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Anything on the "Conadi Rope Trick"?
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Seems to me that, this effect was in print in the Encyclopedia of rope tricks.
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This seemed to me to be an awful lot of set up for a trick that could be duplicated more easily. I also seem to recall reading an older version, maybe from Owen as they used to sell this, that did not require that you replace the rope each time you do it as required by the Ted Lesley version. It's a good trick, but there are far better and more convenient ways to get exactly the same effect. There are also better uses for the gimmicks. Just my opinion.
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Hello,

In the description of the effect in the Steven's magic says:

"The rope is really cut by the spectator and—no, you don’t have to use a new piece of rope every time."

Is this true?

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I saw these effect many years ago and I had no clue how it was done? Looked very magical..
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No, it's not true. You must replace and re-set the rope every time.
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Someone mentioned that this effect is in one of the Abbots published encyclopedia of rope tricks.
Can anyone verify this?
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The Conadi Rope Trick is a very, very clean cut and restored rope trick.

Yes there are at least a dozen different methods to cut and restore a rope. Ted Lessey put out a very easy version that has no false moves, extra bits of rope, or pulling a loop of rope up in the magician’s hand.

Here a spectator finds the middle of the rope and cuts it without the help of the Magician. The magician takes the two lengths of rope and restores it. Just that easy.

You will lose an inch or two of rope each time you perform. You do NOT have to replace the rope after every use, BUT you will have to reset it, which can be time consuming. In the instructions, Mr. Lessey clearly explains how to do a reset such that you can use the original rope.

There are versions of this trick under other names in both Tarbell’s and in the referenced rope magic book (Abbott’s). It would be unfair to give the titles of those tricks just so you can see a close version of this trick.

By the way, after the cutting and restoring of the rope, you are set up to do a fine version of a rope through body.
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This is an improved version of the Conradi rope trick. It does not, as runawayjag claims, require that you replace the rope each time you do it.
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Friends:
If you have read my instructions for this trick, you`ll find out, that you can reset it in less than 5 minutes!

....and the "Conradi Rope Trick" is one of the better "cut and restored Rope Tricks"!!!

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Hocus-pocus no longer lists it on there site, anyone know where it went?
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Hmmm....this sounds familiar like the pavel walking knot......may I know which one is more 'easier to perform'?


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They both require some skill, but not difficult, however you need to practice a lot to get it to look like you are not doing anything.

The effects are totally different, however.
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Thxs a lot.
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The effects are very different. I supose that Lesley have produce a quality effect.The good think is be able tyo use a gimmicked rope with espectators as assistants, but perhaps, like in the pavel trick, is not a more a question of dificulty but do the moves naturally and "worry free" thanks to the rehearsal

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On 2004-09-14 22:34, Magicman862 wrote:
Hocus-pocus no longer lists it on there site, anyone know where it went?



Waddaya mean? I just saw it on the site...
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I know its on there now but there was a span of two to three days where it just dissappeared
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Stevens magic is selling conradi rope trick for $77.50, hocus-pocus selling it for $ 84.75....hmmmm wat's difference in price?
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On 2004-09-26 20:12, magician81 wrote:
Stevens magic is selling conradi rope trick for $77.50, hocus-pocus selling it for $ 84.75....hmmmm wat's difference in price?


Well Ted. Is it the same set up or,yours is the improved version?
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