all are 13.7 billion years old, and just released into this plane for a short while before returning to the fabric of this visible universe....

Yes to the still talks, but GM's comments were about worms eating through my dead brothers body in the grave.... A completely different story altogether...
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Jim-Callahan
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I understand and remember you posting about that.

-Jim
“I can make Satan’s devils dance like fine gentlemen across the stage of reality”.
RileyG
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On 2008-05-07 19:20, Jim-Callahan wrote:
I understand and remember you posting about that.

-Jim


And he just invited me to his friends on Facebook... lol

Declined...
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RileyG
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On 2008-05-08 08:34, RileyG wrote:
And he just invited me to his friends on Facebook... lol

Declined...


Or someone claiming to be him on Facebook... You see, unlike GM, I can correct a wrong doing that I may have made... It takes a real Man or Woman to do that...

I write this as that profile claiming to be his on Facebook seems to have been changed (name), and taken down...
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RileyG
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Or someone claiming to be him on Facebook... You see, unlike GM, I can correct a wrong doing that I may have made... It takes a real Man or Woman to do that...

I write this as that profile claiming to be his on Facebook seems to have been changed (name), and taken down...


Correction two... It was GM sending me a facebook request to which I declined... GM deleted his page and now started a fan page...
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magic4545
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Rope-u-tation is now available!

Jimmy Fingers
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On 2012-02-02 21:11, magic4545 wrote:
Rope-u-tation is now available!

Jimmy Fingers


Looks interesting..
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Any reviews?
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