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I was thinking about getting the Penguin Cups and was just wondering how they hold up to other more expensive cups on the market. I can' t seem to find this out, do they hold 3 1" balls on top of the cup? How does the opening compare to say paul fox cups and other's like this? They look great and seem to be a decent weight. I'm not really ready to spend $200+ on cups and the $100 for these seems like a great deal. Opinions??

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They have been reviewed many times on this forum. Just to give you a recap, These cups are made by Magic Makers. The quality of the cups varies from cup to cup. The Penguin cups are copper. Every set of these that I have seen needed to be scrubbed out with a scouring pad. The lip varies from cup to cup. How the opening compares to a Paul Fox cup depends on the individual cup. You may get a very nice set or you may get a set that isn't very nice. The quality control on these cups is iffy, at best.

One thing I have noticed on the Penguin cups is that the tops on every set I have seen appear to have been pecked at with some kind of tool, producing little dings in them. This does not appear on the brass cups from Magic Makers.

You would be better off saving a bit more money and purchasing a set from Johnson, Riser or RnT II. The Bazar di Magia cups are more consistent than the Penguin cups.
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I agree with Bill. I have noticed that the quality of the brass cups seems more consistent than that of the copper ones, though. Bill - what do you think? The chomed ones are very roughly done.
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There were two different plated sets, the chrome ones, most of which were rejected, and the gold ones, which are quite difficult to find.

Both of these used the copper cups as the basis. Evidently, the laborers did not know what these were for and really didn't care. Nor did they prepare the surfaces properly.
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On 2006-08-21 14:54, Bill Palmer wrote:
There were two different plated sets, the chrome ones, most of which were rejected...


I can understand why! Unfortunately, I bought a set. The saddle area of all the cups is really rough - not good at all.

Of all the different types, the brass seems to have the most consistent quality. I don't know why that should be. It's also curious why the brass sets have that flattened area in the saddle when none of the rest do. Different chucks maybe?
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Probably a different pressure plate. It's hard to say.
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Bill

I have say I bought Penguin cups over a year ago and they appear to be fine, none of the dinks or blemishes you mentioned. Mine stack perfectly, the lips are consistant on every cup and for me they seem a good weight and are a pleasure to use, but I'm no expert! Maybe I was lucky!


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You definitely were.
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It's also worth mentioning that although they were made to have a lacrosse ball as a final load, many (if not most), despite being taller than original Paul Fox cups, do not have the correct dimentions to completely fit a lacrosse ball. If you manage to obtain a set that does fit lacrosse balls, then you are extremely lucky.
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Bill have you heard who will be making the new Gazzo cups for Penguin? Also will they
be the same size as the old ones?
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I haven't heard anything.

Your guess is as good as mine.
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Wherever they get a good deal in china, I would expect.
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I have Penguin cups and they serve me well...who needs lacross balls when you can use limes?

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Whoever is going to make the Gazzo cups, there doesn't seem to be a hurry......

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On 2006-08-22 01:32, johnnymystic wrote:
I have Penguin cups and they serve me well...who needs lacross balls when you can use limes?

johnny


Perhaps it's time for a lesson in cup design. Paul Fox designed these cups in such a way that they would take a lacrosse ball as a final load, but when you place the same ball on top of the cup, it looks to big to fit into the cup. A lime does not achieve the same thing.
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No, a lime does not achieve the same effect Bill, you are most correct. Lately I've been finding a lot of very round limes, yet still they do not work as good as a lacross ball or tennis balls.

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Heres a pic of my Penguin Cups...

Click here to view attached image.
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Could you perhaps post a bigger, close-up picture of the cups with the limes on top? I would very much like to see the overall appearance of the display.
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Yeah, those pics are kinda small aren't they?

give me a day or two and I'll do as you ask my friend...

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