Crazy Sam's Handcuffs

Trick (pre-order) by Hanson Chien and Sam Huang
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Crazy Sam's Handcuffs

24.95 usd

Trick (pre-order) by Hanson Chien and Sam Huang ($24.95)

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Hyper visual madness that ushers in the next evolution of the Crazy Man's Handcuffs. This is a piece of rubber band magic that every close up magician will want to add to their repertoire.

"This trick looks like real magic." Michael Ammar

Brought to you by Hanson Chien Presents, "Crazy Sam's Handcuffs" by Sam Huang is a super visual rubber band penetration effect where two bands that are stretched between your fingers melt through each other in a way that's cleaner and more impossible than ever before.

Countless magicians have been performing "Crazy Man's Handcuffs" for decades. It's a classic of magic that has stood the test of time. It would be impossible to ever replace such an iconic effect, but "Crazy Sam's Handcuffs" is one of the most incredible new versions we've ever seen.

Since being first posted online, magicians have been begging Sam Huang to share the secret to this unbelievable effect. And, now, he finally is.

New Method, New Features

"Crazy Sam's Handcuffs" uses a revolutionary new principle that unlocks a whole new world of possibilities. Since there are no gimmicks needed, this innovative method can also be applied to other objects besides your fingers such as scissors, markers and more. Some of the most respected rubber band magic creators in the world have provided their unique thoughts on this amazing effect including Joe Rindfleisch, Dr. Cyril Thomas, Nicholas Lawrence and Hanson Chien.

  • No complicated setup
  • Perform it anywhere
  • 100% examinable
  • Comes with the perfect bands and access to online instructional video

40-minute online-only instructional video is in English and Chinese with subtitles available in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese.


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  • Benjamin asks: Is it performable with the usual Rindfleisch rubber bands or do you need special bands for this?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: The Rindfleisch Rubber Bands are perfect for this!
  • Peter asks: So the instructions are in my profile but it’s saying it’s not the instructions, can you provide me the correct link that I paid for please?

    • 1. Jim answers: The link has been updated. Check your account again. Refresh the webpage, if needed.
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  • Hector asks: I already have a lifetime supply of rindfleisch rubber bands. If the effect doesn't require special bands, would it be possible to purchase the video? I wouldn't mind paying full price for it even without getting the rubber bands

    • 1. Jim answers: Customer service can help. Contact them at
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  • Roel asks: How many bands are included and which bands are the right ones when I want to order some more bands?

    • 1. Scot answers: Mine came with what appears to be about 20. In addition, there were two bonus bands for different routines. One thing I WILL say is that one of the bonus bands is adult in nature. I didn't care, personally, but some might be taken aback by it. If you go through those 20, you can get Joe Rindfleisch's Rubber Bands on Amazon, pretty readily, which are the ones they primarily recommend.
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  • STEPHEN asks: Can you do this wearing white, cotton gloves? (I'm a "Magical Santa Claus," and white gloves are part of the costume.)

    • 1. Scot answers: I have a problem during normal Crazy Man's Handcuffs with the rubber bands slipping down from the tips of my fingers, (for maximum impact, it seems like they want to really be around the nail bed). With the traditional effect, this really doesn't have a huge amount of impact, but I find I'm struggling with this one because of that same issue. Not sure if cotton gloves would help this, or exacerbate it. This being said, I just received it Saturday and I'm continuing to work on it, so jury is still out.
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  • Gary asks: If I Purchase this will i get the Instructions instantly in my Account, Regards

    • 1. Jim answers: You will get access to a link and password for the online instructions.
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Customer reviews for Crazy Sam's Handcuffs



This trick is a clever illusion. Suitable viewing angles should be fairly wide, but limited generally to the front of the performer. Actually, the technique to accomplish the clever illusion is flexible enough to apply to things other than rubber bands, and Henson & Sam include several such applications, some of which are presented by the other magicians who thought of them. The "move" that produces the illusion is simple to understand; however, as anyone should expect, practice will be required to get the all-important "smoothness" that Henson correctly advises is crucial.
The price we pay for purchasing this bit of magic is almost entirely to pay the clever magicians, Sam and Henson, who developed the method and produced the video instructions. It's a 37-minute video, well-organized and easy to follow, in spite of the necessary language dubbing. Also included in the package are about 20 of Joe Rindfleisch's size 19 latex-free rubber bands in multiple colors. As a bonus, there are also a couple of "shaped" rubber bands, as a way to promote a couple of other tricks they sell. If you purchase this for children, you may choose to remove those, since one is "adult-themed."
I had hoped that the video instructions would show up in my Vanishing Inc downloads section, but unfortunately the video instructions are only available to view online (with a supplied password, of course). Therefore, I would rate this purchase between "Good" and "Excellent," but I selected "Excellent" for the review.



I just went through the instructions for the basic move about 5 times. It took me a while to actually see what was happening which indicates how great the actual illusion really is!
I have since done it several times for myself and just stare unbelievably at what I see! I would swear the bands have somehow melted together.
I can't wait to look further in the video to see the other possibilities.



I love this, the illusion is perfect this is the perfect effect to do just before the classic CMH!



Absolute knock out effect. What a revolution. This is why you keep being hooked to magic. These moments of beauty are what you live for as a magician.
The effect is not that hard to do, but if you really want to sell the effect, be patient, work on the finesse and master it first.
Excellent tutorial, clear instructions.
Massive impact, cherish it. Must have for workers.



Yes, magicians really DO stop thinking too soon! You and I have doing Crazy Man's Handcuffs since the beginning of time (or at least since that early Copperfield special). This takes it a step beyond. The basic move is simplicity itself but takes some work to maximize the impact and visibility. The "advanced handling" REALLY sells the effect and is of slightly greater difficulty. Combined with the original Crazy Man's Handcuffs, this is hard to beat for walk-around. It's as good as it looks in the video, but pay attention to the subtleties in the instructions! It took me longer than it should have to make this look good!