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obrienmagic
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Found one of these in my closet. Forgot I had it! Decided to make a chop cup routine out of it. What do you think?

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I have used a collapsible cup for many years, as chop cup or using other sleights.
Most popular is the "bike cup" that hangs on your belt.

You one that inserts into the flask is unique and does give a reason to carry it around.

I have a draft wBook called "Co-lapse" with ideas for using such a cup. Write me ken@eversway.com for a copy.

One several of these the metal attraction is not enough for a mag-ball, but strong enough for an external magnet to attach to the cup base an morph into a Chop Cup.

Personally, as I have played with variations of the Chop Cup with eBooks like ChopSIgn, I have gotten away from the limitations of the magnet.
Various sleights and Moves allow for greater flexibility and showing the hand and cup empty more often.

The rolled dollar bill is good in either case. Rose buds are neat too.
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On Aug 12, 2020, funsway wrote:
I have used a collapsible cup for many years, as chop cup or using other sleights.
Most popular is the "bike cup" that hangs on your belt.

You one that inserts into the flask is unique and does give a reason to carry it around.

I have a draft wBook called "Co-lapse" with ideas for using such a cup. Write me ken@eversway.com for a copy.

One several of these the metal attraction is not enough for a mag-ball, but strong enough for an external magnet to attach to the cup base an morph into a Chop Cup.

Personally, as I have played with variations of the Chop Cup with eBooks like ChopSIgn, I have gotten away from the limitations of the magnet.
Various sleights and Moves allow for greater flexibility and showing the hand and cup empty more often.

The rolled dollar bill is good in either case. Rose buds are neat too.


I love this! Thank you so much!!!
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During the night I was thinking of the advantages of having the flask on the table. I haven't handled it, of course,
and the simple fact of its existence can be natural and lead to many story lines.

It can be left on the table for Directed Focus, to conceal and object, serve as reason to go to the pocket or vest, provide a desired pause, etc.

Plus, I am assuming the socket form which the cup comes can serve as a container as well, open to the top or allowing concealment beneath.

Perhaps the flask can serve as a mini-tray for setting the cup when held by a spectator (close but not touching) should that become wise again.

Its handling can certainly mask the addition or removal of an external magnet from the cup.

Beyond that, it might be that when the magic fails to cooperate, a little nip "does the trick."
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A bit confused over your saying "tin" as that is not magnetic - a stainless alloy of some sort?

Is the base magnetic or the sides also?

many antique collapsible cups (1870-1900) were made of tin and are not magnetic. Most now days seem to be stainless.
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On Aug 13, 2020, funsway wrote:
A bit confused over your saying "tin" as that is not magnetic - a stainless alloy of some sort?

Is the base magnetic or the sides also?

many antique collapsible cups (1870-1900) were made of tin and are not magnetic. Most now days seem to be stainless.


Yeah looks like it is more of a brushed steel.
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For those interested, funsway and I collabed on a fun piece using these props. You can check it out in my online store.
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