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In 2003 I watched a programme on Thomas Solomon the Escape Artist. It struck me as a very interesting topic to investigate. I purchased some books on lock-picking and lock bypass methods. To my way of thinking this type of act is well worth studying, in the same vein as mentalism and memory work. Most folk are fascinated by such things, how to escape from physical and psychological bonds would appeal to many.

Do any of you here perform such an act?
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I don’t do any escapes, but years ago in NYC I watched Thomas Solomon do an excellent cups and balls routine with ice cubes.  I thought he was very good.

Sometime later, I heard about him being shackled & chained and thrown into the East River (escaping al la Houdini). 


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Thomas Solomon is probably the closest thing we have to a modern day Houdini - he's a fantastic escape artist.

I don't do this type of thing myself, although I have tabled.
My son (who's now 16), got quite into it - his record for escaping from genuine handcuffs was six seconds, when he was fifteen.
He's now moved on to key making/cutting (by hand), and has become surprisingly good in a short space of time.


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I did some escapes in the past, 100' chain escape, handcuffs, etc. I still do perform my straitjacket escape. I originally wanted to focus on doing them but unfortunately I'm too tall, 6'4". 
I had made some plans for a 55 gallon drum escape but could not fit into one, tried to convert into an 85 gallon drum and still couldn't fit. 


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When I perform big shows on stage I like to close the first half with two escapes. I ask four guys up and have them build a packing box, piece by piece, using hammers and nails. Then, before getting into the box I have them tie me with a very long rope, as seen in photo below. I escape in full sight of the audience and then they lift me into the finished box and nail the top cover. My assistants place a cloth cabinet around the box, close the curtains and I escape from the box. In the photo below you can see the box at the left hand side, behind the guy with the baseball cap.

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