We offer three kinds of spinning plates, all of them can be used for teaching or performing. The plates are all made out of plastic and come with a stick. The main use of spinning plate is in schools and circus camps. It is fairly easy to learn and can be used as a first level prop. The spinning plate is a idea prop for simple end of class performances. The spinning plate is easy to use with a mouth stick for combination tricks, or spun on your finger once it is turning.
Traction Spinning Plate (Windbreaker Plate)
The Small Traction spinnnig plate has plastic rings on the top edges of the plate. The top ring adds weight for more centrifugal force to keep the plate spinning longer. This ring make this plate easier to spin and it will spin longer. The diameter of plate is 10 inches (same size as a Henrys plate) which is a nice size a bit bigger than the typical teaching plates that are 9 inches. The plate has weight is 194 grams, so can also be used in windy conditions. The combination of the weight and centrifugal edge rings makes this ideal for a whole new range of plate tricks. It is possible to juggle the plates between handsticks and do many classical toss juggling tricks with spinning plates.
Play Spinning Plate
This is the smallest size plate with a outside diameter of 9 inches and a height of 1 1/2 inches. It is made of very soft plastic which is good in some school setting where the plates are thrown around like Frisbees and do not hurt if you are hit. The plate has a weight of 75 grams and comes in UV colors. The stick is made of a PVC shaft, with a spinning tip cap. The tips do tend to break off over time and can be bought separately. For order of 6 or more plates the sticks come with a once piece (22.5 inches long) stick. Small orders (less than 6 plates) they come with a two piece, so they can fit into a smaller box.
Renegade Spinning Plate
This plate is a little larger than the Play plate with a diameter of 9.5 inches and a height of 1 5/8 with a weight of 95 grams This plate is made of a harder material with some flex. The harder plate spins longer and does not wobble like the soft plastic plates, and is easier to start spinning. However if the class is wild and the students are throwing (Frisbee throw) the plates at each other the harder plastic and heavier weight of this plate can hurt. The plate does not hurt if you drop it on your self while try to learn plate spinning, only if it is thrown. It comes with a one piece ABS plastic stick, 19.5 inches long. This stick is a little stiffer than the Play stick and has a molded in tip, that does not wear out or need to be replaced.
Hernys Spinning Plate
This is the largest model spinning plate with a diameter of 10 inches and a height of 1 5/8 inch. The plastic is hard about the same as the Renegade Plate. It has a weight of 105 grams, so this plate would also hurt of the students are throwing plates at each other. The larger size and weight makes the plate spinning longer and is just as easy to learn with. It does not hurt if you hit yourself while trying to learn the prop. This plate has the best visual look as it is bigger size. It can be purchased with a two piece wood stick, which is very nice but hard to clean compared to plastic sticks. The Hernys plate cost considerably more so it is better suited for a performance than teaching large classes.
diameter 10 inches
weight 194 grams
made in Hong Kong
by Larry Rundle on 12/12/21
It's nice, but not as good as the larger plates. The main disappointment is on the lack of weight on the bottom rim. I have no problem spinning them , but it's much less reliable without that bottom grip. They do hold their spin well and their size is better for throws. A definite upgrade to the standard cheap plastic plates. And they have some flex to them. So they will not crack over time. Renegade Reply Next time we order them we will have bottom rings put on the smaller sized plate, good idea!
by Mae U. on 09/15/23
Exactly as expected. We ordered green and like them
by Adam G. on 10/22/23
Purchased a few for my 10-year old to do a variety show. These plates are easy for beginners, and spin forever on wooden sticks. Nice edge wrap adds additional protection from falls.