I think these bean balls are about perfect for the beginner. These are the 2 1/2" average size (and weight) and the "tacky" feel to them makes for a sure grip. They won't make you a juggler but they sure help you learn. Also, they don't bounce away and they break in well, loosening up within a couple of days. I bought mine recently and I use mine up to 3 hours a day when time allows but usually about 90 minutes. I really like them. I don't think they will last more than a year but that's not what they are designed for; these are starter juggling balls (I could be wrong, they may last longer). I would recommend these for anyone learning to juggle, a newer juggler (like me), or an experienced juggler who wants another set of juggling balls that are inexpensive but of good quality.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]