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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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Ralph W. Hull

15 Minutes with a Piece of Rope by Ralph W. HullA 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...
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Sam Dalal

42 Amazing Tricks and Stunts with Rope by Sam DalalYou can carry a piece (or more) of rope in your pocket, and use it to perform some amazing magic for an intimate audience of a couple of spectators, or on a stage for an audience of hundreds. There are hundreds of tricks you can perform with a piece of rope. The most famous of these is the Cut & Restored Rope trick, where a piece of rope is cut into two or more pieces, and magically restored.

But there are many others, where knots magically appear or vanish from a length of rope, rings or handkerchiefs penetrate through a length of rope, or a rope penetrates through your knee or neck. There...

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Paul Bruton

Amusing Yourself with Paper and String by Paul BrutonThis is an ebook that will not only amuse you, but it will show you how you can amuse your friends. In dozens of ways, it describes how paper and string can be put to interesting and sometimes astonishing use. If you start at page 1 and work your way to the end of the ebook, you will be rewarded by many hours of enjoyable recreation: but you will not be entirely satisfied until you have tried some of the tricks and puzzles on your friends.
  • a Penny Puzzle
  • The Paper Ladder
  • The Palm Tree
  • A Point About A Circle
  • The New Square
  • The Five Squares Again
  • Quartering Three-Quarters
  • Splitting Up...
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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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Doan

Bandcuffs by DoanIn 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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(Benny) Ben Harris

Bands of Gold by (Benny) Ben Harris
"Ben's Band Book is some of the best band and card magic ever. Some could be plucked out and used as single trick downloads. As with every Ben Harris ebook of wonder, it's beautifully laid out with lots of photos to help you along. Highly recommended. ***** 5/5 Stars" - Jamie Daws
The opening trick in this gorgeous ebook is just cool. A mini bet in which 2 bands are shown around the card case width ways. One will win the spectator $100 and the other one will win the magician $100. One is selected by the spectator without equivoque. Of course it's just a normal band. The other is removed and there...
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Doan

Bandual by Doan
"WTF, some witchcraft?? I can't figure it out. Amazing!!" - Mario Tarasini
My name is Doan and here is a new effect with rubber bands. Imagine you just have one rubber band which you instantly turn into two rubber bands. A flash duplication of a rubber band. Everything is done in front of your spectator's eyes. Or, you can also do a very cool and visual rubber band color change effect.
  • No gimmick used
  • Do with any size (within reason) rubber band
  • Watch your angles. This looks great from certain directions, but you are exposed from others. Certainly not a trick to be done surrounded. ...
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Barry Ray

Barry's Ring 'n' Rope Routine by Barry RayThis is Barry Ray's working routine. It is a three phase routine, with three addional moves, and it can be perform surrounded.

1st edition 2009; 27 pages; 42 photos.

2009 / 10 / 5
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L. C. Collier

Big Ring on String by L. C. CollierA parlor sized ring with a stage sized routine.

This is a compact ring and string routine which uses some of the most visual moves one can do with these props. For many years I have performed a very similar routine. I used a red cotton ribbon instead of the standard white rope, because a ribbon lies flat on the ring and is wider than a rope allowing for some sequences a stronger illusion.

1st edition 2003; 10 pages.

2008 / 9 / 21
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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...

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Doan

Bly by DoanIn this download, Doan teaches you three very magical, impromptu effects using just one rubber band.

BUDDHISM - Wrap the band around your fingers and make it jump through them.

POILOCK - The band on your index finger jumps to your middle finger instantly.

SINGL8 - Visually form an 8 with the band within a second.

All of these amazing effects are taught in slow motion and are easy to understand. Download the video and start learning now.

1st edition 2020, length 6:10

2020 / 2 / 12
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Michael Skinner

Cut & Restored Rope by Michael SkinnerThis is a wonderful classic cut and restored rope routine performed to a lovely script. The rope is cut and restored twice and in the end the rope vanishes only leaving a short piece behind in the spectator's hand.

runtime: 10min 22s

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Peki

Dance Of The Butterfly by PekiA paper butterfly flutters above your hands, flies around and even lands on a rose.

You will learn the secrets of Peki's invisible thread that makes it much more invisible than other threads even in close up instances where viewers are only a few inches away from the action.

Professionally dubbed into English from German.

runtime: 10min 19s

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Peki

Drunken Cork & Heart in Love by PekiYou get two floating object performances by Peki. One is the fun "Drunken Bottle Cork" and the other a poetic "Heart in Love" routine.

Please remember that you will only get the performances and no explanations. But if you know Peki's thread and method these two routines serve as further examples of what is possible with such a wonderful close-up floatation method. Please refer to Dance of the Butterfly, The Dancing Handkerchief or The Fairytale of the Silver Pearl for details on the thread and the method used by Peki.

runtime: 2min 31s

2010 / 5 / 1
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(Benny) Ben Harris

Elastic Thread Routines by (Benny) Ben HarrisThe original work on elastic thread magic, first published in 1989. All the pro tips you need, along with six full routines to start performing right now.

You see so much information published about "Elastic Thread Magic" today—you'd think it all "brand new". Alas, such is not the case. If you look hard, you'll see much of today's gold is really the silver of yesteryear.

This manuscript contains original routines as well as important information that appeared in the original 1989 manuscript. Even the illustrations are the originals. Enjoy and impress...

Subjects covered:

  • flashing ...
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Eric C. Lewis

Eric Lewis' Rope Routine by Eric C. LewisThis is the famous perfected rope routine - three consecutive cuts and restorations - devised by that West Coast Magician, Eric Lewis. Mr. Lewis was one of the busiest magicians in England before he moved to Los Angeles. There he has been very busy editing the Bamberg books of magic, working at the Magic Castle and doing lectures. The Triple Cut Rope Routine uses a number of original and unorthodox moves that end up in a very smooth and convincing trick. A big hit in the Magic Castle and on lecture tours, where Eric has shown it to the most sophisticated and best informed of the magicians. ...
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L. C. Collier

Full Circle Rope Routine by L. C. CollierThe magician pulls out a six foot piece of rope, pulls it up in the center and clearly cuts the rope into two pieces. He then picks up the bottom ends, brings them to the top and the rope fully restores. He then grabs the rope by the middle and cuts it in half again. He trims off the pieces at the top and the rope restores a second time.

He folds the rope into thirds and cuts it at the top and bottom. He clearly counts off the three separate and equal pieces from one hand to the other. With all the pieces held in one hand he brings the bottom ends to the top and individually pulls out three...

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Lewis Ganson

Give a Magician Enough Rope ... and he'll do a trick by Lewis GansonSome of the finest rope magic from Lewis Ganson, Peter Warlock, Van Rinkhuyzen, Anverdi, Faucett W. Ross, Jay Ose, Martin Gardner, Edward Victor, Stanley Norman, Norman Rashleigh, Harold G. Beaumont, C. F. Germelman, Horace E. Bennett, H. Fernandes, Bill Shewan and H. Fernandes.
  • Give a Magician Enough Rope
  • Cut-Knot-Join
  • Impromptu Neck Penetration
  • Rope Thru' Wrist
  • Red and White Ropes
  • A Remarkable Square Knot
  • Stretching A Rope
  • Equally Unequal Ropes
  • Equally Unequal Variations
  • More Variations
  • Equally Unequal Patter Story
  • Cut and Restored Rope
  • Fast Cut and Restoration
  • Variations on...
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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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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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Timothy Hyde

Hunter Knot Revisited by Timothy HydeThe Hunter Puzzle Knot is a deceptive effect that a lot of magicians know, but is sometimes overlooked as a strong performance piece. Timothy built a routine around this simple but effective idea, that has proven to be a very commercial routine. For many years Timothy featured this very routine as his opening effect for Trade Show performances. It quickly stops one person and then another, the crowd then snowballing into a laughing involved crowd of 30-40 or more! Your clients will love the way this works as a traffic generator.

It’s also just as effective for large walk around or roving...

2006 / 12 / 1
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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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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...

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Mats G. Kjellstrom

Jump-O-Ring by Mats G. KjellstromOnce upon a time I saw a magician do a routine with three ropes hanging from a stick. At the end of one rope there was a silk. He made the silk to magically jump between the ropes. This was amazing. I wanted to do this, but how? Then I invented this routine that's very impressive. Charles Bertram's old routine "Here, There and Everywhere" has the same effect but the method is very different, my method has the big advantage that you can let the spectator check the rope and knots out before the magic happens! Which makes this an impossible illusion. One nice aspect of Jump-O-Ring is that you can...
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Will Ayling

Knowing The Ropes (Know-How Series) by Will AylingFeaturing the rope magic of Edward Victor, Shigeo Takagi, and Harry Carnegie. This was part of the Supreme 'Know How' series written and edited by Will Ayling, which was the continuation of the famous Teach-In series by Lewis Ganson.

1st edition 1987; original 36 pages; PDF 44 pages.

  1. Contents
  2. Cut & Restored Rope
  3. - Requirement
  4. - And So To Cut
  5. - The Extra Piece
  6. - The Extra Loop
  7. Edward Victor's Original Cut & Restored Rope Routine
  8. - The Know How
  9. - Harry Carnegie's Patter For The Edward Victor Rope Trick
  10. The Off Knot
  11. Rope Routine by Shigeo Takagi of Japan
  12. - Apparatus
  13. - Method
  14. - First part - the...
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

LCOR: Linking Card On Rubber Band by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphLink a rubber band on a signed card frame with a flash of fire. Give this impossible object away as a souvenir. The gimmick is exceedingly clever and not too difficult to make, but will require some care and patience.

1st edition 2014, length 13 minutes

2014 / 11 / 8
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Jack Miller

Linking Ring Routine by Jack MillerHarlan Tarbell said to this publication: "The greatest work ever published on Linking Rings." Jack's long cherished secrets are yours in his ring through ring, ring through arms, special three-ring routine, a.s.o.

On top of the linking ring instructions Jack Miller also shares with you a separate chapter on ring and rope penetrations. These latter methods are so ingenious and puzzling as to seem uncanny, and are rarely seen performed.

1st edition 1945, 32 pages; 1st digital edition 2016, 30 pages.

2016 / 2 / 9
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Daniel Rowan

Magical Rope Artistry by Daniel Rowan
"What a creativity in your book!" - Flip

"...this treatise is a steal for $25!" - Robert E. Neale, MUM March 2006.

Magical Rope Artistry is a wonderful text on rope sculptures, rope routines, and rope and ring effects. If you do rope magic, you will want this ebook.

Rope Sculptures - Learn how to turn a piece of rope into a rope rabbit puppet, then animate, levitate and vanish the creature. Totally impromptu. Change a piece of rope into mouse or rat. You can perform powerful routines similar to Dan Garrett's Judy the Mouse or Quentin Reynolds handkerchief mouse impromptu and then...

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Harry Houdini

Magical Rope Ties and Escapes by Harry HoudiniThis is one of the best books by Houdini, because here he writes about something he really knows alot about. With many of his escapes he had to be very familiar with the knots he was tied up. This book has many good illustrations and several photos where Houdini himself demonstrates certain ties. It is a great collector item as well as source of information. If you can only buy one book by Houdini, by this one.

1st edition, 1920, Will Goldston Limited, London; 80 pages.

  1. Photograph - Ira E. Davenport and "Houdini".
  2. Foreword
  3. For Opening of Rope Act
  4. A Simple Release
  5. The Kellar Tie
  6. The...
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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...
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Frank Herman

Necktie Magic by Frank HermanA magician's textbook on the great comedy trick of the cut and restored necktie!

Suitable for any kind of show, close-up, banquets, sales meetings, hospitality suites, floor shows, stage. An ideal number for any audience. Sixteen laugh getting routines by a pro who made a reputation with it. Add this easy to do material to your own repertoire. Illustrated ebook.

  • Introduction
  • The Principal Character ... Mr. "C" (Cravat) Tie
  • Preparing the Spectator
  • Master Cut Necktie Presentation
  • Trial by Fire
  • A (Very) Flashy Tie
  • A Bag and a Bird
  • All That's Fit to Press
  • Ask Playboy
  • Commercial Conjuring ...
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Ralf (Fairmagic) Rudolph

No Move Crazy Man's Handcuffs by Ralf (Fairmagic) RudolphSo crazy this may sound, Ralf has come up with a method to do the classic unlinking of two linked rubber bands which does not use sleight-of-hand - no moves. Watch the demo video.

1st edition 2019, length 11 min.

2019 / 12 / 8
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Aldo Colombini

On The Ropes by Aldo ColombiniA compilation of wonderful rope routines. A funny cut and restored rope routine for kids; a unique routine in which six loops are counted, three of these loops link together and the other three change into a giant loop with three knots (no gimmick); and Rope and silks combination.

There are also two rope routines by Ronald Dayton (a comedy effect and a rope through neck effect) and more. 84 illustrations. No gimmicks and all the routines except the first one use the same rope over and over again (no cutting).

1st edition 1996; 20 pages.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Tubulos
  3. K-not...
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Supreme-Magic-Company

Panama Plus by Supreme-Magic-CompanyMany years ago, Ted Collins devised the Panama Rope Trick. With this trick he won the cup for the best rope trick of the I.B.M. Convention at Fort Worth. A length of rope, that can be borrowed, is cut not one but three times and the four pieces tied together. Rope is now handed to a spectator and is completely restored. The routine is fully explained with a novel presentation by Ken de Courcy.

Now for two wonderful little-known variations. 'The Legs Of Man' by Vivian St. John. The idea is that a piece of rope is shown and tied so that it forms two circles. It is then cut in two places, then pulled through...

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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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Aldo Colombini

Professor's Math by Aldo ColombiniHere’s a unique handling for the “Professor’s Nightmare” rope routine that you’ll use in your act.

WHAT THE AUDIENCE SEES:

The magician cuts a length of rope into three pieces of different lengths; small, medium and long. The three pieces are stretched until they appear to be all the same length. The three pieces of rope are then tied together. The knots vanish and apparently the rope is fully restored. Until now the effect is a standard one. But wait…here comes the incredible finale! One knot is magically thrown back onto the rope then jumps away leaving the rope completely...

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Brick Tilley

Quick Rope Opener by Brick TilleyTwo equal lengths of rope magically join up to form one solid piece of rope in full view with no cover or excess movements. Simple to construct and a delight to perform. Within the skill range of anyone. It was a favorite of Billy McComb.

1st edition 2020, PDF 3 pages, video 54s.

2020 / 5 / 31
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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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Lewis Ganson

Reelistic Magic by Lewis GansonA collection of tricks, stunts and bits of business using a reel.

A reel is a very powerful stage and parlor tool. (In its miniature versions it can even be used in close-up environments.) It is small enough that it can be easily palmed, but powerful enough to pull silks, cords and other items in a fraction of a second. It is like an invisible hand that the performer can use at his command.

Includes care, repair and maintenance of reels.

  • The Reel
  • Re-Threading The Reel
  • Ken Brooke's Method For "The Untying Silk"
  • The Self-Tying Silk
  • The Untying Silk Again
  • Penetrations With Silk ...
2013 / 11 / 17
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Daryl Easton

Ring, Rope and Wand by Daryl EastonThis is a wonderfully visual and very simple routine. No gimmicks required. One simple move does the trick.

All you need is a wand, stick or pencil, a piece of rope and a borrowed finger ring. You ask two spectators to assist you. Rope, ring and wand are examined. Then the ring is fairly and openly put on the center of the rope. The magician covers the ring with his hand, each spectator holds with one hand an end of the rope and with the other hand an end of the wand. The ring magically jumps from the rope onto the wand. Voila!

Simple to perform and suitable for the beginner.

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2009 / 11 / 12
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Doan

Ringbandable Ultra by DoanLink 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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Ken de Courcy

Rink Goes Loop La-La by Ken de CourcyFrom the introduction:
"Rink (van Rinkhuyzen) of Holland has a keen trick brain. Like most of the great magical inventors, he individualises every effect he obtains and, if he likes it, he continues to work on it. The result; a string of often unbelievable variations that astounds everyone, including the man who invented it.

Some time ago, Supreme marketed Tommy Talbot's "Loop La-La", an amusing little thing with two unfaked rope loops. As it stood, it was basically a compere gag. It could be repeated over and over again, but there was no build-up, and no end.

Rink took "Loop La-La"...

2014 / 6 / 24
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Lewis Ganson

Rink's Rope and Ring Penetrations by Lewis GansonThis profusely illustrated booklet. with 66 nice clear drawings, teaches you a complete and seemingly impossible rope and ring routine from Rink. The name of Rink of Holland is tied to many wonderful tricks and routines.

This Ganson description is, as always, a masterpiece and tells all you need to know to fool your audience with a simple piece of rope (with a little preparation) and a ring.

From the introduction

"This series of penetrations was built up over a long period of time. The main theme is the linking and unlinking of a solid ring onto a piece of rope, the ends of which have...
2014 / 7 / 28
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Aldo Colombini

Rope Classics by Aldo ColombiniTen stunning rope routines. ALL ROUTINES ARE PERFORMED WITH REGULAR ROPES and they are:
  • ROPE-EN-KNOT (U. F. Grant): A spectator ties knots on a rope. You drop the rope in a paper bag leaving the end protruding. The spectator pulls on the rope and the knots are gone.
  • ROPE THROUGH (Marconick): A piece of rope mysteriously penetrates your neck.
  • SILK ON ROPE (Hans G. Witt): You show a length of rope and tie a knot on it. Suddenly a silk appears in the knot.
  • LOOPED (Aldo Colombini): You tie several loops on a piece of rope. You then pull one of the loops removing it, while all the others disappear. ...
2011 / 7 / 27
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Aldo Colombini

Rope Confection by Aldo ColombiniAfter Aldo's success with his first DVD on rope, Roped In, by popular demand here’s another DVD with ten new rope routines. All of them use regular rope (no gimmicks, no magnets, etc).
  • CUTTING A ROPE IN THREE (Marconick): A piece of rope is cut into three pieces and it is immediately restored. Clever method.
  • RING FROM ROPE (Allan Lambie): You tie a ring in the middle of a rope. You pull on the ring and it becomes free but it leaves the knot on the rope.
  • THE COMPUTERISED ROPES (Ronald Dayton): The routine is a rope presentation of the famous three and a half gag with cards. The effect...
2011 / 1 / 10
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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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Aldo Colombini

Rope Melange by Aldo ColombiniBy popular demand. Give us more rope tricks, people are crying! Here they are!
  • CUT N' SHAKE ROPE (Karrell Fox): This is a NEW, different and VERY QUICK, cut and restored rope effect.
  • TUBULOS (Aldo Colombini): The magician cuts a rope into two lengths and ties the two ropes together in a knot. He places the knot into a tube and, after some by-play, the knot disappears and the rope is shown fully restored. Ideal for kids shows.
  • COLOR CHANGING KNOTS (Rink): Two pieces of rope, one red and one white. You tie a knot on each rope and the knots change places: The white is on the red rope and vice versa the...
2014 / 1 / 6
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Aldo Colombini

Roped In by Aldo ColombiniAldo's favorite 10 rope routines.
  • Rope Puzzle: Two different sized ropes become equal and then visibly change into one rope.
  • Missing Link: Two different colored ropes are linked and they unlink in the hand of a spectator.
  • Silk Sensation: You tie a silk around a rope and then it jumps free in the air!
  • Knotty Knot: A knot slides back and forth along a white rope and then changes color to red. The red knot slides along the rope and then, when untied, it is seen that it is part of the rope.
  • Rope In: A novel handling for the Professor’s Nightmare routine. Three different size ropes become...
2011 / 1 / 19
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Rupert Howard

Rupert Howard Magic Course: Lesson 04: String and Rope Tricks by Rupert Howard

Table of Contents

  1. Content

    Misdirection

  2. Distraction
  3. Simulation
  4. Disguise

    String and Rope Tricks

  5. The Coat and Tapes
  6. The Cut and Restored String
  7. The Human Cheese
  8. The Thumb Tie
  9. The Golden Apple
  10. The Travelling Knots
  11. The Indistructible Rope

    The History of Magic (part 4)

  12. Automatic Figures

1st edition 1931; 26 pages.

2010 / 3 / 22
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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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