Crazy Man's Handcuffs
Make ordinary rubber bands seem to pass right through each other!

Crazy Man's Handcuffs


Make ordinary rubber bands seem to pass right through each other!


Ages 13 and up   Level 2

Demo Video

The trick EVERYONE wants to do!


Perhaps one of the most memorable close-up routines of all time!
This is the one everyone asks about- how to make two ordinary rubber bands pass right through each other.

Learn how to do this amazing illusion anytime, anyplace- with BORROWED, UNGIMMICKED rubber bands!
Stretch an ordinary rubber band between the thumb and index finger of each hand.
Hook one rubber band around the other, so it is visibly seen that the rubber bands are pulling against each other (see photo).
Suddenly, at your command, the rubber bands pass right through each other, yet neither band is broken.
It seems impossible!

No are gimmicks used- just ordinary rubber bands!

You are buying an illustrated instruction booklet which will teach you EXACTLY how to do this amazing close up effect.
You supply your own ordinary rubber bands.

What You Get

Here's what you'll get:

  • printed instructions for the Crazy Man's Handcuffs effect
  • Instructions only. You supply the ordinary rubber bands.

Tips & Ideas

Performance Ideas:

Borrow the rubber bands. Your spectators will be really impressed if you do this with THEIR bands!
If you work in an office, do this effect at your next meeting. Without announcing that you are going to do some magic, casually pick up a couple of rubber bands, and perform the effect several times. You'll get a great reaction when your co-workers see what you are doing. You may even get a raise! :-)
Use this as just one of several rubber bands tricks to do an entire routine. Turn the two rubberbands into one, break and restore the rubberband, do the Jumping Rubber Band, or another trick. See the Band-It DVD for more ideas.

Watch Australian master magician Jack Daniels perform this effect:

Special thanks to our friend, Jack Daniels, for giving us permission to use this video.
Visit the Magic To Believe website and "like" him on Facebook

More Video

History and Trivia:

The Crazy Man's Handcuffs was a concept by Arthur Setterington. The trick was later refined by Herb Zarrow, then by Michael Ammar.

Interested in magic history?
Visit our free online Magic Library, full of biographies of famous magicians plus lots of magic history and trivia!

Customer Reviews

I have been looking and looking for this trick but I did not know what it was called. Glad I found it.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from TX. on 8/2/2015
I Want To Do This One
I just ordered this, and I have not gotten it yet. I hope it is the one with the two rubber bands that look like they are linked on your fingers and then you melt one right through the other so you can separate your fingers. says: It is! And if you have any questions about this after you receive it, just ask us. It's easy, you shouldn't have any trouble at all, but we are always here to help.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from IL. on 11/1/2014

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