12 Panel Synthetic Leather Ball 62 mm
These brightly colored balls feel good in your hands. They are easy to catch, they have a dead bounce, and they will not bounce out of the juggling pattern if there is a mid-air collision. They are an ideal size of beanbag for both numbers juggling and for teaching students with smaller sized hands. The are hard when new but break in softer. Still when broken in they still have a firm feel. Not squishy.
These beanbag juggling balls are made with a very high quality fabric (the same that is used in making soccer balls), and are filled with plastic pellets. They are super durable, water-resistant and stain-resistant. Note that each distinct color ball has its own unique feel, so if that is a concern for you, select a set of balls of all the same color.
Our 12 Panel Synthetic Leather Balls come in two sizes:
- 62 mm diameter (80 grams). This is a good size for adults doing numbers juggling of 7-9 balls, or for children under 4 feet tall, i.e. small hands. Children need to comfortably hold two balls in one hand.
- 67 mm diameter (110 grams). This size ball is just about the same size as a tennis ball, and most adults over 5 ft tall can hold 3 in one hand. It is a good size for 5 ball juggling and can also be used for 6-7 ball juggling. For 7 ball juggling, most people start with a pyramid of balls in one hand (3 in your palm and one on top of them).
For more help selecting the correctly sized juggling ball, check out our “Juggling Guide and Tips" section listed in the bottom footer of our website home page.
Vinyl Coated Cloth
filled with plastic pellets
cut, sewn and stuffed in Pakistan
by Keith N. on 02/25/20
A bit of background. I'm 6'3", have been juggling for 20 years, and was looking for some new numbers balls for 5-7(maybe 9 eventually?). My old ones were simple 4-panel vinyls with millet, but they had just worn out. I tried juggling with these for a short while before returning them. Pros: 1. Synthetic leather material felt very durable. 2. Very round and held their shape well. 3. Color (I got orange) was very bright. 4. Good customer service. Cons: 1. Final seam on the stitching sometimes stuck up and could be felt. 2. My primary reason for returning them however was they were extremely hard. I have juggled many different styles of balls/beanbags over the years, and I understand that some require a break-in period to loosen up. But these were still way harder than anything I've ever juggled. It just made me realize I much prefer a softer beanbag style ball. Also, I don't think the "semi-squishy" label in the description is quite accurate. Now I'm not saying no one should get these. These are just designed for someone who wants a much harder juggling ball. Not me though.
by R. Rubin on 03/30/20
These juggling balls are fun to juggle, and have a really cool retro appeal. With their beanbag design, you undoubtedly sacrifice some flight pattern control, but collisions aren't nearly as drastic. These balls have better flight control than most beanbags, though, because they are stiff and densely packed, with a good weight to them. Think of them as a hybrid between a ball and a beanbag. As far as the sizing, I am 5'4 with relatively small hands and the 62 mm works great for me. Thanks for a great product!