All flowtoys short string wands come with swivelled finger holds, so you never have to worry about your string twisting up - necessary for double wand manipulation. Long string wands do not include a finger loop, as it's not necessary.
Finish: All flowtoys wands are handmade by us, using high quality materials and tapes with beautiful light effects. Our wands are hand-finished with end caps and heatshrink to give them a polished professional look, where your tape edges will never peel up.
Note: The black string is chosen for its strength and durability - invisible magician's thread is too weak and will break with active use. We tried using white, silver, and grey string and fishing line, and surprisingly they are more visible than black as they catch and reflect light. The wand is not designed specifically for magic, but rather for movement. The magic is in your movement.
length 26" | diameter 3/8"
Construction: The core of the flow-wand is fiberglass, which is nice and heavy, extremely strong, and does not warp with humidity or temperature. We drill, bevel and clean the fiberglass and apply a special tape to give the wand its beautiful holographic finish. This step has to be done very carefully to avoid getting bubbles under the tape. We then put a layer of clear heat shrink over the whole wand to protect the tape and prevent it from peeling off in humid weather. The hole is finished with handtools and tiny clear caps finish the ends and ensure that no fiberglass is exposed.
Wand string and swivel finger loop: For the string, we used to use nylon upholstery thread, but switched to a braided teflon-coated nylon ice fishing line that is a lot more durable. Short-string flow-wands come with a swivelled finger loop - a key feature for wand usability and performance, as the swivel enables you to move freely without having to account for the string twisting up. For the swivel finger loop, we use a custom made tubular webbing carefully looped through itself and melted in to a custom swivel. Long-string wands do not include a finger loop, as it's not necessary for long string practice.
If your string breaks for any reason, you can replace it easily with extra string from us, or any strong button or upholstery thread or braided fishing line. You can also use invisible thread or fishing line if you wish. We have found that "clear" string often appears more visible as it catches and reflects the light. It's also less comfortable and gets tangled easily, but there might be occasions where it's appropriate. Feel free to experiment!