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On Apr 2, 2020, Jonmaddgician wrote:

Sometimes I even explain something I'm doing, something like Crazy Man's Handcuffs. (Rarely, but in the right situation with the right audience)
Some tricks are almost even more beautiful when you show people how they work (Penn & Teller style), & of course kicker if you have an unexplainable twist at the end.

. :/


From the bottom of my heart, please PLEASE don't do this, especially not with CMH which is a staple of mine. Penn & Teller have a rule: they will only ever explain a trick if the explanation is more interesting or funny than the effect itself.

That is emphatically NOT the case with CMH. In explaining how you do it, you are confirming EXACTLY what they suspect MIGHT be happening but cannot see: that you are somehow manipulating the bands. It ruins the magic for them, and hastens the time that one of the greatest close-up tricks ever will become too well-known to perform.

Please stop exposing this trick.
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Why not just say you can't manage to fool or entertain anyone with Crazy Man's Handcuffs and be done with it?

In reality Penn and Teller expose quite little magic. They claim to expose more than that actually do. Don't use them as an excuse to expose magic please.
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Some people will have a tough time with it no matter what you do or say. If I can tell someone is really bothered by it, I will simply tell them," The smarter you are, the harder it is to figure out." This usually gets a smile and helps defuse the situation.
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On Sep 10, 2020, AnthonyCC wrote:
Some people will have a tough time with it no matter what you do or say. If I can tell someone is really bothered by it, I will simply tell them," The smarter you are, the harder it is to figure out." This usually gets a smile and helps defuse the situation.


I like that...
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On Sep 10, 2020, AnthonyCC wrote:
Some people will have a tough time with it no matter what you do or say. If I can tell someone is really bothered by it, I will simply tell them," The smarter you are, the harder it is to figure out." This usually gets a smile and helps defuse the situation.


I like that...


That is awesome to hear! I hope it helps!
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