After juggling with balls for a while, I was thinking about trying clubs. I looked at clubs in the juggling stores and online, but they were too expensive for me at the time, especially since I didn’t yet know if it was anything for me (witch of course it was ).
So what is the solution? Simple! Make your own, of course!
I started trying with various plastic bottle models I found online, but it didnt work for me. So I found a concept using rolled newspaper. I went with that.
This is how I built them:
I started with a wooden rod I found in a garbage room, about 3 cm diameter. I cut it to three lengths of 42 cm. Don’t remember why I choose 42, perhaps it was the total length divided by three, perhaps it was something I had seen in specs on real clubs, or prehaps it was just Douglas Adams… Anyway…
I started cutting newspaper, stapling the strips to the base, rolling it around and taping, just like a torch. I used newspapers 40 cm high, so I used one strip of 25 cm, one of 15 cm (the rest of the paper) and finished of with one of 8,5 cm. I can’t remember the thickness (number of pages in each strip) that I used, but just make sure they are the same for all three clubs.
I had read in one DIY project that you could screw through a practice golf ball to make a butt end. So I did. It worked like a charm!
This is how they looked at this point
I tried them for weight, and then finished by taping it with yellow duct tape.
The handle of uncovered wood hurt like hell so I stapled a piece of thick cloth to it and covered with grip tape.
These aren’t very good juggling clubs, but quite enough to learn the basics before you invest in real ones.
Total cost was about $5 for six golf balls. For everything else I used stuff I found at home.