Contact Juggling (a.k.a. Sphereplay)
Contact juggling is also known as “Sphereplay”. The art of sphereplay uses your body to manipulate a sphere or contact ball. Once you learn to control the sphere there are no limits to what you can do as you roll it about your body. Most notably, David Bowie used a contact juggling sphere in the movie “The Labyrinth” which you can find here on youtube. But, the fun didn’t stop there. More recently was the Fushigi magic gravity ball craze.
Here at Jolly Lama we offer a wide variety of contact juggling sphere sizes and styles. The most common kind of contact sphere is the clear, acrylic sphere which we offer in three diameter sizes: 2.5 inch, 3 inch and 4 inch. We also carry colored acrylic spheres in the 2.5 and 3 inch sizes including blue, green, red and purple. To top it off we carry a rubber practice sphere and a chrome contact sphere.
The size of the sphere will determine its quickness. A smaller sphere will react faster to your every move while a larger diameter sphere will react more slowly. Many start out with a smaller sphere to learn how to manipulate it and then move up to larger sphere sizes. It’s never a bad idea to have a practice sphere to use when trying new moves. This helps keep a second sphere from being scratched so it can maintain its brilliant luster for performances.
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