29 entries in Rope / Stretching
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Tom Sellers Stretching a Rope
1935 Quick Tricks 14
Milbourne Christopher Stretching a Rope
1938 Greater Magic 794
Unknown Second Method
1938 Greater Magic 796
John Goodrum The Magic Laces unequal laces are stretched several times
1939 Do That Again! 70
Unknown Shoe Lace that Stretches to Twice its Length
1939 The Magic Annual for 1938 and 1939 91
Tom Sellers A Different Stretching Rope metal hook on back
1941 Condensed Conjuring 13
Harold Denhart The Prize Winner Rope Trick rope is stretched, then fairly cut and restored
1943 Ireland's Yearbooks (Issue Yearbook 1943) 2
John Mulholland String for A Parcel magician displays two strings that are knotted together forming a loop, he cuts off one knot, other knot vanishes leaving full string, string stretches
1944 The Art of Illusion 72
Unknown Stretching String “a coupling of suggestion with the optical illusion caused by the change in position of the arms”
1944 The Art of Illusion 76
Tony Lopilato "Book Mark" stretching rope with book
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 330
Harlan Tarbell Rings and Growing Rope wooden rings penetrate rope which grows
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 332
George Sands Sandsational Rope routine with extra piece
  • I. Brazen Restoration
  • II. Stretching a Rope
  • III. Frustrated Restoration
  • IV. Continuous Circle
  • V. Much Ado About Knotting
  • VI. Sliding Cut
  • VII. Sleight of Leg
  • VIII. Regular Restoration
  • IX. Removable Knot
  • X. Give a Magician Enough Rope
Variations 1949 Sandsational Rope 3
Al Baker Variation on Stretching a Rope
1951 The Secret Ways of Al Baker (Issue Pet Secrets) 389
Unknown Die magische Wäscheleine - Ein wirklicher Lachschlager stretching a rope
1952 Hokus Pokus (Vol. 13 No. 4) 42
Cecil Keech Ropan Silk silk tied around long rope, it jumps to short rope, rope grows after being tied into circle, rope with connection
1952 Routined Manipulation — Part Two 63
Clare Cummings, Bob Lewis The Idiot Rope Trick
1956 The New Phoenix 301-348 (Issue 339) 167
Bunny Quik Rope Twick small and long rope in each hand, small one grows and long one shrinks
1971 Magick (Issue 28) 139
Dick Zimmerman Sleeveless Stretching
1973 Creative Magic 6
Terri Rogers Das Seilchaos von 1984 routine in which rope is magically cut, then becomes longer, scissors appear knotted on it, it restores
Also published here Dec. 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 14 No. 2) 73
Terri Rogers Rope Disaster of 1984 routine in which rope is magically cut, then becomes longer, scissors appear knotted on it, it restores
Also published here 1988 More Secrets 8
Karl Fulves, U. F. Grant Liar's Ropes No. 52, two ropes, one with knot, spectator thinks of rope with or without knot, one of the ropes stretches to expose lie
1990 Self-Working Rope Magic 107
Ali Bongo Stretch-A-Link two rope rings, penetration and one ring is stretched
Also published here 1994 Lecture Notes '94 6
Steve Bedwell At a Loose End
  • Effect 1 - Stretching the Rope
  • Effect 2 - Cut and Restored Rope
  • Effect 3 - Flying Ends (loop)
  • Effect 4 - Replacing the Ends
1995 ca. Siamese Signatures and Other Oddities 1
Joshua Jay Pulling My String Short rope stretched into long rope by stomping down on it with foot
Also published here 1997 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 65) 1300
Dondrake Stretching Rope Rope stretches in length
1998 Black Art Breakthroughs 28
Mike Masevic Pulling My String Short rope stretched to long rope
Also published here 1998 A Teen's Routines 35
Joshua Jay Pulling My String Short rope stretched into long rope by stomping down on it with foot
Also published here 1999 Magic Atlas 21
Ali Bongo Stretch-A-Link two rope rings, penetration and one ring is stretched
Also published here 2003 Lecture Notes — Morges 2003 10
Joaquín Matas La Cuerda Ta-Variada Tabary inspired rope routine, rope is stretched, multiple ends, ends travel and are removed, rope is handed out in the end, with ideas by Jean Merlin and Gabi Pareras
Inspired by
  • Francis Tabary's "The Award Winning Rope Magic of Francis Tabary"
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