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  Cups and balls - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The magician makes the balls pass through the solid bottoms of the cups, jump from cup to cup, disappear from the cup and appear in other places, or vanish from various places and reappear under the cups (sometimes under the same cup).
Another of the visible three balls is placed on top of the centre cup and covered with the other two cups, the cups being tapped and lifted to show the second ball has penetrated.
This is repeated with the third ball at which time there is a ball still secretly concealed in the cups, and the performer is ready to go into the next phase, perhaps making use of the extra ball in her routine.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cups_and_balls   (900 words)

 MAGIC - THE CUPS AND BALLS :: Designed for the curious, the beginner and the professional magician.
The Cups and Balls are often referred to as the oldest form of deception or example of magic.
However, the effect of the Cups and Balls is by no means outdated — indeed, recent presentations of the trick by the renowned authorities Michael Ammar and Paul Daniels have won numerous awards for their renditions of a seemingly timeless classic of the art of magic.
The effect itself is a series of variations where the objects appear and disappear from under the inverted cups, building up to a climax whereupon the cups are lifted to reveal that the balls are suddenly visibly larger or have turned into vegetables and fruit.
www.freewebs.com /alakazam2004   (382 words)

 Cups and Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Usually for a standard set of cups a ball anywhere from 9/16" to 7/8" is used.
For the larger sets of cups such as the Jumbo Paul Fox, or Cellini sets, a ball of a full inch is used.
The tin foil is very light by itself, similar to the balls of flened cork that was used by Mountebanks of ages past.
www.cs.wisc.edu /~roy/magictalk-wisdom/discussions/cups_and_balls.html   (1581 words)

 Colorful Cups and Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
You stack the first and third cup on the center cup trapping the ball between the cups.
With an intrigued look you lift the stack to reveal that the second ball has traveled down through the stack of cups and is sitting on the table next to the first ball.
It is a good cups and balls set and you will get your point across, but if you are not a beginner, you will be laughed at for these.
www.penguinmagic.com /product.php?ID=38   (809 words)

 The Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It keeps the balls from rolling off the bottom of the cup during the performance of the cups and balls.
Some cups have two or three rings., The shoulder bead is the ring that is furthest from the mouth of the cup.
It has the entire text of the cups and balls section of the first and third editions of Hocus Pocus Junior, as well as the illustrations from the third edition and notes on other sleight of hand with balls from the same source.
www.cupsandballsmuseum.com /cupsandballsmuseumdu.htm   (1508 words)

 Aluminum Cups and Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Cups and Balls are one of the most familiar magical props of all times.
These cups are very nice indeed, of course they are not of the same quality as the Penguin cups but for 20$ you get a lot of good stuff.
These cups are great for use in a full routine with a jumbo load at the end becasue they are bigger than the plastic set.
www.penguinmagic.com /product.php?ID=85   (1170 words)

 Cups and Balls Sets - Morrissey Magic
The cups are available in aluminum (machined and shiny, not molded and brushed, and copper, and are in the same style as the heavier and more expensive Sisti cups.
This allows easily for loading the ball into the cup by picking up empty cup and tipping the bottom towards the audience, allowing the classic palmed ball to roll down into the cup.
The copper cups are a bit heavier, and have a really beautiful finish, but both copper and aluminum are easy and comfortable handling.
www.ellusionist.com /reviews/c/Cups-and-Balls.php   (343 words)

 Cups and Balls [Plastic]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cups and Balls is a true classic in magic - were solid Balls penetrate solid Cups.
Balls are caused to appear and disappear under the Cups.
This colorful plastic set of Cups, includes balls, and is an excellent set of Cups and Balls for the beginner, but does everything the professional sets can do.
www.magiclegends.com /product773.html   (150 words)

 Cups and Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cups and Balls is one of the oldest effects in Close-up magic.
Supplied with 3 spun metal cups, one gimmicked as a chop cup, 4 knit balls, (one ball is gimmicked) and drawstring carry bag.
We supply a hand spun highly polished metal cup with the gimmick spun in to defy the closest examination.
www.magicstor.co.uk /files/magic_tricks_cups.htm   (742 words)

 Singapore Magic Circle Forums -> Cups And Balls
Prince Charles is a member of The Magic Circle in London and his entry act was the cups and balls routine....interesting..
Jason Latimer clear cups are cool too.many clever moves..he might release it to the magic community but i dun think it will be cheap...
Cups and balls is one beautiful masterpiece and definately is something everybody should perform...
forums.singaporemagiccircle.com /index.php?showtopic=669   (1053 words)

 Street Cups & Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Cups and Balls has a 2000 year history of baffling audiences worldwide.
Gazzo takes you through the history of the effect, and highlights the different variations, as well as the different roles the performer can play with this incredibly versatile effect.
If cups and balls is a big part of your act, or you want it to be, this book is a must read.
www.elmwoodmagic.com /?nd=full&key=2489   (78 words)

 Cups and Balls Sets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
A chop cup has been specially gimmicked to allow for many effects to be accomplished using only one cup.
If you are new to the Cups & Balls effect, you probably want to experiment with several different routines and moves, and some moves (especially many of Aldo Colombini's) are very difficult to do if one cup is heavier than the others.
I have a set of 3 white Corelware cups, fluted, with a navy blue ring around the mouth, and they are perfect for routines in which you do not need to stack the cups.
www.cs.wisc.edu /~roy/magictalk-wisdom/discussions/cups_and_balls_sets.html   (1000 words)

 Porper Cups & Balls
Cutting the solid blocks into cups on modern CNC lathes is also the most expensive way to make the cups, but it’s the only way to do it.
During every routine there is a phase where a ball is on the table and the cup is laying on its side.
When the cups are nested the tolerance is of the fit is just right…not too loose, not too tight.
www.bobkohlermagic.com /products/cups.html   (895 words)

 Cups and Balls   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Based upon the three shell game, three balls vanish, appear and transpose beneath three metal cups.
This is a cups and balls set that includes a Chop Cup among the set of three cups.
Also included is a Chop Cup ball set in addition to a regular set of balls.
www.magicmakers.com /Magicsite/CloseUpMagic/cupsandballs.html   (66 words)

Cups and Balls are one of the most loved effects in the history of magic!
Maybe the $1000 sterling silver cup version is not in your budget and you are ready for the upgrade from little plastic cups.
UMSI Cups are made from brushed spun aluminum and are the standard size and shape accepted throughout the world -an outcome of years of research and development.
www.abra4magic.com /magic-tricks/p1173.html   (555 words)

 Cups & Balls :: magic tricks
Three cups are shown, together with three small balls.
Chop Cup - A small ball is seen to penetrate through a previously examined metal cup.
The ball is placed in the performers pocket, and then magically reappears under the cup.
www.magictricks.co.uk /prodshow.asp?code=54   (568 words)

 Magic Tricks: CUPS & BALLS - STANDARD
One ball is placed on the center cup and covered with the other 2 cups.
You lay out all the cups covering the ball in the center and put one cup on it and then a ball and then a cup.
You can have the balls appear at the cup of their choice and even transform the balls into small eggs or fruit.
www.abra4magic.com /magic-tricks/p1172.html   (477 words)

 Cups and Balls - Plastic
This is the Classic Cups and Balls trick.
The balls mysteriously travel from under one cup to under another cup.
Each cup stands 3" tall and each crotchet ball is 3/4" in diameter.
www.magicgoods.com /CupBallP.htm   (53 words)

 Welcome To The Magic Museum
The Cups and Balls is often mistakenly considered to be the earliest magic trick.
Recently there has been much speculation whether the absence of balls in the painting nullifies the claim that it is indeed the Cups and Balls.
There are many variations, but the basic effect is that of balls magically passing from cup to cup, appearing and disappearing at the magician's will.
www.themagicmuseum.com   (419 words)

 Balls in Cups   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
There is a table, and three cups on the table.
The leftmost cup contains two white balls, the middle one contains one white ball and one fl ball, and the rightmost cup contains two fl balls.
You can't look into the cups but you can pick one ball up from a cup and look at it, then put it back.
www.saunalahti.fi /~pjt2/problem/p-07-p-e.html   (112 words)

 Carl Andrews' Table Hopping Cups & Balls
The cups and balls are followed by a performance of Carl's great Ain't No Mo (also explained on this DVD as well as on No Jacket Required), a wonderful sponge ball routine.
Next we get a full and well done explanation of the cups and balls and the sponge routine from a front view, then an additional explanation with a rear view, closing with a stage (meaning not in front of spectators) performance of the routines.
The Routine: The routine is done with two cups rather than the normally seen three or the single cup as done by David Williamson.
www.magictalk.com /cgi-bin/reviews.cgi?read=685   (675 words)

 Escamoteurettes » Cups and balls, Gospel magic style.
But, as I just wrote to Jim Sisti, the two recent topics that have garnered the most comments here at Casa Escamoteurettes are Gospel magic and the cups and balls.
I have never performed the cups and balls and have someone offer to build me a church.
It is a theory that magicians magic and religion have some of the same roots as with religion and music, theater, puppets, hypnotism and perhaps the art to con people might perhaps be in there as well.
www.escamoteurettes.com /blog/index.php?p=163   (554 words)

 cups balls: 19th Century Amusements: Games & Toys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Chop Chop Cup and the immortal Cups & Balls and we came up with.
Street Cups and Balls Book $27.50 Art of Krowd Keeping Book $18.75 Brass Cups and Balls Set- $29.95 (Note: These are NOT Gazzo's cups) Suitable for performing anywhere, anytime.
Uses 5 cups of assorted melon balls, unflavored gelatin, and sherry wine, among other ingredients.
www.newkidhomevideo.com /cups-balls.html   (296 words)

 magic trick - Cups and Balls
I've been performing the cups and balls on the street for a while now (me pic on magic week at the mo doing just that).
I quite fancy playing with the cups and balls routine (I really like the lemons appearing) but really have no idea how this is done or what trick props (if any) are used.
You must remember that, in all probability the cups is a version of an old gambling scam, and has only become a magic trick in the last 500 years or so.
www.talkmagic.co.uk /sutra26063.php   (1323 words)

 Discount Magic - Cups & Balls Book.
For centuries, the Cups and Balls has fascinated audiences and magicians alike.
Dai Vernon's classic, "Impromptu Cups and Balls Routine," recognized as a modern magical classic, is described in minute detail as well.
In short, the Cups and Balls is a complete lesson in sleight of hand.
www.discountmagic.co.uk /product_info.php/products_id/193   (268 words)

 Cups & Balls-copper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
This is a very nice 3-cup set with four red crochet balls.
The effects with Cups & Balls are legion; the balls are made to vanish and reappear under the cups.
Cups measure 3 1/8" high x 2 7/8" wide at the mouth.
www.vikingmagiccompany.com /?nd=full&key=888   (80 words)

 Cups and Balls Close Up Magic :: Close Up Magic :: The Magic Gadget
centuries, the Cups and Balls has remained a staple trick of countless professional magicians.
These hand-spun aluminum Chop Cups were manufactured with the secret gimmick inside, allowing it to withstand the closest scrutiny.
These hand-spun Chop Cups were manufactured with the secret gimmick inside, allowing it to withstand the closest scrutiny.
www.themagicgadget.co.uk /home.php?cat=99   (255 words)

 Cups and Balls - Teak Wood - Magic Gifts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cups and Balls is one of the most popular effects in Close-up Magic...Three small beautifully crocheted balls vanish, appear and penetrate through three solid wooden cups.
Supplied with three 3 1/4" gorgeous teak wooden cups, three 1 1/2" crocheted balls, three 1" crocheted balls and drawstring bag.
This cups and balls set is for the advanced magician, it does not come with instructions.
www.ronjo.com /thestore/prods/M002303.html   (96 words)

 Cups And Balls Brass - Magic - Games and Toys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Three solid brass cups, three ordinary balls - and you the magician, and magic.
Take a ball and penetrate the cup's solid bottom, time and time again, with no sleight of hand.
Take a ball and have a ball listening to the sweet sound of approval and applause.
www.games-toy.com /toys/cups-and-balls-brass.php   (407 words)

 Amazon.com: Cups & Balls: Imaginarium.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
I still regularly practice with cups and balls and get much enjoyment from them.
That book has a complete routine for sponge balls, cups and balls and biliard ball magic.
I would reccomend cups and balls for youngsters.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005K86R   (371 words)

 eBay - cups and balls, Fantasy, Mythical Magic, Classic Toys items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Phoenix Cups and Balls in Presentation Case with wand
Cups and Balls-Aluminum with Chop Cup by Bazar de Magia
Deluxe Brass Cups and Balls by Bazar de Magia
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