Sisti Working Professional's Cups | Copper | Polished Finish

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Sisti Working Professional's Cups | Copper | Polished Finish

The Sisti Working Professional's Cups are an extremely popular style of cups for the cups and balls. Because of their short 5" stack, the cups are easily transported and more easily used in tighter performance situations, but because of their billiard ball size load capacity and their generous attic space, they produce the same results as a larger set of cups.
The Sisti Working Professional's Cup design is an original design created and used by professional magician Jim Sisti and includes some later 20th century design elements. The cups are similar in size to the Paul Fox cups, but are shorter, and cosmetically different - as they have only one center bead. The cups were designed to work with 1" balls and the saddle of this cup will hold 3 nested 1" balls with no floating, which is outstanding for a cup with these proportions.

Jim Sisti is a working professional, the author of The Restaurant Magic Book, and the editor and publisher of The Magic Menu, The International Journal for Professional Close-Up Magicians.


Each cup is hand spun from the original RNT II tooling in .050 copper and polished to a glossy finish on the exterior and a brushed satin finish in its interior.


  • 3 Sisti Working Professional's Cups
  • 4 x 1" RNT Red Balls
  • Velvet Bag





Height per ea:
2 5/8 inch
Height per set:
5 inch
Inside Diameter:
2 5/8 inch
Inside Depth:
2 3/8 inch
Saddle Diameter:
1 3/4 inch
Dimple Depth:
3/16 inch
Weight per ea:
4.7 oz (133g)
Weight per set:
14 oz (397g)

Recommended Balls

All Purpose:
1 inch (25mm)
2 Balls Nested:
1 inch (25mm)
3 Balls Nested:
1 inch (25mm)
Load Ball:
2 3/8 inch (60mm)


Artist or Manufacturer:


I recently ordered the Sisti Cups (along with trying 2 other styles) and found the weight, and shape to be excellent. The rounded bullet shape greatly enhances the ability to perform sleights using the cups (vesus your hands) to manipulate the balls. The recommended load balls comfortably fit inside the cups.

I have never received better service when ordering a product.
I give the entire experience my highest rating.

I wanted a small and lightweight but strongly built set of cups and the Sisti Cups sure fit the bill! They are a squatty cup hitting the caliper at the 2.6245" mark in length and the ID at the mouth is at 2.5870". At just over 4.5 oz apiece they feel good and strong in my hands, just what I was looking for.

I ordered the recommended 1" balls in sparkling red (firecracker red) and the ample saddle diameter accomodates a 3 ball nest perfectly! I tried a 1 1/8" ball from another set and it is too large so stick with a 1" ball max or a 7/8" ball if you want a smaller one.

I am giving this product a very good rating only because the recommended final load (regulation size Lacrosse ball) does not quite fit. I am having a time to find something that fits comfortably. I hope the "Ammar Fab Fruits" that I just recently orderd will solve this. Still this a great small set of cups that will make anyone happy and I am real happy!


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