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WHAT THE HOOP?

What SIZE should my new hoop be? Size explained!

Choosing a size depends on: 

  • Personal skill
  • Physical body features
  • Own style
  • Flow mood of the day

Each size offers your flow a different motion and feeling. 

Bigger hoops offer a slower motion, which allows the user to have more time to react. For this reason, they are recommended to beginners but it doesn’t mean experienced hoopers don’t use big hoops. Of course, it also depends on personal hooping flow style. 

Larger diameters are also preferred for on-body and meditative flows. 

Smaller hoops usually require more skill because they play faster.  

Small hoops are great for off-body practice and playing tricks and fast flow.

These are general considerations, but, in no way, does it means that a rather small hula hoop cannot be used for an on-body flow of a bigger hoop for off-body tricks.  

“THERE IS NOT ONE & ONLY MAGIC SIZE”

What SIZE should my new hoop be? Size explained!

Choosing a size depends on: 

  • Personal skill
  • Physical body features
  • Own style
  • Flow mood of the day

Each size offers your flow a different motion and feeling. 

Bigger hoops offer a slower motion, which allows the user to have more time to react. For this reason, they are recommended to beginners but it doesn’t mean experienced hoopers don’t use big hoops. Of course, it also depends on personal hooping flow style. 

Larger diameters are also preferred for on-body and meditative flows. 

Smaller hoops usually require more skill because they play faster.  

Small hoops are great for off-body practice and playing tricks and fast flow. 

These are general considerations, but, in no way, does it means that a rather small hula hoop cannot be used for an on-body flow of a bigger hoop for off-body tricks.  

“THERE IS NOT ONE & ONLY MAGIC SIZE”

3/4

Thicker, heavier, sturdier, and more rigid.

Flow with 3/4 tubing is slower and more weighted. Its slower motion and thicker surface make it easier to feel its contact with the body and therefore control and react to it. 

Because of the last reasons mentioned, 3/4 is highly recommended for beginners, on-body practice, or chilled and meditative flows. 

5/8

Thinner, lighter, more flexible and bouncier.

Flow with 5/8 tubing is light, fast, and agile. The movement of the hoop and its reaction when hitting the body is speedy because its light and flexible characteristics. 

Therefore, 5/8 is great for advanced hoopers,  off-body flow and tricks practice, and speedy challenging flows.

How will the THICKNESS of tubing affect my flow?
Thickness explained!

“EXPERIMENT AND FIND 
OUT YOUR PREFERENCES”

Although there are some clear recommendations, there is no perfect size, weight, and thickness according to your body features or experience. What really dictates the size and thickness you need is your hooping style or your mood of the day.

If you are a beginner you need to experiment and find out your preferences.

It is usual among hoopers to have different sizes so they can use the most appropriate one according to their emotions or feelings of the moment.

HDPE or POLYPRO ?


HDPE

A bit heavier and less responsive (it absorbs the impact) than polypro but it is easier to kink. 

HDPE is more resistant and can withstand lower temperatures (less likely to crack on the cold). Even so, it does not work well in the heat because it gets too wobbly and flexible. 

What is it used for?
Slow and On-body flow: waist/chest/ foot/elbow/leg hooping…

 


POLYPRO

Polypropilene is a light, rigid and bouncy material. 


It is very sensitive to low temperatures and it will easily crack or shutter on the cold or when switching from one cold area to a hot area.

What is it used for?

  • Hand/palm/nose hooping
  • Speedy flow
  • Tricks like breaks, wedgies (with impact)
  • Most off-body tricks.
    (you can also on-body hoop with polypro)