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 Post subject: What is a chop cup
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:37 pm 
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i don't understand what a chop cup is

are you guys allowed to explain the gimmick?

i have some regular cups and balls is a chop cups worth it?


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:51 pm 
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I use a Chop Cup to close out my closeup show when I'm seated. It's a one cup Cup and Ball routine. I wouldn't recommend using both in one set and I don't like them to be used in the same routine. I hate the combo sets. I get confused as to which is Chopped and which isn't. As for explaining the gimmick, we can't do that here.


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 Post subject: Re: What is a chop cup
PostPosted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 10:48 pm 
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hollisd wrote:
i don't understand what a chop cup is
It's a cup, that does "things".
are you guys allowed to explain the gimmick?
No.
i have some regular cups and balls is a chop cups worth it?
Oh yes. Very much so.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:40 am 
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A chop cup is a great routine and fun to use. I recently use Gregory Wilson's Kiss Off (I think that's what it's called) in a contest. I won.

Kiss Off is a version of a chop cup, with no gimmick. It used Hershey's Chocolate Syrup as the cup and Hershey Kisses as the balls. The final loads are jumbo Hershey Kisses. At the end of the routine, there is a great, incredible finale!

I don't know if that's what you're looking for.

Jeff


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Are you guys serious? Telling him the purpose of the chop cup is NOT exposure. If I asked you guys what's the purpose of a TT I would not expect to get flamed. You would say bill switches, silk, salt, sugar, cig vanishes etc.

So, what's different here?


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Explaining the purpose is fine. Explaining the method is not. Unlike the TT, the name doesn't explain the gaff. It may seem to be commonly known, but apparently not or the question would not have been asked.


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No one flamed anyone. Besides, I'm sure Chop Chop wouldn't want his effect revealed openly.


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Chop Cup demonstration: http://myspacetv.com/index.cfm?fuseacti ... id=4842292


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Just a quick point.

At my local magic shop, the el cheapo $15 cups and balls combo set explains exactly what a chop cup is and does ON THE BOX.

So how exactly is it exposure? Once it's exposed, it's exposed. Genie out of the bottle.


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Wow, you seriously don't understand the concept of exposure? That's amazing.


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just buy it if you think the trick was cool! and NO, its not the same as a cup( just a cup..)


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 Post subject: Re: What is a chop cup
PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2008 8:41 pm 
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hollisd wrote:
i don't understand what a chop cup is...i have some regular cups and balls is a chop cups worth it?


I can easily answer without explaining the gimmick.

A chop cup is a cup which is gimmicked in such a way as to allow you to "hold out" a ball inside the cup with the cup upside-down.

I am a huge fan of both the chop cup and cups and balls, and will close just about any routine I can manage with one or the other...never both.

If I were going to do a combo set, I'd get all three chopped, along with all the balls.

If you are already a C&B man, imagine being able to do a Charlie Miller move mid-air, or holding the cup by the top, with your hand completely clean, and still have a ball held out. The better chop cups allow you to release the ball very subtly, and in mid-air, but most only allow you to release when you set them down.

One other thing about a chop cup is that, since it doesn't need to stack, it can be very innocent looking. For instance, in my collection I have a chopped coffee mug, rice bowl, goblet, opaque shot glass, and even gimmicked a travel mug I've been using for years, and still use to drink coffee out of.


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