Quality Chop Cup
(Aluminium complete with 2 crocheted balls)
Classic magic trick where you begin by placing a red ball on the table beside the empty aluminium cup. You then pick up the red ball in one hand and the cup in the other hand, showing both to the audience. You drop the ball into the cup from a good height and let everyone see it go in the cup. Turn the cup opening down onto the table and ask the audience where the ball is.They say “under the cup,” and you say “no” as you the lift the cup straight up to show there is no ball under it. “Here it is,” you say, taking the red ball from your pocket. After showing the audience this red ball, you put it back in your pocket and ask the audience again where the ball is. Whatever they say, you lift up the cup and show that the red ball is now underneath the cup.
Height 9 cm
Mouth Diameter 9 cm
Base Diameter 6.4 cm
Balls Diameter 3 cm
For years this was a classic close up trick until back in the 1980’s when the late great Paul Daniels took this effect to the stage and got a lot of mileage out of it.
I remember as a child seeing Paul preform this live at Blackpool and being amazed that he could get a good 10+ minutes on stage out of a chop cup.