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Steve Landavazo
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Hello everyone!

Thanks for responding!

Do any of you perform a rubberband effect that in your opinion is better than, or rivals, "Crazymanís Handcuffs"???



Thank You!

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Doug Byrd
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I only use two rubberband effects, the crazyman's handcuff followed by Star Gazer. I feel that they are equally impressive to the people that I've shown it too.

Just my 2 Drakma worth,

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Scott F. Guinn
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Bill Kalush's "Rubber Ringer" would be right up there.
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Bernard Sim
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Chris Kenner has a version where by you can show the linked rubber band freely without any cover. It can be found in his book "Out Of Control" and in one of Dan Harlans Rubber band video. Smile
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I feel bad coming in and posting my first two items with info about mine and Andy Levissí book, but I think this one is a public service announcement!



Andy Levissí effect, "Linked For Life" is exactly like any other linking rubber band effect, you take two obvious separate rubber bands and link them. However, with Linked For Life... the bands are permantly linked. No dodgey moves, the bands are clearly shown apart and everything is scarily fare.



The effect can be found in our book, "Brainstorms (And Other Mental Disturbances)" which will soon be released. Take a look at the site in my signature for more info.



Iíve also got Jon Allenís "B Movies" on order and Iím really looking forward to reading his unique brand of band magic. Iíll let you know how good it is after I read it.



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Thanks Andi, be sure and give us a mini review on the book in our "The good, the bad, and the garbage" forum. Smile



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Of course... I wouldn't have it any other way! Smile



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Jack
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For what it's worth, I created a small variant of 'Crazy Man's Handcuffs' that allows you to separate the hands apart (stretching the bands linked together) and without any move, the spectator can snap his fingers and the bands will magically penetrate each other. It will be in my near-future upcoming book 'Possible Impossibilities'.



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yellowguy
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pick up the two volumes of Elastrix. pretty cheaply priced with some great effects.
Steve Landavazo
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Thank you everyone for your posts regarding, "Crazyman's Handcuffs".



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Bernard Sim
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Hey Scott, what's Bill Kalush's "Rubber Ringer" effect like?
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It is a Superb impromptu effect where a borrowed finger ring links onto a totally unprepared rubber band. It's in The Collected Almanac by Richard Kaufman, and I agree with Richard that this routine is much better than all the so-called "improvements" that it spawned.
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Jeff
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Simon Aronson has an effect called "RingLeader" where a borrowed ring links onto an unprepared rubberband. There is a video on his site, the handling looks very clean.



I think I might have to pick this one up unless someone knowís of one better.



Just a note: one of my friends here in Orlando is Mark Fitzgerald, the creator of the link on technique that everyone uses. He is a fountain of knowledge when it comes to rubberband magic and is now doing 2 phases that I came up with in his show.



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There is an interesting off shoot of the crazymans hand cuffs. After you have done it once or twice, you can secretly ditch one rubberband, and then twist the one remaining band to look as if you are going to do it a 3rd time. Then you can essentially vanish that one band because it really isnít there! but it sure does look like it. On the 3rd time, I "do it in reverse" instead of pulling the bands, I "push" them, (really just the one band neatly twisted to look like 2) The bands then melt together to become 1 giant band!!



Chad

email for the work. Also I have a version of the linking bands, that rivals Chris Kenners but 1000 times easier and you donít have to double the band at all!
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Chad:

Sounds fantastic! But I can't find your e-mail!!! Love to have a copy of these!

I'm at bengibengston@hotmail.com

Thanks!!!

I also checked out your site......very impressive!



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Steve,

Yes, but I don't know what it's called.

One band is strung from the thumb to the forefinger of the left hand, while the second band is looped on the first band.

You show the second band is clearly hooked on the first one.

Then, without the left thumb or forefinger even moving, the second band pops off.

No sleights, no "funny stuff", it just happens.

I have done CMH to so-so reactions; but this just blows people away!

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I personally love the Crazy Man's Handcuffs and I probably do it more than any other effect. As part of my rubber band routine, I also do the "ring up the band" effect and it gets a great reaction.

I've recently started doing the "down the ladder" effect that's on one of the Dan Harlan rubber band videos (I think it's one of his). In his version, he's holding two rubber bands between fore fingers and pinkies. The spectator puts a folded bill on the top "rung" and it jumps down one band at a time. Simply replace the bill with a ring and you've got a great effect that gets a really good reaction. Smile
Jeff
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Robsigns,



Just curious, how do you use a ring in the "down the Ladder" effect? From what I can see, this is not a possibility.

LMK



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You should check the video tape "Smashing Close-up" by Gaetan Bloom. On this video Gaetan performed his Linking rubber bands.

I perform a lot of rubber tricks but this one is hard to beat. The tape came out in 1984 and it was produced by Pierre Mayer magic in France. You can get it from Stevens magic for $31 postpaid.

Also check out the linking ruber bands from

Norm Nielsen magic. It is also a nice effect.

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Iíve been fiddling with rubber band tricks a lot in the last few months. There is an excellent follow-up to Crazy Manís Handcuffs where you do the same move to have the band penetrate a finger ring.



Kalushís Rubber Ringer is better than the "improvements."



The best two band link Iíve seen is Stephen Kradolferís "The Power Link". Several variants on the link and unlink are possible once you understand whatís going on.
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