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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 3:40 pm 
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Yes, the topic name was intentional, but not in the perverted sense that you may think it means.

I am looking into getting a set of Gazzo cups because they look nice, and I hear that they are also quite nice for street work.

Anyway, I was wondering what kind of balls you use with copper cups like that. Red knit balls look terrible with copper cups, so what kind of white colored balls would you recommend getting? I like the Gazzo soccer ball, but I am now aware that Gazzo has not disclosed of the the wear- abouts of how to get them. So what balls do you use, and where can I get them?


Thanks!




You're not a cups and balls magician, IF YOU DON'T HAVE BALLS! :D


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What's wrong with Red Knitted? I use them with my copper PF cups and they look great!

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May i suggest

http://cgi.ebay.com/Cups-And-Balls-Leat ... 286.c0.m14


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I don't want red balls though. Thanks anyway, [/i]


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I don't want red balls though. Thanks anyway, I appreciate it. I was more looking at the white colored balls, or baseballs. But what I really, REALLY want are the Gazzo soccer balls. I know that the where- abouts of how to get those are a secret to Gazzo though.


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If you want some idea of what Gazzo's feel like, get a set of soccer style Foosballs at your local sporting goods store. The size is almost exactly the same, but they're harder plastic. His have a more rubbery feel to them. They're only $5 and you can practice with them to see if seeking out the Gazzos are really what you want. I suspect that's what he uses, but he found a different brand that feels better than what we have here.

Otherwise, go to www.theambitiouscard.com and get some of Frank's Monkey Fist balls. He used to have them in white leather (I know, I made them for him) but when he ran out of those he found someone to make them out of nylon cord. They're more durable than the leather ones and they're washable. They come in all sorts of colors.


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Didn't MagicPitch used to have Soccer Balls? What ever happened to that place?


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Yeah, I hear that a lot, but no one seems to go into detail. Is it a touchy subject for some reason?


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Personally, I'd go with the monkey fist balls. I've always liked these.

If you go with Dave's suggestion about the foosballs, you could always dip them in a clear rubberized coating. You can find this coating at nearly any hardware store. It's used to coat hammer handles and the such.


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Mini Baseballs - expensive but I haven't been able to locate another supplier.
http://www.simplymagic.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=2&Itemid=53

The famous Jim Roger baseballs are scarce.


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Mike Roger?

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EZrhythm wrote:
Mini Baseballs - expensive but I haven't been able to locate another supplier.
http://www.simplymagic.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=2&Itemid=53


$60 for 4 little (lame) balls!? :shock:


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sebishungry wrote:
EZrhythm wrote:
Mini Baseballs - expensive but I haven't been able to locate another supplier.
http://www.simplymagic.com.au/index.php?option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=2&Itemid=53


$60 for 4 little (lame) balls!? :shock:


That's what she said! :lol:




Anyway, you aren't going to find good ones for a lot cheaper. The Auke Van Dukkum mini baseballs are almost $200 U.S.! That is extremely expensive.


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Mike Roger?

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Tuesday - June 12, 2001
Mike RogersMike Rogers (Michael Frederick, Sep. 19, 1938–Jun. 11, 2001) died on Monday morning at the age of 62. Rogers was a pioneer in the tradeshow business -- becoming very successful and sought after by corporations who wanted to attract a crowd at their booth. He is best known to the magic fraternity as the manufacturer of miniature baseballs for the Cups & Balls and for his beautiful sponge products. In 1975 he wrote his book "The Complete Mike Rogers." Rogers died of cancer.

http://www.stevensmagic.com/gemini/Mike%20Rogers/SelectingMaterial.htm

Article by Mike containing some history about how some popular playing cards got the look they have today;
http://tomfrank.blogspot.com/2008/04/those-strange-bullgogs-by-mike-rogers.html


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