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lagoss
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Hi from australia!!
my name's sam, I'm new to the magic Café and I am looking for some good quality chop cups and chop cup dvd's/books. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
sethb
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Hi Sam, take a look at this Chop Cup, see http://themagicwarehouse.com/closeup3.html#lo1134

I believe, but am not positive, that it is the Morrisey Magic model (a longtime manufacturer of chop cups). In any event, it's a good value for the money. Get the $4 "Chop Cup Book" by Meryl Shute at the same time, it also has some good ideas. SETH
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Tilman
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Hi, welcome to the Café!

A couple of threads about the chop cup that you may want to have a look at:


http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......5&16

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=110

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=115

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......orum=115

But if you use the search function, you will find many more. I think you should not miss the Don Alan performance of the chop cup to which you will find the link in several of the above threads.

Wish you good luck with the chop cup, Tilman
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On 2005-02-04 08:10, sethb wrote:
Hi Sam, take a look at this Chop Cup, see http://themagicwarehouse.com/closeup3.html#lo1134

I believe, but am not positive, that it is the Morrisey Magic model (a longtime manufacturer of chop cups). In any event, it's a good value for the money. Get the $4 "Chop Cup Book" by Meryl Shute at the same time, it also has some good ideas. SETH

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Or you could try going right to the source for a Morrissey cup. http://www.morrisseymagic.com/morrissey_closeup1.htm

I don't know how their overseas shipping is because I deal with them at their bricks and Morter shop in Canada. The cup is good quality and good value.
Wizardwannabe
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Believe me, James Reiser makes the best chop cups. This is not a commercial - I have no financial interest in his business. I'm just the proud owner of a Reiser
CC and am very pleased with it.
Bill Palmer
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I believe that's Riser, not Reiser. Jim does make some fine chop cups; however, so does Rings and Things II. Morrissey also makes some good chop cups. I have several cups by each of them.

There are chop cups for everyone's pocketbook.

The correct name of the author of the chop cup book is Merlyn Shute, not Meryl Shute, as previously mentioned, and as quoted (incorrectly) in the Magic Warehouse ad. The name of the book is The How To Book of the Chop Cup. It is a good beginner's book on the chop cup, but there are others as well.

Before we start recommending chop cups to lagoss, we need to figure out what size of cup he will want to work with. How, about it, Sam -- what size do you wish to work with? Normal or miniature. Each has its advantages.

To get an idea of what is out there, visit the cups and balls museum. The URL is in my signature line.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Dean A
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I have and use many different Chop Cups in different situations. For my money the flat top Morrisey is about the best you could use, although I did replace the balls with slightly weaker Bazar De Magia balls. This was so I could perform the routine on ANY surface without having to noticably BANG too hard. This is a real tell for the public!? The balls sit very securely now but it does not take much to dislodge them.

For the record the actual Bazar De Magia cup is really nice too albeit a little small for most fruit loads. The copper cup is nicer and weightier than the aluminium. I have not seen their brass version.

Dean Atkinson
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I should agree would you the Bazar de magia balls are very weak. But I rather prefer to use their cup than any others because of how easy it is to disloge them. I also think that because they are small is the main reason why I use them. the audience only cares if there is change even if it's only colour it is still sufficiant enough as a change. you don't really need large fruit to amaze the specific audience.
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Andrew, you don't even need a color change. I bought eyeballs at Oriental Trading Co and they make a great final load.
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Bill did you get one of RNT's new mini Don chop cups? I see that just about everything is already sold out except for the copper mini chop cup. If you got one, have you posted a review about the cup?

MM
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