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Topic: Best books and video for learning Escapology...
Message: Posted by: KingStardog (Jun 25, 2003 12:17PM)
So far I have the Following:
Abbot's escapes
U.F. Grant's escapes
Xanadu booklet
Jay Leslies Straight jacket Vid

What are the best books and vids for a new E.A.?
Message: Posted by: lemagician (Jun 25, 2003 01:43PM)
Hank Lee sells a lot of this subject.

Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Jun 25, 2003 03:33PM)
Oh man, you want the best, check out X-treems, Your Fly is Down, available at
It teaches everything from cuffs to mercenary ties!
A must have for all sects of magic.
Message: Posted by: KingStardog (Jun 26, 2003 04:39PM)
Ok, I'm down for X-treem's book and from Mr Burell's review, Santini's Concealments book.

Another question.

I have the following already:

Siberian chain
A couple different regulation handcuffs
Two different sets of chain shackles
Incredible acting ability
A couple different gimmicked locks

I'm looking for some dress items, and a couple things to make or buy that would round out the set. Keep in mind, I'm only doing performances, and not challenges.

What does everyone think about the following:

1. Leg Irons
2. Belly chains
3. The Blue Box
4. Your Idea?
Message: Posted by: Stuart Burrell (Jun 27, 2003 09:50AM)
Leg irons seem to be underated which is a shame.

I do a great trick where I use a set of grease lightening leg irons and pick them whilst playing the guitar and a member of the audience sings.

There's a great bit for the Blue Box in concealments so enjoy
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Jun 27, 2003 12:24PM)
The blue box is really an ingenius bit of info. A must read.

Think about it this way. If you were a super criminal and they wanted you to be locked up for a longtime, what would they use?


Waist chains
Leg irons
Maximus security handcuffs
A cage (X-Treem actually is working on some right now)

One of those silence of the lamb like face masks for comedy or dramatic flare!

Fraternally Yours,
Message: Posted by: KingStardog (Jun 27, 2003 03:21PM)
OK, sounds like I'm set for a bit. I ordered
this stuff and will have to wait for a couple weeks for the concealments book.

1. Leg Irons-Cheap Chicagos (no one looks down)
2. Belly chain-S&W
3. The Blue Box-HIATT
4. 4pc shim set-well...
5. Your Fly is Down-X-treem
Message: Posted by: SANTINI (Jun 27, 2003 03:53PM)

Thank you for your interest in Concealments. Why should you have to wait a couple of weeks for it? I always have it in stock and it ships right out upon being payed for. True it is coming out of Canada but others who have ordered it (including many international buyers) have always received it in a prompt fashion. Rest assured that
"Concealments", like all of the Strictly Underground products, is constantly in stock and ready to go! Thank you once again for your intertest and I trust you will enjoy this unique volume.

Regards, Steve Santini
Message: Posted by: KingStardog (Jun 27, 2003 04:10PM)
Oh no Steve... I didn't mean shipping for the book, I meant cash flow. I've been shopping pretty heavy for the last week and now I'm waiting because I don't have the spare change now.

In fact I was hoping to get a signed copy. Are you signing any of the the Underground copies?

Message: Posted by: SANTINI (Jun 27, 2003 04:15PM)
Hi Mike,
I would be pleased to sign it for you! Regards, Steve Santini
Message: Posted by: Scott Xavier (Jun 28, 2003 11:12PM)
that's awesome. I like seeing more escapologists getting along. We're so closed of a society.

Mike, Steve has sent me packages from Canada, and 5 days is the most I ever had to wait. I believe most of Steve's product is here in the U.S. though, and usually will arrive in 3 days if not sooner. Of course the post office is a scarey entity, So I must have a disclaimer, DISCLAIMER.