The Magic Café
Username:
Password:
[ Lost Password ]
  [ Forgot Username ]
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » All tied up! » » Ginicked thumbcuffs (0 Likes) Printer Friendly Version

Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
I’m looking to add a little escape work to my sideshow act (the goal eventually is to become a one-man 10-in-1) and got various escape DVDs for Christmas.

One in particular calls for 2 pairs of handcuffs. One regular, one gimicked. The gimicked pair silly features a button which instantly releases them.

I know there are several recourses in escaping ungimmicked thumbcufs, and they all have a place, but for this routine I really do require the gimicked set.

Here’s the rub though; I can’t find them ANYWHERE.

Anyone have any ideas on where I can get a pair?
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
Sorry. I’ve typed handcuffs in one of the instances up there. Every occurence should be THUMBcuffs.
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
mike herbert
View Profile
New user
mike herbert
50 Posts

Profile of mike herbert
Prop dog might have some, as I am sure that they were working on the David Deval greased lightening handcuffs, which are essentially what you are talking about.

However another option may be to buy a set of the cheap handcuffs (regular) that match the ones you find in sex shops, which tend to have a quick release button.

Bondage sites are a great resource for escapists.

Mike
mike herbert
View Profile
New user
mike herbert
50 Posts

Profile of mike herbert
Sorry I read this as handcuffs not thumb cuffs, probably because you mentioned handcuffs in your post, so slightly confused.......I still stand by what I say about bondage sites.

Mike
Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
Yes. I either made a typo, or got auto(in)corrected. Sorry for the confusion.

In the DVD Harlan claims they are available from any magic shop... obviously this is g the case. I’ll give bondage shops a go. Thanks.
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
Riley
View Profile
Special user
Darlington UK
908 Posts

Profile of Riley
Thumb cuffs can be gimmicked in different ways. Do you need them to be completely silent as you open them?
Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
Ailey would be better, but not essential. They would only have to open one or two ‘clicks’.

The ones on the DVD had a button on the bottom (where the 2nd lock usually is) which allows them to move when pressed.
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
Riley
View Profile
Special user
Darlington UK
908 Posts

Profile of Riley
PM'd you. I've used this method for many years.
Moxahalla
View Profile
Special user
Los Angeles
709 Posts

Profile of Moxahalla
The TCs with the "release button" are of Japanese/Taiwan make....and show up from time to time. I own a pair.

They are also referenced in Novak.
Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
Show up where?
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
Riley
View Profile
Special user
Darlington UK
908 Posts

Profile of Riley
Will Tingle. I sent you a PM on this subject on 30 Dec which you haven't yet read.
Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
Sorry. Didn’t see the PM.

Very good info, but not something I can use for this. Thanks though.
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
Riley
View Profile
Special user
Darlington UK
908 Posts

Profile of Riley
Ok, if you really prefer the button method:

https://emarket.im/shop/thumb-cuffs/
Will_Tingle
View Profile
New user
24 Posts

Profile of Will_Tingle
It’s not a case of prefer... the meathod you PMed me is a far better stand alone meathod. It’s a case of requirements for a particular routine. There’s some business before the escape proper which eliminates ungimmicked, and some business and some business after it which eliminates the method you PMed me.

Thank you for your help.
--
"Pray, n:. To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled in behalf of a
single petitioner confessedly unworthy."
- Ambrose Bierce
Riley
View Profile
Special user
Darlington UK
908 Posts

Profile of Riley
Ah, right, I see.

The description of the TC's in the link above is brief, but hopefully they will be what you're looking for.

Good luck with the routine Smile
252life
View Profile
Inner circle
Ninth Circle, Hades
1347 Posts

Profile of 252life
I never thought of thumb cuffs as needing to be gimmicked personally.
Same approach as for the 100' rope escape no...?
The Magic Cafe Forum Index » » All tied up! » » Ginicked thumbcuffs (0 Likes)
[ Top of Page ]
All content & postings Copyright © 2001-2019 Steve Brooks. All Rights Reserved.
This page was created in 0.1 seconds requiring 5 database queries.
The views and comments expressed on The Magic Café
are not necessarily those of The Magic Café, Steve Brooks, or Steve Brooks Magic.
> Privacy Statement <

ROTFL Billions and billions served! ROTFL