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A lot of rope routines don't sem to have a hard hitting climax. I am looking for a routine that ends with a big surprise or a big laugh, any recommendations?

For funny endings, I quite like "ropertainment" by Mel Mellers and the ending to Mac King's rope routine in his show, unpublished as far as I am aware.

Thanks in advance!

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Qua-Fiki's "Blendo Ropes" ends with the three color ropes used in the routine merging into one long rope containing all three colors as the ropes are passed through the body. You are left holding the stretched "blendo rope" with your hands apart in the standard "applause cue" stance. It's on my site in The Wizards' Journal #16.
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If you want broad comedy then “Professor Cheer’s” rope is difficult to beat. It is Melbourne Christopher’s Stretching Rope with a kicker ending. While it can be used anytime in an act I tend to close with it.

For pure mystery you could walk out smoking what appears to be a cigarette. Turn it into a long rope stretched across your body, from hand to hand, and strike a pose (applause cue). Then simply walk to a spectator and hand him/her a pair of scissors and have him/her cut the rope in the center. Instantly restore the rope and toss it out for examination. This sequence is quick, easy, visual, and magical. This is a good opener.

Your patter could be the killer conclusion of the trick more than the trick itself. I do a rope sequence that starts with a “ring, a rope, and a knot”. It includes a sliding knot sequence, a ring off sequence, and an impossible ring knotted to rope sequence. It ends with a tag line that “we started with a ring, a rope, and a knot”.

I could go on and on but this gives you some ideas to start you thinking
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Thanks for the replies so far!
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With "NeckLacy" you start with a loop of rope containing all of the props needed for your show around your neck. After four Cut/restores and a bunch of other effects you wind up with -- a single rope looped around your neck with all the objects on it. In the process of cutting up the rope you "just happen" to have three the right length for "nightmare" or "four ends" if you choose -- but all are restored in the finale. You leave as you came in -- even the scissors are on the rope necklace.
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At the end of the professor's nightmare, the 3 ropes become one big. Look at Totally out of control (Chris Kenner)
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In Tabary's routine, he ends by very visually "fusing" the short rope into the long one.

I did a parlor show last week (quick 15min act), and his rope routine was the main feature. The fusing drew ooh's and wow's from the crowd and I scored myself two repeat bookings right there.
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Junior Walking Knot with the Krazy Knot Finale from Pavel is a winner.
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1. Another vote for Jr. walking knot with the Krazy knot finish.

2. My own personal rope routine fills the bill, but I don't do it for magicians.
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I recommend the "Mongolian Pop-Knot."
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I also recommend the "Mongolian Pop-Knot". It has a strong restoration in the beginning, a strong professor's nightmare sequence, then a complete restoration of the rope. It's a great routine.
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I third the "Mongolian Pop-Knot" as a totally complete and finished routine.
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I end my routine by taking off a knot and then tossing it back on, using the handling from Daryl's Jumping Knot routine, but without the different colour.

Then right after that I toss the rope out, for someone to undo the knot that is in the rope. This practise gets me bigger reactions than ending with my previous finish, which was making a piece of silk appear on the rope.
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That's also a good idea Roland!
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I personally like Daryl's Acrobatic Knot!!! It kills!!
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The best rope routine ending in my opinion would be either to do a complete restoration after lets say aproffesors nigthmare routine. Or to do an amazing clean cut and restored rope like "the end of my rope trick" and like Mac king does,if it makes sense to your routine. If a lot of the magic in your routine is for example poping the ends on and off and making the ends jump then end whith something that focuses on the ends. Hope that made sense. Do something that brings your routine to a logical conclusion. Do something that makes sense in the context of the routine.


I know that the Mongolian Pop Knot and it is a great option. Out of curiosity what other options are there to restore to do the proffesors nightmare into a restoration. There is Pop haydn's routine there is rope m....ts. What else is there?
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