this trick is very well taught and offers many different ways to accomplish the same effect, from
easy to more complicated, all are good. You don't receive all of what you pay for on the DVD. Chris
ask you to email him with a disclaimer to get the rest. It's been over a week since I sent Chris a
disclaimer and I still have not received what I paid for. if you buy this from Penguin magic, do
not expect to find it in your, my Penguin magic box. no matter how many times that I have ask for
all of my purchases to be listed there, I've been told it's too much to ask for.
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PROS: The trick is startlingly good-- and an easy, engaging way into a longer rope routine of your
own. It doesn't take too much skill, and it doesn't waste a lot of rope. If you like the preview, I
say buy it. But...
CONS: While the DVD shows the creator/teacher to be clever and
apparently very nice, it is not professionally shot (not even very intelligently, with bright
backlighting that sometimes makes it hard to see well). And way, way too much time is spent being
chatty and cute and by-the-way rather than being sufficiently clear on the few, somewhat cramped and
unclear "moves." (You get what feels like 20 minutes on how to make a pocket protector for the
gimmick and scissors, but only about 10 seconds on the important penultimate move (squaring the
loops, for those in the know) and 5 seconds on the setup for the impromptu version.) You can get
it, but it takes a lot longer than it would have with clear, concise teaching.
As said above, buy it if you like the preview, which you should, and have other rope stuff in your
act. My emphasis on the CONS arises from frustration
of clumsy teaching that should have made
this very nice trick much easier to master.
3 of 3 magicians found this helpful.
Nice effect but was a bit hard for me in the handling as its like scratching your belly and rubbing
your head at the same time but the demo looks good and a nice unique effect and ideas.
1 of 1 magicians found this helpful.
Not only is it one of the most visual and easily performed cut and restored rope effects, Phil goes
through so many performances and methods, it's impossible that you won't find something perfect for
you. This trick is really old, and people seem to have forgotten about it. but it might be the holy
grail of rope magic!
So practical, So easy to do, So visual and So powerful.
Don't hesitate! Just get it. so