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NashvilleNewman
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Any suggestions? Looking to Spend between $200 - $300. Would like a combo set (1 chop / 2 regular) Preferably copper. Seems to be so many choices. Figured this would be the best place to ask. Thanks in advance!
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$200 for your first set? If I spent $200 on a set of cups and balls I would be scared to take them anywhere. I would get a much cheaper set.
Reality is a real killjoy.
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Today, $200-$300 is not all that much for a set of cups, especially a combo set. Here's one I recommend:

http://www.rnt2.com/cups/combo-cup-sets/medium-combo-sets/
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Then what set would you suggest for under $200. That would have been more helpful.

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$200 for your first set? If I spent $200 on a set of cups and balls I would be scared to take them anywhere. I would get a much cheaper set.
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Thanks Ray
I came across the $300 mirror finish set. I want something that will look good with age. Don't care if it loses it's lustre.

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Today, $200-$300 is not all that much for a set of cups, especially a combo set. Here's one I recommend:

http://www.rnt2.com/cups/combo-cup-sets/medium-combo-sets/
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Then what set would you suggest for under $200. That would have been more helpful.

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$200 for your first set? If I spent $200 on a set of cups and balls I would be scared to take them anywhere. I would get a much cheaper set.

It is not a chop cup, but I just got a set of stainless steel cups from bobsolarimagic.com/ that was on sale for $16.95. They have not come yet, so I can't personally tell you the quality but I have herd good things about these specific cups.
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RNT2's Paul Fox mini cups are just fine for close up performances, and they are on the low end of $200-$300.
http://www.rnt2.com/cups/combo-cup-sets/mini-combo-sets/
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I don't have any experience with these cups, but I started with an earlier version that was great for learning and that I still use for practice. I assume these are the improved version.

Penguin Magic makes the PFD Cups for $125. My guess: PFD stand for Paul Fox design. They look like it, anyhow.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S17430

And they sell a matching chop cup for $45.

http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S17429

That's only $170 for 4 good looking and weighty cups that will age well and give you flexibility in performance. Strikes me as a good first set.
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Thanks Plunk. I just purchased the Penguin ones. I'll let everyone know how they are. I was just going thru books I hadn't opened in years and found various routines (specifically the 2 cup routine in Williamsons Wonders) and thought I really need a set of cups, FINALLY!
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Happy to help. Yes, please review them here after you've had them for a bit. David
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Plunk.
Got the cups in the mail the other day. For $125 I'm quite pleased so far. They are made in China (based on the "leaflet" that came in the box.) so if you're not into buying overseas...
However. The weight of the cups is fantastic. They are VERY solid. They're spun copper and look great. The crocheted balls (4) are very well made. Tight stitching and quality feel. The velvet bag is also well made and stretches a bit which will most likely accommodate a 4th cup (chop cup) which I'm already looking forward to purchasing. The set also came with a set of 4 mini tennis balls which, while cool, have various flaws, mainly with the rubber line that curves around the length of the ball (the line on one of them is much wider) Don't know if the audience would be able to tell the difference but just wanted to point it out. The cups will hold a regulation tennis ball, lemon, lime I even fit a live animal in there! (kidding)
While they are expensive for a first set (yea, I know I wanted to pay $300) I truly feel like these will last YEARS.
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Great news! Have fun.
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