This is the first set of cups and balls I ever got. While I like the effect and watching it is a
blast, these aren't phenomenal.
They look really good and they're really shiny. The balls
are of course the regular crochet cork balls with a shim in one of them. After a few years of use,
these have really started to show wear. They are getting a little yellowish and dirty. On top of
that, they are getting really scratched and scuffed up to the point where they don't look good
anymore. The instructions were also really bad. They didn't really teach much and they were pretty
On a little final note, my cups came with a black velvet bag, not a red one. There
are cheaper cups out there if you are going for cheapness. I would suggest going for higher quality
though. The size and weight of them are really good though.
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The Aluminum variety of the Cups and Balls is a nice start if you are beginning your journey with
C&B routines. They are well made and they give that distinct metal sound when you do the pass
through moves or stack them. The size of these cups are quite good and the crocheted balls are of a
really high quality.
I say they are a good start because they just feel a little light and
perhaps a little cheap. Interestingly, the heavier cups (the brass uday ones) are cheaper ($15
as compare to the $25 for these). Although the brass ones feel more solid and have a much
greater resonating sound, they also tarnish over time - so you'd have to be prepared to clean them.
All that said - this is a great product, worth buying. I would recommend the brass ones
purely for their weight but, as they say, each to their own.