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15 Minutes with a Piece of Rope
by Ralph W. Hull

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15 Minutes with a Piece of Rope by Ralph W. Hull

A complete routine that will captivate your audience from start to finish. If you never buy another rope effect, experts agree, this is the one to use. To make it easier to learn this beautiful routine, Nelson Hahne, one of the best magic illustrators in the business, was commissioned to provide the 53 pen-and-ink drawings that accompany the text.

Here's a partial listing of what's included:

  • Hull's Famous Vanishing Knot
  • The Disappearing Square Knot
  • The Hindu Knot
  • The Magic Shoelaces
  • The Cut and Restored Rope
  • The Stretching Rope--And A Surprise Ending
  • Hull's Rope Through Neck
  • Three Ropes That Blend Into One
  • The Marked Rope and the Thumb Tack
Some of you will read the effect titles and think that you know it already. Trust us: you don't. Hull's nefarious subtleties and bold moves will have you itching to try them on an audience yourself. Best yet, each trick sets up for the next one in the progression, helping to build what could be the perfect routine. Yet, if you wish, you can omit a few, or cherry-pick the ones that suit you best and use them as standalone miracles. The choice is yours. Don't be surprised if your audiences remember this routine far longer than the others in your show; it's that good.
"First-rate material. The purchaser will get a bargain." - George Armstrong

"A cut-and-restored effect, where the spectator first marks the center of the rope? I didn't believe it myself, but it works! Brilliant!" - T. A. Whitney

"Many worthwhile ideas. Well-illustrated." - John Mulholland

"One of the best values in rope effects." - Stuart Robson

"Good, commercial magic. Will entertain and mystify the audience." - Max Underwood

1st edition 1937, PDF 56 pages.
word count: 17039 which is equivalent to 68 standard pages of text