infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

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fabricemagic
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infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

Postby fabricemagic » March 2nd, 2017, 6:10 pm

Hi,
Just one question,
I have recently seen performed on tv one ropes routine,
What was different for me on that routine
was the way how the rope was cut in pieces
The performer was always creating loops on the rope and always restoring it (I never seen doing this before right in this way)
Of course I know basically how to perform the classic way of cut and restored rope but my question is:
who originated this way of cut a rope doing loops and restoring it?
Thanks

Philippe Billot
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Re: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

Postby Philippe Billot » March 3rd, 2017, 4:07 am

Read Rope Eternal or the Only Six Ways to Restore a Rope by Dariel Fitzkee. (1944 and 1957 for Tannen edition)


But in La Magie du Pont Neuf, a manuscript wirtten between 1643 and 1654, there is a method ( page 130) in which you can make several loops, cut them and instantanly restore the ribbon (because nobody used rope at this time).

I have seen a variant of this in an old(?) Linking Ring (in the eighteen or nineteen) but I don't remember which issue. I have to look for it.

Be patient...

Philippe Billot
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Re: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

Postby Philippe Billot » March 6th, 2017, 1:06 pm

Thank you for being patient...

See The Linking Ring, Vol. 61, no 12, December 1981, page 70, The World's Longest Rope Trick by Geoffrey Williams

fabricemagic
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Re: infos on a special cut and restored rope routine

Postby fabricemagic » March 7th, 2017, 5:05 pm

Many thanks I got it : - )


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