Well, I've googled for walking globes, and searched the major venders, but
none seem to sell the larger size. I'm talking about somewhere between 70
and 85 cm (most are 60, which is smaller than I'm interested in).
Can anyone out there direct me to a manufacturer that sells or creates the
larger globes in North America? Anyone willing to sell theirs for a fair
price? I'm hoping not to have to order from Australia or France or some
other place overseas. Thanks a lot to anyone with info.
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Cirq O Globe in Montreal will make you a rolling globe in whatever size you
want, I think even up to 120cm or so. All you have to do is ask and be prepared
to wait a while unless they happen to have the size you want in stock, which I
would guess is unlikely.
They are hollow wooden balls, very nicely made and in my opinion they double as
art when they're not being walked around on.
Mine (about 52cm) does additional duty as a coffee table in my home, and it is
indeed a beautiful piece, natural wood finish with big red stars on it.
They can be rather heavy, especially in the larger sizes, and therefore
expensive to ship, but you may be able to talk them into coming to the IJA fest
and delivering it to you there. That's what I did when the fest was in Vermont,
which I guess is considerably closer to Montreal than is Reno.
They are priced by size, but in my opinion, worth every Canadian penny.
Must be a bitch to keep your coffee mug on top.
practice, practice, practice
Note: I've most often heard these refered to as "Rolling" Globes. A google
search on that turned up a old Jugglers world article that sugests contacting
"The Juggling Arts, 612 Calpella Dr., San Jose, CA 95136." In the article it
references up to a 28" (71 cm) globe. Article found at
I think Brian Wendling has one of these in fiberglass. He's been a poster
here recently and may have more information.
Thanks for the tip.
Can you give any contact information? I couldn't find them on Google at
They also sell a plastic 24" one.
This info is from some years back, but it's all I have and I'm thinking it
should be of some assistance.
Cirk-o-globe (my previous spelling was incorrect)
3919 Baie Des Sables
Lac-Megantic, Quebec G6B 1R5
there is also a sales agent listed
Lac-Megantic, Quebec G6B 2J7
There is a note included in the information I have which says: "On request we
also can make some rolling globe bigger than 30 inches (75 cm), just contact us
for estimation and details."
Just so you know, the 30 inch globe is priced in this brochure at 1200 dollars
Canadian. I think that's in the neighborhood of 800 bucks US.
This brochure also lists a variety of other juggling props which they make
including rola bolas, cigar boxes, devil sticks, mouth sticks and more.
Remember, this is somewhat dated information, but I hope it helps. Also, keep
in mind that these people are French Canadian, whose primary language is
French. It may be helpful if you contact them by phone to have a French speaker
at your disposal.
Once again, hope that helps, and good luck.
Quoting from the Cirk-o-globe bruchure of some years ago: "With the purchase of
a rolling globe, you get these following accessories; one wood transportation
box, one nylon transportation basket and a mini-portative stand made out of
From my own experience, each of these items is nice to have. The box is
exceptionally well made, with handles on the sides. The basket is made of nylon
webbing and is actually more like a net. It is very useful for carrying the
ball. And the stand simply keeps it from rolling away.
These balls are truly works of art, and you may want to keep that in mind also.
When I want to play, or let others play, we use my Renegade ball, which is much
more "utilitarian" and durable. I use my Cirk-o-globe on carpeting. I use my
Renegade anywhere including grass, concrete, etc.
> Well, I've googled for walking globes, and searched the major venders,
> but none seem to sell the larger size. I'm talking about somewhere
> between 70 and 85 cm (most are 60, which is smaller than I'm interested
I actually globe-walk quite frequently on a globe which is somewhat
bigger than the 85cm you mention. Up till now, I haven't fallen off it
even once. :-)
> Can anyone out there direct me to a manufacturer that sells or creates the
> larger globes in North America? Anyone willing to sell theirs for a fair
> price? I'm hoping not to have to order from Australia or France or some
> other place overseas. Thanks a lot to anyone with info.
Alan Mackenzie (Munich, Germany)
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