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Mesika's elastics

Postby willdeanda » Apr 22nd, '07, 03:14

Due to Popular Demand, Yigal Mesika has released his famous invisible elastic thread! this Dispenser contains a single 100ft fiber of the same high quality elastic thread custom designed for Mesika Loops, the phenomenal international best-seller for over a decade!

Easy to use and cleverly packaged in a dental floss-style dispenser. Mesika Elastics are made with a matte finish to diminish the reflection of light and are colored black for maximum invisibility. This thread can stretch up to five times its original size! One 100ft strip can be stretched almost two times the length of an American football field!

This is the premier elastic thread for use with Finn Jon techniques or for anyone looking to create easy visual miracles.

The Effect : The Phantom Fork and many other limitless possiblities.

Cost: About $30 U.S.

Difficulty: 2
(1=easy to do, 2=No sleights, but not so easy, 3=Some sleights used,
4=Advanced sleights used, 5=Suitable for experienced magicians only)

Review :
I just got home about 2 hours ago and have spent about 30 min playing with this amazing device. It comes in a dental floss stlye case with easy access to the elastic. Even if the elastic gets sucked in the case you can just open up the case and pull it back out again. At first I was a bit skeptical but I have used mesika's loops before and I thought I would give it a go after purchasing million dollar knot. After comparing mesika elastics with my other elastic I found there is really no comparision. Visability is just like his loops which means nearly invisible to the naked eye. Since it comes with 100 ft of elastic you have lots of practice use but I would not recommend this to a beginner in magic because of the price and the probability that a beginner will most certainly want to learn using the premade loops (less waste). I recommend these with the million dollar knot method: if you have surgeons hands... :wink: .
Also this is strong elastic and if used proper will last with I am thinking a few months or more of daily use ( that has yet to be proven but I will let you all kno with that one..). If you can "loop"em then you can make em as small or big as you like. There are other types of elastic on the market but if you enjoy Mesika's loops I definately recommend getting this. :!: Love it :!: Happy Buying!!

Overall: 5/5
Worth it and I think they just got cheaper I got mine for $24 U.S.

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Postby Brookish » Apr 22nd, '07, 11:56

Nice review, thanks for that!

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Postby rvoice100 » Apr 22nd, '07, 13:36

i used this with the S.T.E.A.L.T.H knot system and found all it did was slip. hmm, maybe ill have to have a go with million dollar knot

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Postby beeno » Apr 22nd, '07, 14:38

I can't find it any cheaper than £23 in the UK.
Where did you purchase yours? Do they deliver to "Rip Off Britain" by any chance?

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Postby noor » Jul 12th, '07, 23:42

beeno wrote:I can't find it any cheaper than £23 in the UK.
Where did you purchase yours? Do they deliver to "Rip Off Britain" by any chance?

For people who cant find this under £23 and is inrested in Mesikas Elatics like me than I should inform you that can get this for £16 from I have already ordered it and Delivery is 4 days max hope this helps

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Postby Lord Freddie » Aug 31st, '07, 09:51

I am thinking of getting some of this as it seems more cost effective than Loops.
Is this thread stronger than that used with Loops? I find them too weak to do most of the routines they are meant to and break with the minimal amount of pressure.

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Postby seige » Aug 31st, '07, 09:56

If anyone's interested, I've just taken delivery of the new "Silkworm Elastic Thread", comes in either matt black or clear and comes on a 500' spool.

Perfect for loops, and all other effects.

Will be online at NUMS as soon as I get home, but if anyone's interested, I'm doing a 'STELTH LOOPS + SILKWORM' bundle for £22, which includes a spool of silkworm thread and a printed STELTH document.

If you want to place an 'advance order' then please PM me. I'm anticipating the 30 units I have to shift faster than a Maclaren F1 running on aviation fuel.

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Postby Jordan C » Sep 2nd, '07, 17:36

OK, I felt similarly excited about Paul or Ben Harris (never remem first name) super thread..... fantastic properties but sadly difficult to use in the Stealth system etc for homemade loops so I'm wondering how does it stack up comparatively..... Seige? Hi mate.... any ideas!!! (Book was awesome dude.... loving it!)

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Mesika's elastics

Postby Fabian » Jun 20th, '08, 17:46

I have just recieved this thread for the first time from here on MagicMagic and I have a query...
I've popped the little cap off, and I can see this tube inside of the dispenser. It's got thread around it, but I look at the end of the strand and it's DARK black. It's thick and really dark. What more can I say! I can see it on my finger when it rests on it, because it stands out so much! Maybe I'm missing something here, and I have to strip it, but in the advert it says it's a "single strand" of the thread, and I have also never seen Mesika thread before, so I don't know if that's how it is meant to look. A few months ago I bought S.T.El.Th loops and some Silkworm thread, without ever having bought a packet of official loops because of people saying how expensive and fragile they were, but I managed to make Silkworm loops myself, and they were really invisible and tough, but now I've messed up the reel, and can't get anymore thread off of it, (probably only used 100 out of the 500 foot spool) so I decided this looked good, and saved up my pocket money for this. :D

But now I've got it, it doesn't seem like IET, it seems like ET, because I can really see it. With Silkworm thread, it was possible to see it, but only if you really looked hard, so I used a bright light to see it when tying loops. Now though, I have bought some thread that isn't even partially invisible, and it seems I've wasted my money. I haven't actually taken any off the tube yet, because I've seen it from just looking at the tip off it, because I'm actually not sure how I'd get it off even if it was invisible and I might even consider using it.
I guess I just get the end and put it through the little hole in the top, and around the metallic looking thing...
Anyway, I was wondering if anyone could help me.
Does it need stripping? Do I need to try it out and see if it is invisible? Is it possible that I have a "dud" piece of thread? Am I right in saying what I said about taking out some thread? And, is the thread meant to be this F*****g black?!!!
Sorry for getting angry, but I feel I've wasted my money, so any help will be hugely appreciated.

Thank you,
Fabian Shaw

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