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Just had the pleasure of seeing Dan Harlan lecture her in Chicago. Very solid lecture and would have given it a solid recommendation. Some new, some old, pretty good stuff. That was until seeing his new effect - The Awakening. His improvement to the Professor's Nightmare is truly magnificent. I have seen a lot of magic and this is the first item in a long time that had me grinning from ear to ear. I truly felt like an 8 year old the first time grandpa made money come from my ears.

Simply a wonderful creation.
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Totally agree! This was a real highlight of the lecture!
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Is this on his latest 2 DVD set or a separate item?
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It's a searate item, Dan had them for sale at the lecture, haven't seen them for sale anywhere else
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I can only imagine Dan putting his own sneaky spin on this. I'm sure it will make me actually want to do rope tricks again.

In the times that I spent with Dan I was constantly amazed and impressed by his mind. He just looks at stuff in a whole different way. I remember him doing a weird cards across thing that just kept fooling me on each level. It was a marvel.

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Can you describe the effect? Dan's stuff is just great.
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Kakuna,
"The Awakening. His improvement to the Professor's Nightmare is truly magnificent"
You know what pro nightmare is, right?
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I was just at a Harlan lecture. I admit I was fooled by this trick and purchased it, 20 bucks not. It is neat thinking and a neat effect. I may be too attached to my Fiber Optics set to change but this is pretty cool. The presentation really just involves change the three different length to the same lenght and back again several times in the blink of an eye. There is by-play where you essentially show them how the traditional Prof Nightmare works and then still fool them anyway. Dan presents this sort of as a magic just happens to me and I don't why.
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It seems awfully close to Timothy Wenk's Insomnia routine. The principle is the same, though, the gimmick on the ropes from Dan Harlan makes the handling easier.

Sincerely,
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I appreciate all the great comments on my new effect "The Awakening." To clear up any confusion, there is some relationship to Timothy Wenk's "Insomnia," but there are important differences. Yes, both routines display the ropes separate before and after the change, but (due to my contributions) "The Awakening" features multiple instantaneous changes and a very natural handling. It is definitely not the same trick. Here's a quick description:

You clearly show three separate ropes of different lengths (short, medium, long), and then (with NO moves) they instantly become the SAME length, AND they are clearly displayed separately! As if that were not enough, you then run the ropes once through your hand and they instantly revert to different lengths! This is repeated again with no suspicious moves at all. In fact, it looks just like real magic. Then, a pseudo-explanation is given in an effort to express how difficult it would be to do *without* magic. Following this, the different lengths are shown again and instantly change to the same simply when you begin to count them! You have to see it to appreciate it. Finally, the equal ropes are given a little tug that changes them back to three different lengths! (Note: This particular change made me giddy like a schoolgirl when I came up with it... literally giddy)

No disrespect to Mr. Wenk (whom I admire greatly), but you can't do that with "Insomnia." I hope to have a video of "The Awakening" posted soon so everyone can see for themselves.
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Where can I purchase this item? It sounds great.
Can it be adapted to an existing rope routine?
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This sounds great Dan!

A video would be nice, but I do hope you decide to sell this outside of your lectures. Just one question. Can the ropes be examined at anytime?
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Welcome back Dan! I can't wait to get this.
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I LOVE the moves from Dan's "Tightrope" routine from his DVD set "Harlan Live" so I hope this new rope routine gets marketted.

Is there a clip of it we can see ( if it can't be reverse engineered of course ).

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On 2010-05-08 14:59, Gospel Dan wrote:
This sounds great Dan!

A video would be nice, but I do hope you decide to sell this outside of your lectures. Just one question. Can the ropes be examined at anytime?


Hi Gospel Dan,

I picked this up when Dan was in Cleveland. It's a very visual routine, but the ropes cannot be examined.

Regards, Steve
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I just came back 5 minutes ago from seeing Dan lecture in New York at the Long Island Mystics.

It was an excellent lecture and I enjoyed "the awakening" as well as many of his other effects....I suggest you buy it.

I just wish it came with a video DVD of the performance.....however, the written description is good and once you see the routine it will make sense to you....But, it is a fooler, if you don't know the method.

I suggest that you see Dan's lecture if you can.

Yawn......he is also a great and personable guy !
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Thanks for answering my question Steve. It's not a deal breaker for me because I perform on stage as well. I usually perform Fiber Optics and I'm looking to add more rope tricks to my set. Awakenings sounds very interresting, and it has my attention.
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How does this from Ran Dayton's book about Professor's Nightmare also entitled Awakening?
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Make than Ron Dayton ....aka KOTAH.
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My ears just perked up. I was surfing along the Café, here, when I glimpsed that Dan had a new routine. I immediately began salivating like a dog with a steak in front of his nose...

(Just kiddin'!)

Anyway, my wallet is in my hands ready to fork over the dough as soon as Dan releases this. His reputation alone is all it takes for me.

And when was the last time we saw a REAL, genuine improvement on profs nightmare?
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