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Topic: Which IT Reel should I get?
Message: Posted by: Outlawz_311 (Jan 12, 2003 12:22AM)
JK's Humming Reel, ITR, Pager Reel, Pen Reel, or Thread Boss?

I'm thinking about using a reel for Steve Fearsons floating cigarette.
Message: Posted by: MagicAL47 (Mar 9, 2003 08:23AM)
I own the pen reel and its great! I can't say enough about it but I don't know about the others ones except for the humming reel which doesn't sound like what you are looking for but it is a great piece of magic that can do a lot of magic. :)
Message: Posted by: yosef_dov (Mar 20, 2003 03:42PM)

I have several reels, most by Sorcery Shop, including Micro, Boss, Pen, and take apart... I also got one of the "Indian Reels" cause it was 5 bucks... oddly, the Indian Reel came with a very nice set of instructions! But of course, the Sorcery Shop (Close Up, Inc. now I think) are much better quality in terms of quiet use... the cheap reel is very noisy retraction, kind of free wheels and makes a "whizzing" sound... also, the "wax" that came with it is an odd color...very scary looking....

Don't know how practical it would be to do Fearson's with a reel-- I tried working something out, but if you know how Fearson's float works, think about the reel end and how you would accomplish the floating moves...? One of the larger reels with long pull out length would probably work best, or perhaps the pager, clipped to your side...

The boss won't give you enough length on the thread for Fearson without very high risk of breakage...

JN :stuckinbag:
Message: Posted by: niva (Mar 20, 2003 04:49PM)
On 2003-03-20 16:42, yosef_dov wrote:

The boss won't give you enough length on the thread for Fearson without very high risk of breakage...

JN :stuckinbag:

That's right. The Boss reel is more adapt for close-up work. The Micro is for close-up and for stage, being the medium in the range. Finally, the Standard reel is best for stage as it allows for more length.

Hope this helps.

Ivan :donut5:
Message: Posted by: snilsson (Mar 22, 2003 03:27PM)
You may also want to consider Al Baker's thread hook-up from Pet Secrets. It requires nothing but IT and wax and it's very simple and thoroughly practical.
Message: Posted by: Joao Miranda (Mar 22, 2003 03:30PM)
Go to the motorized reel by JK
Message: Posted by: EddyRay (Mar 22, 2003 06:08PM)
I suggest a standard reel with kevlar thread. :banana:
Message: Posted by: snilsson (Mar 23, 2003 07:37AM)
Frankly I don't understand why you would want to use a motorized reel. In my experience high-tech solutions are much more likely to fail. What are the benefits?
Message: Posted by: Turk (Mar 23, 2003 02:26PM)
On 2003-03-22 19:08, eddiekap wrote:
I suggest a standard reel with kevlar thread. :banana:


I undertand the strength benefit of kevlar versus non-kevlar IT. However, I also understand that kevlar IT is kinda shiny and not good for stage effects. Do you use kevlar for the Fearson cigarette float? Do you do this effect in bright lighting?

Thanks for any info.


P.S. And do you have a source for kevlar thread
Message: Posted by: EddyRay (Mar 23, 2003 07:21PM)
I use standard beading thread found in fabric stores. Not a reel for fearson's routine.

The trick is best performed in clubs and bars, and the effect itself lends it to those venues.
Did you buy the floating cigarette routine?

I believe fearson still sells it on, http://www.downloadmagic.com