Thanks for all of your help. I wish we could get funding to buy one of each and test them like a consumer reports of magic utilities. Genii offers reviews of tricks and books, any chance we might get some comparative reviews of the relative merits/qualities of different rope, scissors, elastic, paint, silks, thread, wire, flash cotton/paper, velvet, table stands, thumb tips, finger flashers etc.?
I know I would appreciate the evaluation of the run of the mill, daily materials if anyone can help me find them.
Just a thought.