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Excluding chop cups, What do you think are the most practical cups to carry around? Talking here about cups that you can carry in your pocket or take with you on a short trip. Personally, I like the Riser mini cups but would be interested in hearing what others think.

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Never handled the Riser mini's but I hear good things!

I'm quite the fan of the Foxy 2 combos myself!
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The Riser mini cups are excellent.

I also like the Van Dokkum micro cups in brass or stainless.
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I agree Bill, Auke's cups are awesome from mini to MONSTER! I've yet to add a set to my hord but I sure admired em all at WMS!
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I like the delrin cups a lot. They will take a golf ball size final load.

Does anyone have any information on the durability of the delrin cups? Are they pretty durable or will they develop cracks due to contant stressing and/or flexing of the cups while being carried inside the pocket?
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Hey Turk
I have a set of White Beauties. As I was taking some picture of them on my close-up table, I drop one on the tile. The drop was about 4ft, the cup landed on the side and no lie bounced back up 3ft. I was really scared to look at the cup, but to my surprise there was no damage. White Beauties built RNT tough

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Personally, I think shape is really important in a mini cup. More so than a regular set of cups.

Too many cups I've seen are made to hold a particular item for a final load.
Or made to be as short a stack as possible instead of tall enough to grasp.
Or made to hold 3 balls on top.

These are all great thoughts but without putting thought into all these things at the same time you end up with a set you don't like.

From what I can tell, the riser mini traditionals look like they were made with all
proper thinking in mind.

Very few mini sets are. Be careful or you end up with a pretty set of cups that sits on your shelf.

Just because a mini version is proportionally the same as the regular version, it does not mean that it's well designed for actual use.
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Frank's right and the Riser Mini's have already been mentioned a couple of times. I love mine:

http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/James-P......'s.html

There's no compromise with them like some small cups.

As Jeremy and Turk have said the Delrin "Beauties" are also well designed, if you want something lighter for your jacket pocket too.

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Don't forget the Paul Fox Mini cups. Smile
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Why did you have to remind me??!! (I've spent enough already!)

Don posted a picture of some Silver ones he's planning
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/searc......=6129556


Also Bruce reviewed some over at cupscon
http://www.cupscon.com/index.php/topic,306.0.html

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I have one of the earliest sets of the Black Beauty cups that was ever made. I put this set of cups through several tests that would have been destructive on cups that were made of thin copper, brass, aluminum or traditional ABS plastic. They survived with no damage at all.

They are easy to grasp, with their three ring design, and they are light in the pocket. You can also get the same thing in brass as the Foxy I cups.

I like the mini Paul Fox cups as well.

It's hard to descide which set of mini cups I like the best.
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On 2009-06-30 04:24, mindyourmagic wrote:
Frank's right and the Riser Mini's have already been mentioned a couple of times. I love mine:

http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/James-P......'s.html

There's no compromise with them like some small cups.

As Jeremy and Turk have said the Delrin "Beauties" are also well designed, if you want something lighter for your jacket pocket too.

Bri


Actually that's the original set of Riser Minis. I think his new "Traditionals" seem better. And I see that he calls them the Midi-Traditionals.
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On 2009-06-30 12:18, Bill Palmer wrote:
I have one of the earliest sets of the Black Beauty cups that was ever made. I put this set of cups through several tests that would have been destructive on cups that were made of thin copper, brass, aluminum or traditional ABS plastic. They survived with no damage at all.


That's amazing consdering how light they are, Delrin must be strong stuff. I knowthey cetaily wouldn't ruin the cut of your suit (if you wear one) which has to be an advantage.
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I LOVE MINI CUPS! Great for close-up. The trick is to find a set of mini cup that can do all the classic moves (like the Galloping Post). I'm biased of course, but the Paul Fox Mini Cups are my "go to" cups these days. They are really turning out to be my favorite cup in the whole RNT inventory! You can use 3/4 inch balls with them unless you need to nest 3, then you have to use 5/8 inch. The jumbo loads are golf ball size: 1 3/4 inch, so the loads fit comfortably in the pockets, but are big enough to WOW an audience. They will be available VERY soon.
I love them so much that I'm working on tooling for a matching Chop Cup and just finished up a prototype for a matching Solid cup - since the cups are only 2 inches tall, switching in a Solid cup or three is doable.
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I have a set of Foxy II mini combo cups on my desk at work. I may have to take them home soon to polish them. They are brass and I like to keep them looking just as they did when I got them from Jake. I know- patina and my Paul Fox cups have that patina, but brass...

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It's a toss up for me between the Riser Mini' and the PF Mini's. I also have half a dozen other sets of mini cups, but these two are the best.
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Is the Riser Mini still available?
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James, as Frank say's the one in the review on my site is the original. I do provide the link in the review to the new version of it (Midi Trads.)
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Thanks, Bri. I'll take a look at the review.
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I still love my RNT Mini-Jester cups. Have both copper and blue gun steel, both are great to handle.
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