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I know a guy using fairly large balls for chop cup routine on stage.It's probably 1-1.5 inch.It's a pretty good idea for stage.He told me he bought it from England where it was sold as loads for cups and balls.He just did some moderation.
So where can I get some cheap 1.5 inch crochet balls to use in my routine?I have some yellow crochet sponge balls but they are probably 2'' and just don't feel right.
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I most of time use 1 inch crocheted ball too.

1 inch balls are available from bazar de magia: http://www.bazardemagia.com/home.php?p=p......cto=1776
They are very cheap and correctly finalized for their price, but I can't say that they are the top of the top. Surprisingly, I bought 2 different cups sets from Bazar and, 6 years after the first purchasing are the balls quite different, more finely crocheted.

In Europe, but in France, not England, I know Pascaline et François Danis: http://danis-magic.com/cariboost1/crbst_2.html
They are selling very beautiful crocheted balls and you have a great choice of colours. They are sincerely nice and they answer to every question you should ask. Your wanted 1.5 inch should be feasible without problem.

Any magic boutiques also sell a lot of balls, crocheted or not.

Just the few help I can give.
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I have obtained many sets of balls from Pascaline and François. They have all been extremely high quality.

Regarding the balls from RnT II -- they basically have kept the same consistency of product that Rings and Things had years ago. I don't recall Rings and Things (I) ever making load balls. There was no reason to. Harry Monti specified the size of his cups so that they would fit a fairly common rubber ball that was available from any toy store. The Don Alan cup was built to take the Cressite® play ball for dogs.

Morrissey has been making excellent balls for decades.

Unfortunately for us, the high volume makers have found that certain colors of wool are no longer made or their suppliers no longer stock them. A few years ago, you could get many different colors of ball from Morrissey. Now they are down to three or four. That's not a good sign. They use only wool yarn.

RnT II, on the other hand, is very responsive to the needs of cups and balls workers, and Donnie is now making a much wider selection of ball than has been previously available.

There was a period of time about 15 years ago, when there was basically only one place in North America that supplied crochet balls. That's changed. It wasn't a matter of being easier to find a large load ball that would fit your cup. There was just a restricted choice.

Martin Pacheco at Bazar has been making improvements in the quality of his products. I think his current crop is very good. However, they won't work with ALL cups. Those of you who have seen my posts about the way these things are made for chop cups realize that there are two basic ways to make these. Bazar chop balls have S***s. RnT II's have M*****s. The ones with M*****s will work in more sets than the others. Also, the others must, by their very nature, be much lighter.
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On the other hand, Bazar chop balls with S***s could be "choped" from both sides. It allows one or two specifics moves... not of really common use, so most of time it doesn't matter.
But I began with this Bazar balls and when I got other gaffed balls, I was surprised at not being able to do these moves.
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On the other hand, certain other moves that are possible with the other type of ball don't work very consistently with the Bazar balls.
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