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Profile of Scratch72
Hi guys,
Many of you on here are some of the better magicians in the country and I would be honored if some of you would reply on this thread.

I've experimented with a lot of the card tricks, coin vanishes, illusions etc...While I do enjoy these things, I would really like something bigger; an escape. I have no friends who are magicians, I have either had to create my own tricks figure out how tricks were done, or buy my own material.

I would like your recommendations on how to get started learning to be an escape artist. Are there any DVD's or books that I can purchase to teach me the methods? What are the best escapes that have a "wow" factor but at the same time can be done by a novice? Because as far this goes, I need some help. Any recommendation would be welcome. Thanks.

God bless,
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Profile of Damon
Here is probably the best place to go for almost anything in the escape line.

Have fun, Mark Damon
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Profile of drwilson
The best advice given to people in your situation is to start simple. Escapes are very challenging to present effectively. Start with simple escapes that anyone can understand, allowing you to focus on presentation. Try the 100-foot rope tie, for example. Cannon's has a couple of good books on this.

Take some time to read all the old escape threads here at the Café. There is some terrific information here, and it's free.


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Hi Carter!
Welcome to the Café. I second what Paul said; read up here on the Café threads and you will inherit an enormous amount of sound advice and perspective. The real issue with the escapes is the presentation format and the showmanship used in the act. This is true of all (virtually) branches of magic but especially in the escape area.
Good luck on your journey and may you defeat every restraint you encounter!
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