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fireperformer911
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Do any street performers do dice stacking as a crowd builder or a finale.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY8hRE48Nxc I like the drink at the end.

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Of course. It draws a crowd immediately. I use it as a crowd builder. It's nice for that because it draws people in closer which is what you want at the beginning.

Dice are small. People will get up closer to see what the heck is going on.

Wooden dice cups are nice and loud if you wish to use it to attract people with sound.
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Well,Wooden cups are nice but don't look at regular casinos Dice cups.I love dice Stacking but is important to do with normal everyday objects,why? Because the people many times suspect about a magnet in the cup or in the dices,and we need to prove the opposite.In my routine I use regular dice cup, in casinos they bring to you with the dices,and I use a juice can with a lapping finale of a full of juice can,
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I live in Las Vegas and I've never seen a dice cup in a casino except in the gift shop or games like Yahtzee or backgammon sets. I have several of Frank's cups and the black leather ones work great and look the part. I have a tall wooden one as well, but I haven't performed with it yet.
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The dice cup I use is chopped and only once did someone ask me about magnets or other hidden subterfuge. I then did the stack with a clear glass to satisfy this guy.
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Dave is right. Regular casinos don't use dice cups. It's as easy to cheat with a dice cup as it is without one, perhaps easier.

It really doesn't matter what you use if you stack the dice well. Bob Read used to stack (plastic) ice cubes, using a regular glass.

Take a look at some of Jim Zee's work on dice stacking.

Who would consider a dice cup an everyday object, anyway? Someone who stays up all night playing Yahtzee?
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I noticed this topic and just had a question about dicestacking. Does the cup you use need to be straight in order to stack? Will a flared cup cause trouble (it won't allow the dice to stack straight)?

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Yes, it will cause trouble. Straight sides is what you need for a stable stack. A slight taper may work, but no flare.
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My wooden cup has a slight taper and is actually easier than straight sides.
That's why it's made that EXACT way. For a 4-high leather cup straight is preferred like Dave says above.
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Once you're good at it, you can stack with just about anything. I've seen demos with rolled up cards, toilet paper tubes, juice cans, and even soda and beer cans with the tops cut off. Yes, even with that steep taper near the rim intact. I wouldn't suggest you start learning with these. Don't make it any harder on yourself than necessary.
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