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Performing where there's no audience? Isn't that time to pack up and go home?

Seriously though, in that situation you just wouldn't use this type of material. Have a smaller show. Maybe some close-up. Get everyone in tight. The same as you would for a street show.

With regards to this effect, all you really need is two people. If you are to perform it this way. Depending on the speed you could do the escape and replace you don't have to use cover.

For small groups I've done Chain Breaker and thumbcuffs with no cover. A little misdirection and you're good to go.
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Oh no no..

I paid to be there. Haha.. at few occasions, there will be event company that runs multiple shows at different malls, and some malls in Singapore, are just dead city. Don't ask me why.

So there are chances where, there is a stage, there is a celebrity host, there are performances going on, even prizes, but there is no one really around. And the show still goes on, because we are paid to do the show. But in this kind of situation, I use my assistant to do what the audience will do.

I also wish can pack up and go home, but if the event people say go on with the show, we have to do it, cause we are being paid.
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Blimey! Not good!! Never had a show with NOBODY watching. Isn't that called rehearsal? Smile

I don't think I'd like that.

I've had shows with only a few people in the crowd. 7 or 8 people. Much the same kind of venue you talk about. It's not happened often, but on the odd occasion where there are very few people I get them all on stage with me and perform my show up close just to them.

Many times the audience will build from here. But whether it does or doesn't who cares? The few on stage have had a good time.

If it's as dire as it seems just take the money and run!!!
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I know a funny story about Ken and an "audience"......


............ but its not my place to tell!
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For now only the thumbs Smile
I've tried so many variations using more zip ties, bigger zip ties, different colored zip ties, thumbs and wrist, etc. This version seems to work because of the simplicity and clarity.
When there is no one I have used the microphone to link through and on after I leaned over the stage to be bound as well as an unusual routine wherein I try to remove my coat after "mistakenly" being Thumb Tied.
So many variations because the rigidity of the zip ties allow for a beat more "play".
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Last weekend I put Poor Boy to the test and used it in an arena stunt. I didn't use the two tie method but the single tie version. It's mentioned in a few lines near the end of the instructions and is by far the better of the two.

Where as the two tie method needs audience management, as I mention above, the single tie version is far more direct.

In fact the spec can make it as tight as they wish... And they do... Your hands go from red to purple in an instant. The thing's seriously tight!

Yet you can escape in seconds, useful when your arms are being ripped off by two timber trucks.

I didn't use cover, I was in an arena though. So if you're doing it close up you may want to come up with something. Then again you may not. It's not essential, just something to ponder.

My advice, if you were thinking of adding a zip tie escape to your show get Poor Boy. 2 methods, both great, plus they can be used as finger/thumb ties too for next to no money.

You simply can't lose!
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Timber trucks? Nice!
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Massive things. I asked for two big trucks, they said what tonnage, I said doesn't matter the bigger the better, they gave me two monsters each with a winch that can pull over 30 tonnes... It was these winches that were attached to my arms. Was fun. Painful, but fun Smile
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Just as long as you knew winch one was winch.
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LOL!!! I was expecting that sort of comment from Dave Smile

Now you've used that one up I dread to think what he'll come up with...
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I hoped it'd make you wince.
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On 2010-07-28 16:10, Roslyn wrote:
LOL!!! I was expecting that sort of comment from Dave Smile

Now you've used that one up I dread to think what he'll come up with...


I am sure I can hoist something up from the depths of my imagination.

It just may take a few moments to get the choker on, the anchor up and then I will be able to start cranking out the usual stupidity for me. And before long, you know, we will all gliding along, spooling out the puns and before you know it we will have elevated the thread to a new height in pun-ology!
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Something none of us can escape from.
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I am Still here Dave. Just Not as often.


Cable ties with objects like Door Handles and Poles etc are easier as they allow for a bit more movement. You will still take a little skin off with my routines. But it will be genuine and Very visual.
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Someone just asked me about my copy of the Jaspernese Thumb Tie.
You can buy it from Magic Inc. That is where I bought mine.
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Wow old thread!
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