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Chop Cup, Cups and Balls


The cups and balls is a classic of magic said to be the oldest form of magic on record with documents dating back to its existence as long as two thousand years ago. The most common version of cups and balls uses three cups and three small cork balls. The magician would magically make the balls vanish only to reappear under the cups. The routine often climaxes with the seemingly impossible but shock production of larger objects such as oranges or other suitably sized objects.

A more recent development of the cups and balls is the "Chop Cup". Invented by Al Wheatley in the 1950's. It's a variation of the cups and balls but it contains a secret which allows a little more versatility. A normal routine for the chop cup would be one cup and seemingly just one ball. The ball would be vanished using sleight of hand by the magician only to reappear under the cup. This would continue until the surprise climax which would typically end with the appearance of a small fruit or large balls. A super performance of a chop cup routine by Paul Daniels can be found on youtube. We urge you to check it out.

We also stock combo cups and balls. These comprise of two regular cups and one matching chop cup.


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Aged Silver Lost Souls Chop Cup by Mike Busby

Aged Silver Lost Souls Chop Cup by Mike Busby

Price 34.99

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Large Aged Silver Lost Souls Chop Cup by Mike Busby

Large Aged Silver Lost Souls Chop Cup by Mike Busby

Price 47.49

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Elegant Cups And Balls by Rafael Benatar

Elegant Cups And Balls by Rafael Benatar

Price 24.49

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Amazing Magic Tricks with Cups and Balls

Amazing Magic Tricks with Cups and Balls

Price 9.99

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Cups and balls booklet Fun Inc.

Cups and balls booklet Fun Inc.

Price 2.99

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Cups and Balls Vol. 2 (World's Greatest)

Cups and Balls Vol. 2 (World's Greatest)

Price 15.99

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Olive-a-Sudden

Olive-a-Sudden

Price 29.99
RRP 39.99 - you save 10.00 (25%)

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Warlock Wand by Mike Busby

Warlock Wand by Mike Busby

Price 21.99

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Gruesome Gothic Wand

Gruesome Gothic Wand

Price 9.99

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Large Lost Souls Chop Cup by Mike Busby

Large Lost Souls Chop Cup by Mike Busby

Price 34.99

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Large Sea of Skulls Chop Cup and Balls by Mike Busby

Large Sea of Skulls Chop Cup and Balls by Mike Busby

Price 29.99
RRP 34.99 - you save 5.00 (14%)

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Gothic Chop Cup, Wand and Balls

Gothic Chop Cup, Wand and Balls

Price 34.99

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Sea of Skulls Chop Cup, Wand and Balls

Sea of Skulls Chop Cup, Wand and Balls

Price 34.99

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Jiggernaut by Mark Jenest

Jiggernaut by Mark Jenest

Price 29.99

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Chop Cup- (Brass) by Bazar de Magia

Chop Cup- (Brass) by Bazar de Magia

Price 36.99

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