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cstreet_1986
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Danny, I always stop the cup by swinging to the left. I have tried it to the right and also have no luck.

Greg, I watched the Jim Z video and it shows that you shouldn't stop on the immediate pick-up of the last dice, but rather to continue for a while, making sure the dice reaches the top of the cup along with the other dice.


Frank Starsini has kindly offered me a plastic cup to try with. I am not sure if this will make any difference, but I am willing to try.

So far I have been trying for a month with no luck. I will post back with more information as soon as I receive the cup.

Chris
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Chris,
I just started playing with this myself. I finally added a hard top to my street table because it had a raised edge to it. Saved me a lot of stooping Smile

Anyway, I haven't really gotten it down yet, but from what I can tell so far, during the pickups and swinging the cup is tilted and "rocks" back and forth, never quite vertical. I think it's the centrifugal force and this tilt that keeps the dice running together under the cup. The final stop works better (for me anyway) if the cup is flat with the surface, so my last swing slides flush on the table. I'm using a coffee mug right now and it makes quite a racket. I can hear it go quiet when I know they're stacked and sliding in unison.

Good luck!
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Dice stacking with a coffee mug??? That's cool. I've never heard of that. I'll have to give it a try.

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It's turning out to be a bit heavy. My wrist and shoulder are sore this morning.

I've downgraded to a cheap Yahtzee cup, and it seems to work just as well, maybe better.
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On 2004-12-09 12:59, Dave VanVranken revealed: My wrist and shoulder are sore this morning.


Caution - Man injured by stacking dice - Caution!!!

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You shoulda heard my dog yelp when she was hit with a flying die. I just hope PETA isn't reading this...
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I learned on the floor so I didn't have to bend down to pick 'em up. (Linoleum floor).

Gads, from the first post to now you gotta be stackin?

Posted: Dec 9, 2004 7:47pm

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I've been watching these posts for a long time. Tried 'em myself only this week after getting my Charlie Frye video. I only have a limited practice time so I don't keep the family awake at nights. Considering I don't have a face to face tutor I don't feel I'm doing that bad really..

Yeah Tab, what is that stuff? We don't seem to get any of it here in the desert.
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Hi Dave,

Totally off topic but what did you think of Charlie's video?

Both volumes 1&2 are in my top 5 of best money I have ever spent on a DVD.

Charlie is just the best (IMHO). I was also not surprised to find out that he was a busker. Smile

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Fry's stuff is sooooo practical
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On 2004-12-09 19:47, Pete Biro asks: YO tabbbbb...wasssut white stuff in yer avatar? Salt?


Haha!!! Smile It's last winter's first snow up on the hill behind the studio with more coming on Saturday night. Don't you think I look like Santa Claus??? Have you all been good boys this year??? I know you have!! Do you all want a new dice cup for Christmas???

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On 2004-12-09 20:59, Danny Hustle wrote:
Hi Dave,

Totaly off topic but what did you think of Charlie's video?

Both volumes 1&2 are in my top 5 of best money I have ever spent on a DVD.

Charlie is just the best (IMHO). I was also not surprised to find out that he was a busker. Smile

Best,

Dan-


I like it! Both of them! It came as a surprise when I saw his return address was just down the road from me. Of all my videos, my wife enjoys watching his the best. And keeping her happy is a good thing, so I can buy more stuff!

If all goes well, I'll be taking my show "on the road" to Copenhagen early next summer. In the words of the great Biro... "Stay Tooned!"
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On 2004-12-09 22:39, Dave VanVranken wrote:
If all goes well, I'll be taking my show "on the road" to Copenhagen early next summer.


That's great DV!! Have a super fun trip and take your laptop so you can keep us posted on events as they trasnpire!!

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Can dice be stacked with a conical cup? Just curious.

BTW Frank's cups look soooo nice. I might have to break piggy open one of these days . . .

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Come on..... break it open. Smile
That's what they're there for!!!

And you can stack on one of tabman's tables.
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Even Santa knows that Frank Starsini has the best Dice Cups, Dice and supplies for dice stacking men and women too. It's a little known fact that Frank made the red interior of his new cup in honor of Santa's red suit!!!

Ho ho ho!!!

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PS: You can stack dice and even concrete blocks on a tabman table!!!
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On 2004-11-09 13:22, Frank Starsini wrote:
Here's my latest design for dice stacking cups.
Actually the design is the same. New color scheme.

I made the interior of red leather, black leather outside, and I ordered un-cancelled white precision dice to go with the cups.

Makes for a very pretty cup with nice color contrast.

CLICK




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On 2004-11-18 02:43, Frank Starsini wrote:
And don't forget to try it with just 2 dice
... then 3
... then 4


Can anybody do five? That would be a good tie-in with Yahtzee. Smile
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I don't know if it's your website (which looked really good, btw) or the computer hookup here, but when I clicked on your link, the magic Café site close and your site open with no way to get back. I had to retype the address and work my way back here. No big thing, but did this happen to anyone else?


The link worked fine for me. Of course, I use Mozilla Firefox (Geek pride. Chest puffed out. General feeling of superiority, etc.)

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On 2004-12-11 13:10, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
"I don't know if it's your website (which looked really good, btw) or the computer hookup here, but when I clicked on your link, the magic Café site close and your site open with no way to get back. I had to retype the address and work my way back here. No big thing, but did this happen to anyone else? "

The link worked fine for me. Of course, I use Mozilla Firefox (Geek pride. Chest puffed out. General feeling of superiority, etc.)

John


Hey! You're a geek, just like the rest of us! Get over it!:smile:
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Does anyone have any experience with the "sanded" dice vs. the "polished" dice? I was wondering if the added friction of the sanded dice helped or hindered stacking?
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