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Crazy Man's Handcuffs

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Crazy Man's Handcuffs is the penetration of rubber bands stretched between the forefinger and thumb of each hand.

Created by Arthur Setterington and published by Peter Warlock in New Pentagram (May 1970) as "Getaway’.

Herb Zarrow realized its potential and cleaned up the handling enough to fool those who were even familiar with the little known effect.

Mr. Zarrow showed it to Lou Tannen, who pushed for its inclusion in Tarbell Vol 7 (written by Harry Lorayne]].[1]

Daryl gave it the name "The Crazy Man’s Handcuffs" and Michael Ammar subsequently popularized it.



  1. The Magic of Michael Ammar by Michael Ammar (1991)