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The first leather chop cup I got was from Harry Stanley's Unique Studio, in London and it came with a glass of liquid load w/holder. Didn't care to carry liquid so I never really used it. After that I often did Ron Wilson's routine.
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After doing a chop cup routine for many years as a "table hopper" I have learnt a couple of things, firstly the size of the load is not as important as the size compared to the cup. In other words get the load to be as big as possible compared to the cup you're using. I used a fairly small leather cup that could take a lime and a small orange but the reaction I got/get was as good as if I was using a full sized cup with larger loads. Secondly always give the fruit out for examination(assuming they are real!) For years I didn't do this and you'd be surprised how many people think they maust be fake/collapsable in some way. You get additional credit when they pick them up and dicsover the're real!
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Maybe it's because I know how it's done, but my mind would never go to collapsable fruit. The idea just seems odd to me.
As for real versus fake, I would think that the load itself would be the surprise. What's the difference between a fake apple and a juggling ball from a toy store? For me, it's not that the lemon load is real or fake, it's that it sure wasn't under the cup before and now it is.
I personally don't let spectators handle the props, and I produce them in such a way that I've never once had someone want to handle the loads.
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On 2010-12-06 17:31, helder wrote:
Yeah, I agree, Morrisey cups are the best for chop cup.

helder


Darn. I was striving to make ours be the best and thought I was doing a good job.
Now I come to realize that Morrisey is the best after all.
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If it helps, Frank, I may pick up one of your leather chop cups in the new year. Might ease the pain somewhat.
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If it makes you feel better, Frank, your leather cup is my favorite! Seriously though, having a leather cup makes loading billiard balls much easier and the cup Frank made me is brown with dark green which looks like a pool table color scheme. I also like having it leather as it hides the method a lot more in my opinion. I'm still not comfortable performing for an audience yet, but I think I'm getting there.
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On 2010-12-08 15:41, baskitboy5 wrote:
If it makes you feel better, Frank, your leather cup is my favorite! Seriously though, having a leather cup makes loading billiard balls much easier and the cup Frank made me is brown with dark green which looks like a pool table color scheme. I also like having it leather as it hides the method a lot more in my opinion. I'm still not comfortable performing for an audience yet, but I think I'm getting there.

Sounds like the one I was looking at. The brown gator with green interior Smile
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On 2010-12-08 00:04, Pete Biro wrote:
The first leather chop cup I got was from Harry Stanley's Unique Studio, in London and it came with a glass of liquid load w/holder. Didn't care to carry liquid so I never really used it. After that I often did Ron Wilson's routine.


Mine came from Supreme, but it was lacking the liquid load. However, it was probably some of the leftover stock from Stanley's that Supreme acquired during the 1970's.

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One other note regarding my cups that might interest some of you.... they work perfectly with Jim Riser's chopped dice.

To be clear, I have nothing against the Morrissey Chop Cups. They are great for the price. Same with the ickle pickle widemouth.
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On 2010-12-08 16:34, Frank Starsini wrote:
One other note regarding my cups that might interest some of you.... they work perfectly with Jim Riser's chopped dice.

To be clear, I have nothing against the Morrissey Chop Cups. They are great for the price. Same with the ickle pickle widemouth.

Sold! I better get a set of jumbo dice as well. Once I've got the money anyway.
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Zuber... being in Newcastle, you should LOAD COAL
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I have Frank's leather cup and, coincidence of coincidence, I am awaiting receipt of chopped dice from Jim Riser. My plan is to use the dice with a two billiard ball load with a gambling theme along the lines of the color monte patter/idea
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I have a dice stack chop cup... lots of possibilities.
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On 2010-12-08 20:00, Pete Biro wrote:
Zuber... being in Newcastle, you should LOAD COAL

Just what I want to use my UK work visa for - coal!
Maybe I could swipe a few pieces for final loads.
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Andrewzuber - "I personally don't let spectators handle the props, and I produce them in such a way that I've never once had someone want to handle the loads...."

Now I know why you don't let them handle the loads, working in Newcastle you'd never see them again!
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Ha! Yeah I had too many bad experiences doing my act on Skid Row. You lose more final loads of pennies that way....
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I use a watemelon as the final load ... never fails to amaze spectators ... sometimes, though it falls off the table and makes a heck of a mess ... oh, and it's a seasonal thing.

johno
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On 2010-12-09 17:58, john oleson wrote:
I use a watemelon as the final load ... never fails to amaze spectators ... sometimes, though it falls off the table and makes a heck of a mess ... oh, and it's a seasonal thing.

johno

So you must be using a Chopped bucket then? Smile
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