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Michael Baker
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I use small tennis balls from walmart
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I use limes for the first load. I tend to work in bars so it makes sense. My final final load is to make my watch vanish from my wrist and re-appear underneath the center cup. On occasion I have substituted my Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Bracelet for the watch.
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I have a set of cups that are copper on the outside, & white in the inside. They were given to me with a trunk of magic about 50 years ago. There was also an original Tarbel course in the trunk.
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I have a Sherwood set of smooth copper, 4 different coloured Sherwood load balls, and 4 Sherwood red and silver sparkling manipulation balls, and a pouch made by Frank at The Ambitious Card. Not very period, but I'm in heaven with the combination.
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I troll the flea markets, big box stores, joke shops, pet shops, sporting goods stores, etc. with an eye out for final loads. It's second nature to me now.

I have several crates of final load balls, etc. that I haven't even unpacked. I may clean these out and get them to a manageable herd.

I'll post a notice here when I have something that might strike someone's fantasy.
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Has anyone ever made a cups and balls where the cups were ice cream cones and the balls were scoops of ice cream? I can see some fun routine possibilities!
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That could get sticky! Maybe cones and cherries then ice cream final loads. And a spoon wand!
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[quote]On Jul 24, 2015, magicshowprod wrote:
Has anyone ever made a cups and balls where the cups were ice cream cones and the balls were scoops of ice cream? I can see some fun routine possibilities! [/quote

I think something like that was mentioned in The Last Word on Cups and Balls. I think that was Eddie joseph.
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On Apr 16, 2015, Michael Baker wrote:
When I was using these cups, I used the loads seen, although only four of them. I made them from vinyl (faux leather for the "swells" Smile ). They are stuffed with seed. The cups are huge (I silently call them my flower pots). They are so beat up, and just gorgeous, eh? Smile The balls are close to baseball size.

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Hi Michael,
Where did you get these final loads (if you recall; or maybe you made them?)? I love the look of these and the juggling balls you can get commercially don't quite have the right look. - I'd love to use working balls made in the same fashion as well, but have never been able to find any in a good size (7/8" or at most 1").
Thanks!

Oh... and I use Fab Fruit (currently). One time, years ago, when I used them in a Parlour Show, someone checked to see if they were solid and even though they were, I got the feeling it was a disappointment that they were fake.
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I've used Key Limes as working balls and then random other fruit as finals. 'Course I only use 2 cups.

My cups were from Sweden, and really big, a Baseball could fit with room. It was sexy.
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