Why not just buy a hoop at the toy store?
I know, I know. 3.99 for a kid’s hoop seems too good to be true, right? I thought I could learn with a kid’s hoop too, and let’s just say that I learned the hard way with a lot of sweat and frustration that I was quite wrong. Kid’s hoops are far too light and small. We might all be kids at heart, but our hoops are adult-sized for a reason.
Size does matter!
Simple physics apply! The larger the hoop, the slower the rotation around the body. Most beginners will find the success with a 38 to 44 inch diameter hoop, depending on their height and weight.
Are these hoops “weighted”?
I get a lot of questions about “weighted” hoops. The hoops that I sell are generally around 2 to 3 pounds depending on diameter and tape. There are hoops out there that can weigh 5 to 10 (or even more!) pounds. If you intend to use your hoop for hoopdancing, as I do, an excessively weighted hoop will limit your movements and the tricks you will be able to do comfortably.
How do I take care of my hoop?
Take good care of your hoop! Try to keep your hoop off of rough surfaces like sidewalk cement so the tape doesn’t scratch or tear. And keep in mind that if you leave your hoop in your car on a warm day, you could end up with a warped hoop due to the heat.