131 entries in Cup / Cups & Balls / Two & Three Cups Routines / Moves with Cups
  
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Unknown 3. To Secretly Introduce the Palmed Ball under the Cup
Modern Magic 275
Unknown 4. To Simulate the Action of Placing a Ball under a Cup
Modern Magic 276
Unknown To Pass one Cup through another
Modern Magic 277
Unknown To Hold the Ball whilst conveying under Cups
The Modern Conjurer 184
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 4, moves with balls, wand, cups
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 38) 254
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 5
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 39) 260
Unknown Loading a Cup tip over load
Greater Magic 660
Unknown Removing a Ball Secretly from Under a Cup
Greater Magic 660
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 6
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 40) 266
Ellis Stanyon The Stanyon Lessons for the Cups and Balls part 7
The Jinx 1-50 (Issue 41) 282
John Ramsay Passing the Wand Through the Cups
John Ramsay's Routine with Cups and Balls 44
Unknown, Johnny Paul Cup Through Cup Move with variation by Johnny Paul
Classic Secrets of Magic 204
Lewis Ganson Moves with the Bags and Balls 1. The basic move
2. To show a bag empty when it contains a ball
3. Loading a ball secretly into a bag
4. Loading from the pocket
5. Production of a glass of wine
Unconventional Magic 16
Charlie Miller Charles Miller's "Cups and Balls Move" penetration of cup with ball
Also published here The Dai Vernon Book of Magic 188
Milton Kort Fake Load Pretend to put ball under cup
Kort Is Now In Session 42
Milton Kort Turn Over Load Secretly load ball in cup by turning it mouth down
Kort Is Now In Session 43
Milton Kort One Hand Cup Turnover Flourish for turning cup over
Kort Is Now In Session 43
Milton Kort Two Hand Cup Turnover Flourish for turning cup over
Kort Is Now In Session 44
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller Move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 3 No. 11) 207
Roy Walton Ghost Cup addition for cup-through-cup sequence
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 1-4 (Vol. 4 No. 2nd Folio) 221
Unknown Bounce Steal card thrown under cup stolen, actually page 298A
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
Unknown Reverse Spin Steal actually page 298A
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 3rd Folio) 298
Karl Fulves Visible Penetration ball through cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 11) 362
Unknown Tipover Move loading move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 367
Peter Alexis Clip Steal ball stolen from top of cup as another cup is put onto it
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Peter Alexis Delayed Lapping Move ball lapped from cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 368
Unknown Galloping Post sequence with cups and ball
Related to
  • Modern Magic Manual (Jean Hugard)
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 5 No. 12) 369
Ger Copper Cups and Balls sponge balls
  • ball vanishes between two stacked cups
  • showing tabled cup empty despite a ball being underneath
  • dropping classic palmed ball into upright cup when reaching to wand
Magic from Holland 4
Horace Goldin, Frank Garcia Horace Goldin's Cup & Ball Move ball vanishes when two cups are banged together with ball between them, see also p. 815 for comment by Roger Crabtree
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 5-8 (Vol. 8 No. 9) 635
Pete Biro Cup Chop
  • The Karate Acquitment
showing cup empty despite ball underneath
Related to The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 6) 723
Sam Aaronson The Basic Loading Move
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 10) 778
Karl Fulves Speedball featuring hand-to-hand transfer of ball with cup
The Pallbearers Review Vol. 9-10 (Vol. 9 No. 11) 791
Unknown Loading Move
The Penultimate Cups & Balls 6
Scotty York The Basic Move hiding a big ball in the cup
Cups & Balls 3
Unknown Cup through Cup with ball hidden
Cups & Balls 6
Scotty York, Larry Jennings Center of the Mat Cup Load Jennings' loading sequence without the handkerchief
Related to Cups & Balls 12
Sam Leo Horowitz Two Tumblers and a Coin - Horowitz Cup through cup standard illusion, but with coin inside one of the cups
Magic With Faucett Ross 153
Ian Baxter My Cup Flippeth Over throwing a loaded cup from hand to hand
Pabular (Vol. 2 No. 12) 298
Unknown The Optical Move showing cups empty
Colombini's Cups and Balls 10
Aldo Colombini The Can-Can Move hiding balls in cup, while tossing them from hand to hand
Colombini's Cups and Balls 12
Aldo Colombini The Tilt Move tilting the cup from another cup, stealing a ball
Colombini's Cups and Balls 12
Aldo Colombini The Flying Catch ball is dropped from cup and caught under it, hiding other balls
Colombini's Cups and Balls 14
Charlie Miller Miller's Penetration
Colombini's Cups and Balls 18
Aldo Colombini The Balls Penetrate Two Cups
Colombini's Cups and Balls 19
Aldo Colombini The Ultimate Vanish ball vanishes by hitting two cups against it
Colombini's Cups and Balls 20
Frank Garcia Double Post stacked cups, ball secretly between, cups dragged down on table with balls underneath
Inspired by
  • "Galloping Post" (Hugard's Modern Magic Manual, 1939, p. 130, item 4)
The Chronicles (Issue 2) 1076
Frank Garcia The "Scoop" or "Lift Up" Move showing cup empty despite ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 34
Theo "Okito" Bamberg The "Galloping Post" Move
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 35
Charlie Miller Miller's Drop Through Move
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 51
Horace Goldin "Click" Move ball vanishes between to cups that are banged together
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 61
Paul Gertner Secret Loading of a Ball Underneath a Cup with steel ball
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 82
Paul Gertner The False Load steel ball apparently placed under cup
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 84
Horace Goldin The Horace Golding Baffling Cup gaffed cup to vanish a ball under it
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 103
Frank Garcia Passing a Wand Through 3 Nested Cups
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 105
Unknown Cup Through Cup
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 109
Herb Morrissey Fako Move sequence for showing cups empty
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 111
Unknown To Show that a Cup is Deeper Inside than Out
The Very Best of Cups and Balls 117
Danny Korem The UDT Cups and Ball Routine clean vanish of ball from cup, pendulum holdout
The Upside Down Toppit — Volume II 15
Gary Ouellet The Cenotaph Illusion showing the cups empty
The Two Goblets 9
Gary Ouellet The Cenotaph Placement placing apparently empty cups on table
The Two Goblets 11
Unknown Cup Through cup
Jim Ryan Close-Up: The Famous Cups & Balls Routine 4
Jim Cellini The Elevator Move
The Close-up Magic of Frank Garcia - Part I 94
Unknown Cup through Cup Move
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. Special #1 (Summer)) 6
Wayne Dobson T 4 U move with cup that has a handle and ball
Spell-Binder (Vol. 2 No. 15) 291
David Roth, Charlie Miller Cup Penetration Variation with chop cup
The New York Magic Symposium — Collection 3 23
Fabian Han Ping Cup Move
The New York Magic Symposium - Collection 3 109
Unknown Elevator Move brief
Special Effects 47
David Williamson One-Handed Ball Steal
Magical Arts Journal (Vol. 2 No. 4,5&6) 16
Hippie Torrales EC Cups & Balls Elsmley Count to show cups empty
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 12 No. 1) 1590
Unknown Cup Through Cup uncredited
Williamson's Wonders 89
Charlie Miller, David Williamson Charlie Miller Move variation
Williamson's Wonders 92
Unknown Wand Through Cup
Williamson's Wonders 94
Roy Walton Thru and Thru No. 81, cup dropped through cup, with coin inside as convincer
Self-Working Coin Magic 113
Rafael Benatar Cup Through Cup Variation cup falls through other cups, with all three cups
Transit Cups and Balls 5
Charlie Miller Charlie Miller Move
Transit Cups and Balls 11
Unknown The Reverse Stack Count
Impossibilia 83
Unknown Cup Through Cup
Impossibilia 84
John Bannon The Trick Pick - Something New ball removed from cup and reloaded at same time
Impossibilia 84
Unknown The Slide Move - Another Standard Cups Move
Impossibilia 85
John Bannon Shuttleball - Another "New" Sleight
Impossibilia 85
Charlie Miller Miller Penetration Move
The Magic of Michael Ammar 8
Michael Ammar No Tip "Tip-Over" Load
The Magic of Michael Ammar 13
David Williamson One-Handed Ball Steal
The Magic of Michael Ammar 19
Gary Kurtz The Tip-off Load from classic palm
The Cups and Balls 18
Gary Kurtz The Double Load loading an extra ball under the cup
The Cups and Balls 18
Gary Kurtz The Fake Load
The Cups and Balls 19
Antonio Casas The Flipover Flourish Load
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 9) 2119
Antonio Casas Switch/Load for Cup & Ball
Apocalypse Vol. 11-15 (Vol. 15 No. 12) 2153
Alexander de Cova Becherspiele cup load with ball
Ein Profi packt aus... 161
Antonio Casas Striking Vanish
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 16 No. 8) 2250
Paul Gertner Click Convincer steel ball apparently heard inside cup
Steel and Silver 198
Charlie Miller Cup Penetration with steel ball
Steel and Silver 200
Unknown Ball Steal when covered with cup
The Magic of John Riggs 6
Karl Fulves Cup Kink "An idea for the cups & balls"
flexible cups
The Fine Print (Issue 4) 63
Harry Riser Ball under Cup Move ball apparently placed under cup
The Feints and Temps of Harry Riser 98
Harold Cataquet HPC For Cup And Ball Hand Ping Chien
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2815
Harold Cataquet Tip No Load
Apocalypse Vol. 16-20 (Vol. 20 No. 7) 2812
Unknown The Centrifugal Move ball stays inside when cup is turned over and tabled
Related to Cyclops 2
Unknown The Pickup Move ball under cup secretly picked up with cup
Cyclops 2
Unknown The Cup Steal & Conceal ball apparently rolled from cup into hand
Cyclops 2
Bob Farmer Big Sponge Ball Vanish sponge ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishes
Cyclops 7
Bob Farmer Big Solid Ball Vanish ball rolled from cup into hand and seen, vanishes
Related to
  • "The Vanishing Buckeye" (Eddie Fields' Secret Diary, p. 19)
Cyclops 7
Karl Fulves Penetro "Short Takes"
gaffed cup with trapdoor
The Fine Print (Issue 8) 231
Unknown Cup through Cup
The Book of Secrets 124
Unknown Measuring inside of Cup
The Book of Secrets 125
Charlie Miller Cup Penetration Move actually credited to Mexican magician by Miller
The Book of Secrets 129
Unknown The Tip Over Load
Street Cups and Balls 48
Unknown The Scoop
Street Cups and Balls 49
Unknown Stacking Load
Street Cups and Balls 49
Unknown Wand Through Cup Classic
Street Cups and Balls 50
Unknown The Fruit Load From pouch
Street Cups and Balls 50
Karl Fulves Up Cup two cups nested, wand pushed in from below, it seems to penetrate lower cup and lift upper cup
Latter Day Secrets (Issue 9) 361
Don Alan Don Alan Chop Cup Loading Technique
The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 20
Don Alan The Big Bang chop cup loading technique with bang on table
The Complete Don Alan's Chop Cup 25
Karl Fulves KF Notes
  • plastic glass clings to knife
  • thread strand in middle of mouth of cup in cups and balls
  • Fred DeMuth's tumbler trick
Inspired byRelated to Prolix (Issue 5) 280
Al Schneider Cup Pickup and Replace loading a ball under a cup
Al Schneider Magic 132
Al Schneider Tip Load
Al Schneider Magic 138
Unknown Turnover Move hiding a ball while placing the cups on the table
Al Schneider Magic 145
Al Schneider Tweezers Steal
Al Schneider Magic 147
Al Schneider Tweezers Steal with Large Ball large ball hidden under cup

Al Schneider Magic 153
Al Schneider Tweezers Load
Al Schneider Magic 157
Al Schneider Twist Pickup cup pickup hiding a large ball
Al Schneider Magic 160
Al Schneider Subtlety Pickup cup pickup hiding a palmed ball
Al Schneider Magic 163
Al Schneider Rotate Load
Al Schneider Magic 165
Al Schneider Double Load
Al Schneider Magic 167
Alexander de Cova Geheime Taschenladung final loads handling, using topit
Seminar-Leviten 11
Roberto Giobbi Overture for Cups and Balls cup moves, three balls appear, travel under cups
Confidences 119
Tom Gagnon Empty Cup Move display sequence for cups
Also published here
  • The Blueprint, Vol. 5 No. 6
Too Hot for the Devil 208
Christian Scherer Das Becherspiel als Salonkunststück general remarks on the Cups and Balls
  • Der Handlungsablauf beim Becherspiel
  • Die Struktur (structure)
  • Der Vortrag (patter)
  • Die Becher (cups)
  • Die Kugeln (balls)
  • Der Zauberstab (wand)
  • Der Tisch (table)
  • Die Tischoberfläche (table surface)
  • Die Handhabung der Becher (handling of the cups)
  • Die falsche Übergabe (false transfer of a ball)
  • Die Ladung (loads)
  • Das Platzieren der Ladungen (placement of loads in pockets)
  • Die Ladetechnik (loading technique)
  • Die Ladung vor den Blicken der Zuschauer verbergen (hiding the loads)
  • Indirektes Laden (indirect loads)
  • Das Abstellen der geladenen Becher (putting cups with loads on the table)
Schlaglichter 175
Charlie Miller Setting the Spring Gag one cup through the other until an apparent spring is set in cup
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 19
Unknown Rule of Thumb Move inside deeper than outside gag
The Magic of Johnny Thompson (Issue 2) 19