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karvis
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Hi,
I am totaly new in escapes, and for a new trick I am developing, I need some information about it. could you tell me books, ebooks, etc where I can learn about methods?
thanks a lot
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On Aug 25, 2018, karvis wrote:

for a new trick I am developing, I need some information about it.


Erm, there seems to be some irony there? Do I mean irony? You are developing a new trick but need information about it? How could we help you with the new trick that you are developing?

Thumb ties - I am pretty sure that if you look through the posts in the section you will find the thread already.

Just to get you started:

Black Tie Kenton Knepper
Poor Boy Zip Tier - could be applied to thumbs rather than wrists.
Chapter in Micky Hades' New Expanded Encyclopedia of escapes
Chapters in Encyclopedia or escapes 2 by McLaury
The Art of Escape Vol 7 The Thumb Tie by John Novak
I think there is some in 33 rope ties and chain escapes by Burling Hull - but can't seem to find my copy to check.

I am sure there are more I just can't think of them off the top of my head.

Oh Yes, Wolflock has a great treatise on ties that include the thumbs.
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Oh and I missed out the stuff on Thumb Cuffs. But there are sections in books about the use of thunb cuffs too. Thumb cuffs seem to be readuly available in the UK at army surplus stores.
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Thumb Tie Gems. Tarbell.
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The only thing that hasn't been mentioned, is that the THUMB TIE is not "TECHNICALLY", an ESCAPE.

The thumbs are apparently securely tied, and, various PENETRATIONS of rings etc. on to the arms, ETC. are the EFFECT!
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The late Jay Marshall's "Jaspernese" Thumb Tie, gets my vote for simplicity, and effectiveness, although the late Harry Willard (whom I never had the opportunity to see) was probably THE GREAT MASTER of the Thumb Tie.
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It depends on how you look at it. There's certainly a difference between a spirit tie (where one does not overtly escape) and an escape. Most thumb tie material can be handled either way. Some of the earliest recorded escapes were thumb ties.

I prefer to think of both as "mystery arts".
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There are several versions of the thumb tie - straight escape, a penetration effect or a comedy in again out again effect. I use the Jim Ryan tie for the later, using a pipe cleaner. For a penetration effect, Jeff Hobson's tie and the Jaspernese tie are both excellent.
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