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Jacques
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Did someone here at the café use or tried the Chop cup Tea cup from Nielsen Magic?
http://www.nnmagic.com/magicitems/closeuppage.htm

It uses wooden balls and a chinese teacup. Has a nice ring...
Could someone post a description and some comments about this chop cup?

Thank you,
Jacques....
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One of the things I like about the Tea Cup as a chop cup as that a simple shift of the cup left or right can make the ball appear.
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I have one from another source that uses a regular crochetted ball. I like it but find it a little difficult to hold on to -- but I have arthritus problems.

I do many Chop type effects with a normal, handled tea cup that is the basis of a pending eBook titled "Cup of T."
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I've had a couple of these and liked them. I didn't have any trouble holding onto the Nielsen cup the way it was constructed. If I remember correctly, the routine provided called for gently moving the cup in a circular pattern and then speeding up (for a ball through the bottom of the table effect). When the ball comes up through the table, into the cup, the sound of the wooden ball rolling against the ceramic cup is a great auditory effect. IMHO.
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Just bought one of these. Personally, I would have preferred it to be just a wee bit bigger. The magnet is also a bit too powerful, at least in the one I have. Apart from that, nice cup!

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On 2010-09-11 11:54, fortasse wrote:
Personally, I would have preferred it to be just a wee bit bigger. The magnet is also a bit too powerful, at least in the one I have. Apart from that, nice cup!

Fortasse


I would agree that it's small for conventional chop cup routines, especially if you plan on final loads. If you use it as a quickie with the ball through table, the powerful magnet is needed with the type of ball provided. I ended up selling mine and doing the same routine with a brass chop bowl that was large enough for a Chinese donut final load.
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Good suggestion. Thanks, Dale.
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Thanks for those valuable information.
This circular motion is a very interesting characteristic of this cup. In fact that's what attracted me when I saw the video demo. What could prevent me to choose this cup is its size. In a chop cup routine, a big final load is so powerful. Maybe multiple loads could be a good alternative.

Thanks a lot, I have some thinking to do now...
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On 2010-09-11 13:26, Jacques wrote:
Thanks for those valuable information.
This circular motion is a very interesting characteristic of this cup. In fact that's what attracted me when I saw the video demo. What could prevent me to choose this cup is its size. In a chop cup routine, a big final load is so powerful. Maybe multiple loads could be a good alternative.

Thanks a lot, I have some thinking to do now...


Actually the size of the final load doesn't matter. It's the change from one object to another. Contact Pete Biro and ask him how his mind was changed by the Late Ken Brooke. Pete too thought that the size of the final load mattered. Ken proved Pete was oh so wrong.
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