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Topic: Adding excitment
Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Aug 24, 2004 08:39PM)
Can anyone suggest a way to add excitemnt to a simple handcuff escape? I am speaking of a small intimate audience, in a small venue. Think between 50 and 100 people. No room or money for fancy equipment.

Any ideas?
Message: Posted by: Steve Baker - Mr.Escape (Aug 24, 2004 10:02PM)

I just posted an offer of help on your cuff
question, but they said I used the wrong password
and deleted it!!!
Once again I offer my help,but as I don't know your
knowledge or experience the HOW is a tough question!

I live in Canoga Park, in the San Fernando Valley!
Not That far from Long Beach, so e-mail me at
MrESCAPE@juno.com,If you would like my help.....
one on one!!!

Steve Baker,MR.ESCAPE
Message: Posted by: Dr_Stephen_Midnight (Aug 25, 2004 05:36AM)
If you can find an old, beat-up Grant Guillotine, you have John Novak's "Penalty for Failure" handcuff escape.
Message: Posted by: BBunnell (Aug 26, 2004 08:50AM)
Perhaps a competition of some kind. Have someone else tied up in a rope and see who could get out the fastest.
Message: Posted by: Dr_Stephen_Midnight (Aug 26, 2004 09:01AM)
There was an old "comedy handcuff escape" that appeared in "Encyclopedia of Escapes." I used it in my night club shows in the 1970s, and it worked well.
If you want details, PM me.

Message: Posted by: Roslyn (Aug 27, 2004 08:07AM)

Are handcuff escapes simple???

Ok maybe they are to you, but are they to members of your audience?

Message: Posted by: Reis O'Brien (Aug 27, 2004 09:44AM)
Add a couple of blood packs under the cuffs and let them ooze a little! I've always said, Blood = Entertainment.
Message: Posted by: Roslyn (Aug 27, 2004 04:21PM)

I like your way of thinking.

Message: Posted by: magicreza (Sep 4, 2004 02:55PM)
Emotion and Excitment can be greatly enchanced by music. But...make sure that your routine lives up to the excitment of the music that you use.

Message: Posted by: Doug Higley (Sep 4, 2004 04:19PM)
Pass out some old vegatables...tomatoes etc.

Give the audience the countdown...if your not out in time...


substitutions of .357s can be made if your serious about your art... ;-)

sorry cliffg37...I'll skulk away now...

Message: Posted by: Dr_Stephen_Midnight (Sep 5, 2004 04:36PM)
Okay, here you go:

Have a stooge suddenly stand up with them in his hand.

"Think you can get out of these?"


Message: Posted by: Cliffg37 (Sep 5, 2004 05:07PM)
That's a good one Doc. I have used that in the past and seen it used (though without really knowing if they guy was a security guard or a stooge).

Challenges are good, and I made a lot of money at college dorm parties that way. Nothing like a moderatly drunk, moderatly evil, moderatly wealthy college student for a quick buck. (g)