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Bernard Sim
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Anyone seen his series of chop cups? How's the quality of these cups? The Dice chop cups looks practical.
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Hello Bernard, I ordered the dice chop cup this past friday. I will let you know about its quality when I get it. According to Hocus Pocus it is made of leather.
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I've had these for a week now and will give you guys an honest review:

The Pool Chop Cup
Retail: $124.95

This is the most elegant set in the series which should probably be obvious after comparing costs. The chop cup is a pool pocket composed of a metal frame which houses a velvet lined bag pocket. The pool cue, the working balls and the final load balls are all hand painted and beautifully crafted in wood. Due to the hardness of the wooden balls you will have to perform this on a close-up pad. This set is arguably too elegant to perform with.

The Dice Chop Cup
Retail: $79.95

This one is priced somewhere in the middle relatively speaking. The dice cup itself resembles an ordinary although comparitively flimsy dice cup to what I am accustomed to considering I am also a dice stacker. Although this cup is perfectly adequate for performing a chop cup routine with, I strongly discourage any dice stacking as I don't believe it would hold up very long. I also recognize that it was never advertised as such. The nicest part of this set are the chopped dice which is probably this cup's saving grace. Due to the hardness of the dice you will have to perform this on a close-up pad. If you want one made to withstand stacking as well consider http://www.theambitiouscard.com/ Overall, this one works and is practical.

The Tennis Ball Chop Cup
Retail: $39.95

I must admit that this one is cute but is nothing more than an ordinary tin can gaffed with a tab of velvet which conceals the gimmick and is probably held in place by glue. I probably would have bashed it some, if it weren't for the fact that the chopped mini tennis balls weren't so *** nice. Overall it works and is practical.
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You can take a look at his website for product informations at: http://www.sbmagik.com/
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I am a HUGE fan of the Dice Chop Cup. Add it to any gambling routine. It also transitions well with Sack's Dice Routine.
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How would the dice chop cup compare with the Pressley Guitar dice chop cup set (one chopped, one's not) that I have in my display case?

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I think chopped dice are great and I'm hopefully going to be offering them with my sets quite soon. The project is under way. They sets will use real casino dice and possibly a cheaper model as well.

I will say that all the sets look pretty cute. I've not touched any.
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Bernard Sim
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Thnaks for the review. Might get the Dice Chop cup soon.
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I have never seen the Presley Guitar set so it is hard to say. I have; however, wanted a set for a very long time though to use and add to my collection.

The Bourgoin dice chop cup is alright but a little thin and light for my tastes. If I we're going to spend the money on a dice chop cup I'd get one at http://www.theambitiouscard.com/cups/dicecup.cfm instead since it is about the same cost.

Honestly, I have no affiliation with The Ambitious Card and can't recommend these enough over the Bourgoin dice cup from experience.
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Thanks for your interest guys.

I should mention that the dice chop cup was intented for a magic routine and not for dice stacking.

As for the tennis chop cup, it is a gimmicked can that was reduced from a normal can. The magnet and the velvet covering will not unstick since they are glued with epoxy glue. The cans were also painted black since most tennis cans are transparent.

If you have any question, don't hesitate to e-mail or go to the web site.

Thanks

Stéphane Bourgoin
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Could anyone who has this tell me if the loading of the dice is noisy, or does the cup lining completely dampen any 'talking' ?
Also, is the cup a good size for walk-about performing ?
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These are all very nice chop cups.

There may be talking when you load the large dice. Practice will minimize this.

I think the cup is a bit large for walkaround. I prefer a miniature Don Alan style cup for this. I can carry that in my jacket pocket without too many bulges.
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On 2004-12-15 12:09, rmendez wrote:

The Pool Chop Cup
Retail: $124.95

This is the most elegant set in the series which should probably be obvious after comparing costs. The chop cup is a pool pocket composed of a metal frame which houses a velvet lined bag pocket. The pool cue, the working balls and the final load balls are all hand painted and beautifully crafted in wood. Due to the hardness of the wooden balls you will have to perform this on a close-up pad. This set is arguably too elegant to perform with.



This Chop Cup is on my wishlist for a long time... This is absolutely beautiful!! I have just to earn more(a lot more hehehe) money to buy this... Although, I don't think that I will perform this at my shows ( close-up shows, walk around...) but I NEED, I WANT, I WILL BUY THIS (one day...)! Smile

I love the pool game, I'm planning to do a show (at a near future) on a Pool Table, and at the finish I will conclude with this little gem...
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Thank you Bill.
I have been tempted by the Don Allen Chop Cups for some time. On your recommendation, I think I will save my cash and keep my eyes open for a used miniature one.

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How big are the dice and cups? Are they big enough for a parlour setting?

Thanks.
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How big is your parlour setting..?
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I'm waiting for my Pool set to arrive!
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I have the dice cup and love it .
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My pool chop cup arrived and I'm very happy with it. I will have some time to spend with it in a few weeks and I will let you know more, but I rate this with 10/10!

BEAUTIFULL!

The only thing I didn't like was the routine that came in the instructions, but that is so personal, I think everyone should have his/her own routine, this is just perfect!

I got mine at http://www.mjmmagic.com the best magic shop I could ever imagine. Believe me, I have to say this because I tried so many shops and I've never been so happy. Their costumer service is just the BEST ONE YOU WILL EVER FIND. They will match ANY PRICES you can find. NO WAY you can be disapointed with them.
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Hello folks!

My routine is almost ready!
It would be very very helpfull if SBMagic could sell spare balls as they loose paint after falling (and it happens a lot when your routine is based on pool trick shots..)!

This worths every single cent.
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