Rick provides the modem looking circular tank -the only type of its kind in the world designed to separate into two chambers, for shipping worldwide, and yet holds 400 gallons of water without leaking with one of the world’s largest o-ring assemblies. Rick is shackled with a variety of handcuffs, or chained into an “Australian straitjacket.” A boat anchor is then attached to him, and an electric hoist lifts him, upside down, over the tank. Rick is then lowered slowly into the Tank of Death.
Rick is the only person in the world to perform this escape in full view of the audience, without the use of a curtain of any type. The audience watches Rick, totally immersed underwater in the tank, struggle with his restraints, escape from them and pull himself to the surface, gasping for breath. The Tank of Death is made of bulletproof LexanTM plastic, which would prevent attendants from breaking the tank to release Rick if he is unable to escape from it. This escape is usually performed in 10 to 15 minutes, including audience build-up. Also, can incorporate as part of larger act and this escape can be performed indoors and outdoors.