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Magic 101: What Is Rope Magic? Learn How to Perform Penn & Teller’s Cut and Restored Rope Trick in 10 Steps

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Sep 29, 2021 • 7 min read

Everyone has done something that they wish they could undo, whether it’s breaking a prized possession or incurring a costly traffic ticket. Unfortunately, there is no reset button in life. Which is why it’s so mesmerizing when magicians create the illusion that they can break the laws of the physical world, as well as time and space. Restoration—the magic trick of seemingly destroying something before making it whole again—taps into something deep inside all of us.