This upside down strait jacket escape is born from an idea by Matt Johnson and the conceptualizing, designing and building by Mike Michaels.
You get hooked up to the saw and explain to the audience that there's a timer that turns on a circular saw with a 12 inch diamond cut blade. The blade with an actuator comes down and take about 55 seconds (adjustable time) to cut the rope. The performer is close to his demise!
The performer's goal is to escape from the straight jacket and then turn off the switch that powers down the entire device. The performer can't get to that switch because he/she is in the straight jacket so they have to get completely out of the straight jacket and then he/she has to go up and hit the switch to turn everything off before he/she can detach himself/herself and drop to the ground. It has a warning flashing light that turns on 10 seconds before the saw blade actually cuts through the rope.
The entire prop fits in a suitcase, so it can be taken on an airplane.
To be the debut at Magic Live 2023!