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Today rubber bands are very popular and allow strong and effective illusions. David Copperfield popularized the "Crazy Man Handcuffs". I have consistently and repeatedly fooled friends with this little gem. The classic cut and restored string continues to be popular. A rope is a very common object. If you can do something magical with it, you have won your audience over.

You will also find here routines with invisible threads and loops.

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KT Magic

Ringbandable Ultra by KT MagicLink and unlink a ring from a rubber band, visually. Two gimmickless effects with a ring and a rubber band. Download the video and start performing.

1st edition 2019, length 7:56

2019 / 6 / 15
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KT Magic

Bandcuffs by KT MagicIn this download video KT shows you a new way to perform the classic rubber bands effect Crazy Man's Handcuffs. A great demonstration of solid thru solid, and it happens fast.

1st edition 2019, length 4:28

2019 / 6 / 8
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Dave Arch

Houdini Rubber Band by Dave ArchMost magicians are aware of the classic "Jumping Rubber Band Trick." However, here's a script and easy method for a full story routine about the exploits and escapades of that world famous escape artist Harry Houdini who in this case completely disappears from your fingers and reappears where least expected. Included with this routine is the more deceptive technique where the rubber band is "set" using only one hand rather than the customary two-handed "get ready."

1st edition 2018, length 5 min

2018 / 12 / 10
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John Alborough

Mainly Manipulative Magic by John AlboroughFrom the introduction by Lewis Ganson:
Seeing the late Edward Victor on stage at the now defunct Metropolitan Theatre in Edgware Road, London, when John was a small boy, started his interest in magic. Later he became enamoured with the manipulative magic of Geoffrey Buckingham, so it is not surprising that Victor's expert thimble magic and Buckingham’s excellent manipulation of billiard balls, should have had a marked influence on the type of magic John performs. Having met and enjoyed the confidence of these two magicians and studied their books, he built his own act. Certainly the Victor / Buckingham influence is there...
2018 / 9 / 16
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Larry Brodahl

Scripted #22: vanishing figure 8 knot by Larry Brodahl

How to tie a vanishing figure 8 knot and a script that makes the process more enjoyable and entertaining.

Everyone probably knows how to vanish an overhand knot, or even a Chefalo knot. But how many know how to vanish a figure 8 knot?

How to tie a true figure 8 knot as well as the false figure 8 knot are both shown and are virtually identical. The script provided shows how it can stand on it's own, but it would also fit nicely into a routine with knots. An audience member can even help you tie the knot, and they'll be none the wiser.

Best of all, it's free.

1st edition 2018, 20 pages....

2018 / 9 / 9
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Roy Eidem

And His Last Name Was ... Houdini by Roy EidemAll audiences know of Houdini and his incredible escapes. Here's an effect where you demonstrate his incredible feats in a most magical way!

Effect: Houdini escapes three times from being tied up. The last escape is under the fairest and most impossible conditions -- in the spectator's hand. You start and end clean. All is examinable before and after. A rope, tied around your fingers and hand, melts through twice; and then Houdini escapes a third and final time slowly, off the spectators hand under challenging conditions.

1st edition 2013, 27 pages + 9 min video

2018 / 9 / 3
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John Benzais

The Best of Benzais by John BenzaisA classic publication with wonderful coin magic, some card tricks and cut and restored rope. Slydini adopted some routines from Benzais.
  • The "Coins Through The Table"
    • First Effect (For One Coin)
    • Second Effect (For Two Coins)
    • Third Effect (For Four Coins)
    • Han Ping 'Benzais'
    • With Six Coins
    • Something Extra The Benzais Grip
    • Again With Six Coins
    • It Doesn't Belong Here
    • One Handed Method
  • Just A Few More "Coin Tricks"
    • 5c For Your Thoughts
    • The Benzais Concealment
    • Transit Dime
    • Follow-Up For Transit
    • A Simple Vanish
    • Another Simple Vanish
    • Not So Simple
  • Different Types Of Card Tricks ...
2018 / 9 / 1
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Dariel Fitzkee

The Only Six Ways to Restore a Rope (Rope Eternal) by Dariel FitzkeeCreate your own custom versions of the popular cut and restored rope effect.

Dariel Fitzkee applied his world-renowned Trick Brain method to completely analyze and dissemble the Cut and Restored Rope effect into its basic components. Fitzkee's patient explanations and diagrams examine the six basic principles of all rope, cord and string effects, allowing the clever performer to pick and choose the methods that best fit his or her performing style to develop diabolically clever and unique rope routines.

Along the way, you'll learn the secrets to several past and present commercial rope effects that...

2018 / 1 / 23
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Harry Blackstone

Blackstone's Comedy Rope Trick by Harry BlackstoneTalk about packing small and playing big, this is the ultimate. You can carry a piece of rope with you and fill a stage if you wish. But this is not just for stage, it plays equally as well for parlor or club shows. This is the famous trick performed by both father and son, Blackstone's Comedy Rope Trick that always brought the house down with laughter.

You will learn every beautiful move and every comedy touch of the master magicians and every innermost thought that made the trick famous. You get detailed illustrated directions enabling you to perform this in your show. Your hands have been...

2018 / 1 / 10
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Larry Brodahl

Scripted #15: cut and restored ribbon by Larry Brodahl

A free e-manuscript that explores an age old method to show the power of scripting and analysis.

One of the joys of magic is going through old and dusty ideas and actually finding usable material. This is one of those.

An old, old trick - routined, and scripted - that will fit into a parlor or stage act with almost no difficulty. A trick that - while not a world-beater - will still fool and entertain your audience. A trick that you can keep in your act for those days where you need just a couple of minutes more material.

This ebook gives you every line, joke, piece of timing, setup,...

2017 / 11 / 25
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Larry Brodahl

Scripted #14: The Penrose Knot by Larry Brodahl

The Penrose knot has never been clearly explained until now. A strange effect that is not only made fun by the supplied script, but an "in the hands" tying method is revealed.

The magician ties a rope into a chain of 30 knots. Each knot appears identical.

The spectator grabs one of the knots. The magician now pulls on the ends of the rope, and every knot dissolves - except - the knot the spectator selected. That knot proves to be a common overhand knot.

The Penrose knot was published in Karl Fulves' Self Working Rope Tricks, but the description was less-than-clear, and the effect is quite strange. ...

2017 / 10 / 8
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S. W. Reilly

Spirit Rope Ties by S. W. ReillyIf you are a magician or psychic entertainer looking for something different and exciting to add to your act, then your search is over!

The Spirit Rope Tie, long a staple of bogus spirit séances, offers the clever performer a fantastic array of performance possibilities for injecting fun, humor or mystery into his or her show. Whether played "straight" as a recreation of a vintage spirit séance, or as a comedic effect that gets funnier with each repetition, any one of the rope ties described in the ebook is strong enough to be a reputation maker for you.

Reilly doesn't make the reader...

2017 / 6 / 3
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Martin Breese

Instructions for Martin Breese's Reel Collection by Martin Breese
  • The Unique Classic Reel
  • The Unique Classic Locking Reel
  • The Unique Classic Double Reel
  • The Unique Classic Double Reel in a Wristwatch
  • Ken Brooke's Method for the Serpent Silk

1st digital edition 2017, 8 pages photo illustrated.

2017 / 5 / 20
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Milbourne Christopher

Stretching A Rope by Milbourne ChristopherWhat a fantastic effect, from the audience's standpoint. The performer exhibits a three foot length of rope and mysteriously begins to S-T-R-E-T-C-H it to an unbelievable 20 feet!

Completely revised, these greatly enlarged instructions include both of Milbourne Christopher's exclusive methods for stretching a rope to many times its original length. No hidden reels, magnets, or special rope needed. Regular, soft cotton magician's rope works fine for this. This will be a show-stopper in your act. Also makes a terrific introduction to a cut 'n restored or ring-on-rope routine.

1st edition...

2017 / 1 / 6
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Brick Tilley

Gone by Brick TilleyA knot is fairly tied in a short length of string. A gentle shake and the knot dissolves. No threads, magnets or false moves. Perfect for close-up or street. See video below.

1st edition 2016, 4 pages.

2016 / 12 / 23
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Ulysses Frederick Grant

Sleight of Hand Rope Trick by Ulysses Frederick GrantThis is the first official release U.F. Grant made in 1928. This came before his 45 Tricks, and was an amazing rope trick well before its time that introduced the magic world to the genius of Grant. Very rare and seldom seen.

EFFECT: A length of rope is displayed measuring about 3 feet long. This can be passed for examination before and after the trick. The rope is taken and the ends tied together. The performer states the rope can be cut and restored in any section of the loop. He proceeds to cut the rope 3 or 4 inches from the knot and then restoring it there. It is again cut; this time in the center...

2016 / 12 / 22
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Devin Knight

Pirate Torture Illusion by Devin KnightThis is not your typical grandma's (ala Grandma's necklace) version of rope through body. Instead, this is ropes through body on steroids. It uses no gimmick rope either and everything can be examined. This is an illusion that fits into a briefcase and yet fills the stage with three spectators and yourself. Talk about playing big and packing small, this is the ultimate. It's based on an historical fact that pirates use to torture people for both information and for the entertainment of the crew. This is a historical fact that makes this version of the trick not only logical, but historically...
2016 / 10 / 29
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Ken de Courcy

It's Knot Impossible by Ken de CourcyGet the most from a classic trick. All you need is a single piece of rope (that can be borrowed) and you are always ready to entertain your audience. It packs so small but it plays so big. You can perform it close up or for a big audience.

"The Impossible Knot", originally called "G.W.Hunter's Puzzle Knot", was well-known to magicians fifty years ago but appears to have dropped out of use. This is a shame because it is easy to do, not well-known and, due to the method, almost impossible for a spectator to work out even when he is apparently shown how it is done. In short, it's a useful thing...

2016 / 6 / 4
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Albenice

Reel Magic by AlbeniceA reel is a tool which enables many surprising effects: Cards will rise, silks will come to life, small items will vanish, and more.

Albenice reveals his famous Serpent Silk, wherein a scarf, twisted rope fashion and tied in a knot visibly unties itself. More than 25 different effects are described, including penetrations, color changes, knot effects, and much more.

Also in the Addenda will be found the complete manuscript of "The Penetrable Silk" by Spalding, which was originally published in The Sphinx in the form of a series of articles. Spalding independently developed a whole series of penetration...

2016 / 4 / 25
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Emil Jarrow

Rope Magic by Emil JarrowEmil Jarrow was the man who invented the famous Bill in Lemon effect as well as other classics. This book on rope magic is the only one he wrote.
  • The Secret of Magic
  • Sawing a Woman in Half
  • Saved by Two Knots
  • Hindu Rope Trick
  • Hindu Rope Bottle Trick
  • The Hindu Spirit is Made of Rubber
  • Ring on the Rope
  • Nothing up your Sleeve ... They Think
  • A Pencil, a piece of Twine and Mystification
  • The Rope Through the Neck Illusion
  • The Secret is in a Piece of Thread
  • The Thumbs that Won't Stay Tied
  • The Magic is in the Index Finger
  • Threading the Loop
  • Rope Wrist Escape
  • The Penetrating Rope
  • A...
2016 / 4 / 22
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