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Oge
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Is it can work?..doin escapologist for close up?..
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Within reason, as part of a close-up magic show. I'm assuming you mean traditional close-up (sitting at a table).

An entire act of escapes for close-up, however, would get monotonous, since it would likely center on hand-binding restraints.

As a departure from cards, coins, and the usual effects for close-up, it would not hurt to introduce an escape from a set of thumbcuffs or a light Siberian chain, etc. at the close-up table. I would, though, simply add these as part of a more traditional close-up magic routine.

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"Get the maitre d', honey; that magician has chained himself to our table again..."
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I could see a nice little thumbcuff routine fitting in nicely with some close up effects. But I'd leave the water torture cell at home.
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Siberian Chain Escape would play very nicely close-up. I can also imagine a thumb tie being entertaining. However, I'm not too sure how a realistic "struggling" escape would work. I think it would make people uncomfortable.

Its an interesting idea to think about...
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Are there many magicians today practicing Houdini-style "big" escapes?
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Chimp,

Yes, a great many...but not for close-up Smile.

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Hey! Avra, How about, WAITER!! There is a magician in a straight jacket hanging over our table, again
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Thumbcuffs would definatley work Smile
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I personaly have done the 100 Ft. Rope escape as an ending to a close up show. Went over pretty good. Especially since I let a couple of hecklers from earlier on tie me up.
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Thumbcuffs
Thumbtie
Handcuffs (or wristcuffs)

These would all work as part of a close-up act. I suppose you could also include some sort of mail bag escape, but I think that's heading towards parlour-type tricks. Not something you'd do as a stroll-around - or maybe there's a gap in the market!
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Oge
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Thanks to all that's very helpfull...now I'm doing Thumb cuffs, Thumb tie,Handcuffs n litlle bit ring anf string..
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I've actually seen a Magician who does strolling in a Casino restaurant doing thumbcuffs...

So, it can and has been done...

So as Nike would put it...

"Just do it!"

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On 2004-08-01 19:17, DrNorth wrote:
Hey! Avra, How about, WAITER!! There is a magician in a straight jacket hanging over our table, again


Hey, you've seen my show!!! Smile

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