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Joshua Barrett
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Hey guys, I recently acquired a don alan stubby chop cup, its great except I don;t know any chop cup routines at all, where might I find a good base routine. what do you recommend
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If you're up for a dvd there's one just on the chop including Jennings and Don Alan's routine. Both are really solid.
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I think john bannon's in Impossibilia is great.
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I like Scott Hollingsworth's "Strolling Chop Cup Routine" available from his web site.

Deja vu.....

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It is a shame that Impossibilia is just about Impossibilia to get at a decent price.

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Joshua Barrett
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There are several copies at the local shop here at list
kozmo said dan tong is good I might check that out. I like kozmos vids quite a lot
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Dan Tong is great, but you still can't beat Don Alan's routine. There are several publications, the one I like the best is the one written by Ron Bauer. He adds details and insights into Don's thinking that makes it more than just an instruction manual. Available from him or at http://www.rnt2.com listed as The "Complete" Don Alan's Chop Cup. I have both of the RNT2 booklets on this. The Ron Bauer one is definitely worth a few dollars more.
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Here's the opportunity to make up your own routine.
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Pete that's a great idea but I have never even seena chop cup routine. or read about one. I want a basis to start on so I can see what works,
what doesn't work. then I can find what works for me. maybe that's weird but I have no magic friends. I only see what I can buy. and iv come far in the realitive short time iv been doing this, I don't have the experience to start somthing unknown without guidence
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Yes, combine a few of your favorite techniques together and try it out with lay audience first. Their response can tell you what you have done (good or bad). It is really an adventure - the more you perform the simple chop cup routine the more you learn. Every performing environment teaches you something.

Enjoy!
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It is OK to see what's been done. But... what a golden opportunity to take the props and think about what can be done... play around with the stuff and you may discover something really cool and original.
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=) very true and I have. but what iv done has been like the cups and balls wiht one cups and until I watch these vids someone kindly sent me of performaces I'm nto sure if that's dieerent then a "chop cup" routine
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Instead of coming up with a routine why not get Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup from Ron Bauer… all the work is done for you…. If you look in to the reviews on Ron Bauer's Privets Studies you will see that he has not had a bad review from the well known magicians…look at who is in favor of Ron Bauer's booklets...
Daryl, David Regal, Paul Chosse, Bruce Cervon, Karrell Fox, Marc DeSouza, Tom Gagnon, Paul Green, Scott F. Guinn, Todd Karr, Stephen Minch, Aldo Colombini, Reed McClintock, Randy Wakeman, Tim Trono, Bob Longe, Paul Green, Michael Close, Roger Klause…ect.

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This is the best of all of them. It's the only chop cup book that I occasionally retail.
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You can't go wrong with a combination like Ron Bauer and Don Alan! And at only $10, it's a real steal!
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On 2007-06-14 13:45, Pete Biro wrote:
Here's the opportunity to make up your own routine.


You follow this advice with "I have never seen or read any routine". GREAT!

That is the point. If you want a unique routine, if you want one that is more you than anyone else, if you want to really do your own routine, you have the cup, you know the moves, just imagine one. It is not easy, but wow will you love yourself for it in a while.
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Josh,
if you have purchased an RNT II stubby, just PM your address and I'll supply you with the routine for free, you should have gotten one with the cup, but since you didn't I'll send you one.

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I don't know that I agree that everyone should just invent their own routines from scratch with no research. True, some folks can do that, but not everyone is gifted in that regard. Even the great Fred Kaps, generally regarded as the best all-around magician of the 20th Century (if not all-time) mostly performed material created by others. So have many, many other very fine magicians through the years.

If one is not particularly gifted at CREATING magic but is accomplished at PERFORMING it, he is probable better served to perform magic created by those who are gifted in that area, as opposed to coming up with a mediocre routine of his own. (I am in no way saying here that this is the case with anyone in this topic!)

Or, perhaps, he might be better served by doing some research and seeing what has been done, so he doesn't waste a lot of time reinventing the wheel. Then he can pick and choose, and construct a routine with his own touches and sequences combined with his favorites created by past and present masters of the craft.
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On 2007-06-14 17:18, Scott F. Guinn wrote:
You can't go wrong with a combination like Ron Bauer and Don Alan! And at only $10, it's a real steal!


The price of this one is $15.00. It's one of the special editions. But it is still worth every penny.

Let me add this. When I work on the classics, and I consider the chop cup a modern classic, I read everything I can find about it. Then I work with one routine, whichever one appeals to me. I adapt it to my own style. Sometimes, the version I perform doesn't stray far from the original. Other times, when I get through with it, it bears no resemblance at all to the source.
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