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Pete Biro
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Just opened package from Brent Sherwood (see his ads in magazines) and the Silver Engraved Cups are the ULTIMATE for close up... classier even than Dai Vernon's own original Persian cups.

THIS IS THE END OF WHO'S CUPS ARE BEST (Quality, look and feel -- not for the street tho)! Smile
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BrendanK
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Pete , get the wallet out

http://www.magicpitch.com (GAZZO and Gary Animal)

"Silver edition.
A total of 20 sets of each design will be made in hallmarked sterling silver. These will be hand made by our usual spinner in sheffield and come in a box. Each set will have a numebered certificate and be signed by myself and Gazzo...

... No more than 20 sets of each design will ever be made."
Mark Rough
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Man, I just saw a picture of the Sherwood cups. I'd love a set of those. Of course, I'd have to refinance my house first. Or sell a kid. Hmmmm.

Mark
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Pete Biro
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In order to buy my Sherwood cups, I had to sell a few of the items in my collection of old Faro items... oh well... Smile

Thanks for the Gazzo/Animal link. Muy Interestingo Smile
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Payne
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On 2003-06-06 13:58, Pete Biro wrote:
In order to buy my Sherwood cups, I had to sell a few of the items in my collection of old Faro items... oh well... Smile


And whats a case keeper, card press and dealing box (gaffed I hope) going for these days.

I would love a set of these cups but as I just invested in a Losander floating table that has pretty much shot my big ticket prop budget for the year.
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Bradley Morgan
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Oh man the Brent Sherwood cups are just gorgeous. I have JJ cups and they are awesome. Are you going to use them Mr.Pete?
I would be putting them in a glass showcase.
It is really cool that you have them.

Brad
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Pete Biro
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I will use them at upscale situations, although most of the time I use the Indian/Hindu cups or the Riser Mini Cups, based on space. Being a cup collector, it is fun to switch sets around depending on the setting and the audience. Smile
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Thank you, Pete, for making available a set of cups that can be used for Johnny Paul's routine. The first time I saw it, I was stunned! I hope to save up enough pennies to get a set some day. - Speaking of pennies...any chance they will be made in copper?

On another note: some magicians have criticized C&B routines with sponges, because the public may believe the compressibility of the balls has something to do with the M.O. Has anyone had any positive or negative experiences using sponges in their routine?
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On 2003-06-06 13:58, Pete Biro wrote:
In order to buy my Sherwood cups, I had to sell a few of the items in my collection of old Faro items... oh well... Smile
Pete, I've ordered the Silver and Gold set and can't wait until it arrives.

I had a terrible time making the decision between them and the all-silver set. I liked the engraving on the silver set better, but I like the gold wash on the inside of the other cups because I think it makes a better back-drop for a ball when the cup is on its side. I asked Brett if he could produce a silver set with merely a gold-washed interior, but he felt he could not do that --probably because of contract limitations.

I was unwilling to modify a silver set by taking it to a third party to have the interior gold washed. Some weird thought about maintaining the artistic integrity of the original...

Like you, I have sold things and borrowed to get these cups... and I plan to use them only for special occasions.

:nose:
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gary a
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Gazzo's and Gary Animal's site is doing 100 set in silver of each design. Hallmarked and numbered.
Check out the improved Gazzo/Animal Copper Cups.
I think they are great, then again I would, I make them.
cheers Gary Animal
Brett Sherwood
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A friend of mine directed me to The Magic Café and this thread regarding my cups.

Prior to making my first remarks on this great site I must first thank Pete Biro for his kind comments about my cups,"...the Silver Engraved Cups are the ULTIMATE for close-up...classier even than Dai Vernon's own original Persian cups." and "BEST CUPS ON THIS PLANET"!

After three long years of intensive research and developement his remarks are VERY welcome and much appreciated!
The task I gave myself when creating my cups was to create the best cups in the world for...ME! My cups were made to satisfy my own strict standards of design and beauty and the response thus far has been overwhelming!

If you wish to read what other professional and semi-pros think of my cups AFTER BUYING THEM, HANDLING and ANALYZING every aspect of my three different sets of cups, check-out my REVIEWS at(www.SherwoodMagic.com). If you have any reservations about how sturdy and solid my cups are please check the same REVIEWS above and you will be happy to find that my cups are considered "WORKERS" by the pros and NOT display cabinet cups as many suggest.

This was an intentional part of my cups developement, as I didn't want anyone to invest in my cups and feel that they could not USE them daily. Dai Vernon used his cups daily and sure they got scratched, BUT he inspired a generation with them and his magical genius.

Obviously, and it goes without saying, my cups are elegant hand engraved (which is a RARE and beautiful art) silver and gold were never intended for working with on city streets?? Using expensive silver cups in the wild and crazy city streets is completely illogical to me. Heavy brass, copper or chrome plated yes, but not a precious metal in an unpredictable environment?

Finally, there is also a Q&A section on my site above which answers questions about prices, shipping costs, customs, history of developement, durability etc, etc, etc.
Thanks for all the interest!!
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I have no doubt the Sherwood cups are excellent. But the Johnson cups are mighty nice for the money. For a street worker you might consider Phoenix seconds, but make sure your balls will nest properly. The Mike Rogers baseballs sometimes cause abit of wobble when the cups are stacked.
John Clarkson
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On 2003-06-16 20:00, John Clarkson wrote:
...I've ordered the Silver and Gold set and can't wait until it arrives. I had a terrible time making the decision between them and the all-silver set. I liked the engraving on the silver set better, but I like the gold wash on the inside of the other cups because I think it makes a better back-drop for a ball when the cup is on its side.
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...I have sold things and borrowed to get these cups... and I plan to use them only for special occasions.

Well, my cups arrived! What fast shipping. They made it from London to the Los Angeles area in two days!

Some comments:

Brett was very careful in packing. In fact, I cursed him as I ripped, cut, and tore my way through various protective layers. I wanted to see my cups, ***it! I don't think I have ever received anything so carefully protected.

After my impatience subsided and I saw the cups slide from their beautiful velvet drawstring bag (with silver-colored metal ends on the strings) I realized that they deserved the pride and care displayed in the packing.

I got the silver and gold set. For the first few days, I just put them on my desk and stared at them! I mean, I didn't want to get finger prints on them... These cups are breathtaking. As with most new love-interests, however, I finally started to fondle them a bit. These cups are heavy and sturdy. They stack well and are steady. Three 1" (actually about 1 1/8 inch) crocheted balls fit easily in the attic. The balance is superb.

These things are gorgeous! My guess is that the audience will be so intrigued with the cups and pay such attention to them that you could trot three small ponies into your work area unobserved for a final load, if you could fit them in the cups, that is.

One more thing I like about the cups: the ring. Yes, I got to second-base! I have fondled them and now, they let me do a cup-through-cup bit. They sound almost bell-like.

So, that's my review of the product. One more thing: Brett Sherwood has been incredibly communicative and trustworthy. I'd do business with him any time.

Smile

P.S. I tried to think of something negative or neutral to say about these cups, just to make the review more credible. Honestly, I can't think of anything. Oh, maybe one thing: since Brett Sherwood stamps his initials inside each hand-made cup, I wish his name were different, maybe something like John Clarkson -- initials with religious significance!
John D. Clarkson, S.O.B. (Sacred Omphaloskeptic Brotherhood)
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I second everything John said above. My cups got to the West Coast of the U.S. in two days also! Packing was excellent. Cups are fabulous - I got the same set John did.

Brett is truly producing an outstanding product that epitomizes both form and function in one package, something not ordinarily possible in most endeavors. Usually there is some sacrifice somewhere. I can't find it here. These cups are performable art of the highest caliber.

Brett's communication through the process was superb and he clearly went to extra lengths to be sure that all went well, and it did.
Cordially,
tr
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James Lee
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Pete's right—the Sherwood Cups are beautiful. I have had my set for several weeks and they handle well in addition to looking great. In a similar class, I also have the Gazzo Silver Cups. This is another set of spectacular cups. Big, heavy cups (two pounds of sterling silver!) with simple and elegant lines, they represent a different approach to beauty and value. Both sets are stunning! I think its amazing that so many really good cups are available at the moment.

James
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I feel so cheap. Smile I use the Morrisey cups and they have always provided a perfect balance and since I keep them polished they always get an "oooh" or an "ahh" from the audience. Smile

Brett, your cups are beautiful, but as a student I simply can not afford them.

Is there anything wrong with using the Morrisey cups?
Of course I can float, - can i borrow a jet pack from the audience please?
MagiUlysses
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Greetings and Salutations Twisted,

Morrisey cups, auurrrgggghhhhh! You've just set back the cups-and-balls a generation or two! Smile

I'm kidding. I've got set. They're fine little cups. A little light and small for my regular work, but an excellent and cost effective way to get started in the cups-and-balls. As I recall, they come with a neat little routine for both the cups and the chop cup—I'm assuming you got the combo set.

I use Gazzo's, Pete Birro's Gali Gali cups, or Boscos from Harries, depending on my mood and the event, but my Morrisey's are in my travel kit, along with a handful of other effects, that I keep with me to practice with.

Stay in school, perfect your routine with the Morrisey's, and have fun. Once you graduate you can pop for some heavy-duty, high-performance cups!

Joe in KC

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TR: Brett, your cups are beautiful, but as a student I simply can not afford them.

Is there anything wrong with using the Morrisey cups?

Twisted,

Nothing wrong with Morrisey cups but save some money and buy a set of Gary Animal's or Gazzo's cups. I dare you. Once you feel the difference, you'll never go back.

Robert Bloor
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mystic shriner
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Well, you've convinced me! Smile After going to the site and seeing the cups (which, from the buyers beautiful descriptions, the pictures on the site don't do them justice...) I think I'll have to save up and get a set! Hmmmm, silver or gold, silver or gold... Smile
Jason K.
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Hey Robert, don't Gazzo's cups cure pneumonia too?

Seriously though, my vote goes with the Gazz-miester. When you're using them on the street these cups can take some serious abuse and still look great.
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