Wrist from the Science and Mechanics
A length of light rope or cord about four feet long is tied around
each of the magician’s wrists. A smaller piece of rope or cord is
tied firmly into a loop by a spectator. The performer takes the
loop, turns his back, and in a matter of seconds turns to face the
audience again. The small loop is now linked impossibly on the cord
tied between his two wrists! The cord around the wrists can now
either be untied (a long process!), or simply cut to free the
While your back is turned, pass the ring over one hand and up under
the cord around your wrist. Then, pass the outer side of the ring
down over your hand again, outside the cord. Viola! The loop is
now linked onto the cord running between your two hands.
A quicker way is to conceal a duplicate loop of rope up your sleeve
before beginning. In this case, you would want to tie both loops of
rope to insure that they are identical in appearance.
this method, when you turn your back you simply hide the loose loop
in a shirt pocket and slide the duplicate loop down your sleeve.
Watch your angles when you do this – you may need to use a large
cloth or towel to briefly remove your hands/arms from view.