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A rubber band is stretched between the index finger and thumb of the left hand, and a second rubber band, dangling from the right index finger is lowered into the half circle created by the left thumb and index finger. The right thumb moves into the loop of the band dangling from the right index finger. This locks the bands together, stretched between the index fingers and thumbs of both hands. There seems to be no way the hands could separate without taking the bands off the fingers, and yet that is exactly what happens. With no cover or confusion whatsoever, the rubber bands seem to melt apart, one strand at a time. The fact that is repeated twice only adds to the mystery. Finally, the spectator himself holds onto one band, as the performer's band melts through it. 

The Crazy Man's Handcuff"s is better known as one of the only effects David Copperfield chose to perform TWICE on his television specials, and one of the only close-up effects he performed in his traveling illusion show. 

But it's more than that. It is the complete presentation of one of the best walk around performance pieces of all time. If you perform corporate shows, hospitality suites, restaurants, bars or just casually for friends, this will surely become one of your favorites. Every detail of the techniques is explained, with sharply focused illustrations of ever movement.

but it takes more than funny patter and technical secrets to create a classic. you'll need to understand the timing, the routining and the psychological principles that fool the mind - not just the eye - of the most critical observer. You'll learn these true secrets of performing this effect here.

By following these instructions precisely, you will create a close-up illusion with ordinary rubber hands that would make the finest magicians in the world proud!

Pages: 8 Pages - 8.5" x 11" Staplebound

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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 24th, 2016
This effect is practical, impromptu and visual. The perfect walk around effect that is instantly repeatable. 100% undetectable, and gets really awesome reactions. The secret move may take time to execute flawlessly but once you get the move down, you will be doing this all the time.
Practice, practice, practice and be ready to slay your audiences.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2015
Crazy Man's Handcuffs has been explained in other sources before and after this booklet, BUT Michael Ammar's handling of the effect truly is the best. I learned CMH over 15 years ago from this booklet, and has always been my daily go to effect when showing magic off the cuff.
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