Best cups

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Best cups

Postby Mr. Alexander » September 2nd, 2009, 10:30 pm

I have been performng the cups and balls for about 24 years now. I believe I have the best cups in the world...I have a set of Charlie Millers cups, when I say Charlie Millers cups I mean they were actually Charlie's cups! That aside I believe they were the best cups made...but do you? I want to know what you think are the best cups ever made...remember your opinion matters more than anyone else when it comes to your favorite cups...So lets see'em...and keep in mind this is supposed to be a fun poll and nothing else!

One vote for charlie's

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Re: Best cups

Postby Richard Kaufman » September 2nd, 2009, 10:44 pm

Charlie's cups, if you mean the ones sold by Magic Inc., were a Ross Bertram design.
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Re: Best cups

Postby Mr. Alexander » September 2nd, 2009, 10:46 pm

No these were a gift to my grandfather he knew Charlie!

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Re: Best cups

Postby DrDanny » September 2nd, 2009, 11:17 pm

Mine are very plain-jane RNT Monti cups that are easily 25 years old. Chrome steel, well used, they still look and work as good as the day they were born. We've been through thick and thin, and I won't give them up for anything.

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Re: Best cups

Postby Seuss » September 3rd, 2009, 3:47 am

I dream of sherwood cups
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Re: Best cups

Postby Brandon Hall » September 3rd, 2009, 5:00 pm

I'm very happy with my set of JP's with a combo Cup
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Re: Best cups

Postby Darryl Harris » September 3rd, 2009, 6:33 pm

The Riser Standard Cups rock. Quality product at a reasonable price.
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Re: Best cups

Postby David Alexander » September 3rd, 2009, 7:00 pm

I use two sets: The first, a set of Paul Fox Cups sold by Danny Dew. I think I paid $15 for the set. Used them for years in restaurant and private work.

Now I tend to prefer the Ross Bertram set that I bought before the prices when completely nuts. Either set works beautifully and both feel good in the hand.

I do have a set of unused Gary Animal Street Cups - large size, that I'd be happy to part with for $500.

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Re: Best cups

Postby Tortuga » September 3rd, 2009, 8:22 pm

I have several sets of original RNT cups, but my favorite would have to be the chrome-plated steel cups similar to what Dr. Danny described above.

They are not stainless, so they actually have a little surface corrosion on the interior. The finish is awesome, however. The chrome plating is superb and they look exactly as they did when I purchased them around 1980. They have a few nicks, but otherwise are holding up nicely.
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