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Danny Diamond
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I was a 3-ball guy for years, and within the last couple months, I have started getting pretty decent at 4-ball and clubs as well. My clubs are kinda junky - a light plastic set I got years ago to play with. I was looking to pick up a slightly better set - but since I don't juggle in my magic show or anything, so this just a hobbyist thing and not something I can explain to my wife as an investment! So in other words, I don't wanna spend a lot of top-of-the-line clubs right now. Can anyone recommend a decent set to play around with, that won't break the bank?
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Al Angello
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Dube, Renegade, and Todd Smith have several different priced clubs. There is Beard, and Henry in Europe too. Just don't buy crapy immitation clubs from ebay. If you plan to learn club passing I suggest that you buy a good set.
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One Man
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I agree with Al.

Unfortunately there is very little in middle of the road clubs. I have a set of Dube Airflites but only use them for teaching. I have Dube Euros as well as Todd Smith Euros. I find I use my Todd Smith clubs most of the time for practice and shows.

Kevin
Danny Diamond
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Thanks for the replies guys. Are the Deluxe Elans ok from Todd Smith? They seem to be the less expensive option at $18/club. Or should I just wait and eventually go straight for the higher end ones?
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you drown by staying there.



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Al Angello
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Danny
Do you belong to a juggling club? If so you should get good ones, or used ones and redecorate them. Belonging to a juggling club is a quantum leap forward, because that is where you get rid of your self taught bad habits.
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esther_scheffer
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I like "henrys" clubs best.
They are very durable too.
ElectricBlue
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I have a set of thre pirettes I think they are henrys?? any who I brought them after a became sick of my slow old clubs and I love them!! they flip nice and quick and they are not to heavy for my wussie arms.

Though I would recomende that if you intend to do passing with other jugglers then it would be worth your while getting ones that are simmilar to theirs. Just makes life easer in the long run. I was lucky beacuse all the jugglers in my area just happend to use the clubs that I really liked any way. Yay!
JeffWampler
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I have the Smith Deluxe Elans...when they came in, former IJA Champion, Tommy Curtin was around, did some amazing things with them and said, "Yeah, these will be fine..." I recommend them...
AndyComic
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Hey no one has mentioned PX3's, they are pretty much the standard now being used by most WJF people. I use em after my henrys fell to bits. Most clubs will be fine for the average joe but if ur hardcore then PX3's are the ones. They just don't break. Here's a link I found http://www.higginsbrothers.com/html/juggling_clubs.html

Andy
Al Angello
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A good old set of clubs can be redecorated and made to look like new.
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Al Angello
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Andy
I really liked the "HB Rave Club" do you know anything about them? Three of them in purple sure would be nice.
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just_larry
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Al,

I have a set and I like them for "show" but they will not stand up to road use!
They change colors as soon as you turn on the battery.
but for the price they are fun

Larry
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Recommending a set of clubs for someone else is futile. If you wish to see if a particula type of club suits you then you need to try them out. Different sorts of clubs suit different people. Plus where you intend to use them most makes a lot of difference. Will you be primarily indoors or out? Don't choose light clubs if you are always outside. Do you intend to do 5 or more? Lighter is often better for this. How much spin do you require? How long do you like the handles? Are you passing with somebody else who has a particular club like? Do you like to manipulate the clubs with your hands (such as doing legos)? you might not really bulbous clubs if that is the case.

Your best bet is to get to a club or convention and try out a lot of different clubs until you find what suits you. Don't go with other peoples suggestions.

Nigel
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chris lightning
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I agree, everyone will prefer a different juggling club.

I have had about 4 sets of dube's euro long handled club.

They run about 40 bucks a piece, but Dube will fix anything that ever goes wrong with them, so I definitely recommend doing business with them. I've returned several items to them and they were all repaired or replaced very quickly.
Al Angello
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Bryan Dube arguably makes the best juggling props in the world, but I must also add that I have gotten the same kind of excellent service from Todd Smith, and Renegades too.

My juggling bag just happens to have 6 clubs, 10 silicon balls, 7 rings, 2 diabolos, one devil stick, 300 juggling scarves, 12 spining plates, 3 torches, 2 top hats, and 15 bean bags all made by my friend Bryan Dube.
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MiketheMagicDude
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Quote:
On 2008-05-07 09:15, Al Angello wrote:
Danny
Do you belong to a juggling club? If so you should get good ones, or used ones and redecorate them. Belonging to a juggling club is a quantum leap forward, because that is where you get rid of your self taught bad habits.


Do you have a resource to find more information on juggling clubs? (The kind of clubs you join, not throw)
Vinnie Laraway
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If your still looking for clubs, I'm selling mine. Here:

http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......rum=80&0
DanielCoyne
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Danny, if Vinnie's clubs are from Dube, then they would serve you well.

I use and love renegades, but they can feel a little clunky and hard on the hands. If you are a just transitioning from 3 or 4-balls to club juggling (i.e. still getting the hang of it), buy three of these delphins:

http://www.jugglingstore.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=385

They are reasonably priced, durable, well balanced, fairly light, and easy on the hands. These are passable with a wide variety of clubs. They will be a great learning club. (They are similar in feel to the PX3s mentioned above.)

There are lots of advanced club jugglers who use these, but you may eventually want to switch to something else. Before you invest in 7 clubs of whatever you prefer, 3 of these will serve you well.

(I bought 5 decorated renegades at a festival, and one day later, I discovered and bought 7 delphins to have as a passing set with my dad. Both sets are excellent.)

-Daniel
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