Mendoza Combo Cups | Copper | Polished Finish

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Mendoza Combo Cups | Copper | Polished Finish

1 1/8" RNT Red Balls Included
The Mendoza Combo Cups
are the finest combo cup set you may ever handle, the Mendoza Combo Cups are hand-spun from .050 gauge copper with a thick insert in each cup so all cups are of equal weight and balance, providing a satisfying weight and feel to each cup. The set is designed from the ground up as a combo set resulting in each cup looking and feeling identical, and rendering the gaff undetectable.


Each cup is hand spun from .050 copper and the exterior is polished to a glossy mirror finish. The interior is a brushed satin finish.

A lot of trial and error, prototypes and engineering went into these cups to make them the finest quality working combo set on the market today. Used and endorsed by John Mendoza as the official John Mendoza Copper Combo set, John had these kind words to say:

"I have spent the last four years looking for the perfect set of Combo cups for my Mendoza Cups & Balls routine. I have tried virtually every cup maker you can imagine, from the low end cheap cups to the very highest end silver cups and every maker in between, including some very nice attempts from RNT II. I have had no success. To my absolute delight, RNT II has now succeeded in making the perfect cups. Their feel and weight is perfect. All three cups have the same feel and weight. The release is as close to perfect as one can get and the size holds a big load without looking like a big cup. I honestly cannot recommend any cup more highly for the Mendoza Cups & Balls Routine." John Mendoza


  • 2 x Mendoza Cups
  • 1 x Mendoza Chop Cup
  • 4 x 1 1/8" RNT Red Balls
  • 1 x 1 1/8" RNT Red Magnetic Ball
  • Velvet Bag

Mendoza Combo Cups | Copper | Polished Finish are made in USA.





Height per ea:
3 inch
Height per set:
6 1/2 inch
Inside Diameter:
2 3/4 inch
Inside Depth:
2 3/4 inch
Saddle Diameter:
1 3/4 inch
Dimple Depth:
1/8 inch
Weight per ea:
7 oz (200g)
Weight per set:
1 lb 5 oz (595g)

Recommended Balls

All Purpose:
1 1/8 inch (28mm)
2 Balls Nested:
1 1/8 inch (28mm)
3 Balls Nested:
1 1/8 inch (28mm)
Load Ball:
2 5/8 inch (67mm)


Artist or Manufacturer:


Like Richard has stated... the Mendoza Combo Cups LOOK good, FEEL good, and WORK good. They are my "work horse" cups now. I am patiently waiting for a nice patina to form as I work with them. I combined them with some 1 1/8" Blue Sparkling Balls and they look great together! I have been working with Mendoza's 1969 routine and so far it's been fun! I recommend these cups to anyone who is looking to purchace a great set of Combo Cups.

I've been waiting a magical lifetime for these cups! All other cups I have used have occasioned compromises in my routine. Either I've had to use smaller balls, eliminate moves that demand that more than one ball be nested between two cups (these accommodate THREE 1" balls between two nested cups!), or restrict my loads to "small potatoes" (sometimes literally!) These cups LOOK good, FEEL good, and seem to have taken every possible desirable design consideration into account. I've finally found, as Michael Close would say, my "workers." My other sets, collected over 50 years in magic, can now rest peaceably and permanently in my display case.

I received my Mendoza cups today and all I can say, I agree with John Mendoza without question. The workmanship that has been put into both the design and the gaff pickup and release is absolutely PERFECT and amazing. These cups are a must have whether you are performing the Vernon/Mendoza routine or any other combo routine. My biggest problems with my Sherwood set was the ball would not release, the Mendoza set has not missed once in 8 performances, the engineering of the gaff ball and cup is sheer brilliance guys! I was a bit wary on the cost of the cups, I couldn't believe that a quality combination set, even if endorsed by Mr. Mendoza would be so affordable, I don't understand how you do it for such a cost. You've truly offered the magic fraternity a set of working cups that are in my opinion the best combo set ever made and affordable for everyone. I'm off to order a silver set as soon as I finish this post. Thank you RNT for making the Perfect Set of Combo Cups EVER! Thomas Miller


What Sweet Cups the Combo Mendoza Cups are. I have had a week to play with them and I have got to tell you out of all my cups these are my favorite! The construction is everything you had said they would be. Strong, good weight and the fact that they can take three 1" 1/8 balls and give the illusion of an overhang is Fantastic!! The best part is that I got to shake the hand that made them. Mike Riggs
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