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ScHeRzO
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Dear friends I will like to know your best 5 cups and why? What kind of characteristis do you prefer on these cups? Weight, color, the look, the size etc...

Thanks for your time
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Scherzo… my top favorite Cups in no particular order:

1-Riser Mini Copper Cups
A-Size, great for keeping in a sports coat pocket (light weight)
B-They have a deep brown patina
C-They have a great shape and are spun well

2-RNT2 PF Copper Cups
A-Classic style, I like Cups with rings
B-They are developing a patina
C-Size, they fit in my hand well

3-RNT2 Squatty 2 Copper Cups
A-Again classic style, I like the additional rings
B-They have a deep brown patina
C-Size, they fit my hands well

4-Johnson Products Brass Cups
A-Another classic styled Cup (rings0
B-Look fantastic when polished
C-They have a heavy solid feel to them
D-Size, they fit my hands well
E-With a JP Chop Cup I can convert the set to a Combo Cup trio

5-Tie… RNT2 Traditional Copper Cups & RNT2 Phoenix Copper Cups
A-Old school look
B-Large final load capability
C-Traditional Cups are developing a deep brown patina
D-Phoenix 2 Cups look fantastic kept polished with the RNT2 Phoenix balls

I must admit though, there really is not a set of Cups that I don’t like. I am not partial to aluminum Cups do to their weight. I use Chop Cups more then I use 3 Cup sets.

Good luck wit your survey,
Bruce
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That is a nice collection of cups you have there! Thanks for your answer I am thinking to buy the JP alminium cup. Have you heard about http://www.cupsandballs.nl they have very nice cups also. What about balls any particular prefernce?

THX
Scherzo
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#1 Johnson Brass Set - 3 straight cups and a chop cup
-Perfect for the routine I do. Just perfect for the Mendoza moves.
-They produce the best sound
-I love the weight and feel.Very balanced.
-It has always been my working set

#2 Mikame Wooden Set - combo set with a solid cup climax
-Traditional look
-Beautiful color and craftsmanship
-Very light for a full set
-Looks rare and mysterious. It has a Euro-Asian feel to it

#3 PF Cups
-What more can I say?

#4 Squatty Cups
-What more can I say?

#5 Charlie Miller Cups
- Can't get any more solid than this set!
-Great weight and feel. Truly "A Man's Cup"

I have acquired quite a number of sets. Of corse nothing close to Bill or Richard's collection. After collecting over 65 sets I have come to realize that these are the only sets I use.

I just have to add a 6th set....

Pete Biro's Indian Cups Set that I bought from him some time ago. These Indian Cups are the best in my opinion. I have a dozen Indian Cups set...BUT Pete's are the best. The moves are easier to do. The size and weight is perfect for most hand size.



Mabuhay from Manila!

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Scherzo… If you have caught Cup Fever you should check out the following websites-

http://www.cupsandballsmagic.com/
http://www.cupsandballsmuseum.org/index.htm
http://www.cupscon.com/index.php?www

But I have to warn you, once you go to these places you will never be the same.
I have always wanted the Auke van Dokkum Cups, I have read many good things about them, and however I have never seen them in person.

Rannie… I am having fun with the Cellini Cups!!!!!

Thanks,
Bruce
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Bruce,

I'm glad you are enjoying the Cellini Cups! Aren't they wonderful?
I had the pleasure of handling Auke's cups and spend some time talking shop with him. I must say...the guy knows his subject very well. The cups are well balanced and just beautiful.

Scherzo...Bruce hit it spot on! Good luck!!! The "fever" is quite permanent. Hopefully you find your dream set as I have found mine.

Holler for any thing. As always...you can count on the experts like Bill and Pete!

Cheers and Mabuhay from Sunny (Thank God) Manila!

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My Fave Five:

Paul Fox set gifted to me from Danny Dew (Nickle plated)
Heavy Brass Antique Indian Cups.
Brass Johnny Paul Cups
Riser Mini Copper cups
Tim Starr Combo set

Don't use, but love my Early Tayade set, Charlie Miller Cups, Leather Unique Studio Chop Cup.

Use more than cups: Rubber toilet plunger for Benson/Rezvani/Thomson Bowl Routine with large Nut finish, thanks to permission from Don Alan.

Cups I kick myself for trading away: Connie Haden silver Slydini Cups, copper set of Paul Fox and my Paul Fox Chick cups.
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I don't have a top five, because I don't own five sets of cups.

I only use one set. The Engraved Silver set from Brett Sherwood. I use those because Brett actually dips each one in magic before he sends them out.

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Sherwood - perfect
Paul Fox - near perfect
Cellini - Holds a baseball, tips back easily with a wand, taper fits the hand well
Gary Animal - Animal Cups - Holds a baseball perfectly, classic shape.
Johnson - Very nice ring, great chop cup companion cup, final load a bit small
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#1 Cellini Cups (for street work)
#2 Johnny Paul Cups (for sponge ball work)
#3 Sherwood Smooth Silver Cups (for everything else)

No need for a 4 or 5 Smile

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Quote:
On 2009-10-13 13:26, ScHeRzO wrote:
That is a nice collection of cups you have there! Thanks for your answer I am thinking to buy the JP alminium cup. Have you heard about http://www.cupsandballs.nl they have very nice cups also. What about balls any particular prefernce?

THX
Scherzo


I've never seen a JP aluminum cup. All the cops I have seen from Johnson Products are either brass or copper.

The cups that Auke van Dokkum makes are among the finest anywhere.

I cannot single out five sets of cups that I would consider to be better than any others; however, my favorite working set is a set of copper Sherwoods. The balance, feel and display capablilities are excellent. The RnT II Foxy II.V cups are also excellent.
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#1 PF copper- I like the size and designe
#2 monti cups- some times one single ring is enough
#3 Johnny Paul Cups- traditional style
#4 Bazar de Magia- they are good workers,feel good,look good
and they are/were cheap(i can't believe it's not butter)
#5 Galli Galli custom triple chrome plated (i bought from from MAD JAKE)-
I don't use them but I love to look at
them.
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Nice to see ahumada, that you like two of the cups I produced.
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Thank you for interest! all of you have been very helpfull. All I want to do is get my set of cups! How about Mikames Cups (Solid Steel) has anyone seen them or work with them?


Thx folks
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The Mikame cups are stainless steel, which is not exactly the same thing as solid steel. They are nice cups, but I don't know why they chose to make these cups this particular size.
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Based on personal preference for design, weight etc:

Sherwood
Paul Fox
Sisti
Gary Animal (Love or Babe)

The fifth spot might go to a variety of different sets depending on mood, weather, wind direction etc: either Johnny Paul, Foxy II.V, mini PF, van Dokkum standards or Johnson.
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Thanks Bill for your answer, but what do you mean with a particular size for the mikame cups?

thanks
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The Mikame steel cups are smaller than a set of Paul Fox cups, but are not really small enough to be considered a mini cup.

Perhaps you should visit the cups and balls museum and learn more about the cups.
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You guys get way to hung up on the different styles of cups.
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Please don't take this as any form of dis-respect, but, Mr. Bill Palmer, I'm new here, and as I read various posts, you chime in on many, very good information is added, but, I'm just wondering, who are you, what is your background etc. etc. As I said I'm new but .... others that may be aware of who you are are in the "Circle", let the rest of us in, Just because you have 24 hour a day to post, makes you a guru, is it true? yes or know will suffice. thanks in advance, an admirerer, spelling is not my virtue.
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