I escaped from a regulation (completely ungimmicked) Posey straitjacket while idling on a unicycle! I’ve been working on idling while jerking my body around with my arms crossed for months. It’s quite a workout!
Now I have to work on unicycling on a slackrope, then escaping from a straitjacket while unicycling on a slackrope (I’ve never seen anyone do that one.)
i’ve been doing straight jacket escapes on my unicycle too, for a while now.
i have a humane restraint jacket (loony bin standard issue)
i idle all the time untill i take the jacket over my head, when i start hopping. how about you?
all i need to do now is learn how to freemount my girrafe when i’m in it. then i’ll have a street show to last a lifetime.
we’ve been doing it upside down from a burning rope too.
and this summer we’ll be doing it off the rigging of a sailboat
asd for buying straitjackets, just head for your local emporium for people who like err… “that sort of thing”
the things i saw on the internet while i was tying to find one…
makes yer eyes water.
Onewheeldave, that is exactly what I escaped from- with my arms through the front loop. Although I must confess I didn’t use the side loops (still harder than no loops though), I can get out of the jacket with my arms in both the front and side loops, but not on a unicycle …yet (partially because I don’t think anybody does it so I have to invent a way, if it’s even possible).
I just used a normal uni because that’s what I have. I idled, no hopping. It took me about a week of practice to get smooth and quick at getting out of the jacket and months to get good enough at idling. I might post a video of it, I haven’t decided yet.
Sorry, I can’t really tell anyone how to escape from a straitjacket. I’m not professional and actually never plan on performing so I don’t care if everyone knows how, but I don’t think that other people who do perform would want me telling everyone how it’s done.
I’ve got a book called “Secrets of Houdini” somewhere that explains almost all his escapes. It was published just after his death (I guess by someone cashing in on the whole thing), so I guess it’s out of print now.
It isn’t too hard to discover how to do the straitjacket escape, I’ll leave you to search google if you really want to know. Apparently it takes several hours to escape if you need to get out of the side straps too.
Incidentally, searching the web for straitjacket comes up with some rather “interesting” sites about how to tie people up etc.
The very last time I saw escaping from a straitjacket, was on a Giraffe Unicycle was way back in the mid 1980’s. (1985 I think) He done the escape out of it, in just 2 minutes. (About That what he mention he said) The size of the Giraffe was a 6foot Unicycle and that was in Sydney NSW at Town Hall near the Queen Victoria Building. Please don’t ask me his name or if there is any Video’s or pictures on him. Good luck Dorian with the straitjacket escape.