First let me say, if you didn't get this, you really missed out on one of the best ideas I have ever
seen. When I was thinking chop cup I was thinking a cup I need to carry arround with me
everywhere...nope, as long as you dont Penn and Teller this trick and use a clear plastic cup, you
wil be fine! I just got my dvd today and I cant wait to get it out into my routine! I hope that one
day Craig Petty and Co. team up with penguin again and get a new shipment out to the ones that didnt
jump on this the first time, a trick like this and the method is really something that can get
people thinking, be more creative, and come up with even more unique ways to present classic effects
with everyday objects that make classic magic even more amazing to the spectators and other
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If you bought a PK ring when they first came out you've known about this concept and have probably
been doing this for years.Not much new here.If your a beginner then it's worth a look.But if you are
familiar with chop cups and PK rings you've most likely seen and done this.
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Great but not so easy in Australia - we have polymer bank notes over here and they wont stay balled
up! Can use other things but not quite so impromptu.
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I sincerely believe this trick deserves some sort of inventor's award. Craig Petty has revisited a
classic of magic and elevated it into the modern realm of close-up impromptu that can be done with
minimal setup, borrowed objects and complete scrutiny before and after. Perfect for restaurant,
street and walkaround, the few sleights required are nicely hidden with Petty's smart patter and
staging; you will need a jacket with pockets to do this trick as presented. An inventive mind can
definitely find other uses for the durable well-made gimmick, but the DVD goes through each step of
Petty's routine with plenty of patience and humor... this trick is well worth the investment and
will not disappoint, I'd rate this 6 stars if I could!
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I loved the premise of this effect from the moment I received the e-mail from Penguin announcing its
release. I've been searching for a close-up Bill In Lemon effect that is practical and effective for
quite some time. CHOP not only meets but certainly exceeds the Bill In Lemon trick I've been
looking for! The added chop cup effect routine with everyday borrowed items not only is good magic,
it all just makes sense! This routine was fun to learn and practice, and is an absolute thrill to
perform! What a RUSH it was the first time I performed the entire routine from start to finish!
The tutorial and demos on the DVD is extremely thorough and consummate. CHEERS to Craig Petty! Oh,
and the "SHARP" Sharpie Marker bonus routine is worth the price of the DVD! I perform it ALL THE
TIME in tons of everyday impromptu situations, and it KILLS every time!
That being said,
don't know if I like the idea of too many others owning this! (I may have to purchase the rest of
the batch!) LOL!
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I've been doing magic for almost 10 years now and this is the best one ever I have purcahsed. The
1. Secret is simple, the gimmick is very easy to carry. I don't want to use a
gimmick that is hard to operate because if a gimmick is complicated to use, I can't concentrate on
my performance but try to do the moves with the gimmick well which is little awkard moment during
2. Perfect for Close Up, Walk Aroud any types of shows. In original cups
and balls rountine or chop cup routines you can't do it anytime anywhere. You can only do it in
right setting. I belive that Cups & Balls rountine is very simple to understand and fun routine to
audience. I don't want to perform this wearing a suit and with gorgeous cups and a wooden magic
wand. The routine should be fun not serious.
3. Spectator involvement. No chop cup balls
used but spectator's bank note. Because of the fact that you just use spectator's bill, they will
pay attention more and participate more exicitingly. You don't want them just watch it without any
response. This effect is more likely game rather than one miracle.
4. Props are innocent.
No gimmicky. Not only you use spectator's bank note. You use a sharpie ,a cup, and a lemon. Nothing
new and suspicious to audience. It looks more magical.
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Well, nothing is really new there: the gimmick is not new, the bill in lemon is not new... If you
are familiar with chop cups, PK rings,.. just by seing the performance you will already know how it
is done (that's probably why they don't show the gimmick and the full routine in the teaser). But
laymen won't figure it out! This is a very good commercial routine (packs flat, plays big) that you
will use, and the teaching is well done.
So definitely worth a 5 star rating.
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"wow !!! watching the chop routine is like seeing master chef
of FOOD TV GUY FIERI COOK !!!"
....that's what a young adult director said when I performed it at a church related convention.
CRAIG PETTY has HIT THE PAVEMENT RUNNIN' with this powerful piece of magic.THE dvd is well produced
will make your mouth drool , and that's before the lemon even comes into play. The
gimmick that comes with the dvd is so so sweet that they can't keep up with the demand for this
sell-out trick....as soon as it becomes available---buy it !
If your a bit younger than this ol'
coot,you'll have something that your grand-kids will watch when you bring it out for them to
see...even years from now...and you'll be the hit of their day.Performing this bit of wonder is a
sheer delight ...and the look on YOUR spectators faces will astound YOU !!!
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Brilliant gimmick ... there is just so much you can do beyond the routine on the DVD. I'm SO glad I
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Hey everyone. I'm new to magic (3 months now) but I'm in LOVEEEE with this routine. I've finally
mastered it and I am in love with its practicality and the reactions I've been getting. I perform it
flawlessly every time now and it's extremely fullproof with the modifications I've brought to it. I
walk around with the gimmick and a lemon in my back pocket wherever I go. I perform it in jeans and
a tshirt. The lemon goes in my back pocket and it's just as powerful. If you're having a hard time
with pulling off the finishing move to get the signed bill inside the lemon, send me a message. I've
figured out the BEST way to do it. It's FULLPROOF and MUCH EASIER. I'm suprised Craig Petty didn't
mention it. Maybe he just doesn't need to due to his godly misdirection skills and sleight of hand.
If you know any other full routines like this one please let me know. If I can find 2 or 3
more gems like this one I think I'll be ready to start doing some walk around gigs.
trick is seriously PERFECTION. god. Thank you Craig Petty, I'm a huge fan. SO damn smooth and well
thought out. Everything you do has a purpose.
Also, this is my first review and I want to
say that I'm a HUGE fan of Gregory Wilsons style. Magic should be fun and natural. I know this isn't
Wilsons trick but just saying lol
Please let me know if you know of a routine that seems
impromptu and KILLS like this one. I've been searching and I have not found it yet. Also, no Card
Tricks. I don't do cards at the moment.
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