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sophiamartin
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Hello to everyone at the magic café!
I'm looking for an fairly cheap ITR. I use loops a fair bit but other than that have no experience in the world of ITR, I'm looking for something to centrifugal (good quality ITR, basic upkeep and routines taught in DVD). But I'm more interested in the levitating bill than any other, and from what I've read, this is not included on the DVD . I'm on a very tight budget and couldn't stretch to over £50. Are there any pros out there with suggestions for a suitable product?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot
Sophia
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*similar to centrifugal
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I don't know what you mean by centrifugal.
If you're new to IT, I would recommend starting with a static hookup.
Wooly nylon is a good cheap start.
There are many good DVD's teaching IT work..
Search the forum for good recommended DVDs
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On Apr 29, 2016, StanleyRosenhouse wrote:
I don't know what you mean by centrifugal.
If you're new to IT, I would recommend starting with a static hookup.
Wooly nylon is a good cheap start.
There are many good DVD's teaching IT work..
Search the forum for good recommended DVDs


"Centrifugal" is the commercial name of an ITR.
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On Apr 29, 2016, sophiamartin wrote:
Hello to everyone at the magic café!
I'm looking for an fairly cheap ITR. I use loops a fair bit but other than that have no experience in the world of ITR, I'm looking for something to centrifugal (good quality ITR, basic upkeep and routines taught in DVD). But I'm more interested in the levitating bill than any other, and from what I've read, this is not included on the DVD . I'm on a very tight budget and couldn't stretch to over £50. Are there any pros out there with suggestions for a suitable product?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot
Sophia


Just a couple of rules of thumb - don't buy an ITR under $20. They are cheap for a reason. Don't pay too much for one. They are all based on the same principles. And, if they are asking for a lot of money, it will only be because of the material on the DVD, rather than because the reel itself is "special" in any way. You should aim for a price between $20 - $35. Buy one from a reputable Magic dealer, rather than eBay.
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Thanks a lot for the help, I will bear this in mind!
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Sophia,

Welcome to the magic Café. A great place to start is Centrifugal (DVD and Gimmick) by Magick Balay and The Blue Crown. This DVD is a great education to the basic workings of an itr. It covers the proper way to use an itr as well as how to repair it, which you will need to know. I bought this year's ago and at that time it included a good quality itr. If you look it up on line or contact a magic dealer they could provide more information. Good luck.

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Thanks for the advice white oak! Centrifugal looks great, I have narrowed it down to this, Fearson's Master Levitation System and Web Spinner. Centrifugal looks the best, but is also the most expensive. Does it include teaching on floating bills/cards?
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I think there may have been changes to the DVD since I originally purchased it. It is best to check with your local magic shop or perhaps Penguin Magic. Good luck.
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You can get really cheap ones on ebay, a bit noisy but perfect for practing with, I struggle with them too.
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ITRs are very frustrating. But the people that use them and go through a lot of trial and error tend to stick with them for a while. Most ...I would say end up in drawers.
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Sophia, I have no idea what you guys are talking about but welcome
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If you at using Loops for your IT work I would recommend The Guerrilla's Guiide to Loops on Ellusnist website. It is 3 volumes and they all teach different effects and each by a different magician so the best thing to do is check out the link and read through the effects and see which ones you think fit your style and grab one of those videos.

http://www.ellusionist.com/guerilla-guide-to-loops.html
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Sophia:

Go with the web spinner to start. This will teach you a very simple method of stripping thread. It will teach you simple levitation techniques. Fearson's master levitation is just a different way of applying the web spinner - If you can't figure it out, PM me. I spent many frustrating hours trying to strip thread, now the web spinner makes it a snap. The ITR can come later, it's just a method of reeling in a static piece of thread. Take your time and do your homework, there's a lot of free advice on the internet. Thread work is fun, but it can also be a pain in the rear.

Jim
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Thanks a lot Jim!
I think I will purchase the web spinner, do you recommend the dvd?

Many
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Can't go wrong with the DVD.

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On May 18, 2016, MazingMandy wrote:
You can get really cheap ones on eBay, a bit noisy but perfect for practicing with, I struggle with them too.


I was browsing through eBay but didn't find any 'cheap Itr's'. What price range is 'cheap' and could you please provide some links?
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I started with a Sam Dalal micro ITR which was pretty good.
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Thanks!

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