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I don't think it's going to make much of difference Dave.
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Mandrake01.. Porper's dice cups are great for FIVE stacks.
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On 2004-12-11 13:10, Magnus Eisengrim wrote:
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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 2004-12-13 12:19, Pete Biro wrote:
Mandrake01.. Porper's dice cups are great for FIVE stacks.


I don't do dice stacking... I was just thinking you could do a cool "Yahtzee" story with five dice.
"There's no time to lose," I heard her say.
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Kinda long post about my progress with dice stacking through the past month, followed by an idea I have had for a new dice-stack

Here I am again. I started dice stacking about a month ago, when I bought my props from the ever so kind Frank Starsini (who, by the way, also threw in a free plastic cup to help me on my way). I tried non-stop for the first two days with about 1 in 100 chance of stacking two dice.

I decided I would give up, but about 3 weeks later thought about picking it back up. Today I decided that I would try again and now I can stack four dice! Great!

Thanks for everyone's help here. Frank, cheers for the plastic cup, but I'm afraid it hasn't arrived yet. Already I am trying to think of new things to do, and this is as far as I have got:

I thought that I could do the arm-swinging motion in the air and throw the dice towards the cup. I can currenty get two dice in the cup and stack them (by bringing them down to the table, giving it a few more swings, and then stopping). I don't know if that already exists out there, but it's just an idea for anyone interested.

Chris
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The cup is on it's way Chris. I'm hoping to supply a lot more of them for beginners.

Stopping for a while always helps.

You did the right thing.


And congratulations.
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Congratulations! I'm still struggling, but getting there. There is a stacking book by Todd Strong that has your "in the air" stack. He holds all four dice horizontally in his left hand, tosses them and sweeps all four into the cup. I'm not ready to even attempt this one yet.

Maybe when Frank's stuff arrives...
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I just realized I forgot to add to the end of that message what was wrong with my technique. I am not absolutely sure, but I think it was when I stopped. What I do now is when I want to stop have the cup to the left (about to swing right) and at this point put the cup flat. I then swing the cup to the right and back to the left - then stop.

Chris
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You got it!??!!

Very cool!!!

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Cheers. That's to everyone who helped me get here today (cue operatic emotive music). I want to thank anyone who took the time to type something under this topic. Cheers Frank for the supplies (which were on at a great price) and even sending another plastic cup to help. I don't want to use a collective noun to group you all, but I am not going to type out everyone's name either because I'm lazy.

Thanks,

Chris
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Yes, Chris. That is absolutely a correct way to do it. I do it that way as well.

By the way, I just ran out of videos to supply with the cups.
I'm working on finding a way to get more cheap dice stacking media to sell with
the cups.

I'm very close to being OUT of the suede-lined stacko cups.
Once they're gone, they're gone. No more of those.
About a dozen left.

Chris, I'm glad it is going well for you.
Keep up the good work.

If the truth be known, the new Black/Red cups (with white dice) were made in honor of Dean Dill's Barber shop decor. I've never been there yet but I've seen pix of it on his website. Once you see the pix you'll know why I made them the colors I did. Very elegant, magical, colorful, inviting, exciting. So I asked myself.. If Dean had a cup at his shop for people to test drive, what should it look like.
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Wow, there are some great things on this thread!

Anyway, I learned (still learning) from a small book (Todd Strong's) that came in the dice stacking pack. From that book, I learned how to stack and decapitate. It is one of the only tricks that you can do over, and over, and over, and over again, and there is no "trick" to it, besides skill. I have gotten great responses without even having a "rap" or story, or any of that. Get that book by Todd Strong, and in a day I could stack dice, and in a year, I was able to decapitate.

It is a very good trick, and skill to acquire.
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Decapitate in a year? Geez, I guess I'm just impatient.

Back to stacking...
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If you ever get to see Camillo, from Spain, dice stack you will throw all your dice stacking stuff away.

He is not only unbelievably skilled, but he fools the hold whatever out of you with color changes and loads and switches, literally undetectable!
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Anyone else seen Camillo?
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Dave, some things just come easier to some people, than others. I have been trying to do the Manipulating Billiard balls for a while now (4 years), and it is quite difficult for me. And Card productions, whooo, that is very difficult for me too. Don't think that I can do it 100% of the time either, lol.

I really want to see this Camillo guy, he sounds amazing. Is he coming to the Castle anytime soon?
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Stacking is a walk in the park- very easy. Unstacking one by one is a lot harder, for me anyway.
Makes a good start for a street show.
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