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Topic: Brass or Copper Bazar de Magaia Cups
Message: Posted by: ryan916 (Feb 5, 2006 09:40PM)
I've decided on a ste of Bazar de Magaia cups but have yet to decide on whether to get the brass or the copper set. Can anyonme help me out. Plus should polish my cups a lot or just let them acquire a patina.
Message: Posted by: sethb (Feb 6, 2006 10:55AM)
I have not seen the copper Bazar cups, but would assume that they are probably a little softer than the brass ones. For that reason, I'd go with the brass cups, but I don't believe it much matters. The bigger difference would be between aluminum and copper/brass, and you've already made that choice.

To polish or not to polish, that is the question! I think it depends on your own preferences and your style of performing. If you like all of your props to be shiny and new, then polish away. If you want or need your props to have that "lived-in" look, then don't polish them. I frankly feel that not polishing them is more effective, because it's more natural, but that's just my two cents. Plus, you can use the time you would have spent polishing your cups in practicing your sleights instead! SETHB
Message: Posted by: Christopher Moro (Feb 6, 2006 01:34PM)
Ryan -- you can find some threads on the Café discussing this. It's a personal choice just as SethB said. Usually a brass set will require constant polishing because the tarnish doesn't look as nice as the patina on copper, which can be left without polishing and still look "good." Also, personally, I feel a patinized cup is safer when it comes to manipulation.