|Cesta- If you are starting out, buy the
one you can find ($15-30) until you decide you will go on playing the
and set your preference on the court, since backcourter cestas are
longer than frontcourt cestas. They range in price from a good used one
to a new one ($150-200), and you can find them in the amateur court or
in e-bay. All cestas are hand made and thus different, some are faster
curve on the frame) others are slower, and my recommendation is that
you are new to the sport, you try a cesta before you buy. If you are
it doesn’t really matter, because you need to learn before you decide
which type of cesta is good for your particular style.
|Helmets are needed if you plan on playing
or hardball, not on the rubber ball court. Most recommended are the
helmets, which cost from $30-60, but baseball helmets should be OK as
as the old type jai-alai helmets, if you can find one. My
is to wait till you learn in the rubber ball court, then get a helmet
you decide to move on.
|Ball is usually
by the fronton, and must be
at end of play. You do not
to buy the balls.
|Shorts and T-shirts are just fine, shoes
really important though, because smooth cement floors are more slippery
tennis or raquetball courts; good tennis shoes is definitely a must.
you learn and are playing competitively you will probably want to buy
elbow pads, when the heat is on and your adrenalyn pumping, you’ll
want to do those floor dives and scoop those rebotes off the floor, and
elbows bang on the floor rather furiously.