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Q: How Do I Use Lightning Hands With Accessories?

Q: How do I use Lightning Hands with violet wand accessories?

The gist of this question came from ‘Z’ in an email this month.

Z, I imagine you are frustrated with your Lightning Hands ballchain and trying to make it work the way you want it to with your accessories.  Let me give you some background first, that will help explain your frustration and what to do about it.

In the mid 1990s, Donnie Rice, the man who started violet wands by building kits for some select friends, included a length of ball chain attached to a piece of cardboard covered in aluminum foil.  He signed his name on the foil, and called this makeshift accessory ‘Lightning Hands’.  This length of ballchain was the SECOND way people came up with to electrify our own touch.  The first way that violet wand users devised to electrify their own touch, was to tuck the violet wand under their arm and hold onto the mushroom.  In the 1990s, holding onto the mushroom was all we had. Donnie gave us the ballchain idea-which you can still do yourself by inserting one end of a length of ballchain into your wand’s nosecone and wadding it with a piece of aluminum foil to hold it in, and holding onto the other end.  Lightning hands was a beta product. Everyone knew the idea of electrifying your own touch was there, and we all were trying to achieve it through makeshift means because no products existed that could do it for us.

Then in 2001, Dralion invented the Body Contact Probe. This was our invention–a finished product specifically designed to achieve an electrified touch. Since we invented it, it has been widely copied, and now no one can imagine not having a body contact cable!  HALLELUJA!!  You do NOT KNOW what lengths we went to, just to hold onto the mushroom– all of the very few violet wand users back in that time just knew electrified touch could be accomplished somehow, and while some of us didn’t think beyond holding onto the mushroom it was very frustrating to me and some others not to have the tools to do what we could imagine. And then the body contact probe was invented and it transformed violet wand play.

With a dedicated accessory designed specifically for this effect, it opened up three separate basic techniques for violet wands: DIRECT (in which you use something inserted in the wand to transfer the charge DIRECTLY to your partner), INDIRECT (in which you used the new Body Contact Probe to electrify your touch to INDIRECTLY apply the charge to your partner) and something till then unheard of: REVERSE (in which you attach the new Body Contact Probe to your bottom partner and apply the charge in REVERSE).  Can you imagine my discovery of REVERSE once my husband put his new invention in my hands?  Already a lover of violet wands, I could not contain my excitement and I had to shout it to the world!  People needed to see this!! People needed to know how MUCH violet wands could do now!!  I contacted every wand lover I knew and started spreading the news!  These were brand new techniques that were opened up with Dralion’s invention of the Body Contact Probe.  With our invention, we came up with the names for the new techniques, BUT…so new was this, that the names for the new techniques had to be standardized and accepted by the International Violet Wand Guild a few years later.

Dralion’s invention of the Body Contact Probe, opened up 66% more violet wand techniques!  Which opened up more love toward the violet wand, since it became nearly unlimited.  Today, since our invention has become so widespread, nobody can imagine anymore trying to use a piece of ballchain to attempt to get this effect.  Well I remember….having been a violet wand lover back in those days, and demanding my husband find a better way to do what I wanted. I was tired of holding that wand under my arm, I wanted BOTH HANDS FREE.  And he did something amazing for us all, and everyone benefits from his invention. That’s the point we began training dozens of demonstrators, who went on to train hundreds more, or else no one would know all the amazing things violet wands could now do which they could not do before.

The point is, technology advances. You wont be able to enjoy what everyone else is enjoying with a piece of ballchain. It approximates what the rest of us are doing, but it is outdated by 20 years. You’re frustrated because you’re still trying to use Windows 98. I promise you, once you upgrade your hardware, you will be amazed at how much you can do!

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