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Blendo Ropes

Billy Blockhead

The NEW Santa Blocks Trick

Check-R TriX
by Jim Gerrish

In the late 1940's, Arturo invented a clever Checker and Rope Penetration trick that was then marketed by U.F. Grant under the name "Check-R-X." Then Grant, having lots of spare wooden checkers around to play with, came up with a variation of Hans Trunk's 1924 Blue Phantom that Grant released in 1959 under the name "Sing Toy Checkers." That later inspired him to produce a version of the three-way transposition known as the Rice, Orange and Checkers. They're all in here with more Checker effects, and all you need to get started is a 4 inch diameter hole saw for your electric drill press so you can begin cutting out checkers by the dozens from 1/2 inch thick pine wood. Get lots of glossy color spray paint also, for at least 4 colors of checkers if not more.

Also released for the first time is my Swinging Sucker Blue Phantom using checkers strung on a rope and a silk handkerchief as a cover instead of a suspicious tube.



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