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Best Beginner Poi

Posted on: 8 Feb 2018 16:15:00 By JoJo

Poi are great, but the huge range of buying options out there can be enough to give a beginner a headache! This is the first in a series of articles to help those new to poi find the set that's right for them

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Review Winner for February 2018

Posted on: 6 Feb 2018 09:00:00 By JoJo

review Here's our winner for February - G!

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What Is Aerial Yoga?

Posted on: 12 Jan 2018 14:28:32 By JoJo

Aerial Yoga Hammocks


Curious about Aerial Yoga?

This article has all the information and advice about Aerial Yoga and Aerial Yoga Hammocks

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Review Winner for January 2018

Posted on: 10 Jan 2018 12:00:00 By JoJo


Here's our winner for January - Beth!

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Review Winner for December 2017

Posted on: 2 Dec 2017 09:00:00 By JoJo


Here's our winner for December - Emily !

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TEDx Evolution Of Juggling

Posted on: 2 Nov 2017 10:17:00 By JoJo

Jay Gilligan, the main teacher of juggling and creator of the juggling program at the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, Sweden, talks about the evolution of Juggling in this excellent TEDx Video. 

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Jill Franklin Explains Aerial

Posted on: 2 Nov 2017 10:15:00 By JoJo

Jill Franklin explains aerial arts on the podcast Explain Things To Me

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Review Winner for November 2017

Posted on: 2 Nov 2017 00:00:00 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for November - FieryJack

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Review Winner for October 2017

Posted on: 2 Oct 2017 09:00:00 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for October - Claire

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Review Winner for September 2017

Posted on: 2 Sep 2017 09:00:00 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for September - Olgs

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Job Vacancies at Firetoys

Posted on: 1 Sep 2017 10:38:00 By Yann

Job at Firetoys

We're looking for a driver/stall worker for our summer festival tour. We're also looking for a full-time, permanent junior dispatch assistant.

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Review Winner for August 2017

Posted on: 2 Aug 2017 09:00:00 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for August -  Fol

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What is the Best Diabolo in the UK?

Posted on: 13 Jul 2017 14:50:00 By Diabolo Review

What is the best diabolo?Confused by diabolos? Have a read of our guide to the best diabolo for children, teenagers and adults.

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Review Winner for July 2017

Posted on: 2 Jul 2017 00:00:00 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for July - Bobby

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Review Winner for June 2017

Posted on: 8 Jun 2017 00:00:00 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for June - magicalmarkwatson

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Review Winner for May 2017

Posted on: 6 May 2017 09:53:34 By JoJo

reviewHere's our winner for May - TURNAROUND! 

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Review Winner For April 2017

Posted on: 4 May 2017 15:18:41 By JoJo

review The review winner for April 2017 has been announced!

Read More Video of the Week Compilation 2016

Posted on: 23 Mar 2017 12:27:37 By Chazz Parham

Lucas Gardezani Abduch compiled this diabolo video using submissions to the video of the week. It features some awesome diabolo tricks, including a sweet one diabolo sequence, some interesting 2D stuff and, our favourite, a chest roll with a diabolo.

Lucas makes lots of great circus and juggling videos. Be sure to subscribe to his channel.

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Visual Hoop Juggling

Posted on: 22 Mar 2017 14:36:43 By Jo Brown

Impressively unique visual hoop juggling here, it’s great to see so much talent and effort in a collective project like this.

Show your support for a fellow flow artist and check out her video! 

Need another hoop now? Check out our Hula Hoop range here



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Stephen Langley celebrates his third EYYC win in a row

Posted on: 17 Mar 2017 12:50:19 By Jo Brown

Our very own Stephen Langley returned this week with his third consecutive win from the European Yoyo Championship 3A division.

Has Langley inspired you to take up yo-yo? Check out the huge range in our store 

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Review Winner for March 2017

Posted on: 16 Mar 2017 08:51:12 By Chazz Parham

reviewHere's our winner for March - JuggleKraze! 

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International Women's Day Contact Staff Tribute

Posted on: 15 Mar 2017 12:33:19 By Chazz Parham

Last year the contact staff community lost one of its brightest stars, Linda Farkas. Linda inspired many contact staffers both with the technicality of her staff tricks and with the grace of the movements she fused those tricks with.

In honour of Linda's memory and to celebrate International Women's Day the ladies of the contact staff community created this contact staff compilation video. While all the people in this video have their own distinct style, I think you can see Linda's influence in all of them. Linda's legacy will live on for many years to come.

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Le Lido Promo 2017

Posted on: 13 Mar 2017 12:20:29 By Chazz Parham

Our old pal, Luke Hallgarten, has filmed and edited this amazing video of Le Lido students of 2017. Le Lido is a circus school in Toulouse, France and is respected as one of the most prestigious circus schools in the world. You can see why from this video; superb skills, a huge range of disciplines and more than a sprinkling of circus madness!

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Mad World: Conceptual Contact Staff

Posted on: 9 Mar 2017 12:51:39 By Chazz Parham

We love seeing narrative and character in performances and videos, especially in the spinning arts where it's rare to see that sort of thing. Lui and George have made just such a contact staff video.

Sound tracked to a version of "Mad World" Lui and George express the boredom and frustration that can exist in relationships, though there are still flashes of fondness and co-operation in this nicely devised piece.

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Farm Yard Hooping

Posted on: 8 Mar 2017 12:36:24 By Chazz Parham

You won't have seen a hula hoop video quite like this before! Alfemur Phelps looks like he's having loads of fun as he hoops around his farm accompanied by various machinery. Alfemur hoops on a tractor, quad bike, with a chainsaw and with a chicken. This video is brilliantly ridiculous!

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Numbers Juggling from Alex McGillivray

Posted on: 6 Mar 2017 13:31:25 By Chazz Parham

Alex McGillivray has been working hard in 2016 judging by the mental ball juggling on show in this video. Highlights include loads of tricks with 5 to 8 balls and 10 ball and 12 ball flashes!

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Get on the Ball - Ian Jenson

Posted on: 3 Mar 2017 11:56:19 By Chazz Parham

Ian Jenson demonstrates some ridiculous contact ball balances in this video. The number of balance points Ian has control of on his face is remarkable. This video also features a load of impressive body rolls.

You can follow Ian on Instagram by clicking here.

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Kuma Films - Juggling Trick Shots

Posted on: 2 Mar 2017 10:23:16 By Chazz Parham

Kuma Films - one of our favourite YouTube channels - went to SkillCon and caught some amazing jugglers in the act. If you're a regular to our Facebook page or this blog, you may recognise some faces.

This video features some amazing club juggling, ball juggling, diabolo and cigar box tricks.

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Review Winner for February 2017

Posted on: 13 Feb 2017 11:41:32 By Chazz Parham

reviewHere's our winner for February - Amelia! 

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Vertigo Unicycling

Posted on: 25 Aug 2016 09:22:23 By Chazz Parham

Do NOT watch this video if you're scared of heights! Flaviu Cernescu and friend juggle and ride a unicycle at the top of a 256m (840ft) chimney.

You don't need to read the comments on the video to know some people think this stunt is stupid and others admire the bravery involved. And it goes without saying: do NOT try this at home!

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Stephen Langley Wins 3A EYYC 2016

Posted on: 14 Apr 2016 09:55:43 By Chazz Parham

Our very own Stephen Langley is crowned the 3A yoyo champion for a second year running at the European YoYo Championship 2016.Read More

Slacklining - Fire and Ice

Posted on: 30 Mar 2016 12:57:30 By Chazz Parham

This slackline video contains some super cool tricks. It also features a slackline on fire (don't try that at home) and is set in an ice castle. It doesn't come more elemental that that!

This video, made by DevinSuperTramp, features tricks from Andy Lewis, Mickey Wilson, Alex Mason and others.

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Amnoticos - Duo Trapeze Video

Posted on: 3 Mar 2016 17:03:09 By Chazz Parham

Here's a video of Amnoticos quirky duo trapeze act. Not only is it a well devised and interesting piece but the tricks are impressive as well.

Did you know that Firetoys trapezes have cable-cored ropes which mean they are strong enough for dynamic double trapeze work similar to that shown in this video?

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2015's Final winner!

Posted on: 5 Jan 2016 15:59:37 By Ian Richens

Mckenzey Simper Juggles Hoops

Posted on: 3 May 2015 16:40:17 By Chazz Parham

The IJA put out monthly videos featuring artists from all over the world. This month's "Tricks of the Month" video features Mckenzey Simper from Salt Lake City, Utah USA, juggling and manipulating hula hoops. Mckenzey's tricks are awesome. If you're into hoop juggling you'll find loads of inspiration in this video.

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Duo Air Oksana and Olga Contortion on Aerial Silk

Posted on: 13 Mar 2015 16:24:00 By Chazz Parham

This aerial silks act is a sight to behold. It's not often you see a duo silks act, let alone by people this bendy.

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Juggling is Massive!

Posted on: 30 Jan 2015 10:10:42 By Chazz Parham

Christof Buch shows of some exquisite club juggling skills sound tracked to a jungle tune. The long sequence at the start is particularly awesome but it's juggling gold all the way through.

If you've been inspired and need some new clubs, then we know just the place ;-)

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