What is a chop cup gimmick?

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!

What is chop Cup?

From Magicpedia, the free online encyclopedia for magicians by magicians. A gaffed cup with a built-in magnet in the base (or bottom), allowing the retention of magnetic balls or other loads. Used alone or as part of a cups and balls set.

How does the three cup trick work?

Starting with three cups set down in a line with three balls visible, one of the balls is put on top of the centre cup and the other two cups nested above. With a tap of the wand, the three cups are lifted, revealing that the ball has “penetrated” the cup.

Who invented chop Cup?

magician Al Wheatley
Ever since the Chop Cup was invented by magician Al Wheatley (whose stage name was Chop Chop, which is where the trick derives its unusual name) in the early 1950s, magicians have devised increasingly clever ways to use it.

What is the name of the game with three cups and a ball?

the shell game
In the shell game, three or more identical containers (which may be cups, shells, bottle caps, or anything else) are placed face-down on a surface. A small ball is placed beneath one of these containers so that it cannot be seen, and they are then shuffled by the operator in plain view.

Who invented the ball and cup?

The Cup and Ball was very popular in France during the 16th Century. It was known as a ‘Bilboquet’. It developed into a craze during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1 when it became known as a Cup and Ball. Apparently even the Queen herself enjoyed playing with this toy as did all her courtiers!

Who invented the cup and ball trick?

The “Cups and Balls” is a sleight-of-hand magic trick that was performed by Roman conjurers as far back as two thousand years ago (Christopher & Christopher, 2006).