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I don't do a whole lot of escapes, never ventured much beyond the wrist tie in my past stage shows, and a few minor handcuff escapes. (Although we're working on a straight jacket escape for next season.)

Did a sort of "pre-arranged" challenge handcuff escape the other night. There were some problems: for one, the cuffs were a very awkward fit which made my method of escape a little harder than planned. (Rehearsed?!)

Second, upon attempting to remove the cuffs...they didn't want to cooperate. A million thoughts rushed through my head, and I thought it was going to end up a flop. Fortunately, I managed to escape, and it created a new found interest in presenting more escapes in my stage show.

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A. Balcom

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Hi A Balcorn, what type or model cuffs were they?

Scott Xavier
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Yes I'm interested in knowing what these uncomfortable handcuffs are...

I'm finding that escapes aren't just for escapologists, it makes any type of themed magic better. Who believes that a mentalist could escape from ropes and chains? I want to see an escapist revival!

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David Blaine is going to attempt a plunge into the Thames and escape from concrete, chains and cuffs - that should create interest in a revival Smile
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I was planning something similar to that. I heard Blaine has forgone the concrete and is using iron boots....
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I suspect Blaine will miss out on the potential theatrical presentation that could be had from this. I once thought about how to construct "concrete boots". There is a downside though. Concrete can cause nasty chemical burns so using steel boots instead is probably wiser.. of course you have to be careful not to break your ankles.

If I had the will, balls and funds to do this I personally would have me bought to the bridge in a "gangster" car. Have four heavies carrying violin cases drag me out of the car and drop me in. Firing their machine guns in the air and drive off... there are other possible touches I have considered but can't discuss them here as it would constitute method.


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