This rope trick is easy to perform and looks great. All you need is a short piece of rope and a wire coat hanger. The rope should be about quarter of an inch thick and about three feet long. The hanger should just be a normal wire coat hanger.
Here’s How The Performance Looks – The audience sees you holding out a rope with three knots. A coat hanger is hanging from the middle knot. You say the magic word and the magic hanger jumps from the center knot to the left hand knot.
Right in front of everyone. That’s magic!
The audience gasps and then provides a round of applause.
And Now Here’s What Really Happens – Before you begin the performance, take the rope and tie four knots at roughly equal distance apart. The first three knots should be regular knots. We’ll call these knots A, B and C. The fourth should be a slip knot made to look like a normal knot. This is knot D. The hanger is hooked through knot C.
You start the trick by holding the rope between both hands. Knot A should be hidden by your left hand, and the other end of the rope should be in your right hand. So in effect the audience can see Knot B,...