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123crampt
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What is the go to chop cup you use? Have you found the strength of some to be better than others?
I am looking for my first actual chop cup and would like to hit the perfect one first try! I am looking to have about a baseball - lemon sized final load.

Apologies if this has been asked before but after searching I haven't found a similar thread.


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Gibbo,

Are you going to be using this strolling/table hopping?

I find for me a mini is the best for table hopping as it doesn't take up too much room. Also the final loads are significantly smaller to carry as well. I can't imagine carrying a baseball around on me all night. It would be so annoying because of the weight and size. With the mini you can use painted ping pong balls or solid rubber bouncy balls for the final load. I use rubber mini billiard balls that I got out of a gumball machine. They are basically the size of a golf ball (which you can also use) but lighter and allow you to bounce it to show it is solid.

You are probably going to get a lot of different answers but for me a Don Alan Mini (http://www.rnt2.com/cups/chop-cups/mini-chop-cup/) for table hopping and a larger cup for my parlor show.

Good luck,

Paul
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James Risers cups are the best...for me, I have tried them all.
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Baseball and lemon are a pretty big difference in size.

In reality you may be in for a lot of experimentation. What is right for you may not be right for everyone.
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For me, it's the Dan Tong set. I use a lemon as the final load.

http://www.magicbypauline.com/ring.html
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Thanks for the responses,

I will probably use it for table hopping as well as parlor, size isn't a concern, what ever achieves the greater effect in my opinion.

A lemon has a different size than baseball, it was in this size range of chop cup I am aiming for Smile

Also an explanation why you chose you specific cup might be handy, is it the strength of the gimmick you like, the shape, the way it holds the final load...


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On 2012-10-20 18:32, 123crampt wrote:
Does anyone use this cup?

http://www.wellingtonent.com/products/chopcup.html


Gosh that's beautiful. Resisting the impulse buy...
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If you are on a budget Penguin has a small Morrissey one as well about the size of a shot glass, I love it! http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S13880
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While not a chop cup, I am very pleased with Axel Hecklau's 'just a cup' which I have had for a while now. I have a few cheap cups which are OK, but the one that I think looks really nice is here:
http://www.theambitiouscard.com/aitem.cfm?itemid=32
I would of ordered one by now, but I'm just holding out until Christmas as the postage to the UK is understandably more.. The brown Gator looks fantastic... must resist!
The Ambitious Card has an excellent reputation for quality items and this cup offers several advantages over traditional metal cups.
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David French do you use the large or small James Risers cups, which would you recommend?
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I normally only do the Chop Cup behind the bar, usually twice a night. On a very rare occasion I will take it to a table I've already been at and they want more. I use the copper Don Alan Cup from rings and things. Usually limes are the load, or baseballs, or one of each.
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Behind the bar, in one of my sets, I use the "Bar Cup" by Roger Nicot. This is before the latest version that comes with a strainer top (I altered one of my others to fit the chop cup). I love the weight and the heavy duty feel of this shaker cup PLUS I can actually use it to chill a cocktail and then it is a perfect segue into my routine. If I am not using the Bar Cup then I go with a borrowed empty pint glass and money off the bar (my own devise, similar to Just A Cup but WAY different).

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A good economy cup is the Ickle Pickle Widemouth. The smaller cup, by IP, is good, too.
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I am fortunate enough to live in a part of the county where craftsmen still exist. Mine is made exactly as I wanted.
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My copper Morrisey mini is my favorite cup for walk around.



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I use a mini chop cup which looks exactly like a shot measuring cup from one of those vintage portable bar sets from the sixties.
This is a featured effect I use in all of my adult strolling gigs. For me, it is the perfect in the hands chop cup routine. The routine centers around using the shot glass cup and a little red ball to test my abilities to hold my liquor. The more I drink...the harder it is to determine if the ball is under the cup or in my pocket. It's a little game that can drive you nuts... (first load a walnut) if you want to play a game using a ball and a little tin cup...that will drive you nuts...I'd play golf! (2nd load golf ball)
The routine takes the "challenge" aspect off of the spectator, provides a novel storyline and produces some great laughs.
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Thanks for the advice everyone this is the cup I settled on

The thing is though, I need 1 1/2 inch chop cup balls RNT only sell up to 1 3/8! I was told James Tong makes custom balls, I'll try him Smile

http://www.rnt2.com/don-alan-full-size-c......ish.html

Cheers
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Try Magic Laurie, her neon yellow balls are beautiful..
I use the Don Alan Brass cup, it's perfect and can use whatever final loads I prefer.... The Wheatley cup in Brass looks like the Don Alan....
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How do I find this Magic Laurie?
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