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On Sep 15, 2017, MitchC wrote:
So the 'extra spools' ... what else should I buy at Penguin when buying T2 ? Spider Thread ? What else.


Just the spools really. You don't need to by the actual thread since the refill spools already has replacement thread installed. I don't find losing the little ball of wax to be a problem so the ball of wax I have on ITRs basically never really needs to be replaced until perhaps when they turn real grimy from hefty use. Your mileage may vary on the wax so you can pick up the pre-portioned wax pellets that Mesika sells (to be fair, the wax he uses is actually pretty good).
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Sorry to be such a newb here, but someone please post penguin (or other) links to the stuff I need to buy in addition to T2 ? I see Spider Thread but I take it that's not the 'spools' being talking about.... HELP ?

Thanks guys & gals !
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Yes Spider Thread spools
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Thanks. Carry on. I'll be back after I get the thing with more stupid questions I'm sure;-)
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On Sep 15, 2017, MitchC wrote:
Thanks. Carry on. I'll be back after I get the thing with more stupid questions I'm sure;-)


No such thing as a stupid question MitchC. Everyone here on the Café is glad to help!
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I appreciate that James ! Just felt out of place in this very long thread with basic questions, but the replies have helped !! So thanks guys & gals !
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On Sep 15, 2017, MitchC wrote:
I appreciate that James ! Just felt out of place in this very long thread with basic questions, but the replies have helped !! So thanks guys & gals !


We have all been there! Any questions or problems, just ask.
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There is also a pretty easy way to refill those spools with your own desired ITs if wanted to, so if you don´t want to spend 15$ or so for the refills every time you break the thread (you should have few backup spools). I have 3 spools in total & had chanced the thread on one of the spools to be ready for absolutely the best conditions possible (not close-up Smile )
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I am intrigued. How are you refilling e thread?
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On Sep 16, 2017, niva wrote:
I am intrigued. How are you refilling e thread?


I just anchor it to the spool, give it a few winds (? is that even a word Smile ) and then put the spool in the device. Give it a pull & let the motor do it´s work. It takes a while to get it right but when you get it, it´s pretty much automatic.
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I refilled my spider pen. I used a heavier thread. In the end though, you still have to strip out the thread. I just buy the spools. I feel my time is better spent doing other things besides stripping IT, lol.
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Stripping that length is quite a feat though.

I was considering trying it, to put in some vectra thread. He should release different versions of the spools.
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Stripping that length is quite a feat though.

I was considering trying it, to put in some vectra thread. He should release different versions of the spools.


I've done 100 feet before. You have to make everyone leave the house, lol. The farther away you get, the softer you have to pull. Like I said, I'm really over all that.
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HAHAHA!!!! I would end up at my neighbour's
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HAHAHA!!!! I would end up at my neighbour's


You have to tell them to leave too. "Sorry, magic comin through. Everybody out!"

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So I've purchased T2, Cobra and Venom. What can I say? I love ITRs. And after much debate, I've concluded I like T2 best. It requires the least setup (I use a Lefler table, so grab and go), can accomplish a Fearson hookup in plain sight, and is a very deceptive ITR. While the Venom has a lot going for it, you've quite a few "costume restrictions." I mean, some people don't want to wear a jacket over a two-pocketed t-shirt for every show. And while I do love my SPP, I've found the T2 has less breakages than the SPP. In fact (fingers crossed), I haven't broken a thread yet . . .
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Finally I got T2.
For me, I got both T2 and T1 and I can say that they are different things
For T1, you can drop a bill from your hand to the floor and then "attract" it back to your hand. But T2 cannot do that anymore.
T2 is much more like an ITR ( or very similar to spider pen pro), thread always with tension. Can do the trick taught in SPP but T1 definitely cannot do that.

They allow you to do different tricks. I don't treat it as new version of T1. It is another IT gimmick.
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Anyone know where I can learn the Fearson hookup?
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Clip the thread between the fingers of either hand to stop the tension. That's how you can do the bill to floor to hand with T2, just as you can with the Spider Pen Pro.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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On Sep 18, 2017, dunraven wrote:
So I've purchased T2, Cobra and Venom. What can I say? I love ITRs. And after much debate, I've concluded I like T2 best. It requires the least setup (I use a Lefler table, so grab and go), can accomplish a Fearson hookup in plain sight, and is a very deceptive ITR. While the Venom has a lot going for it, you've quite a few "costume restrictions." I mean, some people don't want to wear a jacket over a two-pocketed t-shirt for every show. And while I do love my SPP, I've found the T2 has less breakages than the SPP. In fact (fingers crossed), I haven't broken a thread yet . . .


In all fairness, they do teach a couple hookups where you don't need breast pockets or a jacket. Wearing a jacket I believe is the best way to go, but just to keep everyone fully informed, its not totally necessary.

I don't own T2 (yet), but it does seem like a nice grab and go sort of thing. Does anyone know though if you can adjust tension with T2? Or does the soul tech keep it sort of automatically set?
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