Juggling Stage Balls
A stage ball is a hollow ball rotationally molded out of PVC, without any filling, so the total weight of the ball is made up by the weight of the balls shell only. The advantage of this ball is it is very durable, bright colored, water proof and has a lower cost that most other juggling balls. The main disadvantage of a stage ball is it will rolls away from you when dropped.
- 62mm, 2.44 inch, Stage Ball (75 grams) This is the smallest size 2.44 inches in diameter. This is a good size for adult doing numbers juggling 7-9 balls, or for children under 4 feet tall, i.e. small hands. For children they need to comfortably hold two balls in one hand. Some common sizes of balls to give you a idea of sizes; golf ball 42.6 mm racquet ball 57 mm and tennis ball 65mm
- 70mm, 2.75 inch, Stage Ball (100 grams) The 70mm ball is just a bit smaller than a baseball (hard 73mm) and it a nice size for adults doing 3-5 balls, and are over 5.5 feet tall. With a bit larger hands than the jugglers who fit the 67 mm ball. Or for all sized adults doing just 3 ball juggling. In general larger sized balls look better for 3 ball juggling, and since you only need to hold two in one hand to start juggling you can accommodate a larger sized ball.
- 78mm, 3.07inch, Stage Ball (150 grams) The is fairly large sized ball at 3.07 inch (a hard baseball is 73mm). It is a good size ball if you are at or near 6 feet tall, with large hands. Smaller jugglers like this size ball for 3 ball juggling but is generally to big to fit 3 in one hand for 5 ball juggling start.
- 90 mm, 3.54 inch, Stage Ball (180 grams) This sized ball is best for 3 ball juggling as it is too big to hold three balls in one hand to use for five ball juggling. Most jugglers buy this ball for making home made contact poi sets, or to be used as a contact juggling.
- 100mm, 3.93 inch, Stage Ball (200 and 260 grams) This sized ball is best for 3 ball juggling as it is too big to hold three balls in one hand to use for five ball juggling. Most jugglers buy this ball for making home made contact poi sets, or to be used as a contact juggling. For contact juggling we also sell this ball in a 260 gram weight, as a heavier ball is better for contact juggling.
- 130mm, 5.11 inch Stag Ball (400 grams) This ball is mostly used for single ball manipulation, or for modern dance manipulation, it could be used for 3 ball juggling but it is too big and heavy for most toss juggling.
To help you select the correct size of juggling balls, look at our Juggling Guide and Tips section listed in the bottom footer of the home page.
2 3/4 inch Stage Ball
diameter 2.75 inch (70mm)
weight 6.0 ounce (100 grams)
gloss finish vinyl, PVC made in Italy
by Jessica M. on 04/20/20
My son is an 11 year old who has been juggling for a few years but just the past year has started to really hone in on his skills. These balls are perfect for him. Durable, a great size and weight, and he really likes the feel of them. Shipping was fast even during the pandemic
by I. Kim on 09/25/20
by C. landis on 10/20/20
Pretty good juggling balls.
by Bill B. on 03/02/21
by Erik H. on 08/22/21
I am a rank begginner, and participated in a few "MeetUp" juggling sessions organized by a fellow trying to "start up" juggling in our town. I'd been juggling tennis balls for a few weeks, and the organizer suggested I purchase proper juggling balls, especially Russian balls. For my first purchase, I orderd 3 each of: Play Stage Ball, 70 mm, purple; Play Stage Ball, 78 mm, orange; Radfactor Premium Russian Ball, 65 mm, mixed colors. All three types are great, and significantly better than tennis balls. From the base of my hand to tip of middle finger, my hand measures 7 1/2". The Play Stage Ball, 70 mm, purple, is a little hard to see when I practice on a cloudy afternoon or evening. The surface has just the right amount of "grippiness" for good catching and throwing. I often practice outside on grass, and small bits of debris adhere to the surface which can be ever so slightly distracting. This 70 mm ball is lighter than the 78 mm ball, and I can pracice throwing the balls higher to improve my throwing accuracy. Of the three types of balls I first purchased, I like the Play Stage Ball, 78 mm, Orange, the best. The bright orange makes it easy to see, which helps with catching. I like the larger size and heavier weight - they just feel good when throwing and catching. They seem to have the same grippy surface as the 70 mm balls, so I try to keep them clean after dropping on the grass. The 65 mm Radfactor Premium Russian Balls are the smallest of the 3 types I ordered - and they're "interesting" because about 1/5th of the interior of the ball is filled with a fine silica sand (I think that's what it is) and thus the force of the ball landing in the palm of my hand is concentrated at the very bottom of the sphere (rather than the force/weight of the ball being evenly distrubuted about the entire sphere for the other two types of balls I tried). This does make a difference - I think it makes it easier to catch and throw the ball - which could be useful for someone just learning to juggle. For me, a larger size Russian juggling ball might be even better to help learn at the very beginning. I've already learned to juggle 3 balls pretty well (I'm really happy with my progress) and I prefer the larger balls over the 65 mm balls (I might try a larger diameter ball, but I suspect 78 mm will still be my favorite). If I ever try to learn a different 3 ball pattern, or try 4 or more balls, I think I would try a larger diameter Russian Ball to help learn.
by Christopher B. on 10/30/21
Beautiful colors! Great weight and quality, great customer service and very fast shipping. Been having a blast with them!