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blushingmule
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Hi all,

Have searched about and don't really know where to start if you get my meaning.

I've seen cheap to "how much?"

A decent aluminum set w/chop would be fine.

Many thanks,

Bob
p.s.I'm just getting back into magic, have all of my old books Lorrayne, Tarr, etc.
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"It's better to have 3 amazing tricks than 10 good ones"
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Depending on how gravity effects you you may want a different material than aluminum
pabloinus
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Penguin cups or Bazar de Magia cups both in copper
Kyoki_Sanitys_Eclipse
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I went with the Bazar in brass
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I have Penguin Copper Cups. For the money, they are great. Mine have aged to a nice patina.
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I don't think there's a better buy in magic than Bob Solari's stainless cups for about $25. They do show "out of stock" right now, though.

I will admit a preference for stainless cups and there aren't many options available.
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As you are looking for a combination set, these are probably the cheapest you're going to find:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/p/S12805

The trouble is the magnet is typically not hidden very well in a cheap combo set. Copper would be much better than aluminum if you can swing it. My first combo set was a copper combo set from Morrisey Magic, it was decent.
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If money is an issue post a wtb on the Café for a used set
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Sorry once you get 50 posts tjat is. U didn't look
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Depending on what type of routine that you are going to do you can use any type of cups. Coffee cups, Clear Drinking Glasses covered with napkins or newspaper. You can use plastic cups. paper cups etc... If the routine that you have chosen requires the cups to stack you are going to want to make sure that they do. If not again you can use any that you feel fits.
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On Jul 17, 2016, stevenamills wrote:
I don't think there's a better buy in magic than Bob Solari's stainless cups for about $25. They do show "out of stock" right now, though.

I will admit a preference for stainless cups and there aren't many options available.


Steve,
I just found my Dad's Stainless Paul Fox the other day in the attic. I'm a happy camper.

Jake Jr.
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Steve,
I just found my Dad's Stainless Paul Fox the other day in the attic. I'm a happy camper.

Jake Jr.


JJ,

I think I used to drive your Dad crazy always wanting something in stainless. It is, by far, my metal of choice. I think I got most everything he made in stainless (including rings!)

I'm sure you know, but his first set of PF stainless cups weren't up to his standards (and he knew it). The second run was beautiful and he sent them to everyone that ordered the 1st batch - class act. Both are here on my shelf.

Give him my best.....
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On Jun 28, 2016, blushingmule wrote:
Hi all,

Have searched about and don't really know where to start if you get my meaning.

I've seen cheap to "how much?"

A decent aluminum set w/chop would be fine.

Many thanks,

Bob
p.s.I'm just getting back into magic, have all of my old books Lorrayne, Tarr, etc.


Don't overlook Ickle Pickle Aluminum Combo set. I PMed you about this set. Best.
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I've got a fairly nice brass set I got from Tannens several years back. I think they were about $50 or so. I think they still sell them. I've also used Starbucks disposable cups. It's all about what fits your style and your routine. You needn't spend any money at all. But if you're doing a more "elegant" presentation, you'll spend a bit more on the props.
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I just "found" cups at Crate and Barrel, spun stainless steel with copper plating. They stack without any attic space between cups, but it also makes them more compact when stored in the pouch. They are pretty large, big enough for a baseball load. I can't do the 4 phase routine with 1 inch balls, so I'm working on using sponge balls for two phases and getting to the finale.
At $15 each a set of three is still about $50 but they are nice solid cups.

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I'd like to cast my vote for the Penguin Cups as an affordable and very workable set of copper cups. They look and feel great. Here's my very basic Cups and Balls routine with my Penguins:

https://youtu.be/XadJD6LbVi4

Oscar
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Penguin Cups

Ickle Pickle - but not the one that has the 3 center rings. I ordered those once, and the cups could stack 'too well' and stick together. Maybe it was just my set, but their cups with the single center ring are really good.
My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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'Just my opinion, but I think cups with 3 rings (even some of the 2 ringed ones) look "tricky" as opposed to just a single ring.

Julie
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I just went to the Ickle Pickle website, and they don't list the 'triple beaded' cups that I used to have.

The current ones have a different set they call triple beaded - 2 are in the center, and 1 at the mouth of the cup.

The ones I had 3 beads in the center - 1 larger bead, and a much smaller bead just above and below the larger center bead. I also has 1 at the mouth of the cup.

With the 2 larger center beads, I doubt there will be problems with cups sticking together when nested. They also list the single beaded, which is also available as a combo set.

Here is a video showing both sets:

My ex-cat was named "Muffin". "Vomit" would be a better name for her. AKA "The Evil Ball of Fur".
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