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Chrome Plastic Cups & Balls This innovative new set of cups and balls will surprise you. We think it's the best set of plastic cups ever made!
Price: $13.95
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The Cups & Balls, a classic in magic, is now available in chrome plated plastic. You don't have to settle for plastic cups that look like a kid's toy! These are serious cups for the serious performer at a price that can't be beat!

The effect:

You announce that you are about to perform one of the oldest effects in all of magic. In your left hand you hold three cups. On the table you have placed three balls. All you ask of your audience is that they watch carefully.

One-by-one you place the cups upside down in a row on the table. With your thumb and forefinger you place one of the balls atop the center cup. You stack the first and third cup on the center cup trapping the ball between the cups. You make brief eye contact with your spectators, snap your fingers, and tap the stack of cups smartly. You lift the stack. To the amazement of your spectators, the ball has traveled down through the stack of cups and sits mischievously on the table.

Now, your spectators know what to look for. You proceed. Again you place the cups on the table one-by-one, but this time you place the center cup over the first ball. You place the second ball atop the center cup. You stack, snap and tap. With an intrigued look you lift the stack to reveal that the second ball has traveled down through the stack of cups and is sitting on the table next to the first ball.

Without hesitation you heighten the effect by repeating the procedure with the third ball. Your spectators are by this time convinced that there is something funny about those cups. They demand to inspect the cups and the balls. No problem. You shrug and hand them over.

What You Get

A set of Red Rubber Balls (Never has such a high quality ball been offered with plastic cups)

3 Chrome Plastic Cups (Approx. 3" high x 2.65 mouth/2.75 rim)

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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Disappointing Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 26th, 2008
I wanted to like this set. It looks pretty good from a distance, like Paul-Fox-style, or perhaps Bertram-style, cups. Up close, the seams are painfully visible.

Usability is a nightmare. The top indent is so deep and there is so much attic space that you can hear hidden balls rolling in the nested or stacked cups. The tacky surface of the rubber balls makes them great to manipulate, but cause them to hang up A LOT. The Up-the-Ladder Move, the Tipoff Move, and doing the inertia move to a cup going onto a stack or loading a cup going onto a stack are difficult or nearly impossible. You could get a set of crocheted cork balls, but then you might as well try some of the Uday cups available here. I think most will find the additional weight of even aluminum cups to improve handling (and I like light cups, but these are a bit TOO light, being plastic).

Overall, the cheapest metal cups you could find will probably serve you better if you're a beginner and/or on a budget.
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1 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Good enough to know I want something better Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 2nd, 2010
I bought these cups & balls when I was curious to see if I wanted to take time to learn routines for them. The answer was a simple one: "Yes I want to learn cups & balls but not with these". They just don't have the right weight or feel. You feel cheap practicing or (please don't) performing with them. Considering these plastic ones are $13.95, my suggestion is to buy "Cups & Balls (Copper) Uday" for $12.95 or "Cups & Balls Aluminum Regular" for $24.75. I myself covet the "The Penguin Cups" for $99.95 but I told myself that I'm not allowed until I perfect the routines.
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0 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
BEST PLASTIC CUPS EVER! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 8th, 2007
These Are The Best Plastic Cups Ever,Very High Quality,
Feel Good,And Are So Low Priced,Buy Them You Will Not
Be Sorry. THESE ARE THE PRO PLASTIC CUPS!!!

BUY THEM!!!!!!!!
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0 of 1 magicians found the following review helpful:
Dont get these Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 30th, 2008
I dont like these, they are good if you want plastic cups, but if you just want good ones, get the aluminum ones.
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