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Get the Phoenix cups if you need a cheap set.
That was my first decent set. You can get a "seconds" set off ebay
usually for about $60.

At least they won't dent.

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Sorry Jose

but the cups I used in the video were Rings & Things Steel Cups. Then I got some Paul Fox steel. then Johnsons's copper and now I love the Brett Sherwood cups. Having said that, I still have the aluminum set I bought from Abbotts in the 70s.

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Very sorry. My mistake. I could have sworn they were Morrisey.

By the way, I LOVED, LOVED, your lecture in Paris.

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It is not necessary for aluminum cup sets to be poorly designed and overly thin. To see what I mean, please feel free to check out an experiment in aluminum cup design at:

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Those are really good-looking cups. I'll bet they handle well, too.

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I have an old set of aluminum cups that I used to use to load a hamster. It was a little more roomy than the fox cups and the hamster really liked his treats!

While light, they had excellent depressions on the tops to hold the balls. So even in cheap cups there will be variations of quality. They cost about $18.00 at the time. I heard you once could get paul fox for that price. Today, the Penquin cups at $100 are in my opinion the best bang for the buck. Good sized, hard cups that handle well, resistent to denting, stack without wobbling and are only $100.00. I would rather pay an additional 20 bucks for these than the Phoenix cup seconds.

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My tennis racquet is just fine for me. I am not a great tennis player, and while a better racquet might improve me some, tennis is not my passion. For someone who loves the C & B, as many of us do, the better sets do make a difference. There is a middle ground between a colletor who is addicted to acquiring more and more setes and someone who simply wants a very good tool. While playing with Tiger Woods' clubs would not improve my golf game, I odubt he would want to play with my set. In fact, I am willing to bet that his game would suffer for it!!
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I am now using a street set of copper cups, the Harries Bosco set. You can see them on Bill's web site or at Harries' site. They ship from Sweden, which is not cheap, but I got them to the door for 100 bucks. That is about as cheap as you can get street cups that will easily take a baseball. They work well, even though the copper is a little light, and the traditional style is a nice change of pace, what with all the more rounded cups (I still lust after the larger Riser cups, or the Animal cups, though.)
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There's nothing wrong with aluminiun ones. If you perform the effect a lot then it's probably worth getting some good quaulity ones though.
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