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Hudson Lee
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I feel like I'm a day late and a dollar short, but with the mini Morrissey cups out of commission, is RNT2's Don Allen really the only option for quality mini cups? Don't get me wrong, they're absolutely beautiful. I'm just curious if they are worth the price for a worker on a budget, or if they're more for the chop cup enthusiast.
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The mini Don's from RNT II are excellent cups.
Well worth the money and are real workers.
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All the modern features plus it can be used on any surface.
Leather has a lot of advantages.

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I am using a cheap old Bazar de magia full size cup (my mini Don Alan is on it's way soon) but I can still do the ball through spectators hand and final loads in the hand. I find they are so excited about what is going on they don't even register the mass of the final load (also it is normally body temperature as I have I in my trouser pocket for at least the few warm up tricks I do).
Christopher Lyle
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I have the Cup that is pictured above from Frank. The leather cups are a beauty! I also have a Don Allen Chop that I love as well!
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On Jan 7, 2015, Hudson Lee wrote:
I feel like I'm a day late and a dollar short, but with the mini Morrissey cups out of commission, is RNT2's Don Allen really the only option for quality mini cups? Don't get me wrong, they're absolutely beautiful. I'm just curious if they are worth the price for a worker on a budget, or if they're more for the chop cup enthusiast.


If on a budget,go for the aluminum satin, that's the one I have. A worker for sure.
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but does anyone know how the Ickle Pickle mini cups compare to the RNT Don Allen cups? And I see Magic Makers also do a mini cup - is it worth spending a bit more on the RNT? They do look nice. I may try doing a 'group test' on bicycle-cards.co.uk at some point if I can get through the review backlog! Thanks for any help.
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PS - if you haven't heard, Jamie is re-releasing the Loomis routine soon...
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I have 2 Don Alan cups and love them. One in brushed copper by RNT2, and one original aluminum. Now that Jamie has the Loomis routine, I'll probably pick up a mini for that. The Wellington has some advantages that really seem great, though I've never handled one.
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I would put Axel Hecklau's Just a Cup up there against any chop cup routine, even though it's not technically a chop cup. Having just watched him lecture and perform it live, I must say it is outstanding and might just fool the magician in you.
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If you are on a budget Penguin has a small Morrissey one as well about the size of a shot glass, I love it! http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S13880


Sorry to dig up an old post, but I think the Morrissey mini is a great chop cup! If you have any problems with balls which are too hard or easy to dislodge, go to rings and things and buy adjustable ones!
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Well since it has come up again... Smile Since I posted a while back I did end up getting the Don Allen one and have had a lot of fun using it in a strolling context. I have recently seen these from Brian Watson, and would definitely like to have a look at one since I don't think Brian has ever put out a bad product... http://brianwatsonmagic.com/Store/produc......in-alloy
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This is a no brainer Hidden Wren, the props are world class with customer service second to none http://www.hiddenwrenmagic.com/ best money I've spent in a long time.
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They do look good! I wasn't familiar with Hidden Wren - but hope to become so soon! Thanks for the link.
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On Feb 25, 2019, philipsw wrote:
They do look good! I wasn't familiar with Hidden Wren - but hope to become so soon! Thanks for the link.


No problem I have one myself and can vouch for the high quality Smile
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On Oct 20, 2012, sirbrad wrote:
If you are on a budget Penguin has a small Morrissey one as well about the size of a shot glass, I love it! http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S13880


Sorry to dig up an old post, but I think the Morrissey mini is a great chop cup! If you have any problems with balls which are too hard or easy to dislodge, go to rings and things and buy adjustable ones!

Update: I purchased a Don Alan mini. The alter ego looks more like a shot glass, but it has no dimple. Rings N Things makes nice products. I think you get into an area of diminishing returns if you spend more than $80 on chop cup.
warren
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On Mar 17, 2019, equivoque wrote:
Update: I purchased a Don Alan mini. The alter ego looks more like a shot glass, but it has no dimple. Rings N Things makes nice products. I think you get into an area of diminishing returns if you spend more than $80 on chop cup.


If you actually use the cup at paid performances regardless of the price the cup more than pays for itself however if your not a worker then obviously keeping costs down is important.
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This is a great cup made by Michael Kaminskas. Got it at Magic Live and have been using it every night since for the past 6 months. I love it. https://www.mkcups.com/copy-of-carolina-jester-1
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I seem to recall reading in some magic book a way to make your own chop cup out of a normal coffee mug. If I had a chop cup routine, I would probably do that.
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Don Alan Mini is amazing. the size is excellent. I love the balls RNT2 provides too.
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