Three cups seem too much? Check out these Chop Cups. We have a fine collection of Chop Cups and balls. The basic concept of a Chop Cup is that you have only one cup and one ball, and yet are able to do a series of amazing appearances, transpositions, vanishes and transformations. Reputations have been made with these one effect! Looking for final load balls too? Check out our Cups and Balls page too.
We stock a range of Chop Cups from inexpensive beginners ranges, to gorgeous professional-quality Chop Cups.
$60.00 $30.40 (SAVE $29.60)
This small range of coffee cup Chop Cups allow for a motivated routine using natural-looking props.
$38.25 $29.07 (SAVE $9.18)
There's little point in having a stunning Chop Cup unless you've got the balls to match. We stock a wide range:
$30.00 $22.80 (SAVE $7.20)
$1.50 $1.14 (SAVE $0.36)
$24.00 $18.24 (SAVE $5.76)
We stock a complete range of Chop Cups and accessories!
The Chop Cup was invented by Al Wheatley, an American magician who performed under the stage name "Chop Chop." His original cup was made out of polished bamboo and was sold through Exacto Magic in the 1950s, and sold for $9.50! Wheatley believed that the routine was only given its full potential when performed by Don Alan, who essentially created the routine that most magicians use today.
Wheatley eventually produced a metal version, which he called the New Master Cup. Don Alan used such a cup when he performed the trick on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1960.
• World's Greatest Chop Cup Routines
• A Fakir Miracle
• Don Alan's Chop Cup Routine
• Brad Burt's Chop Cup DVD
Every magician needs great props and at Vanishing Inc., we're the only magic store that helps you find them with ease. Check out our prop store categories:
• Flash paper
• Chop Cups
• Magic Wallets
• Invisible Thread
• Switch Bags and Force Bags
• Cups & Balls
• Sponge Balls
• Nail Writers
• Magicians' Rope
• PK Magnetic Rings
• Playing Cards
• D'Lites / Prisma Lites
• Mouth Coils
• Close-Up Pads
Professional magicians Joshua Jay and Andi Gladwin are the cofounders of Vanishing Inc. Magic shop. But, every single member of the team is a skilled magician.
We’re proud to produce great magic tricks, magic books, downloads and DVDs. From card tricks using sleight of hand to easy magic tricks, there’s something for everyone here.
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