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I was recently shown a trick with a piece of string knotted at each end, with a bead positioned near the end. I tried it at the time, and have forgotten how to do it! Can't even remember the details other than the ends were brought together, (switched, maybe)and then separated, showing the bead in an impossible position. (I think). I've had a hunt around on Youtube, but nothing there.. A bit vague, I know, but it's worth asking round. It was exceptionally deceptive, and I'd like to re-learn it!

Thanks in advance..

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Don't know it but sounds interesting enough.
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If you're thinking of the one with two sliding beads, it's in NicK Einhorn's book The Art of Magic under the title "String through Arm".

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Could someone describe the effect?

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mindmagic
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If it's the one I'm thinking of, a string passes through a solid object - an arm, leg, chair back or similar.
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On May 11, 2018, mindmagic wrote:
If you're thinking of the one with two sliding beads, it's in NicK Einhorn's book The Art of Magic under the title "String through Arm".

Barry


Sounds like this to me also.
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On May 11, 2018, mindmagic wrote:
If you're thinking of the one with two sliding beads, it's in NicK Einhorn's book The Art of Magic under the title "String through Arm".

Barry


Sounds like this to me also.


Well as long as deadCats is not responding, maybe its time to tell some 100 uses for a dead cat jokes? Sorry, wrong forum.

I also suspect that this is a penetration effect, possibly "A twist Through The Wrist" as in Bruce Elliot's "The Best in Magic" which used paper clips, instead of the beads (to slide along the string)

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I also suspect that this is a penetration effect, possibly "A twist Through The Wrist" as in Bruce Elliot's "The Best in Magic" which used paper clips, instead of the beads (to slide along the string)



Yes, this is the same effect.
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Sounds like jeff McBrides
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Apologies for the delay in responding, all.. no excuses - forgot all about it, and have been busy working away from home..

Sounds like it could be one of those mentioned, but I've not checked them out yet.. Here's the effect. It's a little quickie, but it had me baffled. Still has, cos I can't remember how it was done. However, now that I'm back home, and have the item in my hands, let me describe.. it's simply a string, with two tubular beads. String is knotted at both ends, so the beads aren't removable. Speccy holds up a finger and the string is held between the performers hands, then passed around the finger (apparently) and then a tug removes the string from the finger.

Sounds like Mindmagic's description. When I enquired about this in May, I'd forgotten about the snagging the finger and release part of the effect. It's a bit late now, and I've had a tiring day .. so I'll give it a go in the next day or two and try and figure it out. I'll probably wind up buying the Nick Einhorn book - all his material is good value.
Thanks all of you who chipped in - I appreciate your assistance!

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Here we go... Now.. I'm of to bed.. Smile


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtgvOpav__Y


Thanks again, all..

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Sounds a bit like McBride's Ritual of Liberation. A solid cord (often worn as a bracelet) with a bead at each end passes through a solid object (e.g., a spectator's finger).
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Sounds like you answered your own question.
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Looks like I did - but without the hint - "string through arm" - I was struggling!

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