I have been hooping for about a year now and have been thinking A LOT about buying a fire hoop. I've never fire hooped, but I imagine I would absolutely love it and it would take me to a whole new level of hooping. I have been doing a lot of research on different kinds of fire hoops (if you have any suggestions about what kind to buy, please share!) and all the safety precautions that one must take and in the midst, I've read a lot about how much hoopers are loving their fire hoops and the experience. So my question is this - has anyone ever tried fire hooping and NOT liked it? If so, why?
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I have the same issue! I have started doing breaks with my fire hoop, and wihle it is only a 33", I find that the weight of the wicks cause it to wobble quite a bit (tis polypro also)....not to say I don't enjoy it, but I love the way you put it "does not feel as organic and natural"
it's such a rush...i love it! i'm always down to burn...it sets my soul ablaze :)
although on the other hand, i do have a friend who won't fire hoop. she bought her led from trick concepts, and that hoop arrived with some info on fire hoops, and apparently they cause birth defects? so she's anti-fire...
but i'd definitely recommend trying it at least once!
From the fuel. From what I can find out, it seems to be the inhalation of the fumes more than actually getting the fuel on your skin that raises the chances of birth defects.
Of course, that's all it does is raise the chances, not guarantee a negative outcome. It's the same thing if you're a woman who's exposed to ANY kind of chemical solvents on a regular basis. This forum addresses it a little, though they're talking more about what to do WHILE pregnant.
I would still definitely be down to try fire hooping - and I'm not trying to scare anyone away from it! - but it's not something I would want to get into on a regular basis personally, or get my own... that Trick Concepts manual with all the warnings about fire hooping gave me a good scare haha. My au naturelle hoop is enough for me :)
I won't even try it. I hate fire, it scares the hell out of me.
I don't like it as much. It's popular for gigs, pays well etc...
And, I'll usually burn if my flow fam is... but I contact the outside of my hoop so much in my style of hooping that the spines irritate the crap out of me.
I do a lot of pinch breaks still with it.. but even so... not really my thing.