Radfactor Premium Russian Juggling Ball (70 mm)
This thin-shelled Radfactor Premium Russian ball is the best quality Russian ball on the market for jugglers looking for a full Russian effect. The very light shell is coupled with a sand filling to give the ball a pronounced Russian effect on the catch. The sand quickly goes to the bottom of the ball when caught, which causes a pronounced Russian effect. The lighter the shell weight in comparison to the filling weight the more effect you get. 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 partially-filled style of juggling ball is called a Russian ball because Russian jugglers were the first to use this type of 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.
weight 95 grams
made of HDPE
made in Japan by Radfactor
by Richard A. on 06/10/20
by Rosalind A. on 06/30/20
These were my first set of Russians and I am enjoying them so far. The colors pop, I do not notice the seam or fill hole while juggling, and the price is reasonable for the quality.
by A. Prather on 07/11/20
by Zack Kraut on 02/07/21
by S. Cooper on 04/03/21
Great set of juggling balls. They help me see my flaws and improve.
by David E. on 05/09/21
These feel exactly like cheap play pit balls. They mark and scuff instantly. They do have a pronounced russian effect and the weights were matched.
by M. Stewart on 11/16/21
by K. Hogan on 06/25/22
by Alex Helber on 10/05/22
by B. Austin on 12/04/22
Great ball. Great Russian for smaller hands. Good balance between large enough to still look nice in the air and small enough to be too much of a handful for higher numbers and multiplexes.