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 Post subject: Are cups gimmicked?
PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:00 pm 
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I might buy a cup and ball set soon
but, I figured I could just buy 3 cups from the store to begin with, rather than those crappy little colored plastic cups, which is why im wondering, the cups arent gimmicked, are they?

Im also planning on getting gazzos dvd and book, and the 2 courses dvds on cups and balls.


(im so excited about magic and stuff!)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:04 pm 
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A regular set of cups and balls isn't.
A chop cup is though


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 4:08 pm 
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thanks!!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:05 pm 
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If you want to buy some cups and balls from the store, make sure you get ones that nest well with each other. By nest well I mean there should be space between the cups when placed on top of each other so when a ball or balls is between the cups, the cups sit as if there is nothing between them.


These will not work

Bad

These will

good

What you basically need is a shoulder for the mouth of the top cup to ride on. Take a look at cups and balls pictures to see what I mean.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:43 am 
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i recommend the penguin cups, they are a little price but worth it. they will last you a life time


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:22 am 
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magikrn wrote:
If you want to buy some cups and balls from the store, make sure you get ones that nest well with each other.


A nesting set isn't necessary. Though there are some displays that rely on them nesting.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 9:29 am 
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Wayno is right, but the shoulder also helps keep the cups from wedging together for any moves that require nesting. They should also have a "well" in the base deep enough that any balls resting there don't roll off.

If you're creative enough on your own, you could use coffee mugs and make your own routine. But first you need to know the basics and the easiest way is to buy a set of cups designed for the task. The Bazar de Magia cups sold here on Penguin is probably the cheapest starter set you'll find here. Don't be tempted by the low price of the Uday cups. They lack some qualities necessary to learn certain moves properly.


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 Post subject: Re: Are cups gimmicked?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:13 pm 
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a7xdragonforce wrote:
I might buy a cup and ball set soon
but, I figured I could just buy 3 cups from the store to begin with, rather than those crappy little colored plastic cups, which is why im wondering, the cups arent gimmicked, are they?

Im also planning on getting gazzos dvd and book, and the 2 courses dvds on cups and balls.


(im so excited about magic and stuff!)


I also recommend

URL Cups & Balls Michael Ammar- #1, DVD, and

URL Cups & Balls Michael Ammar- #2, DVD

They are an awesome Value. Volume 2 includes a section on Wand Flourishes and vanishes you want to put into use right away. Also has information on how to select the best final load for you. It also has a modular style where you select from various opening, middle, and ending routines to make a full routine.

Put together both volumes will give you routines ranging from beginner, to intermediate, to expert. It includes a segment on Misdirection, acting, etc... teaches Ammar's Cups and Balls, and Dai Vernon's Cups and balls routines... and has Dai Vernon performing his routine on mark Wilson's show... also has a lot of material on how the cups and balls was represented in art as an idea about how it was performed back then.

All in all, I would consider saving up, and buying both together, along with


URL The Magician's Wand (Wood With Brass Tips)

Good luck with the routine, Let us know how you make out :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Are cups gimmicked?
PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:42 pm 
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clarissa35f wrote:

All in all, I would consider saving up, and buying both together, along with


URL The Magician's Wand (Wood With Brass Tips)

Good luck with the routine, Let us know how you make out :-)



Don't waste your money on that, make your own! Check out this thread (CLICK ME!) to find out how and what mine looks like. It performs great, and looks very snazzy too! :D


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get the good copper or silver ones not the plastic colored ones!!!


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magicguy258 wrote:
get the good copper or silver ones not the plastic colored ones!!!


I like the of wood in my fingers for some reason.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:06 pm 
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Bazar Cups are VERY good for someone fairly new to C & B.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorde ... hp?ID=5220

There is also a very good wand that is just plasic, but feels very nice:

Silver- http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorde ... hp?ID=9628
Gold- http://www.penguinmagic.com/specialorde ... hp?ID=9707


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:21 pm 
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I LOVE my Telic Stage Magic Wand. It is a great quality wand, one piece of wood with screw-on tips. It matches my Bazar cups and it really feels awesome for spins. When I do my video reviews I'll put in a shot of it.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 10:16 pm 
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miniserb- does your bazar cups come with detailed instruction(illustrations etc.)?


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clarissa35f wrote:
I like the feel of wood in my fingers.


Heh. My kind of woman. ;)

Couldn't resist touching this one. Heh. Left yourself wide open. Boy does my maturity show today.

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