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HB Primo Handsticks

HB Primo Handsticks

You could find these PRIMO diabolo handsticks as exhilarating as hooking the king trout in the river –I can attest this is truly exhilarating - or it could be a flawless performance, a symphony, an ebullient salsa party… 

HB Candy Juggling Balls

HB Candy Juggling Balls

"I'm not an carbon copy person and I don't want carbon copy props.  Art takes time, art takes love, I'll take an original over a copy any day"

Proudly Made in Canada

NEW HIGGINS BROTHERS ARTISTE JUGGLING BALL - 155 g - 2.83

NEW HIGGINS BROTHERS ARTISTE JUGGLING BALL - 155 g - 2.83" 

After much talk among the HB crew we have decided to make a new mid-sized juggling ball.  The NEW HB Artiste Ball is 155g - 2.83".  So the Artiste falls right between our famous 130g Juggling Balls #1003 and 225 g Performer Ball #1005.  This "middle child" of the Higgins Brothers juggling ball family is sure to impress :)  

LIMITED EDITION LAVATEK DIABOLOS

LIMITED EDITION LAVATEK DIABOLOS

 

CHEAP JUGGLING BALLS

CHEAP JUGGLING BALLS

SPIRIT CLUB SUPER SALE

SPIRIT CLUB SUPER SALE

Waterloo Juggling Festival 2018

HENRY'S PIRO GRIP TRAINING CLUBS

HENRY'S PIRO GRIP TRAINING CLUBS

We just got brand new stock of Henry's Pirouette Grip Training clubs!!!  These clubs look sooo yummy and feel absolutely amazing.  They are ribbed for his and her pleasure :)  hahahahahaha .  Seriously though, we love these clubs and are so happy we brought them in.  We at Higgins Brothers have been using these for our daily juggling jams :)  Couldn't be happier with these clubs!  Get them while they last!

Limestone City Juggling Festival 2017

Limestone City Juggling Festival 2017

On November 3 - 5 , 2017 the Kingston Juggling Club/Limestone Juggling Festival was underway . . . 

We had the privilege of attending the Limestone City Juggling Festival this past weekend and we can’t say enough how awesome it was!  Kingston is such a beautiful town, filled with beautiful people!  Greg Philips and co. put on a great juggling festival and it was good to see lots of new faces, along with the regulars :)  Shout out to The Merchant bar in Kingston where we danced the night away to a great live band and met some really cool new people!  Looking forward to next year already!  Kingston rocks

A Brief History of Devilsticks or Flower Sticks

A Brief History of Devilsticks or Flower Sticks

The Devilsticks history can be traced back 200 years to China. Devil Sticks (AKA: flower sticks and juggling sticks) were used as props in the dances.

The first Devilsticks were created out of bamboo. The flower stick was made of two control sticks and the bigger “devil stick” was covered with cloth. A weighted end was created using cloth. Lots of the juggling stick tricks that took place in the dance were done to make the pom poms and ends spin to look like flowers opening.

Theory 2: The Greeks

An alternate Devil Sticks history predicts the use of Devil Sticks at least two thousand years ago based on the language root of the original word.  According to this theory, the sticks were called diablo sticks before the name was changed by the Europeans.  It is also predicted that the sticks were wooden.  The word “diablo” is a common miss-spelling of the word “diabolo”, which is Greek, roughly meaning “across throw”. This could have been taken further to become “devil sticks”.  It could have been the Greeks.

Theory 3: The Egyptians

Juggling Sticks have been used for many many hundreds of years.

They started in Africa earlier than 3000 B.C, there are pictures of juggling sticks on friezes (a wide horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, especially on a wall near the ceiling.) found in Egyptian tombs. Juggling historians have hypothesised that the devil sticks / juggling sticks / flower sticks followed the Silk Road from Cairo to China.

By 2000 B.C., the juggling sticks were being used in China. Marco Polo may even have brought juggling sticks to the west from the China. Flower sticks have been juggled in Europe since the Renaissance.