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John Macmillan
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On 2002-08-29 02:58, Jeff Dial wrote:
I know at least one magician who does the Jennings routine standing. If I remember correctly only one load has to come from under the table/pocket. Should not be a problem.

I would also recommend Larry White's Snow White routine from the Linking Ring. Another one of those magic tricks wrapped in a story.



Jeff, do you happen to know what issue of the LR that Larry's routine is in?
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Peter Marucci wrote that it was in his Showtime column in Janary of 2001.
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I was fortunate to tape Doug Henning doing the chop cup with shot glass on one of his tv specials. Great routine and patter for maximum impact. Smile
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Didn't Doug perform the Larry Jennings (Ron Wilson) routine?
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I'm only familiar with the Jennings single cup and ball routine, where he produces the cup, does a short routine, and then finishes by vanishing the cup from under the silk. Smile
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On 2002-08-29 13:13, John Macmillan wrote:
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Jeff, do you happen to know what issue of the LR that Larry's routine is in?


The Larry Jennings' Chop Cup routine can also be found in Jim Swain's book, "21st Century Card Magic".

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I'm in the process of adapting John Bannon's Chop 2 to work with Dennis Loomis' Micro Chop cup.

http://www.mindspring.com/~deloomis/dai.html

I think I figured out how to do it by removing one of the productions/gags.

Seems to work in the hands pretty well.

I bought the $60 Loomis setup and I'm quite happy with it.
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On 2002-12-03 17:51, fstarsinic wrote:
I'm in the process of adapting John Bannon's Chop 2 to work with Dennis Loomis' Micro Chop cup.



Interesting; I've been re-working the very same routine to use with my Coffee Chop Cup.

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While we are on the topic, can anyone tell me where to find gimicked sponge balls that I can use with a chop cup. Are these even manufactured? I'm having a very hard time finding them. Any advice would be appreciated.
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I also like Scott Guinn's Two Cup and Ball Routine (using a chop cup).

I have a serious problem, though, with my special ball being much too clingy. I don't like having to bang so much, and even then the little guy doesn't want to act right sometimes. Can anyone suggest a solution?

Great Scott was kind enough to PM one possible solution, but I am curious to know if anyone else has experienced this trouble.

Thanks!

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To Alleycat,
This is a common problem with Chop Cups. The balls from some sources vary in their attraction. What kind of Cup are you using? If you're close to a good magic shop, I suggest that you take your cup in and try some of the spare chop cups balls that most dealers sell. You'll possibly find one that works better with your cup.
If you have a Loomis/Riser Cup, we will replace the balls or the Cup if you have ANY problems. I doubt that it's one of ours, however, since we strive hard to keep them working properly and consistently. Jim tests them when he makes them, and I do a test with each set as I pack the set to ship.
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On 2002-12-04 03:50, Thomas Wayne wrote:
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On 2002-12-03 17:51, fstarsinic wrote:
I'm in the process of adapting John Bannon's Chop 2 to work with Dennis Loomis' Micro Chop cup.



Interesting; I've been re-working the very same routine to use with my Coffee Chop Cup.

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Why do you have to re-work the routine for a coffee chop cup?

I see. That's what I thought!


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David Roth has a VERY good Chop Cup routine. It's in a set of lecture notes by Darwin Ortiz called "Darwin's Theories."
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I'll second the recommendation for David Roth's Chop Cup routine. A later, and slightly revised, version of Roth's routine was published in "The New York Magic Symposium Collection Three" (1984).
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Hmm nice stuff scott about a matching chop cup in a c&B... i might try that!!
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I know this is a little off topic from what we're currently talking about, but Jay Sankey's "Sankeydelic" (sp?) lecture notes has an effect called "Chop Cup Subterfuge," where the ball seemingly passes right through a spectator's hand and into a cup. They can feel it enter! Smile

I like it.


Also, anyone know of any video/book that teaches a good chop cup/cups and balls combination routine? I bought a nice chop cup/cups and balls set, but the instructions that came with it were... hard to understand.

Thanks.

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I now have up and running on my web site a page with tips, hints, suggestions and answers to frequently asked questions about the Micro Chop cups. Some of this would apply to other chop cup routines. I invite you to visit at:
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