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On 2005-01-09 12:52, tabman wrote:
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On 2004-12-29 12:26, what wrote: I made a dice cup out of a 2.5 inch pvc pipe and lined it with duct tape.


Now that's a cool idea and one that Amazing Johnathan would like for sure but why the duct tape lining???

-=tabman



I actually made 2 cups, one lined with duct tape and 1 not lined. I wanted to see if it was easier to learn with a slick interior, or one with more resistance. I was able to stack with both cups, but prefer the slick (not lined with duct tape) one.

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On 2004-12-29 12:32, rikbrooks wrote:
I'd like to see a demo of dice stacking. I've heard a lot about it lately and frankly can't see the attraction. Is there anywhere that I can see someone doing this so that I can see what I'm missing?


There is a pretty cool example of dice stacking in the Hong Kong film "God of Gamblers." The film stars Chow Yun Fat, before he went to Hollywood.

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I actually made 2 cups, one lined with duct tape and 1 not lined. I wanted to see if it was easier to learn with a slick interior, or one with more resistance. I was able to stack with both cups, but prefer the slick (not lined with duct tape) one.



Thanks for letting us know. I like a slick cup but you never know what you don't know unless you ask.

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I have also used a straight-sided beer glass and the bar dice for stacking. Though the glass is clear it is moving so that isn't an issue. It is important to tell the bartender in advance the glass may break, though I have only had it crack, so there probably is no danger there.
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Personally, I don't do any of the "magic" when I do dice stacking. I don't do the color switches of the dice and all that stuff, pureley stack, and decapitate. I don't use a very nice cup, but then again, I don't perform is for anyone but my friends/family. I stack and decapitate around 90% of the time, and that isn't goood enough for a performance type setting... I just use normal cups, from a dice stacking pack, no "special" cups.
I guess I am pretty new at this, ya?

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I have not started to decapitate yet. That's one of the harder things.
I like it though.
Paul Gertner's routine is not easy. It's in his book Steel and Silver.
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30 years of stacking and I've never been able to do the "decapitation" move. But that's Ok, I can do other nice things. Smile
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Wow! Well, I can do it decently. I hope I have the right move though.

It is when you have a stack of four dice (I can only do four) and one by one you "pick off" the top die with the cup, and as you set the cup down again, the dice are stacked again. Is that right?

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Yes, that is correct!
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