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Couple of years back, at Blackpool, I was shown a quick little stunt with a pair of beads on a string. (the guy gave me his setup) I can't recall how it works! Basically, the string is held between the fingers,at the beads, with the hands about 10/12 inches apart (length of the string). Now (I think), when the hands are separated, both beads are at one end of the string. Does this ring any bells? I'm looking for the name, and details of the "move".

Thanks in advance

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It's in Nick Einhorn's book The Art of Magic (aka Practical Encyclopedia of Magic) under the title String Through Arm. I'm sure it must be in older books too but I don't remember seeing it anywhere.

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I originally learned it from Jeff McBride. He called it Ritual of Liberation. Here is one lead for it: https://www.magicalwisdom.com/shop/l/str......your-own

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It is in at the table with Marcelo Insua, you get that little trick and more dor a very low price
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This sounds like a re-purposing of a loop of string that can be made to penetrate through any object.
In Bruce Elliot's The Best in Magic p6, he loops some paper clips through the end-loops of the string to make this work (as a penetration)

Seems like you get the beads to end on the same end (IF, you are using a loop of string)

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Bill Dunbaugh, Past International President of the Society of American Magicians, printed an instructional article describing
this effect with illustrations of the handling in the July 1978 issue of M.U.M.

Someone had shown it to Bill, but that magician did not recall where he'd learned it. Bill felt it was "too good to be lost", hence his contributing it to the magazine.

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My earlier response was not accurate; the quote below by mindmagic is. See p156 of the Einhorn reference.

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On Jun 13, 2020, mindmagic wrote:
It's in Nick Einhorn's book The Art of Magic (aka Practical Encyclopedia of Magic) under the title String Through Arm. I'm sure it must be in older books too but I don't remember seeing it anywhere.

Barry



There is also an essentially same method that uses No loops of string and NO beads. See "Ribbonifty p338 of The Ency of Rope Tricks. It shows a method with a piece of rope (string would work, but you might get some "rope burn" if you use string (you need to look at the method)

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On Sep 27, 2020, John Long wrote:
My earlier response was not accurate; the quote below by mindmagic is. See p156 of the Einhorn reference.

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On Jun 13, 2020, mindmagic wrote:
It's in Nick Einhorn's book The Art of Magic (aka Practical Encyclopedia of Magic) under the title String Through Arm. I'm sure it must be in older books too but I don't remember seeing it anywhere.

Barry



There is also an essentially same method that uses No loops of string and NO beads. See "Ribbonifty p338 of The Ency of Rope Tricks. It shows a method with a piece of rope (string would work, but you might get some "rope burn" if you use string (you need to look at the method)

John


Thanks, I missed that one. I'll give it a try. There must be many other good effects that I've missed in that book - time for another dip.
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"Thanks, I missed that one. "

Well, until I did some checking, I forgot about RobonNifty, and didn't immediately associate it with the loop of string through neck.

Further, I have many sources that of old books that I haven't incorporated into my "index" of tricks, effects, methods..
There a few other things that take precedence Smile

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