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Topic: List the effects done with a chop cup, not including "guess where"
Message: Posted by: KirkG (Nov 22, 2003 11:32AM)
A comment was made on another thread about the fact that there wasn't much variation in the chop cup verses the cups and balls. While I agree with this statement, it got me to thinking of all the things I could do. So here's my list as a starting point.

[*]A ball is produced
[*]A ball vanishes (various wand spins, etc.)
[*]A ball reproduced
[*]A ball changes color
[*]Moves from hand to hand
[*]Produced from tip of wand
[*]Ball out of the mouth, nose, ear.
IN/ON the CUP:
[*]Empty cup, ball appears inside
[*]Ball appears on top
[*]Ball in the cup, ball vanishes
[*]Ball goes from hand to cup(Transposition)
[*]Ball vanishes from hand and appears in empty cup
[*]Ball goes from pocket to cup
[*]Ball goes from silk to cup

[*]Ball penetrates cup from outside
[*]Ball penetrates cup from inside
[*]Ball rises through top of cup
[*]Ball changes color under cup
[*]Wand goes through cup
[*]Wand measures cup differently inside and out.

[*]Produce a shot glass from under the cup
[*]Produce a shot glass from a silk
[*]Ball penetrates shot glass and or silk ala Don Alan

Well, that's all for now.

Message: Posted by: Leeman (Nov 22, 2003 09:52PM)
That is a pretty comprehensive list, Kirk.
Message: Posted by: KirkG (Nov 24, 2003 06:22PM)
I have more; I just ran out of time. Perhaps a few others will share. I have omitted a big item. ;-)

Message: Posted by: Leeman (Nov 24, 2003 06:38PM)
The whole final load thing. But that is an entire topic in itself.
Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Nov 24, 2003 07:43PM)
Ball with shot glass and silk IS NOT DON ALAN'S ... it is Ron Wilson's (and used also by Larry Jennings).

Cup becomes SOLID.

Cup penetrates table top.

Cup changes color.

Cups shrinks. :bubbly:
Message: Posted by: KirkG (Nov 24, 2003 07:49PM)
Thanks for the correction, Pete.

Message: Posted by: Pete Biro (Nov 30, 2003 12:47PM)
We're keeping the good ones to ourselves. :carrot:
Message: Posted by: Mr. Muggle (Dec 22, 2003 01:27AM)
The cup is produced
The cup moves by itself
The cup vanishes

Message: Posted by: gregg webb (Jul 23, 2020 03:02PM)
See Ron Wilson's routine in the Uncanny Scott book. He manages to get the most, maybe besides Paul Gertner, out of the prop. Also see David Roth's routine with the Chop Cup...he promoted some very unusual work at the time that his came out. Gregg
Message: Posted by: Bill Palmer (Oct 16, 2020 09:19PM)
Levitate the cup.
Make the cup turn over by itself.
Make the cup grow.
Make the cup change color.
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Oct 17, 2020 01:01PM)
John Bannon's Chop2 to me has the most sensible presentation without the where is it MO.

A whole lot of thought went into that routine and everyone should read it and understand why he does what he does,
to get rid of the pitfalls of most routines.

It's in the Impossibilia book.
Message: Posted by: funsway (Oct 17, 2020 01:05PM)
Using a cup with a handle adds many sleights and moves not possible with a standard cup, plus ring on rope effects and linking cups, and ...

my most successful "extension of theme" (audience reaction wise) was using a bawl and handled cup from a camping set.
This allowed a combination of Benson Bowl and one cup effects using fake marshmallows.

Since these items have a metal core both can be "chopped" by adding a magnet at various spots (and removed).

Used a spoon as a wand, of course.