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Topic: Brass Ring Escape
Message: Posted by: micromega123 (Apr 18, 2014 02:15PM)
I've had the brass ring escape trick for several years but I've never actually performed it. I wanted to finally give it a try, but I was also wondering if anyone here has performed it, and, if so, what kind of reactions do you typically get.
Message: Posted by: Mary Mowder (Apr 19, 2014 02:47AM)
Are you talking about the one with both your wrists tied on each end of a rope? There would be a couple of feet of rope between your wrists with @ a 3" brass ring hanging in the center.

-Mary
Message: Posted by: micromega123 (Apr 20, 2014 10:58AM)
This is the one where you have a nut a bolt and a lock. You thread a ring onto the bolt and then thread the nut on securing the ring on the bolt. Finally, you put the lock on securing everything. You place a handkerchief over the nut and bolt and are able to remove the ring from the nut and bolt within seconds.

I performed this for the first time last night to around a dozen people at a dinner party. I think that it went over well, especially since all of the pieces are examinable. However, I still felt like it came across as more of a puzzle. Although people seemed to have no idea how it was done. I suspect that they assumed that it was gimmicked in some way.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Apr 20, 2014 11:27AM)
If you are OK with a puzzling effect, fine. Can (did) you make it fun and entertaining? :banana:
Message: Posted by: micromega123 (Apr 20, 2014 07:03PM)
I tried to. I ended up doing it while playing the theme from the Mission Impoosible tv show. I tried to make it funny and not too serious. I got some laughs and I think people were genuinly puzzled, although I'm sure that people suspected the nut and bolt even though I handed it out for examination.

I'm still not sure how how feel about this effect overall, but it was still fun to perform.