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Topic: Leather chop cups
Message: Posted by: Lysaght (Dec 15, 2004 08:28PM)
Hi guys

I was wondering what are everyone's thoughts on leather chop cups.

Do you prefer them over metal cups?

Thanks
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Dec 15, 2004 10:03PM)
Yes!!!
Message: Posted by: tabman (Dec 16, 2004 04:57PM)
Leather for sure!! I chopped some dice cups a few years ago but never again. Leather is just not my thing but I think Frank Starsini has some nice ones!!! I would get in touch with him to see whats available. I once had one that looked like a shiney aluminum flower pot!!! Hard to tell it was a magic prop!!! ;) .

Not!!

-=tabman
Message: Posted by: Lysaght (Dec 16, 2004 05:05PM)
I've seen Frank Starsini's cups and
I like his billiard ball chop cup,
but there is a leather chop cup
at Adesso Verlag.

Which one would you guys recommend?
Message: Posted by: Thomas Wayne (Dec 16, 2004 05:34PM)
[quote]
On 2004-12-16 18:05, Lysaght wrote:
I've seen Frank Starsini's cups and
I like his billiard ball chop cup,
but there is a leather chop cup
at Adesso Verlag.

Which one would you guys recommend?
[/quote]

The best deal I've seen on leather chop cups (or regular cups for C&B) is on Ebay; A business named "unclebagpipes", who offers a Chop Set for $25 or a complete 3-cup set for $65. Either comes complete with balls.

You can find him by searching under general categories with the search terms: "leather chop".

Best Regards,
Thomas Wayne
Message: Posted by: GSmithson (Dec 16, 2004 06:22PM)
I used to run into the "little flat chop cup" on occasion. It fits your requirements exactly.

As the name describes, it is a flat length of leather that you assemble onto a flat (and somewhat thick) disk to form a cup. The nice thing is the arrangement can be carried in one's pocket, plus you can construct the item in front of the audience which allows you to chat with them and interact - constructing the assemblage of course disquiets any suspicions of guile and ruse.

I recollect that the thing fit together with snaps.

On a side note, I have been out of commission, and this is my first visit here in some time. But I have been given the go ahead from my health monger and thought it would be a real treat to type a few words. (Promise yourself to never grow old.)

Very Truly,
GSmithson
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 16, 2004 07:38PM)
The one on the Adesso Verlag web site is one that was made for me by a foreign firm to the specifications that I use in my Renaissance Festival act. It will take a billiard ball with no difficulty.

PM me for more information.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Dec 16, 2004 08:43PM)
[quote] On 2004-12-16 20:38, Bill Palmer revealed: It will take a billiard ball with no difficulty. [/quote]

What kind of mad man would use a billiard ball with a chop cup???

-=tabman
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Dec 16, 2004 09:32PM)
A clever, old one with a pointed hat.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 17, 2004 02:28AM)
I do. I do.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Dec 18, 2004 04:42PM)
Shoot, I'd like to see that sometime!!!

-=tabman
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Dec 21, 2004 02:04PM)
Loading a billiard ball into a leather cup is beyond easy.
You don't hear it and you can squeeze the cup to hold it out.
The cup doesn't look squeezed if it's the right size.

Even better, you can then quietly set the cup down on a hard surface
with the billiard ball inside.

I had a few jumbo leather cups made just for fun
that can take a baseball. They are on ebay as we speak
with load balls included.
Message: Posted by: tabman (Dec 22, 2004 07:27PM)
That sounds like a good addition to my stacking routine. Right now I've got a couple of large white dice that I use. I like the fact that they don't roll!!! :)

-=tabman
Message: Posted by: oldwilson_2000 (Dec 23, 2004 03:30AM)
Exactly, Tabman -- everybody please don't ever use little balls with a leather chop cup - use dice, for heaven's sake!