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 Post subject: Impossable escape
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 8:55 pm 
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i though of a cool escape, i just want to know if any body thinks it could be pulled off?
here it is

i am locked head to toe in chains, then i get locked in a 6 by 3 wooden crate. the crate has two holes on top it. my wrist are handcuffed through the two holes. i have 60 seconds to escape before a car hits the crate with me inside.
the twist at the end is, when the crate gets hit, it gets smashed into bunches of peices. the car stops, the car door open's and i step out.

could this be pulled off?


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:06 pm 
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yes possibly, and i could help you, if you like. i a have designed an escape similar to this. 8)

you know where to find me. :wink:


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:23 pm 
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Punisher2099 wrote:
yes possibly, and I could help you, if you like. I a have designed an escape similar to this. 8)

you know where to find me. :wink:


sweeeet that would be awesome..im goin to figure out how to do that!!


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:49 pm 
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sorry, been done. in england. it was on a racetrack. a famous racecar driver was driving it and the box was put on the track by a crane. seconds before the car hit, the distress light went off, but it was too late. the box shattered, but there was no sign of the escape artist. where was he? in the reacecar. where was the driver? operating the crane. sadly, i forget the name of the man who did it. sorry to break it to you.


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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 9:57 pm 
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njkid wrote:
sorry, been done. in england. it was on a racetrack. a famous racecar driver was driving it and the box was put on the track by a crane. seconds before the car hit, the distress light went off, but it was too late. the box shattered, but there was no sign of the escape artist. where was he? in the reacecar. where was the driver? operating the crane. sadly, I forget the name of the man who did it. sorry to break it to you.


thanks for the info, i will look into this. 8)


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 Post subject: Been done
PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 10:43 pm 
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British magician Paul Daniels did it over 15 years ago.

Steve Santini www.thedarkmaster.com

P.S. IMHO, this is not a true escape. This is an illusion. Just like Criss Angel's woodchipper "escape".


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 6:33 am 
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there you go. i remeber now, it was him. and yes Santini is right. its not an escape.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:10 am 
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yes hes right, but to the eyes of the spectators it is an escape, and we must remeber many "escapes" are just illusions. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 2:11 pm 
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Escapes are "Escapes" not illusions, at least in my work it is in knoledge of knots, picking and all sorts of tricks of the trade to escape, not appear somewhere else.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 4:22 pm 
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zambini wrote:
Escapes are "Escapes" not illusions, at least in my work it is in knoledge of knots, picking and all sorts of tricks of the trade to escape, not appear somewhere else.


i have explained what i ment in a pm, and for good reason.

but there are two catigories of escapes if not more.
(1) 100% true escapes: the straight jacket, the 10ft to 200ft rope challegne, picking locks, and such.
(2) not 100% ligit: mail bag escape, keller rope tie, milk can.

those i suppose would be two big categories which can be broken down.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 5:28 pm 
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thanks


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 7:00 pm 
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I have to agree with Punisher on this. While some escapes are 100% legit, some use subtle gaffs, and some are illusions with an escape theme, the general public doesn't know one from another, and generally doesn't care as long as they like what they see.

I sometimes think we need to keep in mind that we are entertainers performing shows, not secret agents breaking political prisoners out of gulags.

As with anything else in the 'mystery arts,' effect is everything.

Houdini was not concerned with what he really did in any instance, but with what the general public THOUGHT he did.


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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 8:03 pm 
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like the good Dr. said, what matters is what the spectators see what they think. If they like it great. We are entertainers, and thats what we do. and like mike said, its gray, there are two extremes, but what we do for the most part is a combination of illusion and escape to help increase the mystery and fun.

-this is a great topic, we should chage the title of the forum.

the most important part is that it is fun and entertaining for us the performer and the audience. 8) i love escapes


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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 6:36 am 
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i always think about this. we do the imnpossible, so do whatever you can to get there, just dont get caught! its like the old saying, its only illegal if you get caught. Also, the ends, in this case, do justify the means.


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