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ursmagicbalu
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Dear folks,

Can any one advise me few dvds or sources for magic with paper cups please

Thank you
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Cups and balls for one
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They use a Styrofoam cup but the same principle can be used with a paper cup.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S11557

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The original Stars of Magic has Vernon's Improvised Cups and Balls that use classes wrapped with paper for opacity. Doing the routine with paper cups would eliminate the paper wrapping.
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Is it specifically paper cups? Because if you want to do Cups and Balls, you'd likely need some cups that stack. Or do you want to be able to do the tricks impromptu?
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Sam Berland wrote a soft cover booklet entitled Berland's Amazing Tricks with Paper Cups; sub-titled 25 Tricks Well Illustrated. Definitely worth tracking down through some of the used books sources.

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Spellbinder has a collection of uses for transparent colored plastic party cups in the Dollar Store (Book 1) section at The Magic Nook. It's called "Party Cup Magic." Many of the effects can be performed with paper cups, but the transparency of the cup makes them more magical. Especially check out "Will O' the Wisp" as performed by the teen-aged Robert Harbin when he was known as "Ned."
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Quote:
On Mar 22, 2014, MagicianFromHades wrote:
Is it specifically paper cups? Because if you want to do Cups and Balls, you'd likely need some cups that stack. Or do you want to be able to do the tricks impromptu?


Not always. A good example would be Mike Skinner's cups and balls routine. There is a video somewhere on YouTube of him doing it.
Ron Wilson had a chop cup routine using a paper cup.
Ron Bauer has a great effect called Dixie using paper cups.
You could also adapt a paper cup to any one cup routine such as Jennings, Carney etc.
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Thank you for the inputs folks.

I am especially searching for tricks paper or foam cups other than cups and balls or chop cup routines

thank you
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I have an original prediction effect using a stack of paper cups in my recent book, Counting On Deception.

An opaque cup or tumbler is shown and placed separate from the paper cups. On the bottom of each cup is written the flavor of a drink.
After the cups are mixed the spectator freely cuts the stack and reads the flavor at the bottom of the cup. He then pours himself a drink from the opaque cup and it matches the exact flavor.

Easy to do. No special props. Works every time. I use a small Lota Bowl which allows for some additional magic after the prediction but that is optional.

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Check out "Chop" by Craig Petty - fantastic effect!

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Here's a giant 11" Tall Cup for your finale'

http://www.greatbigstuff.com/products/party-cup

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Well, there's that one where you pour water into a hat and put a cup in the hat and that absorbs all the water...
And the spike trick.
Or, with a PK ring you can "Chop" it... Kinda.
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I have done the 'Spike' trick with paper cups not styrofom a few times. It always plays well but a part of me is still thinking it is more a demonstration of probability than an illusion :s.
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Also depending on where you are performing 'Coffee house conjuring' by Greg Wilson may have some stuff you can use. I think he does a vanish of a full cup of coffee, may be cool.
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Are you looking for vanish, production, transportation, mentalism or just a prop to hold things?

I can help with any of these -- just need a better focus.

I guess the basic question is not "why a paper cup?" but "why a cup at all?"
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I just purchased Berland's Magic with paper cups. On sale for $2.47 at the moment at trick shop and a bargain. Inside is the directions for making a L.V. cup. Easy to make. I found 16 oz. chinet comfort cups (these have an outer sleeve which I find is a plus) and 8 oz treat cups (latter at dollar tree) are perfect for the effects in the book.

Here's a link
https://trickshop.com/sam-berland-magic-books.html
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Spellbinder's Party Cup Magic (in the Dollar Store Magic Book 1 at The Magic Nook) makes use of transparent plastic Dollar store cups to perform a variety of effects: Milk in Hat Trick, Appearing Live Goldfish from a Bottle of Spring Water, Adjustable size Tumblers, Silks & Party Cups, Coin Through Table, Clear Party Chop Cup, Robert Harbin's Will O’ the Wisp, and Grant's Water Suspension. He also shows you how to turn a plastic wine glass into a Gizmo Glass and also use it for “any drink called for.”
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Quote:
On Dec 30, 2014, Hydrostevo wrote:
I have done the 'Spike' trick with paper cups not styrofom a few times. It always plays well but a part of me is still thinking it is more a demonstration of probability than an illusion :s.

If you miss,just shrug and say "my luck ran out".
Seriously,this thing has has a worse track record than the bullet catch.
The magician who is credited with inventing it now just says 'nobody should do it'.
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