In this article we will describe 4 transferring techniques and how they work. At the end of the article, we will explain how to apply the wristbands correctly and avoid cheating.
Festival wristbands are made of a piece of ribbon and a locking mechanism. When the ribbon is threaded through the lock the pieces protruding out of the lock will be referred to as “ends” or “tails”.
1. Textile bracelet or Fabric bracelet with a plastic lock - Twist Method:
First, apply the wristbands to the guest's wrist. Then pull the plastic lock down towards the wrist. Cut the ends of the ribbon using scissors. If the ends are not cut to the minimum, close to the lock, it is possible to transfer the wristbands.
Method: First the ends are twisted so that a narrow braid is created. By turning the lock around the braid, the teeth that pierce the ribbon and latch to it are released thus allowing to slide the lock away from the wrist. Once the lock is puller away from the wrist it is possible to remove the wristband and transfer it.
2. Textile bracelet or Fabric bracelet with a metal or plastic lock - Plastic Bag Method:
This method is very simple and most effective without any visible damage to the ribbon or the lock. The wristband is applied on the wrist and tightened but still slack and the end pieces are cut off. A plastic bag is used as “lubrication” and allows to transfer the wristbands due to the slack.
Method: a plastic bag is forced in between the wristband and the wrist while the palm of the hand is in the bag. Next the bag is folded over the wristband and pulled in the direction away from the arm. With a little effort it is possible to pull the bracelet off the wrist. By reversing the process, it is possible to apply the wristband again and transfer it to another person.
3. Textile bracelet or Fabric bracelet with a plastic lock – Drinking-straw Method:
Wristbands are applied and secured on the wrist. Some guests may complain that they don’t want the wristbands be applied too tight because it is uncomfortable. This actually gives an opportunity for transferring the wristbands.
Method: cut a drinking straw about 1 cm long, then cut the cylinder vertically, so there is an opening. The cut drinking straw is placed around the ribbon under the lock and then forced into the lock. When pressing it in the teeth that latch into the ribbon are released making it possible to slide the lock off the ribbon. Once the lock and ribbon are off the wrist, it is possible to transfer the festival wristband to another person.
4. Textile bracelet or Fabric bracelet with a metal lock - Side Pressure Method:
The bracelet is applied on the wrist and the metal crimping ring is clamped with a normal flat pliers. Then the end pieces are cut off, and the wristband seems to be secured. The flat pressed ring can be side press and the wristband can be transferred to another person.
Method: by applying even pressure on both sides of the crimped metal lock with a pliers a gap is formed in the ring which allows to release the wristband and thus transfer it.
The correct way to apply textile and fabric bracelets on the wrist.
It is very important to apply the wristbands correctly to avoid transferring.
Textile bracelets or Fabric bracelets with plastic lock:
Apply the wristband on the wrist and slide the plastic lock towards the wrist but not all the way. We recommend a gap of one index finger so that the wristbands are still comfortable to wear. Cut the ends off as close as possible to the plastic lock using scissors.
Textile bracelets or Fabric bracelets with metal lock:
Apply the wristband on the wrist and slide the metal lock towards the wrist but not all the way. We recommend a gap of one index finger so that the wristbands are still comfortable to wear. Use a special crimping pliers to crimp the ring with a dent. Cut the ends off as close as possible to the metal lock using scissors.