1. Magician displays two ropes, one long and one short. When stretched out together, they somehow become equal in length.
2. They are then tied together, but the knot is then slipped completely off of the rope.
3. Now, the magician has one long piece of rope, which is used to tie a knot in its center. The magician grasps and squeezes the knot. The knot melts completely away!
4. Magician makes another knot; this time the knot is very large. Finally, in one hand, magician has a clean long rope, and, in the other hand, and endless loop of rope in a circle.
5(Extra). For one extra effect, the loop of rope and the long rope are tied together, but suddenly, the knot dissolves, and magician is left with one single long rope!
The gimmick is special because the props are very-well made. Even up close, the audience cannot see the secret. The professional nature of this rope is evident in its clean beauty and thickness, which allows it to work well for close up, parlor, and stage.