For centuries, rope tricks have been the staples of the magician's repertoire. Surprisingly, many of the best ones are "self-working," meaning they do not require unusual dexterity or long hours of practice. This excellent guidebook, written by one of today's foremost authorities on magic, presents 70 of the best, most amazing self-working rope tricks ever devised - tricks that amateur magicians can master in a short time.
After a brief introduction and a section devoted to acquiring and preparing the proper ropes, Karl Fulves begins the book by introducing rope tricks based on simple overhand knots, slip knots and square knots. These are followed by such tricks as the Vishnu Rope Mystery and the Hindu Turban Mystery in the chapter entitled Cut-and-Restored Rope. In Ropes That Think, he demonstrates such fascinating maneuvers as Liar's Ropes and Séance. You'll also learn how to do a one-hand figure eight, perform a double-ring ceremony and present each routine with a professional flourish.
This fun publication is easy to read and follow and is loaded with illustrations (423 in all) by Joseph K Schmidt. It is a paperbound book with 160 pages, measuring 5-3/8 by 8-1/2 inches.