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Topic: Chalice Chop Cup - Better or not? You can make one.
Message: Posted by: Max T. Oz (Jan 29, 2020 05:10PM)
There are a variety of Chopped Cups on the market.

Some are just plain metal cups, some leather dice cups, even the odd wooden or metal Chalice.

I always liked the look of a Chalice. Plus the stem offers some different handling possibilities.

Below is quick vid that shows the Chalice and balls I made. (and how to make it). You can do the same for around $20.

Do you folks like the aesthetic look of a Chalice or prefer a more plain looking cup?

Have a look as I'm only putting the vid up for a short time for Magic Café people. While it doesn't expose any actual handling, one could deduce how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIURiP_r4EU

:-)
Message: Posted by: Mr. Woolery (Feb 1, 2020 11:46AM)
Sweet!

I have a couple of chop cups, but one of my dislikes is that they look like magic cups. The chalice cups at least look a bit less like a strange prop. I think this leads to suspecting the cup when it looks “proppy.”

Thank you for sharing this video.

Patrick
Message: Posted by: Jerry (Dec 23, 2020 06:16PM)
Or you could get this chalice.

GO HERE:

https://icklepicklemagic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=54&search=chop+cup
Message: Posted by: ringmaster (Dec 26, 2020 02:29PM)
[quote]On Dec 23, 2020, Jerry wrote:
Or you could get this chalice.

GO HERE:

https://icklepicklemagic.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=54&search=chop+cup [/quote]
Now that, looks like a prop.
The short Pringles cans are ready to use with your chop ball. And they come with potato chips. You can make a chop ball by wrapping a 'get in aluminum foil.
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Dec 26, 2020 05:12PM)
Or a PK ring and use any cup you want.
Message: Posted by: Jerry (Dec 26, 2020 05:37PM)
With a PK ring you have to hold the cup with a strangle grip, which looks unnatural and limits you options.
Message: Posted by: Josh Riel (Dec 26, 2020 05:52PM)
With a chalice? You could hold it quite elegantly, in fact any cup can be held in many ways still allowing things to get done.
A little imagination is all that's required. It helps if you can make your own balls, then you can do some very interesting things.

Chop cups are great, don't get me wrong. I have a couple, and always look for more.
Message: Posted by: countrymaven (Jan 12, 2021 11:01PM)
There are other options to a pk ring. it is a mag. gimmick and it can allow you to grip a cup in a very natural position.
I agree a lot of these cups look like movie props for a King George and Cleopatra type movie. I prefer more natural looking cups.
Message: Posted by: David Eichler (Jan 15, 2021 01:14PM)
[quote]On Jan 29, 2020, Max T. Oz wrote:
There are a variety of Chopped Cups on the market.

Some are just plain metal cups, some leather dice cups, even the odd wooden or metal Chalice.

I always liked the look of a Chalice. Plus the stem offers some different handling possibilities.

Below is quick vid that shows the Chalice and balls I made. (and how to make it). You can do the same for around $20.

Do you folks like the aesthetic look of a Chalice or prefer a more plain looking cup?

Have a look as I'm only putting the vid up for a short time for Magic Café people. While it doesn't expose any actual handling, one could deduce how it works.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIURiP_r4EU

:-) [/quote]

Hey Max, the link no longer appears to be active. Is it posted anywhere to see? Thanks!

David
Message: Posted by: Poof-Daddy (Jan 16, 2021 12:36AM)
I made a set of cups and balls using insulated, hard plastic, 32oz "Red Solo Cups" (knockoffs but they look exactly like the "Solo" brand). I also put a 1" round, thin neo magnet and held it in place using "White Flex Seal" to hide it inside. It works well. The props do not look "magic-y" and go well with my baseball themed patter.

Like the chalice idea, most anything could be made into a chop cup. I have even converted 2 "Jiggernaut" jiggers into "Chopped Jiggers"
Message: Posted by: Mark Levenson (Jan 18, 2021 04:32PM)
Fully agree about the importance of not looking like a prop. However, sometimes a prop is exactly what you need. I bought the chalice cup precisely to use at a Passover Seder with sponge-ball frogs as the balls and a giant sponge frog as the final load. The chalice looked like it belonged on that table.