I just saw the add for the new Spider Pen Pro
trick, which looks great, and threadwork is something I've long planned to learn... but I'm not quite ready to plop down $150 to get started.
I'm an amateur and a relative newbie; I'm quite willing to put in practice hours for a good effect, though. I can imagine that levitation is one of those skills that needs some time to build. But I can also imagine that a good gimmick makes it easier, or extends the range of effects that can be produced.
So, with that background, which trick would you recommend for someone new to this type of work? I'm looking for something in the $50 (or less) range, that will produce impressive results and give me the experience I need to make good use of something like the Spider Pen Pro later.