i was confused between mesika elastics and legacy thread ......so i bought both of them ......(for
making loops) i noticed that:
Overall : 9/10
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Like I said, Horrible Dispenser, Good Thread. The dispenser is worse than dollar store quality, it
is totally useless. On the bright side, the elastic is wound around a long, cylindrical spool, which
is miles ahead of the "legacy thread" bobbin! Bang a nail into a board, pull out the cylinder, drop
it on the nail, and you have a dandy dispenser, even when the elastic breaks (inevitable, eh).
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For making my own Loops, this stuff can't compare to the strength, stretch and invisibility of
Don't get me wrong, this is good stuff, but you're on the right site to buy better
so I feel I should steer you in the direction of a better product.
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Great for making loops. Get yourself 2 of them, with the Million Dollar Knot and Loops Volume
1&2.............. OMG best combination ever. Treat yourself and save money.
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I think the product is great however it should come with instructions on tying the knot. Very
difficult to work with. By the time you experiment and get it worked out you waste a fair amount of
thread. Still struggeling to get it. Next time I am just buying the loops. Also can't get on the
discussion forum for this product even though I am signed in. Some support would be good.
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I had purchased this spool of thread for the specific goal of performing in front of 600 people at
my school talent show. The performance went awesome, and I used this thread to replicate the "ghost
touch" hypnosis effect seen many times by today's magicians. Here are the pros and cons of the
Pros: Durable and VERY elastic. These things are exceptionally stretchy. If
you are in the right environment, they are also invisible.
Cons: Exceedingly difficult to
prepare. If you are wearing light clothes or have glaring lights in the environment, the thread can
be detected. Out of the 600 people that saw the trick, I think two or three suspected the method.
Also, if the mere idea of invisible thread is implanted in the spectators mind, they will
immediately recognize the character of the motion of the object you are manipulating and the trick
will be foiled.
How to remedy the Cons:
Watch a youtube tutorial on how to make a
loop before you even open your package.
You are the performer! Manipulate your stage,
change your clothes, position the spectators! It wont be easy or go perfectly but if you control
your environment you will perform better.
And think creatively. If you make a dollar bill
move by jerking your hand back, every non-monkey spectator will deduce there is some sort of string
attached to your hand!
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I ordered mesika elastics and they are bad ass. I've made loops with legacy thread for a few years.
Great product. Having tried mesika elastics, it's the best hands down for making loops. :-)
Solid, invisible and pratic. this is very the best elastic thread out there!
I like the thread itself, but I can't compare it to other elastics (I've only used 'static'
previously). HOWEVER, the spindle the thread came on is a joke. The top of the outer container
(similar to dental floss) popped off immediately and doesn't stay on. One end of the internal
spindle has a big rough mold-injection bump that caught the thread as it tumbled out of the opened
container and it was tough to get untangled. This wasted a bunch of the thread. The spindle is
otherwise straight off the ends and a lot more of it was wasted when a number of the 'turns' around
the spindle slid off the end. It has a useless metal 'cutter' on top, but the thread breaks with a
good tug so why bother putting on something that snags the thread??
I'll try something
different next time.
For me, this might be sitting on the shelf. It's handy if you want to make your own Loops. I bought
it hoping to spin a coin like in Centrifugal but no luck in a case like that. Invisible but not
strong enough to float a coin. Floating a card shouldn't be a problem. So I ordered Legacy and
from what I hear, it is stronger and should do what I'm hoping. Again, whether this is for you
depends on what you want to levitate .