|to enhance the Performance Skills of any
CHOP CUP or COMBO CUPS Enthusiast
|Ignorance of the
is no excuse!
|A Performance Handbook
for anyone performing CHOP CUP Effects,
and Single Cup/Ball Effects
as part of their Cup & Ball Routines.
|filled with Moves, Sleights,
Effects and compete Routines.
|the exciting eBook
Kup & Stone GUIDE
The CHOP CUP is one of the most significant innovations in modern magic, and the Chop Principle a
replacement for difficult Sleights and arduous practice. While the concept of having small objects ‘stick’ in
a container or to a prop is centuries old, the use of magnets is relatively new – partially because advances
in magnetic alloys with significant increases in strength vs. size. Almost anything can be ‘Chopped’, and
this “Single Cup, Single Ball” Effect is part of most magician’s repertoire – or dusty shelf. For, as
wonderful as it is for an brief Effect, it is difficult to sustain audience interest in long Routines, and very
difficult to smoothly integrate into full shows. In comparison with other Magical Genre, Chop Effects also
suffer from known Patterns of Performance, association with “non-secret” Cups & Balls and heavy reliance
on Inference as the primary tool of both Sleights and Misdirection. This Booklet was crafted to help
overcome these defects by making you aware of these Flaws, changing your perspective of Traditional
Moves, providing alternative Moves, Sleights and Subtleties, and enhancing your appreciation of
performance magic – and of yourself as a performer.
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