It's easier than you might think to open a pair of handcuffs with a shim or a paperclip; all it takes is a bit of practice and a simple understanding of how a handcuff works.
This clear cuff that allows you to see how all of the mechanisms work, giving you a much better understanding of how to bypass the handcuffs.
That's a shot of Jon bypassing the clear cuff with the micro escape shim (included in the full Escape From Handcuffs Kit and the same shim we use with the Rogue's Ring).
In a classic episode of Scam School, escape master Dan Martin taught us how to successfully shim a pair of handcuffs using the clear cuff:
Once you master the clear cuffs, you'll be able to envision what you're doing on an opaque pair, and you'll be escaping like Houdini in no time!