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wulfiesmith
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At the risk of repeating myself ... this is just too good to miss.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMM1ha4nrDs

Perfect performance ... a must have routine in my opinion.

Incidentally, I just had to have this seeing the performance.
Harry Murphy
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Nice take on a decades old idea. They have put together a good routine using the props. The routine really exploits the use of the gimmick/gaff. I think you could add just a couple of "real" ring and rope/ribbon moves and really sell the routine and props as being normal.


The original version I bought from Hank Morehouse in 1980 came a black shoelace. Not the best color against a dark suit/tux. I remade the prop using a neon yellow shoelace.

The patterned shoelace provided here is a big plus in my mind. It will help hide what needs be hidden (or at least masked).

This is strong enough for a stand-up platform routine (small venue), and for table hopping and walk-around performances.

Once you get it how about giving it a real life working review here.
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Bill Hegbli
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Magic enthusiast have posted about this Video and product many times on the Café. They have never come back to post their experience with it. I guess because they are disappointed that there is a trick to it, and not real magic, or that they have to actually learn the routine, and that takes work to because as smooth as the demonstrator. Oh, and unknowledgeable people don't know that they don't have to hand everything out for examination. The handling proves everything is normal, move on to the next miracle.
Harry Murphy
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I think I still have my old prop and If I can find it I think I'll work on this routine. It is hight energy and moves right along.

The routine is almost self-working once you have the props in hand and understand how it works. It is memorizing the sequence, practicing it until it is in muscle memory, then rehearsing it to make it flow as a fun and magical presentation. Clearly not as labor intensive as learning card manipulations or a coin Roll-Down.

Good observations Bill. I'm hoping the OP actually jumps on this and has some fun and performing it. The routine given is worthy of practice and performance.
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Bill Hegbli
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You are right on Harry, it is one magical moment after another. It just the right length of a routine as well.

I just looked this up, I can't believe we are discussing a $20 trick. This is worth much more then only twenty dollars, and this comes with printed instructions and a DVD. All for just $20. Why discuss it, just buy it now. I have, I ways thought this would be $50 or more. Oh, I see the postage is a killer for such a small, light weight item. In todays mail order business, some businesses do not look for the best mailing oppositions available.

And it comes with an switch lace as well. What more could you ask for, a fantastic effect and everything comes that should be included with an outstanding effect. I say that because, years ago, in magic stores, the dealer would make up his own routine, many times, and when you got the trick, it was nothing like what you were shown.

Of course I know how it works, it is the props that I would be buying, and the handling.
Harry Murphy
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I think you will be well pleased with your $20.00 investment. After you get it and master the routine you might like to give us a real world review of the quality of the props and the degree of difficulty of learning the routine.

It does sound like you get everything you need in one little box!

Al Cohen used to get me all the time! He'd demo a prop using his own routine and then I'd get home and the routine that came with the prop was nothing at all like (or as good as) Al's. I learned to take notes!
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Seen this video just the other day looks really good. For 20.00 this is too good to pass on. I am ordering it for sure. Smile
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John Vincelli
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This is old and I know I'm resurrecting it by posting it. I've used it for a few years. I use it a lot in walkaround and table hopping. It's funny how I came across this trick. Back in 2007 I bought a Fantasma magic kit for my ex girlfriend's nephew whom I got close to because we saw him all the time. My gf and I broke up and I never got to give it to him. So I opened up this beginner set and was pretty impressed with what was included. The briefcase itself was actually decent quality. The set was much better than the ones I had as a kid in the late 80s. Anyway, Ringscape was included. I didn't think much of it at the time until I came across the YouTube clip a few years later. The routine was nice and I learned the routine by watching it several times. The more I did it, the more I started to add some of my stuff to it. Even added well as bits from the usual ungimmicked ring on rope routines. I've been doing this routine now maybe 4 or 5 years at paid gigs.

Without giving away the method, what I like about the lace is the gimmick that makes the whole thing work can be moved to anywhere on the lace. It would be silly to move it to the tip of the lace (or at least I never found any reason to do so), but moving so that it's not smack dead in the middle is a nice touch IMO.
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My thanks, John. This is the type of "performance feedback" post we should be seeing the Café'

I do not perform this particular effect, but appreciate your spin and desire to share. Welcome and keep it up.
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