The Riser Ultimate Chop Cups
Copyright 2004 by James
There has never been a Chop Cup exactly like these.
What others are saying about these new cups:
Arthur Atsma: "This
is the best chop cup I have ever owned, and I love the way it
feels, and works. The size is excellent for the platform work
I do. The
gimmick is so hidden, and the cup looks like ..a cup! This is
Ed Parrish: "And
it sure is a dandy! I love doing a couple of pure-sleights with
the baseball hidden in the cup and then offhandedly asking a spectator
to hand me the cup."
George Guerra: George
even made his own link (click
I have not yet decided for how long I will offer these
new chop cups. When I am tired of making them, I will stop production.
They will not always be available.
There are two sizes (note: The
Riser Tall is discontinued):
The Riser Shorty (in copper) is for close-up workers
and is designed to produce a tennis ball.
The Riser Tall (in aluminum) is for platform/stage
workers and is designed to produce a baseball.
- There are no external indications of the hidden gimmick -
it is spun in between two layers of metal.
- The special ball has a hollow steel core (1 1/8" balls).
- Even the gimmicked ball can be freely rolled into and out
of the cup - it "holds" only when desired by the performer.
- The bottom is indented on the Riser Shorty and is
flat on the Riser Tall- inside and out.
- "Release" is easily accomplished without "banging".
- The standard balls are 1 1/8" in diameter.
- The final load can easily be a regulation tennis ball or
lemon (Riser Shorty) or a regulation baseball or large
orange, etc. (Riser Tall).
The Riser Ultimate Chop Cup - a few pictures:
The Riser Shorty (copper)
Cup inside diameter at the mouth is 2 13/16"
Height is approximately 3 1/4"
Weight is an impressive 11 ounces + or - a fraction
of an ounce (normal variances between hand spun cups)
The Riser Shorty was carefully designed and
spun to just barely hold a tennis ball. These images clearly demonstrate
how close the fit is within the cup.
By making everything such a close fit, the load appears
much larger in relation to the size of the cup.
The Riser Shorty comes standard with the 1 1/8"
ball set. Several magicians like to utilize the silk and shot
glass moves in their chop cup routine and I supply the Riser
Shorty with the required shot glass (after October 1, 2004).
On the left is
shown the Riser Shorty with the special shot glass.
And the Riser Tall...(discontinued)
The description has been left available for reference.
The Riser Tall was designed with extra height
to allow a regulation sized baseball to be "wedged"
into the special taper of the top section of the cup. This wedging
allows the cup to behave like a chop cup without requiring a gimmicked
This extra height was designed to enable a short pure
sleight of hand segment to be incorporated into the chop cup routine
while the baseball is securely held within the top of the cup.
The baseball is dislodged after the climax of the sleight
of hand segment by merely bring the hands together. The ball can
be held in position by tthe little finger as the cup is placed
on the table.
This makes the final load production occur well after
the actual loading.
Note: Both styles of cup come with a bag designed
to hide the final load and eliminate a pocket steal of this load.
To support my policy of forcing magicians to be creative
and develop their own original routines - no routine is included.
If you can not create your own routine, please do not
order these items.
The Riser Ultimate Chop Cups are currently sold
out - please email me before ordering any. The price is $255
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Also available in aluminum...
Note: The Aluminum Shorty Cup is semi-polished
and semi-finished on the inside rather than the highly finished
appearance on the copper version. This is to allow the aluminum
cup to truely resemble an everyday item in less than pristine
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