I'm fine thanks. How about yourself?
As for the thread work. Yes I do levitations for my final effect. Whether platform or close-up.
I use Fearson's hookup for the cigerette. But often use other objects as cigerettes are frownd on in lots of places.
"Plug begin--- I have a release out just yesterday called "Timotheous Paradox" That's a new twist to thread work. And I feel can help many magicians become more versitle.
Even if this is your first thread effect I garantee that you will like what I am sharing.
And many of the effects can be performed closeup or on stage. And I encourage you to use the gimmik in other ways... 55 page pdf manuscript or printed with the gimmik.. (I really suggest the pdf since it's faster to recieve. And the gimmik is "SUPER" easy to make yourself.)
I'll have some reviews up soon. So don't take my word for it. (I never liked hearing what the inventor has to say... but always went to the reviews) "Timotheous Paradox"
Now as for lighting restrictions. Yes there are limits to the angles with any thread routine. I suggest that you have a friend watch you perform your effect whatever it may be. And to view it from diffrent angles in relation to your position. This is a sure fire way to find out if IT will work in your situation or venue.
Also there are some 'super-threads' avaliable now that are so strong it's not even funny. I have a sample of one... and a single strand can be tied to a empty soda can.... and you can swing it around the room??? How cool is that?
Although you might tick off the other performers... since you'll do some super strong magic that will be a hard act to follow!!!
And as always... if the plug offends anyone email me and I'll edit it out...
Have a magical Day