Joined Nov 11 2015
Cincinnait OH USA
My obsession with Houdini and Escapes began when I was a kid. I went to the library and found a book about Houdini. It was either The Great Houdini by Williams and Epstein or Houdini The Untold Story by Milbourne Christopher. Then came the Tony Curtis movie, the made for TV movie. I started performing magic and escapes with a friend of mine. We did kids parties and performed at a local school. I started making my own shackles in my fathers shop. I learned how to pick locks, get out of handcuffs and chains. I did my first underwater escape when I was 14. I convinced my mom and dad to buy me a Straitjacket from a medical supplier when I was 15. My father built me a substitution trunk and a 55 gallon barrel escape. I went by the name "Hardini" a combined name from Hardeen and Houdini. I later found that there was a Houdini mimicker during his time named Hardini. I'm still very obsessed with anything to do with handcuffs, locks and escapes.