FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, our store was born out of a deep passion for juggling and unicycling. Every day, we engage in the art of throwing and catching various items. Our personal experience as avid jugglers and unicyclists allows us to provide tailored assistance, drawing from our extensive interactions within the juggling and unicycling communities.

Yes, our extensive inventory ensures that we can maintain short delivery times and uphold excellent service standards.

If you notice any areas for improvement or errors on our website, please don't hesitate to inform us. We value feedback and are committed to enhancing both our product range and service.

You can easily pay for your order using the following payment methods: IDeal, Mastercard, Visa, KBC, Belfius, Maestro, and Bancontact.

Payment via bank transfer is also possible, but this incurs processing time which may delay the order. Once the amount is credited to our account, the order will be dispatched.

You can call, email, send a Facebook message, or send a letter. We are usually available by phone, but sometimes not. In that case, we recommend leaving your name and number so we can call you back. Emails are usually answered promptly.

Each product has an estimated delivery time indicated. This is accurate almost always. Availability is manually adjusted, so it may happen that a product is in stock once and is ordered twice in quick succession. If we cannot meet the indicated delivery time, we will contact you promptly.

No shipping costs are charged for orders over €70. Below that, shipping costs are €6.95 within the Netherlands and €7.45 to Belgium.

For some (large) products, there is an option for pickup or delivery with additional costs specified. We do not want to unnecessarily increase the cost of these products with shipping charges.

Yes, we support juggling groups and youth circuses. If you're a juggling group or youth circus looking to order materials, feel free to email us for options. Please also specify the materials you may want to purchase and which group or youth circus you belong to.

Circus-expert aims for competitive prices and high service. If a product is cheaper elsewhere, let us know by sending an email, preferably with a link to the respective page. We will gladly check if we can offer you the product at a lower price. This does not compromise the service.

Yes, as a circus and juggling store, we engage in Corporate Social Responsibility in various ways:

1. We sell products from quality brands, durable items that don't break easily.
2. By keeping many components in stock, products can be repaired if a part is broken, eliminating the need to buy new ones.
3. We do not purchase most packaging materials; instead, we receive them from companies that would otherwise discard them. This helps keep costs lower.

Flowerstick and devilstick

A flowerstick has pieces of leather or rubber at the ends of the stick. This creates some delay when playing. This delay makes it easier to control the stick. Spins, propellers, and balance tricks are much easier with a devilstick. If you want to do these kinds of tricks, it's best to choose a devilstick.


A good diabolo to start with is, for example, the Arlequin Medium diabolo. This is the most popular diabolo for beginners. This diabolo is solid and has a nice weight to start with. With this diabolo, it's possible to learn all the beginner tricks. This diabolo is also available in our beginner sets.

Our diabolos are not made of rubber because rubber is not shape-retaining. Our diabolos are made of flexible plastic that is not easily broken. We have diabolos from top brands like Taibolo, Sundia, Hyperspin, Henrys, Mr. Babache, and Juggle Dream. The diabolos are shape-retaining and developed for smooth use.

Diabolos in toy stores usually do not have the right weight and size for diaboloing. The string provided with the diabolos is usually not suitable for diaboloing. The material is often hard plastic that can break if the diabolo falls on a hard surface. Learning tricks is easier with a good diabolo.

A diabolo with a ball bearing axle spins longer because the axle can only spin in one direction. This results in the diabolo spinning much faster and longer than a diabolo with a fixed axle. Another advantage is that a ball bearing diabolo offers the possibility to do certain tricks that are not possible with a fixed axle diabolo. The disadvantage of a ball bearing diabolo is that some tricks are no longer possible. It is not recommended for beginners to buy a ball bearing diabolo.

Yes, a narrow axle gives you slightly more control, which is useful for beginners, while a wider axle gives you slightly less control but is better for certain tricks, for example, when releasing your sticks. For diabolos with ball bearings, a wide axle is best for most tricks.

There are different materials for diabolo sticks, namely: wooden sticks, aluminum sticks, fiber sticks, and carbon sticks.

1. Wooden diabolo sticks
Mainly for beginner diaboloists. These are the cheapest sticks. You can learn diaboloing well with wooden diabolo sticks.
2. Aluminum diabolo sticks
Very solid. They have a handle which makes it comfortable to hold. Grinding (making the diabolo spin on the stick) is easier on aluminum sticks.
3. Fiber diabolo sticks
Light and flexible. This makes them nice for throwing the diabolo high.
4. Carbon diabolo sticks
Light and strong sticks that are nice when doing tricks where you release the sticks or when playing with multiple diabolos.

Henry’s diabolo string is most commonly used because it is smooth and thin. This string is very nice for playing with one diabolo. Henrys diabolo string is very durable.

Slide diabolo string is slightly thicker and slightly more rough diabolo string (1.3 mm). This makes it ideal for learning diaboloing with two diabolos.

Sundia diabolo string is also slightly thicker. In terms of roughness, this string is between Henry’s and Slide. It is smooth enough to play well with one diabolo and also good for playing with multiple diabolos or a diabolo with a wide axle.

We recommend the length from the ground measured to chest or shoulder height. The length also depends on personal preference. Furthermore, the number of diabolos one uses at the same time plays a role: with multiple diabolos, one would choose a longer string.

Probably the diabolo string wears out near the stick. It is important that the top of the diabolo sticks is smooth so that the string does not rub much at this place. You can make the top of the sticks smooth with fine sandpaper. If you occasionally tie an extra knot at the end of the diabolo string, the spot where the string rubs shifts. The diabolo string is then 0.5 cm shorter, which you hardly notice during diaboloing. Your diabolo string will last longer this way.

The rings in the shining diabolo cups provide protection, for example, during transport. You can remove the rings from the diabolo when you go diaboloing. Otherwise, the diabolo does not spin stably. You can still use the rings for something else. If the diabolo has been jammed for a long time and is deformed, you can put the cups in the oven at +/- 70 degrees. When they are warm, take the cups out and put the rings in the cups. Then you can let the cups cool down slowly. Be careful with this and do not leave the cups in the oven for too long.


We have many unicycles in stock from reputable brands such as Only One, Qu-ax, Nimbus, and Impact. From these brands, we can also provide parts. Many low-budget unicycles are not 100 percent straight, which makes learning to unicycle much more difficult. The unicycles in our range are straight and have the right sizes and proportions. In addition to beginner models, we have unicycles developed for a specific style of unicycling such as muni, trial, race, or freestyle.

In this table you can find the ideal wheel size. For learning to unicycle, 20 inches is the most comfortable wheel size. For Freestyle unicycling (unicycling with many tricks), 20 inches is also the best size.

There is no age limit for learning to unicycle. As long as you fit on the unicycle. Children under 7 years old can also learn to unicycle but often have less developed motor skills. It will probably take a little longer.

The difference lies in the frame. A street unicycle has a frame with right angles, making it easier to learn freestyle tricks.

Juggling Balls

The advantage of beanbag juggling balls is that they do not roll far away when they fall on the ground. These balls are the most comfortable to practice with. Ideal for beginners are the Henrys Stretch 125 gram juggling balls and the Mr. Babache 130 gram juggling balls. The Mr. Babache booklet describes step by step how you can learn to juggle. Or find a fun "learn to juggle" video on Youtube.

It is best to first learn to juggle with balls and then with clubs. If you can throw and catch one club up and down and that goes well, you can try to juggle with two balls and one club. Then two clubs and one ball, and then with three clubs.