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Does anyone here know if you can nest balls in the Harries Bosco cups?
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I think these cups are next on my purchase list. I hear they are a great deal. I would like to know what size ball works best as well.

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On 2007-07-20 22:08, sawmac wrote:
Does anyone here know if you can nest balls in the Harries Bosco cups?
thanks


Can you be a bit more specific? Your question is somewhat unclear. The cups have a skirt height of about 1 1/8", so obviously, you could nest the cups with a 1 1/8" ball or smaller between the cups.

However, when you start putting more than one ball on top of the cups, the picture changes. This is a traditional style cup. The saddle is not wide enough to allowy you to put three 1 1/8" balls on top of a cup and nest them. If they had rounded tops, like a Paul Fox cup, this would be a different story.

If you have three balls that are no more than 15/16" diameter on top of a cup, you can put another cup on top of it.

The Morrissey 3/4" balls would probably work for this. Their size is given as the core size of the ball, actual size is a little bit larger.
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Bill: just looking to nest a single ball between cups. Thanks.
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Okay. Here's a rule of thumb. If a cup has a skirt, and the top of the cup is larger in diameter than the height of the skirt, you can nest the cups with a ball of the same diameter as the height of the skirt, less a very small amount for the way the lip of the cup sits on the shoulder of the cup.

It took me a while to figure this out, but it's really obvious. The only exceptions are slanted skirt cups. The Phoenix cups, for example, don't take a very large ball.
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Bill :

Do you the approximate weight of the Harries Bosco cups?

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I grabbed one at random off the top of the stack. It weighs 5.4 oz. They aren't heavyweights, but they are heavy enough to work with.

They are what I would consider to be a bargain in the world of cups and balls. The current price is $93.00 for a set. That's hard to beat in a copper cup.
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May I know who sells the bosco cups, Bill?
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Harries in sweden sell them - I think the have the exclusive.
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That's right. It's Harries in Sweden. I think they are spun by Tim Star.

http://www.harriesmagic.com/engelsk/welcome.html
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