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Product: Copper Dumpy Cups
These were bought at a convention from Mike
Shepherd of Castle Magic Services and, as such I can't remember the price. I do recall spending far
more than I should have that day though... That's magic conventions!
The cups, balls and bag.
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These were bought in person,
however dealing with Mike is always a pleasure so I recommend Castle Magic Services
These are nicely made cups, if a little thin. The weight and thickness is
reminicent of the Harry Stanley cups, however these are quite a bit larger at a touch under 3" high, a 2"
saddle and a 3 1/4" inner mouth diameter.
Each cup weighs in at 2.8 oz and easily swallows a tennis ball yet a baseball protrudes from the
bottom (although the mouth easily takes one.)
One slight issue I have with
these cups is the fact that the mouth beads on the cups is slightly larger than the second bead. When the
cupsare stacked it gives them a very sloppy feeling and on occasions they can hang and lock
I would be fine using these cups for say, the Vernon routine but not my own. The reason
being that the mouth bead passing slightly over the top bead only allows them to take one ball between the
cups when stacked or nested.
The original balls these came
with are 7/8" rubber ball core and 1 ball isthe limit and even then you can feel the saddle of the cup actually
resting on the ball not the bead.
This is fine for most routines
that don't need 3 balls between the cups however I prefer to work with 1" balls.
These are nice cups and I love the way they look although I
do feel they are let down by the mouth / top bead issue. I believe if they were made of a heavier
guage then the beads would perhaps be made larger and solve this problem (along with raising the two shoulder
beads slightly to increase attic space a touch.) Overall I have to give these 3.5 out of
For those who are interested there is now a comparison of these cups and the
Harry Stanley cups here.
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