These cups handle effortlessly and sound great. They have a clear resonant tone when struck mouth up and a very bright sound during stacking, cup through cup moves, etc. The nickel finish seems very durable and polishes up beautifully with nothing more than a wipe down with a soft cloth. I was pleasantly surprised to find that each cup in my set could take a single 1 1/8 ball in the attic without any problems whatsoever. Although to be safe, make your purchase based on the dimensions given in the description. If using the Johnny Paul technique with the sponge balls, be aware that while a sponge ball will “vanish” easily, you’ve gotta bring the cup down with some force to bring it back. That’s not a flaw. Watch Johnny’s routine and you’ll see that’s what he did. The good news is that this set of steel cups should handle that with no problem as well as the juggling moves, etc. Overall, this is a very pretty, functional set of cups. If you’re thinking about getting a set, go ahead and do it before they’re gone.
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