Radfactor Chromite Russian Juggling Ball (65 mm)
The Radfactor Chromite Russian ball is a thin-shelled Russian ball with dense chromite filling. A chromite ball has an enhanced Russian effect compared to the Premium Radfactor Russian ball because the chromite filling is more dense than any other Russian ball filling (such as sand, bird feed, millet, and micro-glass beads). The lighter the weight of the shell in comparison to the weight of the filling, the more intense the effect. In general this type of ball is mostly used for numbers juggling, but has become much more popular for all types of toss juggling. The high density chromite filling lowers the center of gravity of the ball, and the filling falls to the bottom of the ball faster on the catch compared to sand filling. However, this also increases the wobble of the ball if it is thrown from your hand with any spin or unevenness. The noticeable Russian effect makes juggling 7 balls easier with this Chromite Russian ball.
This style ball is called a Russian ball because Russian jugglers were the first to use this type of partially filled juggling ball in modern times (since around 1990). However, the concept of a partially filled ball can be traced back to the 19th century. One disadvantage of this type of light weight Russian ball is that it is easily affected by wind, making it difficult to juggle with outdoors. The ball shell is soft, but not too soft or thin to be affected by altitude or heat changes (some very light shelled Russian balls will become dented if you fly with them.) The texture of the ball is very smooth, not sticky but also not slippery, perfect for multi-ball releases from one hand. The ball is made with a plug flush to its surface, giving the entire ball an even texture and feel with no exposed/raised plug. Balls come in precise matched weights.
The balls come in 4 different sizes: 65 mm, 70 mm, 72 mm, 75 mm:
- 65 mm (2.55 inch), 85 grams: This is a good sized ball for numbers juggling more than 5 balls, or for small jugglers.
- 70 mm (2.75 inch), 95 grams: This ball is good for 3 to 5 ball juggling and it has nice light weight great for practicing often.
- 72 mm (2.83 inch), 95 grams: This is an odd and uncommon sized ball that was made popular in Japan, where jugglers are very specific about sizing and tend to have relatively smaller hands. While it does not seem like this size would feel different than 70 mm, jugglers can really feel the sizing difference when holding 3 in one hand. Some jugglers feel that the 70 mm ball is too small and the 75 mm too large for their hands, and much prefer this in-between size of 72 mm.
- 75 mm (2.95 inch), 100 grams: Comparable to the size of a baseball, this ball is good for 3 to 5 ball juggling for people up to 6 feet tall with fairly large hands. It is also a good choice for jugglers who want to juggle 3 to 4 balls and like the look of bigger juggling balls.
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.
diameter 65 mm
weight 85 grams
made of HDPE
made in Japan by Radfactor
by Hunter S. on 07/30/19
I am really enjoying these balls, they’re very nice to juggle. But don’t juggle them over sharp rocks/ concrete. The smooth texture will be significantly roughed up after just a few drops
by Keith N. on 04/26/20
I've always been a bean bag juggler, but wanted to branch out and try something different. Even though I don't have much to compare these to since they're my first set of Russians, I've quickly come to enjoy them. The quality seems top notch, the color is vibrant, and the feel is great. I'm 6'3" but have always liked slightly smaller balls, so the 65mm are perfect. This size is also great for numbers and multiplexes. For anymore Russian purchases in the future, Radfactor has me sold.
by Michael K. on 06/02/20
Great product and quick delivery!
by Ben A. on 08/25/20
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by Stephen Meschke on 08/30/20
These are high quality Russian Style juggling balls. I use these for five and six ball siteswaps and seven ball cascade endurance juggling. The dense fill material makes it easier to recover from collisions.
by S. D’Eith on 06/10/21
Great feel and control, they really gave a deeper understanding of some new tricks and controlling the balls.
by Peter Doroschin on 08/17/21
Great juggling ball, the only complain Canada or USA post charged extra shipping after the fact that shipping & handling cost was included in the price when I ordered the juggling balls. (Sometimes Canadian customs charges Canadian local sales tax, often they do not. ( Renegade Juggling comment)
by E. Smith on 11/01/21
here is what my son has to say: I bought the Radfactor Chromite 65, Henry's HIX 62, Radfactor EVA 65, and the SRX 67 russain ball. The Radfactor chromite 65mm is the best ball for foot and body catches and is less then 1/3 full. It sounds like a russain ball shoud sound!!! the best ball I've used. The Radfactor EVA is like the R.F.C ball but with sand and its color is a bit brighter and it reminds me of my old home made russians that were filled with salt. It's more than a 1/3 full. Better for stage if you still want Russians. The Henry's HIX ball Russian? It feels like a stage ball. It has a thick rubber like shell and would be good outdoors. It's almost 1/2 full. he The SRX 67- they say it's easy foot and body caches but it's as good as a bean bag :( the :) :):) of this ball is the matte finish and it's so smooshy :) love the removeable plug and it's so quiet !!! but it's not very russain like if you really like the russian effect than this is NOT for you. and it's NOT easy foot and body caches compared to the Radfactor chromite ball. the Radfactor chromite russian ball 65mm will be my ball. It's the perfect size for my 7.5 inch hands . Thank you renegade juggling. :)
by Andrew Friedman on 11/16/21
I've used these new balls for a few days now. They are excellent. Well balanced easy to catch and have a dead drop. I don't know how they hold up to outdoor use, time will tell. Only draw back is that I have small hands and they're a little too big for me to hold more then 4 at a time. I wish they made 60mm or smaller.