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Amazing Acrobatic Knot Review

Official Review

July 30th, 2005 11:14pm
Reviewed by Gordon Meyer
Let's cut to the chase; here's what you're getting for your money. A set of two high-quality soft ropes--one with the colored section interwoven in the middle for the effect as described--a printed summary of the basic workings, and a 20 minute DVD with performances (one before a live audience) and explanations.

The basic trick, which is Pavel's Fantastic Knot, takes about 30 seconds to perform. After teaching the basics, Daryl covers his advanced routine that weaves the fantastic knot with some funny bits of business and a very visual removable/sliding knot effect to create a complete performance piece. It's the discussion of the full routine that makes up the bulk of the DVD.

And let's face it, that's really what you're paying for here. While the included ropes and fake knot are really quite nice, it's Daryl's well-paced routine, honed to perfection by 20 years of performance, that provides the real value. And Daryl seemingly tips it all, going into detail about finger positioning, staging, and offering some extra tips such as resetting for the next performance in a walk-around environment.

The quality of the DVD is excellent. It is shot from an over-the-shoulder and slightly above perspective so you get a very clear view of all the work. And if you've ever struggled with learning rope magic from a written description (such as the one included with the effect) you'll be thrilled with how easy it is to follow along with the DVD.

As usual, Daryl provides credits for the moves and ideas he's incorporated. For example, you'll learn the Hunter Bow Knot and Jack Miller's devilish Sliding Knot Move. Overall, if this trick is something you'd like to learn, I think you'll be pleased with the package.

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Product info for Amazing Acrobatic Knot

Author: Daryl
Publisher: Fooler Doolers
Average Rating:  (4)
Retail Price: $39.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

This incredible routine begins when a white knot jumps from a white rope onto a red rope. You further amaze your audience by sliding that knot completely off then visibly tossing it back onto the red rope. For a mind-boggling finish, the knot dissolves right in front of their eyes and becomes a permanently blended white section of the red rope!

Daryl has featured this incredible routine in virtually every show he's performed since 1980!

Can be performed anywhere and everything can be examined!

Includes new thicker ropes, instructions with simple and advanced routines and includes an instructional DVD!!!

*Formerly known as the Jumping Knot of Pakistan. (Daryl's routine for Pavel's Fantastic Knot)

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