Virtuoso is the most invisible of the Vectra threads. It is also the most delicate but still surprisingly strong. It's able to hold a credit card or drivers license with ease.
This thread can be used in a wide variety of lighting conditions, just INCHES from the noses of your audience!
Virtuoso has an ultra-smooth texture. Unlike other fibers that are twisted or kinky, Virtuoso is completely straight and spooled that way. You will feel the difference the first time the thread slides across your skin or fingernail. It feels as smooth as silk, and the smoothness translates into your work.
Virtuoso has a precise amount of elasticity which acts as a shock absorber, improving your levitations by eliminating small jerks or shakiness. You can actually flick the line while floating something and the levitating object will stay still. Where other lines amplify your mistakes, Virtuoso corrects them. Live, in real time.
Virtuoso's elasticity is not to be confused with "springiness". A kinky or twisted thread behaves like a spring. Riggings for theatrical levitation have utilized an elastic, attaching it to the levitation wire in order to remove bounces from the performer and smooth out their flight. Of course the degree of elasticity must be perfect. It is with Virtuoso.
And of course Virtuoso is Virtually Invisible, perfect for extremely up close and personal performances.
(Watch a full performance using the Virtuoso thread)
- Just the right tint Virtuoso readily absorbs light from throughout the spectrum, including natural light. Combine that with lessened reflectivity due to a straight-edged profile, and we see Virtuoso outperforming even our famous John Haar brand thread. We invite you to try it for yourself and see if you agree.
(Wondering which thread is right for you? Compare our threads)
Do you have the skills to work with the finest, most invisible stuff out there?
Do you value control more than convenience?
If you answered YES, then Vectra Vituoso is the thread for you.
Vectra Virtuoso arrives as a multi-filament thread which is easily separated into fibers that are virtually invisible. Your package will include a link to an online video with basic handling instructions. Although a beginner can work with this thread, it is very delicate when compared to the other threads in the Vectra series. If you are new to thread work you may find the original Vectra Line to be much easier to work with and less likely to break, making your learning more enjoyable overall.
But if you have a bit of experience with thread work and are ready to take it to the next level by exploring some of the more extreme lighting and close-up performance situations then Vectra Virtuoso is exactly what you're looking for.
You receive well over 500 feet of unstripped thread. With dozens of fibers in the strand, this means a LOT of thread.