Two Questions to ask . . . . . .
Are you new to hooping or a seasoned hooper?
What do you want the hoop to do?
For new hoopers: Don't bother measuring yourself ! I'm small and use a large hoop....
i need to hoop slowly.
Ask. . . . what hoop have you used before and succeeded with ? Have that.
Not used a hoop before ?
Start with a large one in 25mm pipe, you'll soon want a smaller one as you progress.
Get success now and you will succeed in the long run.
Your large hoop will be handy to go back to as you learn specific tricks.
Remember the bigger the better. 25mm are the heaviest.
A larger hoop rotates slower allowing more time to learn the moves.
A strong tubing is essential to maintain the circle.
But there is a balance between rigidity and flexibility......
cheap children's hoops are not rigid enough and too flexible. Ideal for learning off body stuff in a class that's all
Good for multi hoop use by excellent hoopers
Please note how we measure
Hoops are OD (outside to outside diameter).
36 inches is 92 cm.
38 97 cm.
40 102 cm.
Pipe is either 19.5mm or 25mm Diameter
Travel or poly pro pipe
The travel pipe is best for smaller hoops if you want a more rigid hoop, or a more flexible large hoop...Your choice.
But travel pipe is best for travelling with and so very robust.
The poly pro is the most rigid and the lightest
Poly pipe will hoop so much faster !
Ideal for off-body work and fast tricks
are sold as:
85 cm which is less than 34"
90cm which is less than 36"