This one is a Qua-Fiki original!
You may have heard of the Assistant's Revenge, but this time the
Escape Artist gets revenge on his assistant who has been tying
him up, or helping others to tie him up all during the show.
Qua-Fiki found an inexpensive
six-foot step ladder at Home Depot, and also purchased a cargo
net so the ladder could be transported on the top of almost any
car if the Wiz Kid van was not available.
All you need is the stepladder, a
curtain, some ropes, glue and that secret something that Qua-Fiki
reveals for the first time. The stepladder does not need to be
gimmicked in any way and can be used as a normal stepladder
between engagements. The parts that need to be built are easily
made in the kitchen with scissors and glue. All told, the cost
was under $100.00, but Qua-Fiki's magic e-Books and shows have
been doing quite well, so he decided it was worth the investment.
Effect: The assistant ties the Escape Artist to the side of a
folding aluminum stepladder. His wrists are tied to the side bars
using ordinary single ropes, and then his legs are spread far
apart and tied to the bottom on each side of the stepladder.
Finally his neck is tied to the top portion of the stepladder.
Spectators can help with all this tying, if you wish. The
assistant brings out a cloth cover and climbs up the ladder
holding up the cover to hide the Escape Artist. Quicker than you
can say "Houdini!" the Escape Artist is now up on the
ladder holding the cover, and when he lets it drop, the assistant
is discovered tied to the stepladder just the way the Escape
Artist was tied a few moments before. The knots are intact, and
as each rope is untied to release the assistant, it is flung out
into the audience so they can see it is just ordinary rope. A great mystery as well as a
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