Bought the Venom ITR, wondering where else I can find effects that can be performed with the gimmick

Discussion in 'Magic Forum' started by JKell, Jul 28, 2018.

  1. Hey guys, I'm a long time browser of the forum but just created an account to ask this question.

    As the title says, I recently bought the venom ITR, and am loving it so far. I am very new to ITR but am finding this ITR fairly intuitive to pick up and start performing. However, I am looking to expand my catalogue of tricks with the device, and I don't really know where to start.

    I am very interested in some of the effects in the tarantula trailer, specifically the (lifesaver?) candy to mouth levitation, and am wondering if this is possible with the venom? I am also very interested in the effect involving the ring landing on the spectators finger.

    Just looking for some clarification and/or suggestions before I purchase something that isn't necessarily compatible with the device.

    Thanks in advance!
     
    RickU likes this.
  2. No

    The hookup and the device don’t really allow for the ring/lifesaver Levitation you’re after

    You need a Fearson hookup

    Source: own a Tarantula and bought a Venom
     
    Keo_M likes this.
  3. Hey thanks for the reply man. Do you prefer the tarantula or the venom?
     
    RickU likes this.
  4. They each have their respective strengths

    Personally I think the Venom is better because the hookup actually relies on the devices to function whereas the T is reliant on the hookup if you understand my meaning

    Basically you can perform the T effects WITHOUT the device - Steve Fearson was already doing many of the effects Mesika does without a device
     
    Keo_M likes this.
  5. I think it was Losander who said at a lecture that the key to a levitation effect is to have the object move with the performer staying stationary. Yes Fearson's Levitation hookup is pretty sweet, but it definitely is enhanced with a little mechanical intervention; ie hands stay in one spot while the object floats to the mouth.

    PS

    Only familiar with the Tarantula and not Venom.
     
  6. I don't think you can do candy to mouth with venom as the thread in venom doesn't lock as its mechanical
     
  7. I’m going to re evaluate what I said earlier about not being able to perform the Hover Ring and the Lifesaver

    After purchasing the Venom - although I haven’t tried it yet...I believe the hookup can be performed with an adjusted single Venom
     

  8. But the thread can’t lock though
     

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