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Hula hoop size guide 

CHAPTER 1: Size explained!

How does the size affect your hula hoop practice?

Each size offers your flow a different motion and feeling. 

Big hoops offer a slower and more controlled motion, making them well-suited for on-body movements and meditative flows. 

The larger diameter provides a stable and gradual rotation, giving hoopers more time to react and learn on-body techniques. Big hoops are often recommended for beginners as they are forgiving and easier to keep in motion. 

Additionally, experienced hoopers may use big hoops to explore a more relaxed and graceful style, focusing on fluid on-body movements and dance-like sequences. 

The choice ultimately depends on individual preferences and the desired flow style.

A small hoop is often favored for off-body practice and enables hoopers to execute quick and intricate tricks. 

The fast rotation of a small hoop lends itself well to dynamic, fast-paced flows that involve rapid hand movements and intricate manipulations. 

Small hoops are popular among hoopers who enjoy a more technical and visually captivating style, emphasizing tricks and transitions rather than on-body movements.

A small size definitely makes the hoop easier to manipulate and lighter, a fact that your arms will thank 😛


The choice of hula hoop size indeed depends on:

– Individual preferences

– Skill level

– Intended flow

Beginners may find larger hoops beneficial for a slower learning pace, while experienced hoopers might appreciate the challenge and speed of smaller hoops. Personal style and the type of flow you enjoy also play significant roles in making the right choice. It’s all about finding what feels comfortable and suits your unique hooping style.

CHAPTER 2: Thickness explained!

How will the THICKNESS of the tubing affect my flow?


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 to 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.

It can be challenging to learn off body tricks with a big sized 3/4 hula hoop because of it’s weight, so if are sure you want to learn off-body grab a 5/8 . 

Perfect for:

– Beginners

– On body flow

– Balance


Thinner, lighter, more flexible and bouncier.

Flow with 5/8 tubing is lighter, faster, and more agile. The movement of the hoop and its reaction when hitting the body is quicker because its light and flexible characteristics so you have less time to react on it.

Therefore, 5/8 is great to level up your hooping practice gaining speed and agility,  off-body flows and tricks will feel great with this tubing size.

For slower movement grab a bigger diameter (over 78cm ø). The bigger the slower. Specially for on-body hooping with 5/8.

Perfect for:

– Daring beginners

– Twin hooping

– Fast body flow


CHAPTER 3: Choose your size

How to choose the right size for me?

Choosing a size depends on: 

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

Here a little help guide:

Be brave, listen to your heart and decide


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.