I’m not sure if there are so many people who use short handle clubs. I guess most people just juggle with whatever is trending in their particular surroundings a tthe moment.
French jugglers traditionally use white pirouette (long handle); the “flow movement” in California, in it’s admiration for southern Europe contact/manipulation jugglers, such as Bach, Mikel, Bruno, Walid, Seb, Valery, Munsh, (and so on and so on), whom all use WhitePirou, imported that particular aspect as a trademark of their own movement, even thought there are plenty of other clubs totally suitable for contact.
On the other hand, jugglers from Northern Europe/ DOCH such as Elias Hedlund, WesP, Onni T, Patrick E, Emil Dahl, Nathan, etc, I believe prefer to use Delphins Short, and so, the mexican jugglers have adopted this feature has their own, using the clubs their idols use.
Now that Wes told everybody to buy Px4 Quantum (which are a copy of Delphin Short) every juggling novice is so excited about buyng these clubs, and from there, I think few jugglers change clubs during their lifetime. Most just stick to the ones they’re used to and believe suit better their particular style. since these were the ones they beginned with.
So I guess in the future more jugglers will be using Short handles, just cause Play’s management made a good move on their marketing campaign.
But if you ask me, short handles have a much more stable/regular spin, An Albatroz will always have a perfect spin. Throw it as high as you want, you’ll always find the handle in your hand, while with a Mirage (being also a slow/tick club, but with long handle) is quite dificult to find the correct pace to juggle 5 clubs