136 entries in Rubber Band / Penetration
Creators Title Comments & References Year Source Page AA Categories
Dr. Lazlo Rothbart Beats the Band! handling for jumping rubber band
1940 Chap's Scrapbook (Vol. 2 No. 8) 3
Unknown The Penetrating Ring fingers trapped with rubber band, yet finger ring gets on finger
1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 131
Unknown The Jumping Rubber Band classic
Related to 1941/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 1 134
Ken Crossen Elas-Trick two bands are apparently linked and unlink
Variations 1942 The Phoenix 1-50 (Issue 25) 104
Mel Forrester Rubber Band Thumb Tie knotting method
1945/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 4 283
Ronald B. Edwards ScissorAction rubberband on scissors
1948 The Phoenix 151-200 (Issue 162) 653
Gene Tarbell Rubber Band Off String rubber band penetrates string
1948/27 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 5 104
Fred Furman The Jumping Band Rubber band jumps from index finger to middle finger
1956 Mathematics, Magic And Mystery 91
Dai Vernon, Bill Bowman Dai Vernon's Adaption of Bill Bowman's "Clipped" rubber band is linked to safety pins when jumped off bill
Inspired byRelated toAlso published here 1957 The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 103
Unknown Linked Paper-Clip Idea rubber band is linked to safety pins when jumped off bill
Inspired by Dec. 1969 The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 2) 306
Harry Lorayne, Walter Rollins Snap! Plus three part routine: one of two rubber bands vanishes from classic penetration position, broken and restored, second rubberband appears and vanishes
1971 Reputation-Makers 125
Unknown The Uncanny Penetrating Rubber Bands now known as "Crazy Man's Handcuffs"
VariationsAlso published here 1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 214
Roy Baker Bandit Bill with rubber band
1972 Tarbell Course in Magic — Volume 7 236
Arthur Setterington Davongekommen
Also published here
  • "Getaway", New Pentagram, May 1970
Nov. 1975 Intermagic (Vol. 3 No. 1&2) 30
Harry Lorayne Sgt. Elastec and the Clip Artists paper clips on folded bill, bill pulled and clips linked, with rubber band
1977 The Magic Book 263
Karl Fulves Banded Together
Inspired by 1977 The Magic Book 44
Karl Fulves Bounce Band rubber band apparently penetrates fingers
1977 The Magic Book 45
Karl Fulves Mass Hypnosis rubber band apparently penetrates fingers
1977 The Magic Book 46
Arthur Setterington Tube-Off plastic tube is threaded on a rubber band and penetrates it under a handkerchief
June 1978 Pabular (Vol. 4 No. 10) 583
Karl Fulves Elastrik ending with genuinely linked rubber bands
Inspired by 1978 The Chronicles (Issue 11) 1173
Karl Fulves Puzzling Passage card penetrates rubber band around deck, problem
Related to 1979 Cryptology 105
Father Cyprian Cyprian's Passage rubber band around case, card visibly pushed through
Related to 1979 Cryptology 106
Karl Fulves Jacks And Jill cards penetrate rubber band around case
1979 Cryptology 110
Paul Harris Stretch rubber banded deck, top card pulled through and penetrates rubber band
Variations 1979 Close-up Entertainer 148
Jay Rene It's a Snap rubber band through thumb
1979 Elastrix 7
Unknown Ring-Off getting ring off rubber band, more a puzzle
Related to 1979 Elastrix 10
Unknown Put It On reverse of "Ring-Off"
Related to 1979 Elastrix 10
Stanley Collins Jumping Band rubber band jumps from two finger to other two fingers
  • The Exchange Jump (two rubber bands simultaneously)
  • For the Skeptics (locked with another rubber band)
1979 Elastrix 11
Unknown Penetrating Bands
Also published here 1979 Elastrix 12
Unknown Snap rubber band around card, card penetrates and is now around next card, "Pixel" precursor
1979 Elastrix 15
Unknown Thumb Penetration
1979 Elastrix 22
Unknown Criss-Cross deck wrapped both ways with rubber band, thrown to other hand, selection remains in hand
1979 Elastrix 24
Unknown Button Holed long elastic through spectator's button hole
1979 Elastrix 25
Unknown Ring-Go! rubber band on string, ends held by spectator, it is removed
1979 Elastrix 28
Fred Furman The Jumping Band rubber band between two fingers, apparently penetrates one while spectator is holding the finger
Also published here
  • The Magical Bulletin, Jan. 1921
1979 Elastrix 30
Unknown Finger Penetration
1979 Elastrix 32
Ed Balducci Another Finger Penetration
1979 Elastrix 32
Willie Schneider Willie Schneider Contributed This One thumb penetration
1979 Elastrix 33
Unknown A Penetration two rubber bands around hand, penetration
1979 Elastrix 34
Ben D. Stone Thumb-Thru
1979 Elastrix 34
Karl Fulves Slippery Shears No. 56, rubber band on scissors, us freed under handkerchief
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 69
Stanley Collins The Jumping Rubber Band No. 58, classic
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 71
Fred Furman Double Jump No. 59, Collins Jumping Rubber Band, with two bands
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 73
Ken Beale, Karl Fulves A Quick Getaway No. 61, rubber band penetrates pencil held by spectator, with business card
Inspired by
  • "Beale's Baffler" (Ken Beale, Hugard's Magic Monthly, Mar. 1950, p. 641)
1981 Self-Working Table Magic 74
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer finger ring on rubber band
Related toVariationsAlso published here 1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. 13) 120
Michael Weber, Gaëtan Bloom Flash Link really linked, see credit correction on page lxix
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. Winter Extra) 158
Michael Weber Linking Stanley really linked
1983 The Collected Almanac (Vol. 2 No. Winter Extra) 159
Steve Beam Convincer for Rubber Ringer
Inspired by 1983 The Trapdoor — Volume One (Issue 2) 36
El Duco Fantastic Elastics
Jan. 1984 Pabular (Vol. 8 No. 3) 1191
Loren Michaels Band-It opposite than normal Crazy Man's Handcuffs
1984 West Coast Quarterly (Vol. 1 No. 2) 12
Michael Weber The Linking Rubber Bands examinable in linked condition
Also published here 1984 Side Effects 7
Michael Weber Upward Mobility card rises, then card rises through rubber band of banded deck and stops halfway with band through center of card
1984 Side Effects 8
Bill Kalush Rubber Ringer two phases
Also published here 1984 Magic with Finger Rings 12
Karrell Fox Snappy Band through Thumb
1984 (ca.) Magic of my Friends 6
Michael Weber Linking Rubber Bands examinable in linked condition
Also published here 1985 Gimmick (Issue 1) 12
Michael Ammar Ring Band-It finger ring on rubber band
Variations 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 1) 1
A. Berkeley Davis Band Display touches
Inspired by 1986 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 1 No. 4) 8
Rajneesh Madhok The Uncanny Penetrating Finger Ring rubber band through finger ring
May 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 5) 1350
Eric DeCamps "Snap" Finger Ring/Link
July 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 7) 1371
George D. Franzen The Dissolving Rubber Band as climax to usual penetration
Related toAlso published here Nov. 1987 Apocalypse Vol. 6-10 (Vol. 10 No. 11) 1426
Jay Sankey, Richard Sanders The Impromptu Link two phases
Inspired by 1987 When Creators Collide... 52
Michael Ammar The Linking Bands Pinch finesse
Inspired by 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 6
Dan Harlan, Mitch Williams Linking Rubber Bands
Related toVariations 1988 Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 28
Dan Harlan Traveling Cash folded bill jumps up the ladder of two rubber bands between fingers
Variations 1988 The Minotaur (Issue Sneak Preview) 1
Herb Zarrow Unlinking Bands
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1365
Arthur Setterington Getaway
Also published here
  • "Getaway" (Arthur Setterington, New Pentagram, May 1970)
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 31) 1368
Herb Zarrow Linking Bands
1988 The Chronicles (Issue 32) 1377
Karrell Fox Houdini Escapes rubber band jumps from first and second to third and fourth finger, with second band around finger tips
1988 My Latest Book 37
Dr. Raymond L. Beebe Houdini's Gefängnisausbruch rubber bands jump from fingers to fingers, with envelope
Also published here
  • Genii, Nov. 1984
July 1988 Intermagic (Vol. 13 No. 5) 214
Chris Kenner The Battle of the Bands
Related toAlso published here 1989 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 30) 525
Mark Fitzgerald Back Two-Gether reversed Setterington's linking rubber bands / Crazy Man's Handcuffs
1989 The Minotaur (Vol. 1 No. 2) 8
Stephen Kradolfer The Power Link
Also published here 1990 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 33) 581
Howard Wurst Quik Unlink simplified handling of crazy man's handcuffs, also through other objects
1990 Cheat Sheet (Issue 2) 15
Stan Hersch The Linking Rubberbands credit corrections see p. 2003
June 1991 Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 14 No. 6) 1933
Michael Ammar Ring Band-It three phases
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 135
Michael Ammar The Linking Headbands Pinch done with thick headbands
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 158
Michael Ammar The Crazy Man's Handcuffs
1991 The Magic of Michael Ammar 238
Michael Weber Offhand Penetration rubber band through spectator's wrist
Related to 1991 Life Savers 58
Michael Weber, Chris Kenner Stretching It
  • Phase One (linking)
  • Phase Two Unlinking (Dan Harlan position)
Related to 1991 Life Savers 139
Richard Bartram, Jr. Break Through rubber band through pencil
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 37) 661
Scott Robinson Contra Band two rubber bands link, then one vanishes
1991 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 39) 702
David Harkey Jazz Band
1991 Simply Harkey 130
David Harkey Stretch of the Imagination rubber band penetrates spectator's wrist while eyes are closed
1991 Simply Harkey 141
David Harkey Two to Tangle rubber band around match box penetrates to around inner drawer, then ends up linked with shell
1991 Simply Harkey 222
Chris Kenner Missing Link
Related toAlso published here 1992 Totally Out Of Control 15
Ken Kuroki Stanley Collins Meets Corinda four-phase rubber band through fingers, fooling
1992 Five Times Five — Japan 48
Mark Fitzgerald Duet penetrating rubber bands variations and handling, crazy man's handcuffs
1992 The Trapdoor — Volume Two (Issue 43) 773
Dan Harlan Joint Venture rubber band penetrates middle finger twice
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 2) 10
David Neighbors Twice As Crazy variation on Setterington's Crazy Man's Handcuffs
1992 The Minotaur (Vol. 4 No. 3) 3
Barry Govan Ring Link ring on rubber band, finally rubber band is broken to release ring
1992 Ring Link 4
T. C. Churchwell Band through Wrist
Variations Mar. 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 3) 2194
Michael Goldman A "Golden" Escape finger ring
June 1993 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 6) 2225
Karl Fulves Interval of Darkness "By Any Stretch - Part Two of a continuing series"
rubber band on performer's finger, spectator holds finger and closes eyes, rubber band is released, repeat phase
Related toAlso published here 1993 Verbatim (Issue 4) 29
Karl Fulves Elastic Lock rubber band used to lock fingers, another one still manages to be around finger
1993 Easy-to-Do Magic Tricks for Children 8
Lee Freed Klaatu, Barada, Nikto folded bill jumps up the ladder of two rubber bands between fingers, finessed initial set-up
Inspired by Mar. 1993 MO — Modus Operandi (Issue 1) 9
Scott Hitchcock The Uncanny Re-Linked Rubber Bands acutally reverse for penetration
June 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 6) 2372
Michael Goldman Strand through Strand one rubberband
Dec. 1994 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 17 No. 12) 2439
Steve Dusheck The Pretzel twisted rubber band penetrates off a pencil
1994 Dusheck's Close-Up Magic 121
Paul Daniels Truly Through stem of wine glass
Oct. 1995 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 18 No. 10) 2559
Joel Givens Geometrick
1995 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 55) 1041
Joe Rindfleisch Thnap! doubled rubber band penetrates (spectator's) thumb
1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 4
Joe Rindfleisch Rubber Necking rubber band through neck
1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 6
Joe Rindfleisch Likewise Kneed rubber band through leg
1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 7
Joe Rindfleisch Twentieth Century Bands rubber band appears (actually) linked between two other bands
1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 13
Joe Rindfleisch The Jo-dan Link
Inspired by 1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 17
Joe Rindfleisch Remote Link spectator holds bands between fingers
Inspired by 1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 20
Joe Rindfleisch A Marriage of Convenience
Inspired by 1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 22
Joe Rindfleisch On Again, Off Again brass ring penetrates rubber band
  • First Penetration - On!
  • Second Penetration - Off!
  • Third Penetration - On Again!
  • Fourth Penetration - Off Again!
  • Fifth Penetration - On Once More!
  • Sixth Penetration - Spin Off!
  • Seventh Penetration - Off on Command!
  • Final Phase - Link and Restoration!
Inspired by 1995 Elastrix — Volume 2 25
Karl Fulves Brass Band rubber band on performer's third finger, spectator holds second and third fingers and closes eyes, rubber band is now on second and third fingers
Related toAlso published here 1995 Underworld (Issue 1) 8
Karl Fulves Band It No. 21, rubber band on performer's fourth finger, spectator holds second and third fingers and closes eyes, rubber band is now on second and third fingers
Also published here 1995 Easy Magic 27
Karl Fulves Interval of Darkness No. 22, rubber band on performer's finger, spectator holds finger and closes eyes, rubber band is released, repeat phase
Also published here 1995 Easy Magic 28
Stephen Kradolfer The Power Link
Also published here 1995 Vienna Notes 10
Jon Allen E.T. ring on rubber band, rubber band is broken and restored to remove ring
1995 The "B" Movies 2
Jon Allen The Jerk (Crazy Man's Handcuffs Get-Ready) linking phase
1995 The "B" Movies 4
Jon Allen Extra Footage tip for Crazy Man's Handcuffs
1995 The "B" Movies 7
Bruce Colton Rubber Band Through Wrist
Mar. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 3) 2621
Peter W. Tappan The Old Jumping Rubber Band finessed handling
Sep. 1996 Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 19 No. 9) 2693
Bob Knigge Hook-Up two rubber bands link, reversed Crazy Man's Handcuffs, then through spectator's finger
1996 The Minotaur (Vol. 8 No. 1) 8
Karl Fulves Contraband rubber band around third finger, held by spectator who closes eyes, band jumps to fourth finger, wrist hide-out, band can also jump to spectator's wrist
Related to 1997 Underworld (Issue 5) 63
Rainer Pfeiffer Snap-Shot linking rubberbands in the spectator's hands
1998 The Book 20
Troy Hooser The Locker Dan Harlan's linking rubber bands, pad lock appears linked with the bands as a climax
Inspired by 1998 The Trapdoor — Volume Three (Issue 68) 1395
Joshua Jay Watch This! Rubberband visibly linked onto watchband
Also published here 1998 A Teen's Routines 57
Slydini Linking Rubber Band Mystery crazy man's handcuffs
  • Phase 1 - The Invisible Release
  • Phase 2 - They're Never Inside
  • Phase 3 - Crisscross Transformation
  • Phase 4 - The Instant Escape
  • Phase 5 - Applause - Applause
  • Slydini's Additional Pointers
1998 Slydini's Linking Rubber Band Mystery 6
Karl Fulves Ghost Goblet "Short Takes"
glass goblet on table upside down, rubber band around bottom, spectator puts finger on top and closes eyes, rubber band frees from spectator's finger and is around performer's
Related to 1998 The Fine Print (Issue 8) 230
Joshua Jay Watch This Rubberband visibly linked onto watchband
Also published here 1999 Magic Atlas 125
Unknown Coffee Cup Bet rubber band around wrist and one finger, cup hanged on same finger, rubber band has to be maneuvered into cup, spectator has to close eyes and touch finger
Related to 2002 Latter Day Secrets (Issue 7) 234
Karl Fulves Bandini QD & KD in banded deck, king penetrates rubber band visually together with butter knife, queen pops out
2004 Under Tension 14
David Acer Packs a Wallet! Rubberband wrapped around wallet vanishes, appears around a credit card inside the wallet
Inspired by 2004 Random Acts of Magic 275
Michael Powers Routined Rubber one rubber band splits into two, penetration routine, then one vanishes again
2006 Power Plays 223
Martin Gardner Band Through Hand or string, rubber band penetrates finger and vanishes (if rubber band is used)
Related to 2007 Prolix (Issue 3) 196
Tyler Wilson A.K.A. 47 rubber band and borrowed ring link
Also published here 2010 Reinventing the Real 121
Unknown Penetrating Rubber Band Gag through spectator's finger
2010 Secret Agenda (Issue Jan 8) 12
Bill Bowman, Dai Vernon Clipped! rubber band is linked to safety pins when jumped off bill
Also published here 2011 Mr. Mysto's Wizard Academy 14
George D. Franzen The Dissolving Rubber Band as climax to crazy man's hand cuffs
Also published here 2013 Stand-Up Fantasies 7
Tom Gagnon Wristy Penetration
Inspired byAlso published here
  • Mojo, Vol. 1 No. 6
2013 Too Hot for the Devil 211
Michael Powers Ring Bandit three-phase routine with one-inch steel ring
  • Garcia Position (Danny Garcia)
Inspired by 2019 Tesseract 272