Red solo cups have long been the staple equipment of beer pong. And while they work well enough, you have to admit, the darn things are inefficient (they were made from drinking, not playing after all), a flaw beer pong players typically don’t mind due to their inebriated state. The Hexcup fashions the classic disposable cup into a form that’s optimized for beer pong.
Instead of the classic round cup shape, it comes in a hexagonal profile with flat sides that allow them to come together flush during racking. That means, faster re-racks and perfect pyramids every single time, regardless of how drunk and uncoordinated everybody starts getting through the late hours of the night.
Aside from making re-racking easier, the Hexcup’s flat sides also make it easier to grasp, so it won’t quite get too slippery even after your hands get a little clammy. They claim that the shape, especially with the reinforced corners, also allows it to resist cracking better than conventional plastic cups, with a base that’s designed to break the surface tension of liquids on the table, helping the cup stay in place throughout the course of a game. That same base also allows it to stand at the top rack of a dishwasher, so you can clean up the cups to extend their life for use at the next party. Each cup can hold up to 16 ounces of beverage.
A Kickstarter campaign is currently running for the Hexcup. Pledges to reserve a unit starts at $15.