Here's another product that I got to preview/review. This one is an ITR DVD by Magick Balay. This can also be found on www.thebluecrown.com. DVD Contents: -Performances -History of the ITR -ITR Hookup -Floating Coin -Floating Ring -Levitation Subtleties -Lemon/Lime in Drink -How to Repair the ITR In this DVD, Magick Balay from New York City goes over his handling of the ITR. It starts off with a few performances of him doing the floating coin, floating ring, and my personal favorite, lime in drink, all of which are in a close-up/”street”/bar setting. After the performances, he goes over the history and different types of ITRs that have evolved from the original. I found this section to be really interesting because you actually get to see each ITR and how it evolved and shrunk in size for better usage. He also tells you the supplies you’ll need to repair your ITR. You should have most of these items sitting around at home. After these two sections, he goes into how to perform the effects. ***The Centrifugal package also comes with your very own ITR! Magick’s instructions are very detailed and no one should have any trouble following his directions, whether you’re using the ITR for the first time, or if you’ve been using the ITR for years. He teaches you how he hooks up his ITR for the floating coin/ring and it’s not a difficult hookup at all. The best part about this hookup is that while you are talking to your spectators, you are able to hookup your ITR and the coin and it will be ready to go within five seconds. Magick also teaches some subtleties that he uses to make the levitation more realistic. If you watched his performances (as you should’ve before watching the instruction!), you’ll see how magical his levitations really look. A bonus effect he included is his lime/lemon in drink, which is where you make a lemon or lime that’s wedged on the lip of a glass and make it jump into the drink. Personally, I think that this effect is the best one of the three because it’s quick, it’s easy, and as Magick says in the video, it’s a great opener and a great way to start a conversation. The next part of the DVD is how to repair your ITR. The ITR is bound to break at some point, whether the thread snaps or if the bands inside break, so it’s great that Magick added this section to the DVD. He goes over everything from how to get the thread out of the hole to how to replace the reel completely. He also encourages you to take your ITR apart and follow along. Again, he goes over everything step by step and as I followed along, I had no problem taking apart and repairing my ITR. Magick also talks about the different waxes that you can use for your ITR, all of which are easy to obtain. Personally, I think that this section is where you get way more than your money’s worth. Overall, this is a great DVD on the ITR. If you’ve never even seen an ITR in person and want to start getting into thread work, this is the DVD to get. If you’re a pro with using the ITR and have been for years, there are some things that you can still pick up from Magick while watching this DVD. It’s a great source for learning about the ITR and the tricks (especially lime in drink!) are hard hitting, practical, and easy for anybody to learn.