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[quote]On 2011-06-06 14:09, Bill Palmer wrote:
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Are these cups actually that color? They look pink. I wouldn't use foam balls, simply because of the weight.

As far as Lance Burton's coffee cup routine, he didn't do that "because he can." He did that simply to be different. This is okay, actually. But I don't really recommend being a cups and balls snob or elitist until you have something to be an elitist about.


I have nothing to be elitist about. Smile I took this with my phone cam in room light. They're actually a bright red.

What kind of balls would you recommend? These are so cheap, I could throw them away in a second and not blink.
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You have a username and password to the museum. You figure it out. Try reading some of the posts in this section that discuss the differences in balls.
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Thanks, Bill.
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So Neuromancer, what set of cups did you decide on?

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I am going to try and contruct a set of leather cups. I am working up a renaissance theme show and the cups and balls were being performed in the period. I also do leatherwork so it should not be too difficult.

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Leather cups would actually not be authentic. The correct cups are shown in Hocus Pocus, Jr.. They are brass or tin plate.
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Sorry to say I'm disappointed in the Bazar de Magia's brass cups and balls I just ordered from Penguin my perception is that the bead is so high up there is not enough straight section above the bead for them to nest cleanly. They can tip back and forth from vertical when stacked. The design has changed slightly from the combo cup I bought (admittedly several years ago).
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Bill you are correct that is what is printed in Hocus Pocus. However at most SCA type events the leather jack and mugs are a very common sight. I thought it might be nice to use a cup that sort of blends in even though it is not technically period coorect according to Hocus Pocus Jr.

I have done a lot of research on drinking vessels in England, and for a very long time leather was the prefered material for drinking vessels and vessels for carrying liquids. This is only true for England, in England they produced very little clay pottery. The potters made pots from metal and also made bells. I need to go back and read more about Hocus Pocus, Jr and what country and time period it was written in.

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Very little of what I see at modern Ren Faires is really "authentic" anyway. But my experience with faires isn't nearly as extensive as Bill's.
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Contact Donnie at RNT2 ...he has a really nice set of Aluminum cups that are perfect for a beginner and priced for one too.
I do not know if they are on his site yet....I don't go to the site often enough.
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Thanks Mobius,
I just dropped the price on the Foxy 2.5 cups in Satin Aluminum to $99 - I have quite A LOT of these in stock and even though this price whacks the profit margin down to almost nothing, I think it's better that the cups find a home as a starter set for some young magician. Really, a student of the cups and balls should practice with a set of cups that will make it so much easier to learn ALL the moves that are out there.
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On 2011-06-20 12:23, Donnie Buckley wrote:
Thanks Mobius,
I just dropped the price on the Foxy 2.5 cups in Satin Aluminum to $99 - I have quite A LOT of these in stock and even though this price whacks the profit margin down to almost nothing, I think it's better that the cups find a home as a starter set for some young magician. Really, a student of the cups and balls should practice with a set of cups that will make it so much easier to learn ALL the moves that are out there.
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Now THAT... folks is a great gesture and incentive for all you beginners that are shopping around for a good quality set of cups to sink your teeth in...kudos to you Donnie!! Smile

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This is an excellent price. While the aluminum cups are not as heavy as the copper ones, they are certainly useful. I just recently acquired what is purported to be a prototype of these cups in aluminum. I'll have to check with Jake on this.
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Thanks for the replies, I went with the penguin ones, that are able to load a tennis ball (which I thought to be nice).
@Donnie, unfortunately your offer came to late to my attention. Maybe in the near future. Do you guys ship to Germany? How much would that be? Also, does your mentioned aluminium set load a tennis ball?
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On 2011-06-22 12:22, Neuromancer wrote:
Thanks for the replies, I went with the penguin ones, that are able to load a tennis ball (which I thought to be nice).
@Donnie, unfortunately your offer came to late to my attention. Maybe in the near future. Do you guys ship to Germany? How much would that be? Also, does your mentioned aluminium set load a tennis ball?
According to this, they DO load a Tennis Ball: http://www.rnt2.com/index.php?dispatch=p......id=29794

As for shipping to Germany I believe this might be what you're looking for:: http://www.rnt2.com/index.php?dispatch=pages.view&page_id=32

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Those look great! How long will the sale last? I really need a decent set of cups.

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Hi Guys,
Yes we ship all over the world and can ship at the First Class International rate (up to 4 pounds) so it's less expensive.
The new price on the Foxy 2.5 Satin Aluminum cups has no expiration date. I'll offer them at this price indefinitely.
Good luck with the Penguin cups Neuromancer.
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No excuses now, only ever had a plastic set of cups, my order is on the way!
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Please have a look at my sale. It is for a special fundraising project I am doing for Operation Smile!

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