Cut and Restored Rope - Magic Trick is a brilliant little trick anyone can do... What you need is a rope (roughly 3ft to 5ft long), a pair of scissors and a wand or something to distract the attention of the audience.
There are many different ways to perform the cut and restore rope trick, but most or all are variations on two basic methods.
The first way is the method we will show you and involves using misdirection to make the audience think that the rope is being cut in the middle, but the fact is it is being cut close to the end of the rope.
This way it results in a piece of rope almost as long as the original length minus the knot and the audience will not notice the difference in length.
The second way of performing this involves using a second piece of rope of the same type as the main rope but a lot smaller, and cutting that small piece instead.
This can be done by many types of sleight of hand tricks but tying it to the main rope to disguise it as the loop of a knot is the most common method.
When the magician takes away the knot, the original rope is completely untouched or shorter.
Let us watch @tagsmagic from Twitter performing and explaining his version of this little beauty.
As you can see it is really easy to do. It is all to do with the knot... You need to tie a Square Knot (sometimes called a reef knot).
How to tie this knot is to remember this.. Left over right then under... The right over left then under...
That way you produce a fantastic knot. With much practice you will tie it with the right size loop and the right amount of rope to lose in the knot. It does get easier to judge how much rope to use as you learn the free magic trick.
Remember not to tie the knot too tight as it becomes a little tough to pull off the rope. Practice, practice and practice until you feel comfortable to perform this with ease and perfectly.
Always use a good pair of scissors too as this will help cut the rope very cleanly and not leave bad ends which could look dodgy in the eyes of the spectator.