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Countrymaven gives great advice...learn routine from the greats, but be creative, combine with other routines, blend with your personality, and the go try it out, and revise. Soon you’ll have a routine unique to you, and will be entertaining.
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Thanks for the compliment Countrymaven. Re, the point about the Effect is more important than the METHOD. I've been "preaching" that for eons. I'm glad that one more has understood it.

Now about PAVEL. He had a good inventive mind, BUT, he never had an ACT! I saw him on the Ed Sullivan Show EONS ago. He had five boxes, each had a letter of his name. He walked from box to box, pulled out a prop, and performed a trick with it. I have a fairly good memory, but, I can't remember if he even did a ROPE TRICK!

A few years later, he was booked at Abbott's. Karrell Fox was MC. We were discussing the evening show. We both roomed at Jerry Conklin's. He said, "Pavel is on the bill, and, I have a problem. Where do I put him? He has no act!"

We talked some more about the need for the show to "build". Then Karrell's face "lit up". He said, "I'll put him between two strong acts, and, HOPE that he doesn't slow the show down." (It's OK to STOP THE SH0W! but, DON'T SLOW IT DOWN!!!)

Fortunately, Karrell's plan worked. He had uncanny 'show sense"!!!
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Wow Dick, Merry Christmas, yes I am finally learning the presentation can make a simple effect a miracle.
Fascinating to hear about Pavel. The same is true of some of the greats in magic. Some of the most creative
magicians are not good at or can hardly make a living performing. They are gifted and compelled to create.

So it seems maybe Pavel did not know perhaps his great strength was his rope inventions?

Thanks Imgic, for example, I plan on a cut and restored rope, conventional, then using a gimmicked rope a la Pavel, then a clean rope switch.
Also thining of doing something like Mac King does with many pieces but trying to do it more openly ....
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CountryMaven, would love to see your routine someday, sounds great.

I love Mac King’s routine, along with Pop Haydn’s Mongolian Pop Kmot routine, there are a lot of great entertaining. C&R ropes routines...even for today’s audience
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I still get a lot of mileage out of the classic sliding knot.
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Pop Haydn's is fantastic if you want to be on stage solo (which I do). But if you are looking for a cut and restored rope trick with an assistant on stage in a "do as I do" type of setting, check out Mac King's cut and restored rope routine. He teaches it on his penguin lecture.
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