Thick Shell Russian Balls
The type of Russian ball has a much thicker rotomold PVC shell as apposed to the much lighter blow mold Polyethylene Radfactor Thin shell russian ball or Fill Your Own russian ball. Some juggler prefer this type of ball over the thin shell ball, as it has less of a russian effect and the ball does not wobble so much when thrown with a slight spin or uneven throw. The balls have a noticeable russian effect on the catch, but nearly as pronounced as the thin shelled ball. These balls come in six sizes. These balls are heavier than the Thin Shell Russian balls and are better suited for outdoor juggling.
The 75mm size, 2.95 inch (a hard baseball is 73mm) and has a weight of 130 grams. This ball is good for 3-5 ball juggling for larger jugglers up to 6 feet tall, with fairly large hands, or for jugglers who just want to juggler 3-4 balls and like the look of bigger juggling balls.
The 75mm size SRX 2.95 inch (a hard baseball is 73mm) and has a weight of 110 grams. This ball is good for 3-5 ball juggling for larger jugglers up to 6 feet tall, with fairly large hands, or for jugglers who just want to juggler 3-4 balls and like the look of bigger juggling balls. The difference in this ball to the normal thick shell ball, is it light weight and has a much softer shell, it is more similar to the Thin Shell Russian ball, but has much softer shell, more like the feel of a bean bag softens.
78mm size, 3.07 inch (a hard baseball is 73mm) and has a weight of 145 grams. The 78mm size ball is for toss jugglers over 6 feet tall, with large hands.
100 mm size, 3.93 inch ( a soft ball is 97mm) and has a weigh of 250 grams. This ball is most commonly used as a contact type ball, where you are making stall catches, or ball balances. The russian effect makes this ball much easier to catch on your foot, head, neck or arms. Though it does not roll really well, some juggler like to use that for traditional one handed contact juggling, and for some one handed tricks it is easier to do. I can also be use as beginner ball for general contact juggling as it rolls much less than a hollow unfilled stage ball.
The 108 mm size, 4.25 inch ( a soft ball is 97mm) and has a weigh of 275 grams. This ball is getting to be too large for toss juggling and is mostly used as a balance ball, or a body contact ball. The size is a bit too large for single hand contact juggling. This ball is also used with the cup head juggling club where you catch the ball in the end of the club.
Three Inch Stage Ball
diameter 3.0inch (76mm)
weight 130 grams ( shell 80 grams, fill 50 grams
gloss finish vinyl (PVC made in USA)
molded in USA