has anyone ever experienced problems with these kinds of hoops? have you noticed your hoop becoming distorted in shape over time from constant uncoiling and re-shaping? or has everything been pretty much cool?
just curious because i'll be getting my 1st travel hoop soon, thanks :))
I have a coil polypro hoop that I find myself rarely coiling down however I have maybe 9 or 10 times and the hoop always retains its... circular composure :)
No worries about polypro hoops coiling down in terms of the shape distorting. There may be problems if you don't store them properly (but that may be true of any hoop). However, there are a few different kinds of "travel" hoops that are collapsible or coil down.
1) the infinity style that has two twisting connections.
2) the push pin sectionals that click together.
3) the sectionals with the shock cord running through.
4) polypro hoops that either have a button-clip connection, or a friction fit.
Beginners tend to prefer a little heavier hoop, as it maintains momentum easier, and is better for waist or 'body' hooping. More experienced hoopers sometimes prefer lighter hoops which are better for 'off-body' tricks and hooping. So weight can be a consideration in choosing a 'travel hoop'.
You've made a great choice, you'll love it!