First Exclusive Look: Curious Cask Poker Chip Tray (2 Viewers)

Consider me early enthusiast! Following on Instagram. Photos are great. Not really sure how I feel about red or black racks but would love to see in person.
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Hi Brian,
Interested and eager to test these out for you.

Thanks
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*We are looking for reviewers who will test the trays and take detailed images with a wide range of different brand and material chips, including Paulson and others. We have tested our trays with Matsui chips (perfect fit), CPC chips (snug fit), and a few brands of China clay chips.

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Brian & Grayson
Curious Cask

Greetings Community,

Thank you for the lively comments and inquiries! We have gone through the applications for Product Reviewer and Enthusiast and have sent out PMs to those who will be receiving the products!

Stay tuned for more surprises to come.

Warm Regards,
Brian & Grayson
Curious Cask
 
They look great! Skeptical about their usability considering they'll likely fit near 21 Paulson's and CPCs and possibly 22 worn chips / ceramics. I'm a sucker for Paulson Racks because they fit the chips perfectly. Or Justin Racks where a little wiggle doesn't affect stack ability.
 
Will people be upset when they realize most of their chips stack 21 per row?

Or when chips are tippy in partial barrels due to shallow slot depth?

They look cool but I've already tackled these issues as have many other tray makers.
Many people don't own calipers or know how thick their chips are adds to the difficulty providing the best size people need for their application.

I see stackability being only structural benefit which may be an annoyance with sloppiness of barrel slot length allowing chips to tip.

Do they still crack like many other racks or use similar plastic to Justin racks that I've never seen a cracked one yet?
Maybe nobody here cares about any of these being addressed and just wants free stuff?
 
Just seen this tonight. I have done some reviews on here. Lmk if you are still looking for people to review.
 
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Hello everyone,

We’re excited to share that our products have arrived at most of our reviewers’ homes. We’re eagerly awaiting their feedback and reviews. Once the reviews are out, we will make the product available on our website. Thank you all for your patience and enthusiasm. Stay tuned for more updates and detailed reviews from our community members!
 
Curious Cask Review - CPC racks

I have to give a huge shout out to the Curious team for the amount of effort they put into the packaging. It blew me away. I truly believe they knocked it out of the park with it. I could compare it to some of the top companies in the world. Apple who?

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I also love the unique design of the half-octogan slot of the racks. Definitely adds a nice look for displaying some of your favorite chips!

Now to the functionality.

These are definitely not made for Paulsons or similar as they loosely fit a rack of minty Paulsons RHC/THC, BCCs, and Ceramics. You could fit 21 chips pretty easy with semi-minty and minty Paulsons needing a bit of force, which I didn’t bother trying, but possible.

For CPCs, they do fit 20 pretty well, I tested the racks with CSQ mold. There is a bit of wiggle room though, but shouldn’t be an issue with minty chips, not quite for me as I like my chips locked in.

Overall the design is awesome and unique 10/10. The plastic used is top notch and heavy duty, I could probably run the rack over with my Tundra and it would survive. I would definitely suggest revising the racks to fit 20 Paulsons snug or CPCs snug.

Lastly, the stack ability was a bit wobbly for my liking when stacked up to 5 racks, not sure if the shape had a factor in this.

Would purchase these in the future if they are revised to fit minty chips a bit more snug.

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Received the racks a few days ago and here are my thoughts:

Packaging - 10/10
- absolutely bulletproof

Material - 9.5/10
- very sturdy and looks like it can withstand a tank rolling over it

Design - 9.5/10
- the underside of the rack having an inverted shape fits nicely for the rack below it

Stackability - 8/10
- due to the movement noted below, racks stacked more than 3 high become wobbly…if the fit was tighter, I suspect this wouldn’t occur and my rating would be 9 or 9.5

Sizing - 6/10
- Paulsons and ABS plastic fit 21 to a barrel
- CPC and China Clay fit 20 to a barrel (almost 21 but couldn’t squeeze it in) so there’s a bit of movement

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I received my Curious Cask chip racks a couple days ago. Here are my thoughts.

The packaging is second to none. From the moment you peel the box open, everything screams quality. The top of the box opens up to some nice paper. Under the paper you see the 5 glorious racks separated by cardboard dividers.

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The racks themselves are solid. I personally like the opaque look to them. I feel over time it will help hide the scratches. The plastic is thick and solid. No flex at all. Visually they are pleasant to the eye.

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I only had three types of chips to try these out on. Tina web mold, Paulsons, and CPC.

The Tina chips fit 21 chips per tube. 20 chips seemed to be too loose.

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Next I tried some mint Paulsons. 20 chips per tube was loose. I feel a 21st chip would have fit in, but I didn’t want to damage my chips trying.

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When stacking the racks with Paulson chips, the higher you stack them, the more unstable they become. There is a lot of movement.

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I think the Curious Cask’s bread and butter is the CPC chips. I could only fit 20 chips per tube. They were by far the best fitting chips. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough CPC chips to test the stacking of racks.

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In my opinion these have great potential! If they could tighten the tolerances to fit Paulson chips and Tina chips tighter, they would be the superior rack on the market. When that time comes, all my racks will be from Curious Cask.
 

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I received my Curious Cask chip racks a couple days ago. Here are my thoughts.

The packaging is second to none. From the moment you peel the box open, everything screams quality. The top of the box opens up to some nice paper. Under the paper you see the 5 glorious racks separated by cardboard dividers.

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The racks themselves are solid. I personally like the opaque look to them. I feel over time it will help hide the scratches. The plastic is thick and solid. No flex at all. Visually they are pleasant to the eye.

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I only had three types of chips to try these out on. Tina web mold, Paulsons, and CPC.

The Tina chips fit 21 chips per tube. 20 chips seemed to be too loose.

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Next I tried some mint Paulsons. 20 chips per tube was loose. I feel a 21st chip would have fit in, but I didn’t want to damage my chips trying.

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When stacking the racks with Paulson chips, the higher you stack them, the more unstable they become. There is a lot of movement.

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I think the Curious Cask’s bread and butter is the CPC chips. I could only fit 20 chips per tube. They were by far the best fitting chips. Unfortunately, I don’t have enough CPC chips to test the stacking of racks.

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In my opinion these have great potential! If they could tighten the tolerances to fit Paulson chips and Tina chips tighter, they would be the superior rack on the market. When that time comes, all my racks will be from Curious Cask.
Wouldn't mind trying some out if these flaws are addressed. If only dimensions were as well thought out as the packaging....
 
Wouldn't mind trying some out if these flaws are addressed. If only dimensions were as well thought out as the packaging....
I offered to test comparative barrel sizing using my extensive chip collection -- literally almost every possible chip size available.

Crickets. Tells me all I need to know.
 
I offered to test comparative barrel sizing using my extensive chip collection -- literally almost every possible chip size available.

Crickets. Tells me all I need to know.
If you want mine, msg me. I’ll send them to you.
 
Like the look. It would be awesome if they did both CPC and Paulson versions so chips fit snug but not too tight (I hate squeezing my CPC's into Paulson racks). It would be great to have racks that looked uniform to fit all my sets from one vendor.
 
These look great. I bet some simple chip spacers might do the trick
 
Another review. Received mine a few days ago and giving an honest review.

Packaging - 5+ stars :

It is A-MA-ZING. It's like opening an very high end item. The box is total custom, paper lined, extra "padded" cardboard between the racks. .

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Design - 3.5 stars :

Fun design, the rounded area the chips rest in diameter wise fits Paulsons and China ceramics perfectly. The "depth" is off, you can easily put 21 mint RHC chips in, 21 China Ceramics squeeze in. Would Highly recommend tightening this. The trays feel slightly shallow when you load the chips in, maybe 1/3 of the chip sits in the tray. I would give the design 5 stars but how loose 20 Paulsons fit makes it .

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Quality -5 stars :

They feel great. Similar type plastic you'd find in better quality casino racks. Much better than the more brittle cheap Amazon racks.

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Fun Factor -4.5 stars :

They are racks and serve their purpose. The design mixes it up a little by adding some geometrical molding under the chip. Cool branding on the bottoms. Nicely done with the mixed gloss/matte finish.

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Overall - 4 stars :

They need the tolerance tightened up so Paulson or similar chips don't rattle. It's pretty major honestly. Maybe make them ever slightly deeper so more of the chip sits in the tray as well. The design is cool and if tightened would be a GREAT rack. Packaging, albeit beautiful is maybe some overkill. I am very interested in seeing what the final price point is going to be.


Thanks for the opportunity to beta test and offer up a review! Best of Luck and thank you Brian & Grayson for your contribution to the community!
 

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Fantastic review Beano!! Great to see someone bringing high quality products to market. Sounds like they might need 2 sizes though. One for CPC/ASM and one for Paulson and everything else.
To the owners, thank you for allowing people in the community to be involved in the process.
 
It makes you curious what chips were used when designing. Anyone have a barrel of dice chips to throw in? It would be hilarious if they were a perfect fit.
 
It makes you curious what chips were used when designing. Anyone have a barrel of dice chips to throw in? It would be hilarious if they were a perfect fit.
Nah. Those would be sloppy as hell too.
Whoever designed them did absolutely no research or test fits on prototypes prior to producing all these samples sent out. Or just oblivious of what the function of a chip rack is.

Any forum noob asking a common question is often told the same thing. Search. Get samples. etc. I highly doubt either of these was done rather than waste time and money sending an inferior product to get the same comments that have been given since the start.

Almost like Facebook. Let us add some features you never asked for and don't want while removing your favorite or often used functions.
 
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