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Jon Blakeney
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Sherwood engraved brass cups are one of my most treasured purchases,they are stunning.
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No love for the Johnson cups? I don't own them myself, but I'm just sort of curious why nobody's mentioned them in this thread. Are they sub-par in some way, relative to other manufacturer's cups at roughly the same price point?
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Nothing against them, I just prefer knowing the maker personally and feeling the "organic" nature of a hand spun cup. Johnsons just have that cold "factory" look to them. And they only come in the one size.
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Lawrence O
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The best cups and ball producer is the performer with the delivery of a very entertaining routine.
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Jeffrey Cowan
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Joe Porper cups and ballsa are terrific too. Back in the day, several top pros I know used them. I think Joe currently is out of stock, but you can see them here: http://www.porperoriginals.com/cups_pics.htm
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If you have about $500 to spend then get two sets of cups.

I love RNT and Sherwood cups.
I have the advantage of living near and working with Donnie and know he not only makes great cups but cares deeply about his customers.

I like my Riser cups as well but James is not making many cups anymore. The set I have is still in great shape after using them for many years.

The elduco cups are also very nice brass cups that look different than most magic cups with a bead. We used to call them the bullets. I have a set of those that are about 23yrs old.

You might also want to look at the Johnson Cups because they are well made and for $500 you can get 3 straight cups and one chop cup to match. The advantage of this is the veriety of routines you can do with them as well as consistancy of the CNC cups..they are all the exact same.
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Johnson cups are great and I've found they have a nice ring to them with tapped with a wand.
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I like the Johnson cups myself. When they first started making the brass cups I brought a set with a chop cup to go with the set. After I received them, I liked them so much that I brought another set and chop cup.

I do not perform much anymore and I am thinking of selling one set along with a chop cup to go with the set. Can you tell me what would be a fair price to sale them for. Lightly used.
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What are the dimensions of the Johnson cups? I don't see that information on the website. Thanks.
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Not complaining about my copper Bazar de Magia.
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Nate The Magician
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Buy the Sherwoods. Honestly, they are amazing cups. I have never owned a set myself but I have handled a friends set- they were beautiful and just amazing.
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I only have three sets at present time..

Copper Paul Fox

Copper Riser Standards

And Copper Foxy 3

Beautiful Cups! Paul Fox and Foxy 3 by RNT2
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I'm with Pete Biro....you can't beat RnT II cups......my personal favorites are my Copper Mendoza Combo cups, and for combo cups and chop cups, RnTII has adjustable balls.......which are a Godsend, IMHO.

Having said that, Magicians LOVE handling my Charlie Miller Cups........in Charlie's words..."They're a MAN's set of cups!"...like the Johnnie Paul cups, they're GREAT with sponge balls!
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