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Cups and Balls

Postby zamiel » November 16th, 2010, 9:35 pm

I was wondering which cup set would be best to get for under $100? I would like cups that are the size of the gazzo cups just
within my budget. Anyone want to sell some?

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Richard Kaufman » November 16th, 2010, 9:47 pm

Get yourself three coffee cups like Mike Skinner did. :)
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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 17th, 2010, 1:01 am

And Bob Read.

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby zamiel » November 17th, 2010, 10:24 am

Thank you for the tips. I hadn't thought to go that simple but it makes sense with my budget!

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Ian Kendall » November 17th, 2010, 5:31 pm

*runs into the room, late and flustered*

Did anyone mention Pat Page yet?

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 17th, 2010, 6:46 pm

There is also Dai Vernon's routine in Stars of Magic using glass tumblers wrapped in newspaper (if you don't have this book, you should, and Meir Yedid has a fine reprint of it available here).

Another thing to consider is going to "99-cent" and thrift stores and see if you cannot find appropriate metal tumblers in their kitchenware sections.

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Pete Biro » November 17th, 2010, 10:18 pm

Stay tooned.

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby David Alexander » November 17th, 2010, 11:53 pm

A good source of information on cups would be Bill Palmer who has a large collection.

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Ian Kendall » November 18th, 2010, 4:04 am

*runs back in*

A very nice set of cups that costs 100 dollars is the Penguin cups. They are not as large as Gazzo cups, but handle nicely and have a good weight to them.

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby zamiel » November 22nd, 2010, 1:03 am

Thanks for all the resources gentlemen. Just out of curiosity do coconuts work well?

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby Dustin Stinett » November 22nd, 2010, 12:13 pm

That depends on the size of your hands, the size of the coconut halves, and the sleights/technique you want to use. Large containers, like bowls (or coconut shells) would have to be handled like a Benson Bowl. That will limit youat least in my estimationto the number of moves available to you (and therefore effects/phases). Cups that fit your hand (make a C with your thumb and fingers to get the size) give you more flexibility in that regard.

Of course, thats just my opinion. Anything is certainly possible.

Morrissey Magic in Toronto still makes decent, spun aluminum cups (in several styles and sizes) that fall within your price range. They are very light, but if thats not an issue check it out:

http://www.morrisseymagic.com/morrissey_closeup1.htm

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Re: Cups and Balls

Postby George Olson » November 24th, 2010, 8:51 pm

Yep! And I recall a Hawaiian Magicians that did a routine with Scallop Shells and pearls. Beautiful.

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