Nov 12

This is our fourth year donating to this wonderful cause. What better way to honor Martin Luther King than to offer a free holiday meal for the Eugene Oregon community. Thanks to Becca English-Ross we have been given this opportunity to make a difference in our community. Think globally, act locally is a good axiom and putting footbags and juggle balls into the hands of kids is a positive re-enforcement that we love to share.

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MLK Education Center

Opportunity • Partners • Success

 

 Flying Clipper

Jim Fitzgerald

Dear Jim Fitzgerald,

Thank you for your very generous contribution of 12 juggle balls and 24 footbags from Flying Clipper to the MLK Education Center.  This letter will serve as your receipt.  Your contributions will help make our 8th Annual Holiday Community Meal a success as we will give away many of them in a free raffle on 12/11 during the event and the remainder will be given to the MLK Culinary youth and students that helped prepare, serve, and clean up after this event for 300 or more. Many youth enjoy kicking “hacky sack”.  Having a footbag in their pocket will provide them a positive, pro-social option to boredom, an opportunity to play, gain skills, and physical fitness.  We really appreciate your long-term support for youth, families and the community!

Respectfully,

Becca English-Ross

Employment Specialist

MLK Education Center

Lane County Youth Services

(541) 682-2419

 

Nov 9

Headline: Phat Tyre Pro 90

Review: I’ve been juggling for a long time, and always was looking for that perfect juggling ball. These are amazing juggling balls.  I’ve ordered 2 sets of 6 already and might get some more. These feel unreal so soft, and squishy like a big marshmallow. They juggle so nice, and feel so balanced in the air. Washing these is a breeze. You may want to at first to get the rubber smell out. i just throw them in the washer machine with other stuff and they come out perfect… I found it better than hand washing. You cant go wrong with flying clippers balls no matter what kind you get. Their customer service is top notch too if you did have a problem. If your wondering if you should get these..you wont regret them! Geoff  Holdridgephatty_32_group_pouch (2)

Nov 4

This fun event was held this past weekend and the below comment is asking about our new PHAT TYRE PRO JUGGLER 90 juggle balls which we donated as a raffle prize.

ttp://www.flyingclipper.com/home/fly/page_1090_134/phat_tyre_pro_juggler_90.html

Comments: Do you know which kind of beanbags you donated to the Not
Quite Pittsburgh Juggling Festival?  My son loved them but didn’t win
them, despite spending $25 on raffle tickets for them!  Thanks.

Note: We were happy to let them know we currently have a sale on those balls. :-)

Nov 3

Below is a customer review for our 3″ hybrid juggle ball. Click the link below to view the product offering and Junya’s review:

http://www.flyingclipper.com/home/fly/page_1068_134/tossaball_hybrid_3_ultra_suede_soft_juggle_ball.html

best beanbags   best beanbags

i can strongly recommend this ball for any beanbag users.

followings are not pro and cons, but just matter of preference.

the outer material does not stretch so much as other leather beanbags such as SportCo sports beanbags.
and the inner material is bigger than birdseed used in normal vinyl beanbags.

the ultra suede gets dirty a little too easily, but the balls are machine washable.

thanks to 12 panels, it keeps the round shape well, but still easy to stall.
it is roughly as soft as well-used SportCo beanbags from the beginning.

personally I prefer large size, so this 3 inches ball is nice.
white colour, which i ordered, is now out of production. what a pity!
 – junya

A NOTE FROM JIM: MORE COLORS INCLUDING WHITE ARE ON THE WAY.

Oct 31

Flying Clipper continues its grass roots efforts to get the word out to jugglers about our great line-up of Tossaball Juggle Balls! This one slipped by us but we are posting it anyway. The Bay Area Circus Arts Festival and the Berkeley jugglers put on a another great event over the weekend of Oct 4. Flying Clipper was on board with a raffle donation of our new Phat Tyre Pro Juggler 90 juggle balls. Good job Berkeley enthusiasts on another successful weekend of fun!

http://berkeleyjuggling.org/festival2013/

Oct 27

Flying Clipper  revolutionized freestyle competition with the Juice Facile. At the Footbag National Championships (the World Championships of its day)  in 1985 as Kenny Shults (winner of more than 50 National and World Championships) was accepting his “all-around” footbag championship honors, he took out his new Juice Facile Footbag, rolled it in his hands and said: “This is the Juiciest footbag I have ever kicked”. The crowd all started chanting “JUICE, JUICE, JUICE, JUICE. Hats off to Shannon Aubin of the Awesom Aubins who was living in Eugene and working at a local fabric shop. She told us “you should try out this new fabric called Facile “. Thanks Shannon! Without you the Juice Facile could never have been born. Your contributions have been many in number and we thank you.


Oct 26
Voices For Children
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Flying Clipper is happy to announce a transfer of props to Voices For Children of Broward County (FL). More than 60 Flying Clipper juggle balls were donated to  help children learn how to juggle and instill in them the confidence of accomplishment. Alan Garber, a Ft Lauderdale CPA and avid juggler, asked us to help and we are glad he did. Thanks Alan for your good work and the opportunity to help.

Voices For Children

Oct 23

Testimonial text from Paul Vorvick

10/23/13 Hi Jim,

 

I was kicking my Juice yesterday and realized that it was the very same bag that Tricia George and I used to set a Guinness World Record with in 2006: http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/world-records/5000/most-consecutive-footbag-kicks-in-ten-minutes-doubles-

I continue to be impressed with the variety of designs and quality of products you bring to the world. Keep up the good work! ~Paul Vorvick, Flying Clipper Fan #1

Oct 18

Record rainfall did not dampen the spirits of hundreds of jugglers who descended on Reed College for the 21st annual Portland Juggle Festival. Flying Clipper is the only vendor to attend every festival. Many local jugglers around the Portland-Eugene area are long time friends and supporters of Flying Clipper and it is a joy to share time with this great group of people. As in last years festival when Flying Clipper introduced its first recycled rubber filled juggle balls, this years festival also saw an amazing amount of rubber filled juggle balls placed in the hands of hungry jugglers. Flying Clipper prides itself on innovation and we know we have hit the mark with the new Phat Tyre (recycled rubber filled) series of balls.

http://www.flyingclipper.com/home/fly/page_1090_134/phat_tyre_pro_juggler_90.html

As we continue to perfect our line of juggle balls we are sure that the feedback we receive will translate into new and better juggle balls to show each year at the Portland festival. Consider joining us next season to see what is new as the next generation of improvements will be presented and get a chance to win a set yourself in the raffle. Thanks Portland Jugglers for another outstanding event!

https://www.facebook.com/portlandjugglingfestival

Oct 14

From the desk of Jim Fitzgerald President and co-founder of Flying Clipper, est. 1983:

Being a craftsman now for more than 30 years has given me ample time to think up new ideas for expanding the horizons in the art of juggle ball design and concept. Lets face it, after hand sewing more than 75,000  footbags and juggle balls one cannot but help to fall face first into some good ideas now and then. :=) Combining a second and arguably a more valuable asset which is listening to jugglers for their feedback has enabled Flying Clipper to thrive in the midst of a very crowded internet marketplace. Our innovation is driven on improving each juggle ball model according to the feedback we receive from our juggling friends.

If you have never seen our products let me tell you this: Every juggle ball or footbag we produce is made from our own designs. (many of  our designs  are the most copied in the industry). Every juggle ball we produce is 100% hand made and completely washable. We use recycled materials in many of our models in the form of the filler materials we use which include recycled plastic pellets, crushed rock and ground up recycled tire rubber. From our Tossaball Hybrid series of balls to our newest rubber filled Phat Tyre series, we make a juggle ball that is just right for all types of juggling. We welcome ideas and feedback from our friends and value all relationships that come our way. When you purchase a product from us, you are not only getting a great washable hand made juggle ball, you are also promoting the inventors and we thank you.

Jim Fitzgerald

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