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Above all do take yer time...yer got be comfortable with yer props
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I got a chop cup from Auke van Dokkum. He have a really great cups (and coins). It's looks wonderful... so the performance with the cups have to be iether!

(By the way: Somebody told me that Micheal Ammar since a his cups used. Seen by a recentely trailer. And he want to sell his cups also.. but I don't know.)
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I had the welliington and it was great, but now I use a handmade Curly Cocobolo Elegance Cup from Gareth Gwatkin. This is awesome and Gareth is a really nice guy!
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I realize that they're not the size you're looking for, but I actually have 4 (I love them so much) of the Mini Don Alans made from Donnie over at RNT2:

http://www.rnt2.com/index.php?dispatch=p......ubcats=Y

I think I have a Chop Cup problem, lol.
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On 2014-01-28 10:01, Jamie D. Grant wrote:
I realize that they're not the size you're looking for, but I actually have 4 (I love them so much) of the Mini Don Alans made from Donnie over at RNT2:

http://www.rnt2.com/index.php?dispatch=p......ubcats=Y

I think I have a Chop Cup problem, lol.

Could you recommend a good source for learning the mini chop cup using the spectators hand?Thanks.I just checked the link you provided and I like the Chrome Mini chop cup.
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I have been using the Don Alan cup (both regular and mini) for 34 years. Absolutely love them.
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I love the Johnson Chop Cup. I've been using my cup for over 14 years.
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A nice thing about the Morrissey mini is that it looks very much like something you'd normally find at the bar. A regular size chop cup looks weird. Have you ever seen someone drink out of a cup that looks like a chop cup? I use my Morrissey mini all the time; it's perfect for table hopping. I use small red potatoes for the final loads that are about the size of a golf ball.
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I picked up a micro alter ego from RNT2 recently and love it. It looks like a stainless steel shot glass used in a bar. I'm learning the Dennis Loomis routine, as recommended by Jamie in his magic Friday episode demo. It doesn't happen in the specs hand; that would be an interesting challenge. It's performed in your own hands, no table, and is short and sweet. If you're looking for small, this is it and it plays big.

The only real downfall is the manuscript for the routine is currently out of print.

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On 2014-01-29 07:56, CdnAndrew wrote:
I picked up a micro alter ego from RNT2 recently and love it. It looks like a stainless steel shot glass used in a bar. I'm learning the Dennis Loomis routine, as recommended by Jamie in his magic Friday episode demo. It doesn't happen in the specs hand; that would be an interesting challenge. It's performed in your own hands, no table, and is short and sweet. If you're looking for small, this is it and it plays big.

The only real downfall is the manuscript for the routine is currently out of print.

Andrew

Thanks, my mistake. I couldn't understand how the spectator couldn't feel the balls in their hand. I like the idea of not needing a table and using your hands. I'm going to try and find the Loomis routine.
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Not a problem. You should check out Jamie's Magic Friday on YouTube. He reviews the routine, his chop cups, and does a variation of the routine.

If you find a source for the routine, please share it; I'm sure many others would love to pick it up.

Andrew
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Go full size chop cup. It's miniature theater for the table. Yes it takes up pocket space for the F.L. But it's so worth it!
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I completely agree--full size chop cup kills. I've worked with both the mini and the full size, and I just think there's something about a (supposedly) unpalmable load (lemon, tennis ball, the brighter the better) that really shocks the table. I always hear comments like "how is that possible? You can't hide that in your hand!" or something to that effect. I wonder if, on some level, the spectators aren't as impressed with a mini load because they know it can be hidden in the hand.

For those of you that have the Don Alan's, how do they hold up in terms of scratches and dings? The Morrisey cups looks pretty beat up after a few weeks.
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My go to is an original Rings N Things Don Alan full size Chop Cup. I've had it since the 70's.
Last year I found another one on line for sale, Like New, and snatched it up as a back up. Although I never needed a back up since the 70's, but you never know.
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If you do decide to go with the Mini on the hands (that's the one I do) check out some hackey-sacks! They make for perfect final loads and aren't as uncomfortable in your pants when you're wearing a suit!
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I wonder if you had the spectator hold a beverage coaster in their hand, maybe you could do this on top of the coaster. Then again, I've been accused of trying to redesign the wheel before.;0)
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On 2014-02-01 10:48, ralphs007 wrote:
I wonder if you had the spectator hold a beverage coaster in their hand, maybe you could do this on top of the coaster. Then again, I've been accused of trying to redesign the wheel before.;0)


that's actually a really good idea.

a beverage coaster would probably work well enough. but it might be even better to have something that they need to hold in both hands (so like a mini-rectangular close up pad that was solid)... that way there's no chance they use their other hand to look under the cup when they're not supposed to.

you could also use that for a stand up verison of skinner's monte or twisted sisters or other tricks where you might need a bit of table space but you're in a walk around situation.
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A jeweler's pad would probably work well.
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Flat surface. I can see the ball rolling off already. You might try a folded cloth napkin or handkerchief.
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