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Topic: Crazy Man Handcuffs = INCREDIBLE REACTIONS
Message: Posted by: TomasKancyper (Feb 17, 2015 01:59PM)
This one was one the very first tricks iīve learnt, so I can do it extremely smoothly and naturally. I get amazing reactions with this one, and the best of all is that I can do it 1, 2, 3 or even 4 times without being discovered, and spectators donīt have a clue about what happens. I really recommend you to learn to perform this trick, itīs a true miracle.
Now, do you have an idea of other rubber bands tricks I can perform after this one (or before)? So I can have a little routine prepared impromptu with rubber bands

Thank you very much and sorry for my english
Message: Posted by: MikeDes (Feb 17, 2015 07:20PM)
I do this in family walk-around situations all the time. I actually hand out rubber bands to the crowd around me and we do a do-as-I-do type of thing. Great fun!
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Feb 17, 2015 11:24PM)
There were two I used to do from the Tarbell Course call The Jumping Rubber Band, and Thumb Tie with Rubber Band.

The first time I did the Crazy Man Handcuffs was back in the 60's.

Man, I'm old. LOL

Emmett
Message: Posted by: Walking Bob (Feb 18, 2015 01:15PM)
There are some interesting routines linking a finger ring on a rubber band. I believe the one I use is called Pinnacle.

Have a nice day,

Walking Bob in Iowa
Message: Posted by: David Fillary (Feb 18, 2015 01:29PM)
From the Dan Harlan rubber band magic tapes, I learnt a way to "melt" the two rubber bands into one, where it appears you just set up to repeat crazy man's handcuffs and then one slowly disappears.

A great ending and I highly recommend the dvd collection.
Message: Posted by: Yellowcustard (Feb 19, 2015 01:57PM)
I like to end mine with stargazer.

However with a effect so strong why do we want to add more. I dress mine up in a story about how magicians have always preformed solid through solid. I then get to spectators to hold a band out stretched between them then I do again really close.

Once I was buying some stuff from a hobby / craft store and I told the lady helping me that the stuff I was buying twas to make a trick. She told her work friend I was a magician. She replied oh its all camera tricks and set up. I asked her to pick a few bands off a pile they had on the counter and I did CMH. The women that helped me took great delight in me stuffing her work friend.

The other great thing this highligths is yes its exposed on You tube but we stil get away with it.
Message: Posted by: RLMASKI87 (Feb 20, 2015 08:54AM)
This is one of the first tricks I've learned also and it is still effective. I've done Daniel Garcia's take on it where the other band is in the spectator's hand and I still get away with it!
Message: Posted by: Kabbalah (Feb 20, 2015 11:07AM)
[quote]On Feb 18, 2015, Bluesman wrote:


[b]The first time I did the Crazy Man Handcuffs was back in the 60's.[/b]

Man, I'm old. LOL

Emmett [/quote]

Back in the 60's?

Arthur Setterington, the creator, didn't publish this until 1970.

It appeared in [i]The New Pentagram ~ May, 1970[/i] as [b]The Getaway[/b].
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Feb 20, 2015 01:19PM)
[quote]On Feb 20, 2015, Kabbalah wrote:
[quote]On Feb 18, 2015, Bluesman wrote:


[b]The first time I did the Crazy Man Handcuffs was back in the 60's.[/b]

Man, I'm old. LOL

Emmett [/quote]

Back in the 60's?

Arthur Setterington, the creator, didn't publish this until 1970.

It appeared in [i]The New Pentagram ~ May, 1970[/i] as [b]The Getaway[/b]. [/quote]



I have the Tarbell Course in magic from 1927. And it's in there. It's under the name of " The Uncanny Penetrating Rubber Bands".
If you look into the new Tarbell books. It's in Vol. 7 page 214 under the same name.
Lou Tannen likes to do this with two differently colored rubber bands. And this was back in the late 20s.
So you're telling me that Arthur Setterington, the creator didn't come up with this till 1970? I bet he owned a copy of the Tarbell course in magic too. Lol

Emmett
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Feb 20, 2015 02:02PM)
Slydini also had a version of the penetrating bands
vinny
Message: Posted by: Ollie (Feb 22, 2015 04:52AM)
End with touch.
Message: Posted by: matrix55 (Feb 22, 2015 10:58PM)
Ah yes, "The Crazy Man's Handcuffs"....I have probably performed this more than any other trick. I attended a workshop in Las Vegas many years ago at Gary Darwin's magic club. Michael Ammar was the guest. After the main lecture a few of us paid a little extra to get into the private workshop on this wonderful little trick. At that time Michael was teaching this and "Ring Bandit" which I also love....wonderful memories for sure....
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Feb 24, 2015 12:59PM)
[quote]On Feb 17, 2015, TomasKancyper wrote:
This one was one the very first tricks iīve learnt, so I can do it extremely smoothly and naturally. I get amazing reactions with this one, and the best of all is that I can do it 1, 2, 3 or even 4 times without being discovered, and spectators donīt have a clue about what happens. I really recommend you to learn to perform this trick, itīs a true miracle.
Now, do you have an idea of other rubber bands tricks I can perform after this one (or before)? So I can have a little routine prepared impromptu with rubber bands

Thank you very much and sorry for my english [/quote]


Why would you want to do this or any other routine over and over. The first time that you do it, it looks like magic and with each repeated performance it just becomes nothing more than a cute little puzzle.


Ray
Message: Posted by: Bluesman (Feb 24, 2015 06:05PM)
[quote]On Feb 24, 2015, Magical Dimensions wrote:

Why would you want to do this or any other routine over and over. The first time that you do it, it looks like magic and with each repeated performance it just becomes nothing more than a cute little puzzle.


Ray [/quote]



Am with you on this Ray. But I guess we're old school.



Emmett
Message: Posted by: vinsmagic (Feb 24, 2015 07:08PM)
The reactions are not that great . there are better band effects that play small and pack big
Message: Posted by: matrix55 (Feb 24, 2015 09:20PM)
[quote]On Feb 17, 2015, TomasKancyper wrote:
This one was one the very first tricks iīve learnt, so I can do it extremely smoothly and naturally. I get amazing reactions with this one, and the best of all is that I can do it 1, 2, 3 or even 4 times without being discovered, and spectators donīt have a clue about what happens. I really recommend you to learn to perform this trick, itīs a true miracle.
Now, do you have an idea of other rubber bands tricks I can perform after this one (or before)? So I can have a little routine prepared impromptu with rubber bands

Thank you very much and sorry for my english [/quote]Check out "Pennicle" by Russ Nedswiki. A wonderful little ring and band trick that follows CMH very nicely....does take considerable practice as any worthwhile trick does. I hope this helps...I'm not sure on the spelling on Russ's last name but it sounds like it's written...peace
Message: Posted by: kumpletoo (Feb 27, 2015 09:36AM)
Jon Allen has an awesome CMH routine in his Connection DVD. Ever since I learned his technique, I've been performing it. I think it's the best out there.