GRAVITY REEL by Joao Miranda
Built from the ground up with the close-up worker in mind, Gravity Reel is more than a reel: it's a tool for your imagination.
This utility and design patent-pending reel was designed from the ground-up by Joao Miranda and his extraordinary team in Portugal, with the consultation of IT expert Tom Wright (who has performed invisible thread magic for over 15 years in real world situations).
Here are some of the main features of the Gravity Reel:
1) Double motor system which allows the performer to have a giant HOOP of IT anytime, allowing for true miracles to be performed. If you prefer to use a single thread instead of the hoop system, the fact that you have a SECOND thread ready to use is reassuring! (With exclusive permission from Surya Kumar and James George).
2) Program saving and play: you can record and save UP to 3 different programs so the Gravity Reel does all the work for you!
- With a push of a button, the motors reproduce every single movement you recorded.
- Combining the record and play with the HOOP system you can create many amazing and unique effects: imagine for example, making a water bottle fall at your command, and then have the thread automatically retract to your pocket!
- You start and end clean, every time, with absolutely nothing to be discovered.
3) Vibration feedback recording: in addition to programming the tension and movement of the motors, you can ALSO program the vibrations, so that you can cue yourself at any part of your routine!
- For example at the end of a routine, if you want to make a bill levitate, jump in a glass and then fly automatically to your waiting hand --you can do so easily. Thanks to the vibration recording you can buzz yourself at each moment (when the bill starts to jump in the glass, and another vibration when it flies to your hand) allowing you to concentrate on your presentation.
- The vibration feedback is CRUCIAL for any pre-recorded performance because YOU know when YOUR actions will happen right BEFORE they happen.
4) Adjustable Speed control: you can decide the speed of each motor individually.
- The beauty of the Gravity Reel controller is that it has a SCALE from 1 (ITR constant pulling mode) to 8 (maximum speed). This way you always know which speed work the best for your routines, and you are not blindly applying more speed than what you really need.
5) Fast and easy thread refill: with Joao's unique method, refilling a spool takes under a minute and no difficult to do knots are used to replace a broken thread.
6) The Gravity Reel has two built-in magnets so you can attach it anywhere. Also, thanks to its small size it fits inside a small leather wallet or any card case, so it's hidden in plain sight and not attached to the performer. This allows for total freedom (and new effects).
7) 90% less breakage than the traditional invisible thread reels thanks to the way the reel is designed.
8) Internal Memory Module: you can record and play up to 3 different programs. This way you do NOT need erase one program each time you wish to perform a different routine. Also, once you save the program you can leave the remote at home since the reel has an internal memory. This means that you can play any program by simply pushing a button in the side of the reel.
9) VIR technology: if you have other creations from João Miranda you know how important this feature is for the working professional.
VIR stands for "Vibrations in Remote" which means that your gravity controller AND reel vibrate once you start a program, when a program finishes playing, or even when you push ANY button during a recording. This way you KNOW that the buttons were in fact pressed and the action will occur.
10) Rechargeable batteries: Both the controller and Gravity Reel have internal batteries that last for dozens of performances before they need to be charged again. There is a "Low Battery" indicator in both the controller and Reel, so you always know when it's time to charge.
11) Master instruction: Besides the above features Joao Miranda joined forces with the IT genius Tom Wright who will teach you easy, intermediate and advanced effects with the Gravity Reel so you can start slowly and progress at your own rhythm, until you become the next IT master.
- You will learn effects with cards, notes, corks, glasses, pencils, rings, rubber bands, a bell, and more.
- Each effect is explained with red wool so you can follow each step very clearly, and then Tom explains everything again with real IT so you don't miss anything.
- You will learn over 20 EFFECTS AND TIPS in 4+ HOURS of detailed instruction.
- Your Gravity Reel package includes a unique warranty CODE that you can use to email Tom Wright, so that you can ask any questions regarding the routines, just in case you have any doubt.
- Having direct email access to the IT Master Tom Wright is a huge plus that we decided to include to all Gravity Reel owners.
With Gravity Reel you will receive:
1. Dual Motor Reel + Remote control
2. 49 FT (15 meters) of pre-stripped Gravity Thread, to get you started.
3. Two empty white spools (+ two for FREE, so in reality you get FOUR spools).
4. Spooling KIT, so that you fill your spools with thread easily, under a minute.
5. Gravity Tack sample
6. USB charging connector
7. Warranty code (that also gives you access to Tom Wright personal e-mail so you can ask questions if you need help with your routines).
- Easy to program
- Uses a variety of threads
- Well made
- The included thread is great for invisibilty vs strength
- Two seperate motors that can be programed independently
- If the thread breaks, the motors continue to run and is kinda loud
- If you are not careful in you programming, you could get the thread tangled on the spool
I love this programable ITR. It is not perfect but it is a major advancement in progrmable ITR's. It is very small and the dual motors open up some new ideas and effects. The instructional video is great.