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idstroem
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Hello friends!

I am looking for a good, elegant, high quality wand. I have browsed about and seen many beautiful ones - although they all seem to have brass(or white) tips. Is this seen as a standard, because it's better, or because people in general just like the way these wands look, or because these colours are the most expected and easily recognised by an audience?

Thing is, since I use copper cups and in general believe that a wand with copper tips would suit me better, I am on the hunt for just that - a copper tipped wand.

I might just be blinded by all the trees and unable to see the forest, because surely there must be others who share this opinion?

I am grateful for any help.

Best wishes!
cupsandballsmagic
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Hi,

There are copper tipped wands available, you might want to think about the wand's use though... Are you going to use it on the cups? If so, perhaps something that wont damage them such as wood or delrin tips?

I guess it depends on how you use thewand (spins, striking the cups etc) and where you will use it (on the street, tablehopping, while wearing a tux) too...

There are a few wands reviewed here:
http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/Wands.html

and even more featured here:
http://69.89.31.132/~cupsandb/museum/wands.htm

If you can't find a wand that's perfect then there are many makers out there who will custom make you one or of course you could fashion your own.

Best,
Bri
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Go to http://www.porperoriginals.com and clik on the wand selections. There is a new one not on yet with ebony stick, ends are Ivory with Dai Vernon's image scribed in.
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idstroem
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Bloody... those are some beautiful wands, sir. I seem to have been looking in all the wrong places.
Bill Palmer
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Check out the wands on display at the cups and balls museum. You will get an idea of what is, what was, and what might have been.

I like a wand that has a wooden body, wooden tips and a metal band. These are available with, for example, walnut body, maple tips and a copper band.
"The Swatter"

Founder of CODBAMMC

My Chickasaw name is "Throws Money at Cups."

www.cupsandballsmuseum.com
Lawrence O
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A thin and long TV zapper with a small light in front for the audience to see when the magic moment happens. The Scandinavian B&O had this type for years.

People believe in what a zapper can do: they've used one themselves.
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tabman
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On 2009-08-09 14:23, Lawrence O wrote:
People believe in what a zapper can do: they've used one themselves.


That's a great point!!! The magic remote.

And I wanted to point out: Be careful with a copper tipped wand in a thunder storm!!! Smile

-=tab
...Your professional woodworking and "tender" loving care in the products you make, make the wait worthwhile. Thanks for all you do...

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