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preston91
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I want to learn a cups and balls routine.

I just bought a set, that includes a chop cup and a gimmicked ball.

Which routine would you suggest. My thinking is that it would be easier if I bought a video. Sooo,, the big question is... which one??? Smile
Robin Parker
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IMHO, Michael Ammar’s set would be the best. Everything is covered thoroughly. That’s the best choice. Have fun!!
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Ammar has both a book and video's on the cups and balls. He is a great teacher, you can't go wrong with him.
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There’s a great chop cup routine in the new Don Alan book, "In A Class By Himself". That’s the name of the book.



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I have the 25 tricks video on cups and balls and both of Ammars tapes there great and easy to learn from.

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Check out Aldo Colombini’s Lasting Impressions videos. There is a fantastic and easy cups and balls routine.



Aldo is just amazing with this prop. I have seen him do things that I have never seen anyone else do. To me, he is one of the best and all of his routines with the cups and balls are worth studying. Aldo won a FISM award with one of his cups and balls routines.







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Bernard Sim
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I'd do with Ammar's set. He is very detail in his explaination. The video also has some history on the C&B. All sleights are taught so that you can come out with your own routine. Smile
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preston91
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Think I'll start out with the Ammar tape.

BTW does he cover the chop cup as well in this video?

Thanks to everyone for your response.

This web site has been a great resource for me...

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Both Aldo and Michael are awesome performers, each having their own approach to this timeless classic.



Either one you choose would certainly help you in your quest to master the cups.



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You need to get Shute's CUPS, CUPS, CUPS, which is only about $6. It has some good instruction, and includes routines with the Combo set, like you have purchased.



Another COMBO set routine is the Mendoza Cups & Balls routine plus Sequel.



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Stevens' Magic has an outstanding Cups and Balls tape which features many modern magicians who brought the standard for cups and balls to a greater height. It is well worth checking out.



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If your able, be sure to check out Penn and Teller perform the cups and balls. It's incredible. I get inspired to break out the ol cups every time I watch it. Smile





I too can vouch for the Ammar and Aldo tapes though, be sure to pick them up if you have the chance. Smile Smile



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Joe
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I got the Ammar tapes recently, and they are

good (and interesting) but nothing on the Chop Cup.

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atkinsod
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There aren't too many videos dedicated to the chop cup. Brad Burt has one, but I wasn't too crazy about it.



Most of the moves will be the same as for the cups and balls. So, if you have a routine describing a Combo Set routine and a good video to see the cups in action, you should be pretty well set.



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