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I have recently been playing with a chop cup and would like a little advise, please.

I have a cheap aluminum cup (no idea where I got it), but I find the m***** is way too strong. Unless I slam it down or hit it hard, the ball will not...ahem....appear.
So I picked up a Morrissey cup, which is amazing, but... at some angles, while turning it over, the ball rolls out, really easily. If I turn it 90 degrees from that point, it will rest perfectly (is it the ball size?)

I think I may want to get a cup that falls right in the middle of those 2. Not too snug that the ball stays solid, but not too loose so that a little jostle will make it fall.
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Over the years I have had many chop cups and have had the same issues. I know there are ways to "adjust" the magnet in the ball, but I never had success with that. I finally bought a Jim Riser Shorty cup and it is perfect. I have never had an issue. I don't know that he make them any longer. I would suggest a visit to They are wonderful!

Hope this helps.
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I checked MKCups, he seems to be sold out of all but the mid-sized ones. Shame.
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Rings-N-Things Chop Balls are adjustable You can read about it in the description. I had the same problem as you with two different size chop cups and these balls (whatever size/color you choose) will adjust to work with about any cup out there.
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My brother Jake Jr. has given me permission to make his Self Adjusting chop balls. They will be sold in pairs and 4 ball sets. No need for different chop balls.
These will self adjust on their own for any cup used and reset on their own when not in a cup. I'm looking at the end of May to the beginning of June for release
and these will be very limited.

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Have the SA balls become available yet? I haven't seen them online. Getting ready to order some olives for my bar cup...
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