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Rope Eternal By Daniel Fitzkee

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Rope Eternal

By Daniel Fitzkee

Covers six basic methods for cutting and restoring a rope.

This book was originally published as "The Only 5 Ways to Restore a Rope". The book was later reprinted by Tannen's as  "Rope Eternal" in 1957. A very decent book on the cut and restored rope trick with routines, tips and professional advice. if you perform the classic Cut & Restored Rope routine in your act, you should read this book!


Dariel Fitzkee’s masterful booklet on the Cut & Restored Rope Trick explores the real work behind this classic effect.

Dozens of baffling variations from such luminaries as Tarbell, Conradi, Malini, Burling Hull, Grant, Larsen & Wright, Germaine, Dr. Ervin, and others, are explained in painstaking detail.

In addition to various moves and sleight of hand techniques, a range of rope gimmicks and rope preparation methods are also covered. Surprisingly, in Fitzkee’s research, of the nearly 100 methods he analyzed when writing this book; he discovered that all of them could distilled down to just six basic methods and three principles! Plus, there’s even a chapter on how to create your own rope miracles. Every stand-up performer should have this rope magic reference on hand.

Contents Include:

5 Preface to Cut and Restored Rope

 Chapter 1: Introductory Remarks
6 The Absolute Necessities: Rope, Cutting tool, Hands, and Intelligence
7 The Trick Itself: don't lose site!
7 The Basic Methods: 6 methods outlined
8 The Rope

Chapter 2 Basic Method Number One: Disguising the Ends - The Figure Eight
9 The False Knot
11 A False Knot Resulting in a Sliding Knot
11 Dr. Ervin's Variation of the Figure Eight
13 The Fitzkee Variation of the Figure Eight
15 The Turban Trick Method
17 The Ervin Trip Loop
19 Quadruple Cut with the Ervin Trip Loop
19 Repeated Cuts With A Sliding Knot to Disguise the Ends
23 A You Do As I Do Routine Based on the Interlocked Loop
24 The Wright and Larsen Many Cut Principle
24 Summary

Chapter 3 Basic Method Number Two - Disguise the Center
26 Methods of Joining the Ends Together
27 A Rope Trick With the Germaine Principle - East Indian Rope Trick
29 The Tarbell Addition to the Germaine Principle
30 To Start With a Straight Length
31 The Grant Sliding Knot Principle
31 Grant's Improvement
33 Zenith Rope Trick

 Chapter 4 Basic Method Number Three - Pretended Cutting
36 The Pnenomenal Rope Trick
36 Cutting the Core
37 Wizzo - Folding Envelope
37 Devil's Pillars: Chinese Stick type method
38 Grant Stage Method
39 Malini's String Trick

Chapter 5 Basic Method Number Four - Pretended Repair
41 The Kellar String Trick
42 The Slow Motion Method

Chapter 6 Basic Method Number Five - Restoration of a Rope By Substitution
43 Apparatus for Exchanging
43 The Pocket Exchange
45 TT Exchange
45 An Exchanging Reel

Chapter 7 Basic Method Number Six - Substitution of a Concealed Section to Replace Section Cut Off

Chapter 8 The Foundation of Invention
47 The Three In One Rope Trick: 3 short ropes become one
48 The Die Cast Rope Trick: combining three above methods
50 The Secret Weapon: You Do As I Do, adds a final punch

Details: Rope Eternal By Daniel Fitzkee

52 pages, soft covers, saddle-stitched, size; 5 1/2" by 8 1/2".

Media Type Shipped Product

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