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Houdini challenged by Kazakhstani illusionist 23 июля 2014, 16:15

An illusionist from Kazakhstan has refined the famous Harry Houdini Suspended Strait Jacket Escape.
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Anton Ross. Photo courtesy of yk-news.kz Anton Ross. Photo courtesy of yk-news.kz

An illusionist from Kazakhstan has refined the famous Harry Houdini “Suspended strait jacket escape". The guy’s name is Anton Ross and he is from Ust-Kamenogorsk, Tengrinews.

The young illusionist managed to repeat Houdini’s famous trick in August last year. But he didn't just repeat it. He beat Houdini in speed. It took the Hungarian-American illusionist more than 2 minutes to release himself, whereas Ross of Kazakhstan needed only a little over a minute to do the same.
Here is a video of Ross performing the trick last year:

On July 11 this year Anton challenged Houdini's skills once again. He made the trick even harder. “I will be suspended at 20-30 meters above the ground. In addition, besides the strait jacket, there will be a metal chain fastened around me,” he said before the event at Berberis entertainment center in Ust-Kamenogorsk.

In spite of the long metal chain Ross managed to outshine Houdini in speed again while suspended from a crane 20 metes above the ground.

"I want everyone to remember that there is a way out from any situation, be it a straight jacket, handcuffs, or life circumstances," he said after the successful performance. 

This time he did not apply for a Guinness Record, because he was not sure enough about the trick, he said, but his next performance would surely see Guinness Book of Record representatives attend to register the record. 

Here is a video of this year's spectacular performance:

Writing by Dinara Urazova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

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