Learn How To Break Free From a Zip Tie Restraint

Learn How To Break Free From a Zip Tie Restraint

Angela Markus

High-quality handcuffs are usually expensive, so sometimes zip ties are often used as a cheaper and fairly effective way of binding someone’s wrists. If you find yourself bound by the annoying plastic, here’s an easy way to break free. Elena shows us just how effortless this once considered impossible act is.

Zip ties are increasingly being used to restrain innocent people in home invasion and kidnapping scenarios. However, it is much easier than you think to escape. Elena demonstrates by first showing what position the zip tie has to be in for the tactic to work. The lock of the tie should be in the middle of the hand, either to the bottom or the top of the hand. When the tie is in the proper position, swing down your hands with a forceful momentum, pushing toward your stomach.

When would you need to know this? Well, it’s probably a bad idea even if you felt you were restrained unfairly in a protest, (plus it sounds like law enforcement uses more extreme zip ties with melt locks), but let’s say you were tied up during a robbery. This technique would be very beneficial.

Try it, and let us know what you think!

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