The Magic of Cups and Balls.

I  love the Cups & Balls. A classic, as they say. As old as the hills. As a dealer, its one of my favorites. Why? Firstly because I am not a magician and I can do a basic cups and balls, whereby the balls pass through the cups, one by one. I have done it countless times with a $4.00 set and the amazement of everyone who sees it is always a delight for me and a sale. I mean how can you go wrong for $4.00? Our regular search with cups in the title produces dozens of  titles.

The beauty of it is that it is so easy, anyone can do it, and yet, there is so much more to it, if you want to go there. If you go to our google search on the home page you’ll find 10 pages of books, DVD’s, the props themselves, all kinds of different routines by wonderful magicians. There is a DVD 25 Amazing Tricks With Cups and Balls and another DVD Essentials in Magic on Cups and Balls by Daryl. The are both inexpensive and worth every penny. You can then graduate to Michael Ammar, with 2 volumes on Cups and Balls, and Dai Vernon, and Al Schneider, World’s Greatest Magic Series, Mendoza, Don Allen and the list goes on. And of course once you do them well, you want a better set of cups and balls, depending on your budget;  there’s a nice set of chromed plastic, or aluminum, or brass or copper.

And then of course, there’s the chop cup, but that’s a whole other story.

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4 responses to “The Magic of Cups and Balls.

  1. Don’t forget Bill Malone who has a wonderful C&B routine using the plastic cups. I think it’s on one of his Here I Go Again DVD’s. Proving you don’t necessarily need expensive props to entertain with a great routine.

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  2. Jeffrey Dion

    I use one taught by Aldo Colombini (this guy’s amazing) and I always perform Craig Petty’s CHOP which is a nice alternative to cups and balls.

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