Status Spinning Plate with stick
Great for children
Spinning plates look easy to learn; but they do take a little perseverance. There’s not much to it but on first try it might be harder than you think.
The good news? The hardest part is getting it spinning with one hand. Once you’ve got the knack, it’s easy to try for other tricks!
A great prop for kids, the instruction needed is minimal and once you start it’s hard not to try for “one more go”.
Perfect for Workshops
Low cost and robust. Spinning plates are ubiquitous for circus workshops but they’re also great for family gatherings, festivals, camping trips, anywhere that you need a fun game everyone can play.
The right plate
Like anything you do, it’s much easier if you have the best tool for the job. These spinning plates have a diameter of 23.5cm and the stick is a single length measuring 50cm.
This size is about standard. What sets these plates apart from many of the cheaper, floppier plates around is the weight and rigidity. They weigh approx 125g and are made from a durable (and not floppy) polypropylene.
Some other plates available are lighter and not as rigid, which makes them soft, but the extra weight is needed to give the plates enough momentum to spin easily.
The large rim on the underside of the plate, along with the sloping middle, are both expertly engineered to make sure that spinning this plate will be as effortless as possible.
A whole world of tricks
Now you’ve got it spinning, what else can you do?
Loads! A few ideas are below but the limit to what you can do is really your imagination.
- Balancing – balance the stick (with the plate) on your finger, chin, forehead, or foot! Replace the stick with your finger while the plate is spinning.
- Catching – throw the plate in the air and catch it. Throw the plate in the air and catch it on the other end of the stick! Put a stick in each hand and pass to the other hand, even get one plate spinning on each hand and then pass them.
- Passing – make it a game. Get a plate spinning and pass to someone else with a stick. More people? Add more plates!
- Multi-plate spinning - Try to see how many plates you can spin at the same time. This is a classic show stopper and first you’ll need to get one going on each hand, then start trying to hold more and more plates in the other hand.
|Country of Manufacture||China|