Zip ties are brutal. When I was a kid I put one around my wrist and nearly cut off all circulation to my hand. Luckily my mom had a pair of scissors to hand! More seriously, though, they are increasingly used in robberies, rapes, kidnappings and the like. So, it’s probably a good idea for you to know a way of escaping them.
Well, here you go! If your hands are ever zip tied in front of you there is an extremely easy and effective way to escape. First, make the tie as tight as possible. Then move the connections so they are in the space between your wrists. Then make sure you know where your hip bones are (you’ll see why in just a second). Now, hold your arms above your head and bring them down in a swift motion so your forearms hit your hip bones.
Et voila! Free as a bird.