I just finished writing an article about a new way to decide on hoop sizes. I'd love your feedback.
Basically, it suggests we use our waist measurement instead of leg length to size our on-body hoops.
I think the calculations are off a bit. In another thread Shannon said that if she used my numbers her slow hoop would be 58-65" depending on where she measured her waist. And even her fast hoop from my calculations would be bigger than her biggest hoop.
Will you share you personal experience? Your measurements, to be precise: waist, hoop diameter, and whether you consider your hoop to have a fast, medium or slow rhythm. I'll collect the numbers, do the math and adjust the article to match reality a little closer.
The detail in the text does say buxom hoopers should use their bust point, rather than armpit, as the better measuring point. I will try to make it more clear in the image, though. Thanks!
Just took a look at this, I think it's excellent! Here's my data-
by the calculations-
Slow hoop- 39"
Medium hoop- 35.5"
Fast hoop- 31.5"
I started with a 42" 160 psi hoop, downsized to 40" 125 psi hoop after 6 months (loved it!), then quickly downsized again to a 39" 100 psi hoop. Since then, I've introduced a whole range of other sizes to play with on and off, ranging from 56" (call it my reggae hoop!) and a 36" polypro hoop that I use semi-regularly. Out of all of the different sizes I've tried, 38" at 100 psi 3/4 inch tubing has been the most versatile and enjoyable for me. I can core hoop with it as well as a lot of off-body stuff, which hasn't been the case as I go below the 36" diameter sizes.
Thank you all for sharing your numbers and comments. I've recalculated and updated the original post on Spin Matsuri. I hope that it will help out people when they are trying to figure out what hoop size might be best for them.