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Kipee
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I have the mini traditionals, montis, mini ickle pickle in copper etc but my favourites are my Riser midi-traditionals (although I'm on the look out for the original minis if anyone has a set), mini PF (copper or brass) and my 4 lil brass foxy 2s combo-which I use solely for Dominique Duviviers routine...

But I'm always on the hunt for new cups and presentations Smile
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Stainless PF minis are my favourites.
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Kipee... have you the Johnny Paul cups and his great routine?
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Hey - I will have to place my vote to the white beauties. I picked up a set recently on ebay and I have to admit - I love them! The moves can be a bit trickier, but they are very light in your pocket and also seem very durable. I wasn't sure about the "mini cup thing" but now I'm ready to spring for a new set - maybe PF minis!
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Actually there are two different types of Riser minis that I particularly like : the original type which is squat and squarish and in copper, of course. Each cup weighs about 2.5 oz. The inside diameter is about 2 inches. The height is about 2.25 inches. These cups have quite a pronounced side bead and lip. The newer minis that I also like very much were marketed as the Riser "Innocent" minis - so called because although squat and squarish as well, they seem completely innocent of any trickery. There is no lip and not much of a side bead, at least not in the traditional sense. They look rather ordinary (reminiscent of the design of the old Ravel cups). These Riser "Innocent" mini cups have essentially the same dimensions as the original minis (give or take a fraction or two) but seem to be made of a lighter guage copper. They weigh about 2.25 oz. each so the difference in weight is not substantial.

Both types are great for handling although if I had to choose between them, I would go for the original type any day of the week. For practicality, for "feel", and for aesthetic appearance, they are, in my view, the best of the best of the minis.

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I'm a big fan of the PF-minis (these are amazing in size, shape and feel), but if I needed to carry three cups in my pocket, I think I'd prefer to go for the Foxy 1 size (same as the "beauties").
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Delrin is a super durable material, almost indestructible. It's used quite a bit in the construction of certain parts of illusions. Works great if 2 pieces need to slide against one another. Pretty pricey and harder to get compared to wood or aluminum though. Didn't know they had started making cups out of it though, that's cool.
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I just watched one of my friends here in Nashville do his amazing cups and balls routine with his PF mini copper cups -- djkuttdecks. This is one of the most amazing routines I have ever seen.

He baffled everyone with it.
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As a working professional, I'd have to vote for any of the Delrin Cup sets (Red, Black, White, Yellow, Mixed, etc.) Light weight and virtually indestructable.
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I like John Shryock "Live At Caesars" DVD with his mini cups routine (which differs from Milt Kort), and the only set of mini cups I could use (if only for emotional reasons) is the C&Bs Museum set offered to me by Bill Palmer in March last.
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Thanks very much, Etienne.
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Any descriptions of djkuttdeck (?) routine? Of course you're easy to baffle. Smile
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Bill Palmer
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He posted it to youtube a while back. He is getting ready to put it out on a DVD. He fooled Howie Schwarzman with it.
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Carl Cloutier in his World Class Magic VHS was offering his Single Cups and Balls: A routine for the miniature cup and balls where the cup appears, the balls appear, change color, grow and vanish.
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I've wondered where DJ was hiding! I vaguely remember his routine on YouTube but as I recall it was quite cool! I'll look forward to seeing it again!

Fooled Howie and Bill.... that's a hellava compliment!

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What do you think about RNTII's Monti Mini Combo Cups? I'd like to do Mendoza's routine with a combo set, but also be able to do the Loomis routine for the micro chop cup. Will this work or is there something else I should consider?

Thanks,

Gene
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Get one for each. The requirements are different for each one. The combo sets usually come with the Mendoza routine. If not, you can purchase it from Morrissey.

Purchase the micro chop cup routine from Dennis, if you don't have it.

Then you will understand what you need, and why.
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What about the milt kort mini cups? Anyone like these?
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The Kort original RNT Mini Combo Cups (as sold by Ireland's/Magic Inc.) are truly wonderful as is the routine supplied; BUT for actually carrying in your pocket or purse for casual social performing I recommend the really small mini cups made of gun metal steel by Mad Jake (Sr.) @ RNT.

These are not combo cups, but are most practical for a quick FUN routine with a traditional single large ball finale' and they are very sturdy.

I don't think many of these were sold during that time period (retail was $100.00 back then)...

Jake also made the small c&b sets for Bill's Museum in brass and another metal (not the gun metal steel) which are comparable in size and not combo's. I don't know if these are still available.

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My brother's store AirShip Magic has mini stainless steel cups that I CNC'd for him. They're tough as nails.

https://airshipmagic.com/store/home/132-......oon.html

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