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Topic: Gazzo Cups
Message: Posted by: Mel Toyer (Aug 31, 2006 06:29AM)
Hi everybody,

Can anybody provide me with a link that points me in the right direction to purchase a set of Gazzo Cups? (UK prefered)

Thanks in advance.
Message: Posted by: flimnar (Aug 31, 2006 08:17AM)
Currently, you would have to go to http://www.ebay.com or someother auction sight as they are not currently being made. Penguin will supposedly be offering them in the future, but who will make them and when they will be available continues to be, to my knowledge, unclear.

Wish I had a better answer for you.

Message: Posted by: Dave V (Aug 31, 2006 09:28AM)
Not too long ago, Steve at http://www.magicpitch.com said he had a set or two left. You might check with him.
Message: Posted by: phillipsje (Nov 5, 2006 04:57PM)
Penguin magic keeps saying they are coming.
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Nov 5, 2006 08:22PM)
The penguin cups???

Who cares, they ain't COPPER........

Maybe IF they were copper would I ever think about it..........ever

Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 5, 2006 08:51PM)
Why does this tired, old thread keep coming up?

For the umpteenth time, Gary Knights, AKA Gary Animal, is the fellow who made the real Gazzo cups. They are considerably thicker and heavier than almost all of the big cups around, including the ones from China. If you can find a set of the Riser Stage and Street cups or the RnT II SBL Street and Stage cups, these are excellent replacements.

Gary quit making cups right before he moved to New Zealand. Now he is settled in, so he may start making cups again. Just keep your eye on the Café for further developments.
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Nov 5, 2006 09:29PM)
Wouldn't it be great if someone in the US started making these to the Gazzo specs :)
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Nov 5, 2006 09:55PM)
I thought the plan was when Gazzo partnered with Penguin that they'd do something like that with his design. Unless Penguin somehow installed a spinning facility in their Vegas warehouse, I figured they'd eventually be looking for a shop to do these for them. With Jake's evil grin, I can imagine he might somehow have the inside track on their progress in finding such a shop.

Gary Animal once mentioned starting up again someday, but he'd be changing the shapes of his cups and renaming them, giving the Gazzo design exclusively to Gazzo to do with as he pleases.
Message: Posted by: johnnymystic (Nov 5, 2006 11:08PM)
I would hope that it would be RNT II that would make a good Gazzo cup..........
as it stands I'm either gonna get the Phoenix II's or the street cups from rnt2 this tax season!

oh I can't wait!!!

Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Nov 6, 2006 12:32AM)
Last I heard was that Gary Knights, AKA Gary Animal was going to look into designing and producing some new cups in NZ in...2007? I think.
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Nov 6, 2006 01:35AM)
I checked Penguin's site, because I heard a lot of hoohaa'ing, some of which I bought into, I must admit without checking it out for myself. The larger cups that are made by Magic Makers are not labeled as Gazzo cups, but are recommended as good cups to be used with Gazzo's routine. I can't argue with that point based on the configuration of the cup.

I had an oppertunity to speak with Sam, the CEO of Penguin last week about a post I made recently. My only concerns with the large cups from MM is that they are not annealed and with the pounding that Gazzo encourages and displays could cause these cups to prematurely or quite actually "naturally crack". While it doesn't pose a hazzard type situation, it will certainly **** off the performer if his prop cracks. Sam is going to check into this.

I'll be happy to see Gary Animal back in the playing field with us. He has some great ideas and his cups are definately winners. I miss Gary, his posts and certainly his wide array of humor!

Just to set the record straight, Penguin has NOT approached RNT II about producing cups for Gazzo, however I have offered Sam some tips on what to look for in production at this point, nothing more, nothing less.

I can say this about the new CEO of Penguin, his heart is in the right place, but and there is always that but! He has a lot of bad history that he has to make right, maybe with a bit of positive input from all of us, rather than neg. criticism, Sam can figure out how to turn things around there and have everything on the up and up. So far, they have promoted Gazzo in a positive way, a respectable way and I'm really glad to see that as this is what Gazzo deserves after his years of hard work and sharing his experiences with us.

More later, if there is more.

Message: Posted by: SeaDawg (Nov 6, 2006 04:42AM)
Jake, what a forthright, honest and informative post. Like JOhnnymystic, I too am waiting for the "Day of reckoning" to upgrade my cups. Momma says I can only spend so much on my addiction, oops, business at the moment. And there are so many things that scream for my attention... A small lottery win might help...LOL
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 6, 2006 11:30PM)
Bad annealing jobs have plagued some of the best cups and some of the worst.

Jake knows whereof he speaks.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 20, 2006 02:13PM)
Well, the "Giant Gazzo Cups" have hit eBay. Do a search. What a lie! What junk!
Message: Posted by: Dave V (Nov 20, 2006 02:40PM)
Pretty misleading at first, but if you read carefully you see that these are the "Street Cups" that they say work with Gazzo's published routine. Hopefully people "in the know" will see the difference.
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 20, 2006 04:14PM)
Pretty misleading all the way through. He copied Penguin's ad copy verbatim. I feel like asking him when HE showed these cups to Gazzo. And that quote that Sam Blankenship took out of context, which has already been published elsewhere on this forum, needs to be taken out.

I just sent the seller a note that asked "When you showed these cups to Gazzo, exactly what did he say?"
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Nov 20, 2006 04:48PM)
If you absolutely, positively have to have a set like this to work with for the Gazzo routine, but don't have Gazzo cups, then I would recommend that you use 711 big gulp cups and wait for Gazzo cups to appear in the US...oops move along nothing to see here.

Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 20, 2006 10:54PM)
I still haven't heard anything from the seller. I think I caught him wi' his trews doon.
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Nov 21, 2006 09:18PM)
Now if I were going to spin a proper Gazzo cup,one he could be proud to endorse, it would look like this one attatched. And if they were made in the USA they would have proper footballs dangit! :)

All hypothetical that is :rotf:

Keep moving along...that's right nothing to see here....
Message: Posted by: wolfsong (Nov 21, 2006 10:20PM)
That is gorgeous!
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Nov 21, 2006 10:32PM)
If they were available, which they're not, and if I could get some, which I can't, um, er, uh.. how soon would I be able to start carrying them on my website *hint* *hint*???

Not that I'm interested.
Message: Posted by: flimnar (Nov 21, 2006 11:52PM)
Gads Jake, that is a beauty! Too bad it doesn't exist.....

Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Nov 22, 2006 01:57AM)
That's the way they are supposed to look.

I never did hear from the seller on those cups. Interesting.
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Nov 22, 2006 11:03AM)
On 2006-11-22 02:57, Bill Palmer wrote:
That's the way they are supposed to look.

I never did hear from the seller on those cups. Interesting.

That's what I was hoping to hear :)
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Nov 22, 2006 01:01PM)
Apparently the cups in this photo have the improvement I've been hoping (and waiting) for.

Don't tell me I'll be switching cups again.
Message: Posted by: John Bowlin (Nov 22, 2006 02:28PM)
Hmmm....any specs on them there hypothetical cups?
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Nov 22, 2006 04:01PM)
Nope, strictly hypothetical, nothing more nothing less :)

Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who wait a tad bit longer
Message: Posted by: Richard Evans (Nov 22, 2006 05:06PM)
Well, they're the best-looking hypotheticals I've seen for some time :)
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Nov 22, 2006 09:10PM)
Now [b]THATS[/b] the nicest 7-11 Big Gulp® cup I have [i]ever[/i] seen!
Message: Posted by: mysticalmike (Nov 23, 2006 10:12PM)
I am so glad I read this post. I was about to by a those cups on e-bay to. Now that I know I won;t.