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ZachDavenport
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I just had this idea after getting these chop sticks today and remembering this Chinese looking chop cup I made a while back. I just threw this together tonight, so its certainly not fantastic, and the angle of the camera does no favors (I flash at least a few times). Also, I just threw together the final load gimmick, so its quite loud, and the patter is not well put together. With all that being said, thinking of this as a sketch, what do you think of the routine as a whole? Its been a while since I actually came up with anything original, so I thought this could be a fun exercise for myself. Also, I'm putting this here instead of "you oughta be in pictures" cause this is where the cup and ball aficionados hang out. Hope that's okay.

https://youtu.be/W7HQU-vA9lI
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I like the use of chop sticks as wands and "other than fingers" but not the vanish technique - at least not repeated.

definitely a seed worth developing

Might be great using fortune cookies - make your own out of leather.
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Interesting idea! enjoyed
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On May 21, 2019, funsway wrote:
I like the use of chop sticks as wands and "other than fingers" but not the vanish technique - at least not repeated.

definitely a seed worth developing

Might be great using fortune cookies - make your own out of leather.

Thanks! At least last night, I couldn't think of anything else, but will keep thinking.
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I like the concept. I don’t think the vanish is bad, just that it needs a little more practice. You might mix it up with other vanishes for added deception. Or not, if you really like this one.

One thing that might be worth your time is a more engaging story. Tell us about a meal you had recently at a Chinese restaurant. Every time you tried to politely get rid of the little red peppers that were too hot for you, it seemed like more would appear! You started out loving the meal, but before long all you could bring yourself to eat was the rice. Or use the fortune cookie load and say you could hardly wait for the meal to end.

I have made several fake fortune cookies out of thin craft foam. Look for a video on making fortune cookies and see the fold. Cut a circle. I used hot glue to make mine.

What I like best about your approach is that you are working mouth up. There is a sad sameness to a lot of chop cup routines. You are getting away from that and I applaud you for it.

Patrick
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Thanks for the idea, I'll think about it. Especially the fortune cookie idea. I may use real ones and have some sort of closing line or something be the fortune (just pretending to read it of course.)
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