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Used this over the weekend at 3 events and it got excellent reactions.

Although they are standard finger ring off rope moves,the nut seems to elevate the routine as it looks so impresive(especially when produced magically at the start)

Didn't do the opening rope and nut production though. Instead just took the rope from my pocket and produced the nut differently but very surprisingly.

Quality of sound and picture in dvd are excellent and Giovanni is a fantastic teacher and performer.Had never ever seen him perform before, but I would think that anyone in his audience would be mesmorised. Everyone has heard the saying that "It's not what you do but the way that you do it"Well he certainly achieves excellence in his perfomance and the routine is perfect.
Highly recommended.

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I went to BnQ today to try and get some of the same roap, so that (as he mentiones in the DVD) he uses the middle rope for this nut routine.... Yeah the DVD is great and he teaches the routine so well...

Struggling to find a UK source for additional rope tho...

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The rope can be found in any good hardware store. Many of the ropes today contain a core that can be removed by simply pulling it out from the braided casing. I suggest going for a thicker braid nylon rope and removing the core which will decrease the circumference of the rope to the size Giovanni recommends. By removing the core, the rope is much more bendable and user friendly. I did this with rope I purchased at Ace Hardware and it works great.

FYI, I also purchased the same nut chromed, which is basically used for securing any trailer ball hitch.

The routine is marvelous. The only modification I made is substituting the Balducci flash knot with a quick misdirected one handed knot that actually works 100% of the time and is still suprising to the spectators.
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Yeah with the one handed knot he does, I have tried and tried doing what he says and nope no knot! gonna substitute it for the easier one handed knot I learnt when I was a kid, like you said it is still surprising to the spectators, anyone have any other methods of producing the nut, I am finding it a little difficult to hold out if you know what I mean
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Anyone know a source for a one handed knot?
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Youtube has videos
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On 2013-08-29 14:19, JoshLondonMagic wrote:
Anyone know a source for a one handed knot?

Daryl encyclopaedia of rope magic Vol.1 if I remember correctly
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On 2013-08-29 13:51, tdowell wrote:
The rope can be found in any good hardware store. Many of the ropes today contain a core that can be removed by simply pulling it out from the braided casing. I suggest going for a thicker braid nylon rope and removing the core which will decrease the circumference of the rope to the size Giovanni recommends. By removing the core, the rope is much more bendable and user friendly. I did this with rope I purchased at Ace Hardware and it works great.

FYI, I also purchased the same nut chromed, which is basically used for securing any trailer ball hitch.

The routine is marvelous. The only modification I made is substituting the Balducci flash knot with a quick misdirected one handed knot that actually works 100% of the time and is still suprising to the spectators.


Are you based in the UK?

I've tried a few shops and can't find anything, I was going to get a new nut and have it
Chromed up or something.

I believe it's a 1'' UNC nut, can't find one in the shops.

I'm also finding it difficult to hide like he does in the 1st phase, because the but is so big.
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We have this in stock now at Saturn Magic we slipped behind a bit in the last couple of weeks due to holidays.

http://www.saturnmagic.co.uk/new-magic/r......ate.html
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Been to wicks, and a few other local stores, and cant find spare rope, or nuts this size...
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Why do you guys need spate nuts and ripe the ones supplied will last or years?

I've just watched this through this morning and it realy is a great piece of magic quite easy to do with a little practice and great moments if magic.
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I need more rope, because this rope is super soft, and feels a lot better than the current rope I'm using, so I'd like to build this into my own routine, and add this into fibre optics that I currently perform.... Spare's for working routines are always good to have too!
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Yes the rope is very nice, I can see the ends sliding down the rope very well in fibre optics.

Sorry for the spelling errors above, that's the iphone for you!
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Yes the rope is very nice, I can see the ends sliding down the rope very well in fibre optics.

Sorry for the spelling errors above, that's the iphone for you!

Exactly! It will be a lot cleaner too! I sometimes get a small (kinda fold) in the small rope too, it doesn't seem to happen with this as its has different properties. Hence my search for rope Smile and I just want a spare nut too. They should sell an upgrade kit for this Smile
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I agree, with the spare rope - if you had plenty, you could have a long & short bit for PN etc, more use out of the same props
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Wonderful routine with a BIG finish. I love it!
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Why do you guys need spate nuts and ripe the ones supplied will last or years?

I've just watched this through this morning and it realy is a great piece of magic quite easy to do with a little practice and great moments if magic.


Notice you got an answer to spare rope, but not the spare nut question. I would guess that if you already know the moves......trolling for supplies (on the actual effect thread), watching the demo, free effect.
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On 2013-08-29 13:51, tdowell wrote:
The rope can be found in any good hardware store. Many of the ropes today contain a core that can be removed by simply pulling it out from the braided casing. I suggest going for a thicker braid nylon rope and removing the core which will decrease the circumference of the rope to the size Giovanni recommends. By removing the core, the rope is much more bendable and user friendly. I did this with rope I purchased at Ace Hardware and it works great.

FYI, I also purchased the same nut chromed, which is basically used for securing any trailer ball hitch.

The routine is marvelous. The only modification I made is substituting the Balducci flash knot with a quick misdirected one handed knot that actually works 100% of the time and is still suprising to the spectators.


Are you based in the UK?

I've tried a few shops and can't find anything, I was going to get a new nut and have it
Chromed up or something.

I believe it's a 1'' UNC nut, can't find one in the shops.

I'm also finding it difficult to hide like he does in the 1st phase, because the but is so big.


To many it may not make a difference, but we have probably the world's best Chrome plating company here in our city. It's called, Knoxville Custom Chrome. Just FYI.

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You can purchase a "Grade 8" hex nut at any industrial supply house "OR contact me via PM.
That's my day job.... A Grade 8 nut or bolt has a very pretty gold looking plating.
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On 2013-08-31 11:54, davidpaul$ wrote:
You can purchase a "Grade 8" hex nut at any industrial supply house "OR contact me via PM.
That's my day job.... A Grade 8 nut or bolt has a very pretty gold looking plating.

The nut provided is stainless steel, not gold looking. Its a 1" UNC hex nut apparently.
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