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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:19 pm 
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Hey guys, my friend does a little juggling, and now he's looking into Contact Juggling. He's willing to spend about $50 to get started, and maybe a little more once/if he gets into it. He's going to buy Tyas' DVD, and he wants to get some Acrylic Balls of Renegade. What he wants to know is how many should he get? He has about $15-$20 to spend on them... should he get the smallest size to start out, and then gradually work his way up to the bigger ones? Thanks for your time.


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Bigger is better, up to the point where they're simply too heavy.

3" is fine to start, and works well for multiple ball manipulation. 4" for solo work. Good luck finding something in his price range. 3" acrylics go for $35 and plastics (not quite as clear, but look great in color) start at $24.


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Oh, ok, thanks a lot. I guess he was reading a guide online, and it told him to start out using pool balls, what do you think of that? Thanks again.


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Contact juggling forum I used to use to get info on starting and tricks and that.

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Thanks, I'm sure he'll be on there all the time. lol


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Pool balls would work, and they're heavy enough, but they're only about 2.5 inches. It's mostly a judgement call, but I'd think bigger ones would be easier for a beginner.


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ok, I'll be sure to tell him. Thanks.


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Look at croquet balls, they'd be excellent. My friend had a plastic set of opaque ones, good weight and size.

Pool balls are way too dam hard to work with.


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All right, I didn't even think of that. Thanks for the suggestion, I'll let him know!


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