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Han Solo
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Where can I find a good quality chop cup that is not too expensive? I really would like to add this effect to my show. Thanks.
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Ebay is a good source...just double check the postage before bidding though.
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Also, be careful of people who misidentify their product as chop cups. Last week, there was a fellow on eBay who had a set of what he described as "Three Glass Chop Cups." He went on to say that they were "smaller than normal chops." So I asked him how many of the three had the extra something that makes them what they are. His answer "NONE of them."

So I had to explain that chop cups were not like normal cups. He cleaned up subsequent ads. I don't think he actually sold any of them.

How much are you willing to spend for a cup? I may have a used one for sale.
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I bought my chop cup from Ebay as well and had to double check that indeed it was a chop cup. The seller was an antique shop owner and her friend said it looked like a chop cup so she listed it as such without knowing about the "chop." She checked before I bid and all was fine.

I recommend searching for a style that you like, then buying that branded cup online. For example, I like the Morrissey style and bought the above copper Morrissey cup on Ebay for $12 but now I need to have my wife make a cloth bag and then I need to find the right balls for the cup and that's going to take some time and shipping costs. It's key that you have the right balls to match your cup.

I don't think I saved that much with all added up so unless you can get the right balls included with the cup, and already have a bag, then I recommend just buying a set from an online or local magic store.
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Well I wold like it to match the aluminum cups I bought on penguin magic. I am creating a two cup routine that use one chop cup and one regular cup and a few slights. As for how much I'm willing to pay I don't really know how much they go for. I'm new to chop cups. Thanks
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You could buy the Johnson sets as they have a chop to match their regular cups.

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But if you did that you'd have to spend about $250 just to get a chop cup.


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Morrissey Magic supplies in Canada.
Not only are they high quality, but they are cheap because of the currency exchange. For sure, my recomendation would be Morrissey
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Hey Jive Turkey,

Why not just shim a regular knit ball? Cheap & easy
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I still have to buy the balls...

I think it's just easier to buy a set for about the same price after you add everything together and can be done with it.
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RE:
"But if you did that you'd have to spend about $250 just to get a chop cup. Chris"

Actually the chop cup is free, since the orginal cost of the cups was very close to this. And you get a really cool set of cups and balls to boot!

Actually my post was sort of tongue in cheek. A simple, reasonable quality chop cup in the store is 15-25. Why worry about that price? For a few dollars more, you can get the Loomis cup or the leather cups offered by our own Frank here on the Café.

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Expensive is a relative thing. I've bought a lot of inexpensive magic tricks which ended up sitting in my drawer because they were not something I felt I could use in front of an audience. That's expensive.

I've also paid quite a lot of money for some things. Some ended up being an effective part of my shows. I don't think of them as expensive, but as an investment which pays dividends every time I use them in front of an audience.

The Loomis/Riser Micro Chop Cups are not for everyone. They were designed to be used in the hands for strolling performers. They were never intended to be used for larger groups. They are a hefty investment, especially the Gold Plated Sets, because Jim Riser is a perfectionist and so am I. I would not sell cups that don't work, or with a poor routine. A lot of time and effort went into producing the instruction booklet and sharing effectively a routine which has been done literally thousands of times over a lot of years. But, they will be "expensive" for you if you don't end up using them.

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For a few dollars more, you can get the Loomis cup or the leather cups offered by our own Frank here on the Café.

KirkG


Thanks Kirk. Actually, these are the only cups I use now. Either my own leather cups or Dennis's Micro.

The leather cups offer advantages no other cups can and the Micro cup is great for a strolling, in-the-hands routine.

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Hi, everybody!!

I believe that a chop cup should be made of leather. With the shape of a dice cup. This is familiar to people and a metal cup could give clues to the spectators. There are a lot of great leather chop cups out there.
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The original Chop Cup by Al Wheatley was made of Bamboo.

Maybe it would be nice if someone would make the original.

Get the best quality for money from:

http://www.morrisseymagic.com

Nice cup.
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Thanks to everyone who replied. it has been a great help.
All the best,
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A good source that I use is Magicbox as they are fast, efficient and cheap. I hav had no problems with them in the past and they deliver with good quality

The site is magicbox.co.uk and is situated in UK, Newcastle.

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Thomas Wayne sells a killer coffee mug that is not only chopped but in a different, and better way. The work on this is fantastic and cost is, I believe, around $40.00
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On 2004-03-31 11:54, Joker 808 wrote:
A good source that I use is Magicbox as they are fast, efficient and cheap. I hav had no problems with them in the past and they deliver with good quality

The site is magicbox.co.uk and is situated in UK, Newcastle.

Olly


Its a good site, but I think that the address is in fact http://www.magicbox.uk.com
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Well spotted carboy.
Do you agree it is a good site?
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