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martinjmac
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Hi,
I just bought a pocket chop cup but I can not come up with a good idea. The routine in the directions is very lame.
Just wondering if anyone new of a good routine?
Thanks

-Martin-
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Check out John Bannon's routine in
"Impossibilia" book.

Don Alan's in "In a class by himself" book.
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John Macmillan
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Jim Sisti, publisher of the Magic Menu, also published a good one in his manuscript called "The Working Professional's Chop Cup".

Also, here's a extensive refernce on Chop Cup information :
http://magicref.tripod.com/magref/magchop.htm
Mr. Ed
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Doug Brewer has a great routine called "Chopped Taters" in "The Unexpected Visitor" It is primarely a coin book, but this routine is the highlight of the book. In my opinion anyway.
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Larry Jennings has very good version that with little changes can be done in walk around magic. Jim Swain explains it on his 21st century card magic book.
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I think David Regal's "My Best Friend" is probably the most orignal and entertaining chop cup presentations. However, you may need a different "friend" for a restaurant setting, as it uses a mouse.
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Hi John, thanks for the link on chop cup. I learned a few things today! The easiest chop cup routine that I've seen that does not need a table is taught in Martin Sanderson's dvd. It's sort of a reader digest verson of CC. Short and sweet but pack a big punch.
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I didn't think the Sanderson routine had much to offer.
He thinks most routines are too long but I'm not so sure.

In a past Genii magazine, there was a routine that was done in the hands.
Used a silk, as well. It was nice. Not sure which issue.

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Alan Munro
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Get the Ron Bauer booklet on Chop Cup - it goes into great detail on the Don Alan routine. Also, get the Don Alan DVD from Steven's Magic Emporium. The booklet and the DVD compliment each other.

I just modified the routine for standup work and am very pleased with the results.
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