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MyTurnPlzAA
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Dear All,

I have a beautifull set of cups and balls that I never use..It cost me enough from Las vegas..

Where do people use their cups and balls its not like u can take them down the pub is it..

Any ideas?? Where do people use them and what routines do they do etc

Regards

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Jay
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James, the resources I own right now are the Michael Ammar book, entitled "The Complete Cups and Balls", and the DVD by Carl Andrews called "Table Hopping Cups and Balls". Both are great resources. Ammar's book is pretty much the Cups and Balls definitive resource, as far as moves and routining theory goes. The Andrews DVD gives a nice routine with 2 cups, that segues into a sponge ball routine, called "Ain't no Moe". I love them both!

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I like my 3 inch chop cup.It fits easily into my pocket and I can perform just about any where.It came with a routean but I made up my own. Smile
Dan LeFay
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Why can't you take ém to the pub?
If you don't have a venue to perform, create one!
I've done my cups and balls in restaurants, bars, ships, trams, on the street, at trade shows, at friends homes, hell even on a roadconstruction machine...

When I do strolling magic I use the little "thingie" that comes with the Splash bottle production. So the cups are hanging at my belt. Man I feel like Batman!!!
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Daniel Faith
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I love cups and balls.
A true classic dating back to the pyramids!
They can be used under alot of conditions including table hopping.
Michael Ammar has an awesome routine! So does Johnny Ace Palmer.

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You can take them down the pub. The thing is to have some mini cups about 2 inches or so high which will sit in your jacket pocket. I use a chop and a ungimmicked. Final load some 2 inch sponges and go into a sponge routine. If they want more you can do some coins.
Tom G
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Well James it sounds like you have your work cut out for you. Sounds like you haven't worked with the cups. There will be a <lot> of practice time needed.
There's a couple more really good threads in this forum on the C&B. A great resource would be the 2 dvd set on the C&B by Michael Ammar. Plus at the end of
vol. 2 is the Professor himself performing the routine on Mark Wilson's Magic Circus.
steve j
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I'm not sure about that, you should learn a two cup routine if you don't want the bulk, though they shouldnt take up too much space, tommy wonder shows his in the first dvd visions of wonder and there is this other dvd on a table hoppin routine where you can go into a sponge ball routine afterwards, which is also taught:
Here!
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I perfom them in shows on the street with my table. But I don't carry them with me everywhere.
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For something just as powerful, and cheap, try those little paper mouthwash cups they have on aeroplanes/drugstores, and mini-sponge balls. You can use them pretty much anywhere, final load being a "normal" sized sponge ball.
When they get crushed and battered - just get new ones.
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On 2003-01-09 20:39, mr.ash wrote:
I like my 3 inch chop cup.It fits easily into my pocket and I can perform just about any where.It came with a routean but I made up my own. Smile


Is it three inches tall or three inches across? Either way, that's a pretty big cup.

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On 2005-01-02 02:09, BrucUK wrote:
For something just as powerful, and cheap, try those little paper mouthwash cups they have on aeroplanes/drugstores, and mini-sponge balls. You can use them pretty much anywhere, final load being a "normal" sized sponge ball.
When they get crushed and battered - just get new ones.
Rgds - Bruce


If you are going to do that, then use rolled-up balls of toilet paper for the balls. You have a disposable cups and balls routine.
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