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by Jim Riser
January 25th, 2002, 4:29 pm
Forum: Light From the Lamp
Topic: Frank Garcia Cups
Replies: 27
Views: 2756

Re: Frank Garcia Cups

Hey, Pete - you left out a set! The "Garcia Cups" that I have handled were obviously designed as an item to be quickly made with a minimum of skill. The idea behind the dimples was apparently to avoid spinning the upper bead. Spinning this bead is problematic in any set of cups. The worst ...
by Jim Riser
January 25th, 2002, 4:12 pm
Forum: Platform & Stage Magic
Topic: Egg Bag
Replies: 42
Views: 3559

Re: Egg Bag

For those interested.....about 25-30 years ago I had a Jack Miller Style Egg Bag. I got it on a trade so I do not know who sold it; but I suspect Tannen. It came with the weighted egg ala Jack Miller holdout and a gimmicked black bag - not a plain bag. The gimmick was not the usual. Since I always d...
by Jim Riser
January 25th, 2002, 9:20 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups

What Pete says about "keeping prices down so that the younger guys can afford them" is a critical concept in magic. There was a time when I could not afford Danny Dew cups at $15 per set! Most of us were helped by more experienced performers when we were justing starting out. I feel that a...
by Jim Riser
January 24th, 2002, 9:02 pm
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups

Oliver,
I figured I'd give all of the Riser Mini-Cup owners first chance at the Jumbos and Standards - whenever they come out. That's only fair.
Jim :rolleyes:
by Jim Riser
January 23rd, 2002, 11:10 pm
Forum: Collector's Marketplace
Topic: New item
Replies: 2
Views: 580

Re: New item

Pete; I'll see if I can help here. BTW - Your new cups are beautiful! Hopefully, a couple images are shown below. Jim http://www.jamesriser.com/Cups/3jumbocups.jpg http://www.jamesriser.com/Cups/bertramNpetes.jpg Pete, you can explain what is shown. Jim :D [ January 23, 2002: Message edited by: Jim ...
by Jim Riser
January 23rd, 2002, 9:02 am
Forum: Close-Up Magic
Topic: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups
Replies: 16
Views: 1360

Re: El Duco Mini Gold Cups or Riser Cups

Guys; Thanks for the kind words about my Riser Mini-Cups. I thought I'd give you some history on them. I originally designed the cups to produce a full sized baseball - meaning the cup would have a 3 1/8" inside diameter at the mouth. The cup was designed around the largest load possible for th...

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