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plainman007
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Hey guys what do you think would be the easiest way to get of the bag and the easiest wrist binding you can use in a Sub Trunk? Keep in mind this has to be easy to get in as it is to get out. Like how about tying the wrists with spandex strip of white cloth. The audience never realizes the elasticity so you like tight bound but actually it's the equivalent to having a rubber band around your wrist. Just slip it off and your girl has only to slip it back on. Any other ideas like this other than typical Cuffs ideas.
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Dear Plainman007,

The great Ali Bongo wrote an excellent article about Metamorphosis in a 1992 issue of Genii Magazine. It will most definitely be helpful!

Regards,

D
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David any idea as to what month that issue might be. I might suggest Sack-X and the in again out again cuffs
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The wrist restraints don't have to be that simple as there is plenty of time to get out, in fact in my sons's version ( a tribute to Houdini') he combines a strait jacket escape along with the Metamorpisis! And if he and his assistant can get out and her back in just escaping from hand restraints should prove not a large challenge
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If there is no inspection from the audience, just use a bag with no bottom and a common pair of metal handcuffs with a "easy release" switch on them. Can't get any easier than that.
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Would it be a good idea to sew a metal ring into the bottom of the no bottom bag. This is to guide the girl to corectly put it over her head. What do you think. This is basically my own idea.
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Probably more work than is necessary. The top of the bag has been tied shut, so there's really only one way in, and she should have plenty of time to find it.
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I bought a simple chain cuffs from Abbotts. The price tag was $50. It worked out great. And you want fast. We use it now just to turn around in a circle and when we are facing the audience again we are out of the cuff. Fast and effective.

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Spkrosky: Yeah but then when the girl stands up who would hold onto the bottom edge. That is when the girls find the opening in the bag. She can slip it over hear head and crouched self. But then when she stands up there is no guarantee that the cloth will completely fall freely to the ground to cover her up completely. So she would have to keep her feet onto the bottom edges of the bag as she stands up to make sure the cloth doesn't ride up as she stands. I thought if there was a ring or thick flexible wire sewn all around the bottom edge. Then it’s easier to keep that onto the floor as she stands. What do you think?

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If one looks into the Tarbell books. It shows the bag with a button too well you know.
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If the bag has room to hang naturally and is heavy enough material it will stay down, besides assuming you reveal her ( untie the bag) with her still standing in the trunk no one will see her feet or knees at all.
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If you want to put a metal ring in the bottom, go ahead, but when I do it, she's crouched when I untie the bag and then she pushes it down around her as she stands up and spreads her hands cueing applause. It's just whatever works best for you.
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Since Lucy and I close some shows with this trick, we look for a trick that is quick, powerful and that clears the stage in a flash. (Our Chalet Sub Trunk is even on wheels.) One of the real attractions of this closer is that everything is "chunked" in the trunk as the trick ends. The stagehands even "chunk" the wheel chocks into the box.

No one in the bag ever leaves the trunk. The bottom of the bag is never seen with someone in it. It is shown before I get into it. But I am already in the box.

When we change places, Lucy stands up; the bag is untied and drops into the trunk. She is uncuffed and again all is dropped into the trunk. She pops out of the trunk and onto my shoulder (and advantage of working with a ballerina). We step forward (down stage), the curtain is closed and the trunk is immediately rolled off stage. No one ever sees the bottom 2 feet of the bag with anyone in it.

It is a solution to a problem we have simply never had.

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Bob is that during the exchange? Don,
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Don,

This above is what the audience and stagehands see.

The bag is up and over the head before the trunk locking has even started. When she raises the curtain, I'm at her feet. The weight of the bag is never a factor. Remember that I see her inside the trunk before anyone else does. I'm between her and the audience. The bag is never the delay. (Cuffs are the slow part! We use the two chains with the single loop jointing them.)

Remember that I reach in and stand her up. Then I untie the top of the bag while she does whatever she needs too. It's dark in the closed trunk. Standing she can make some use of the stage lights for whatever she needs as the sack falls.

We can talk because the music covers very well.

Did that answer your question?

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Bob it kinda does also David Goldrake what Month Was that Aticle in Please PM me if possible
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Here's my two cents. I use a bottomless bag. & the Abbotts handcuffs. It goes very quick.
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A bottomless bag and electronic release shackles!
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We use sack x because it gives you the option of letting the bag be inspected. We also use the shackles that consist of 4 small chains on an oval loop. Very quick and easy, yet deceptive.
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I have performed this a few times. I have a video clip of it on my website .

We use a Siberian chain escape for the wrists, and a simple bag with a single thread seam sewing the bottom shut. It's very easy to kick out the single thread seam and it still allows you to show the bottom of the bag at the beginning.
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