im def leaning towards the moodhoop! thanks guy. i just dont know which one...many choices !
The blaze by moodhoops is just perfect for a first LED. I'm sort of a beginning hooper, but my very advanced hoop instructor took it for a spin and fell in love! I'm very inept, but here are some videos of me with my blaze...
I would recommend asking them to sand the outside of the hoop. I didn't and I found the hoop rather slippery. I wrapped clear Nexcare tape around it and got a much better grip with seemingly little loss to the light effect.
My Prism is absolutely stunning and one of my close friends has the Blaze which is lovely as well. I'm not sure what your price range is but since you were considering the Atomic I'm assuming you have a bit to play with? If you're not sure what to get, email Moodhoops. They are the most helpful people and extremely friendly, I can't stress how outstanding the customer service is. And their custom hoops are reasonable. I got a quote on one for $149+ s&h and I paid $150 for my Prism because I got next day delivery. So really for being able to pick all your own light colors, they're very reasonable. I'm also sure they would verbally help you decide what it is you want since this is your first LED.