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Topic: Ginicked thumbcuffs
Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Dec 27, 2018 03:52AM)
Iím looking to add a little escape work to my sideshow act (the goal eventually is to become a one-man 10-in-1) and got various escape DVDs for Christmas.

One in particular calls for 2 pairs of handcuffs. One regular, one gimicked. The gimicked pair silly features a button which instantly releases them.

I know there are several recourses in escaping ungimmicked thumbcufs, and they all have a place, but for this routine I really do require the gimicked set.

Hereís the rub though; I canít find them ANYWHERE.

Anyone have any ideas on where I can get a pair?
Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Dec 27, 2018 12:48PM)
Sorry. Iíve typed handcuffs in one of the instances up there. Every occurence should be THUMBcuffs.
Message: Posted by: mike herbert (Dec 28, 2018 02:57AM)
Prop dog might have some, as I am sure that they were working on the David Deval greased lightening handcuffs, which are essentially what you are talking about.

However another option may be to buy a set of the cheap handcuffs (regular) that match the ones you find in sex shops, which tend to have a quick release button.

Bondage sites are a great resource for escapists.

Message: Posted by: mike herbert (Dec 28, 2018 03:42AM)
Sorry I read this as handcuffs not thumb cuffs, probably because you mentioned handcuffs in your post, so slightly confused.......I still stand by what I say about bondage sites.

Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Dec 28, 2018 05:21AM)
Yes. I either made a typo, or got auto(in)corrected. Sorry for the confusion.

In the DVD Harlan claims they are available from any magic shop... obviously this is g the case. Iíll give bondage shops a go. Thanks.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Dec 28, 2018 05:27AM)
Thumb cuffs can be gimmicked in different ways. Do you need them to be completely silent as you open them?
Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Dec 28, 2018 09:13PM)
Ailey would be better, but not essential. They would only have to open one or two Ďclicksí.

The ones on the DVD had a button on the bottom (where the 2nd lock usually is) which allows them to move when pressed.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Dec 30, 2018 10:51AM)
PM'd you. I've used this method for many years.
Message: Posted by: Moxahalla (Jan 2, 2019 11:41PM)
The TCs with the "release button" are of Japanese/Taiwan make....and show up from time to time. I own a pair.

They are also referenced in Novak.
Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Jan 3, 2019 05:46PM)
Show up where?
Message: Posted by: Riley (Jan 4, 2019 02:57AM)
Will Tingle. I sent you a PM on this subject on 30 Dec which you haven't yet read.
Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Jan 4, 2019 08:57PM)
Sorry. Didnít see the PM.

Very good info, but not something I can use for this. Thanks though.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Jan 5, 2019 03:52AM)
Ok, if you really prefer the button method:

Message: Posted by: Will_Tingle (Jan 5, 2019 06:18AM)
Itís not a case of prefer... the meathod you PMed me is a far better stand alone meathod. Itís a case of requirements for a particular routine. Thereís some business before the escape proper which eliminates ungimmicked, and some business and some business after it which eliminates the method you PMed me.

Thank you for your help.
Message: Posted by: Riley (Jan 5, 2019 07:00AM)
Ah, right, I see.

The description of the TC's in the link above is brief, but hopefully they will be what you're looking for.

Good luck with the routine :)
Message: Posted by: 252life (Feb 27, 2019 09:31PM)
I never thought of thumb cuffs as needing to be gimmicked personally.
Same approach as for the 100' rope escape no...?