Stiff Magic Rope
This gimmick rope is the kind of trick that could be a quick throw away or a five minute routine. A fat, 39 inch, white rope is wound in a coil. When you pull from the middle to the ends and stretch it out, it stays pretty straight out. You can hold it in the middle and the ends will stick straight out. And you can make it flop back to a floppy rope in an instant.
It's cute, visual, and has the potential to be a funny routine. You need to be nice to it. It's not indestructible.