One of the three best kept secrets in magic, this illusion has all the impact of the Substitution Trunk or the Houdini Pillory. The effect is simple and straight forward: The magician is locked in an impressive set of stocks. The chains run from the top set of stocks to the bottom and then are locked in place, completely trapping the performer. His assistant steps in front of the stocks holding a cloth up and, within a matter of seconds, the cloth is dropped and the exchange has taken place. The magician is free and the assistant is locked within the stocks! It's an easy-to-build illusion that is impressive to look at, yet breaks down and can be carried in the back seat of your car.