i was at a show two nights ago and this girl was hooping with an led hoop nothing fancy two color 16 led hoop, i am not dissing her hoop but im just sayin its no 400 dollar atomic. well she was holding her hoop not using it so i went up and said " hey do you mind if i try your hoop my friends brought me here and i didnt have time to pick up my hoop from my house, i hoop everyday and i wont do anything crazy." this girl was older than me i am 21 she looks at me and says" oh your just a baby, i cant let you use my ho op, but thats cute you think youre a hooper, but i dont know you and if you break it i am out 100 bucks". to me hooping isnt just about skill and who has a nicer hoop its about community friendship i hoop you hoop spread hoop love, pass the hoop and whater else you like to pass, lol. i let people use my hoop when they come up and ask its hdpe it wont break unless you try and kink it, her hoop wasnt polypro, i heard thats more brittle but i want everyones opinion am i wrong to feel insulted by this woman, and do you let people use your hoop if they ask especially if they let you know they are a fellow hooper. to me if i see i hoop i get a funny feeling and i gotta hoop hooping is in my blood, lol, its just wrong to me yo deprive a fellow hooper of a hoop.
Personally, I have 3 full size hoops, and I lend them out like candy! As long as I can see the person and I know they aren't gonna take off or break it, I really don't care. I agree with you, it's about the community and the GOOD VIBES! You are right to be offended but don't let the feeling sit too long, Hooping is about the happiness, just shrug her off. And lend out those hoops!
I always let people play with my hoops. I just keep a close eye on them. If I had a really expensive hoop I'd probably say no though. I think it's how she said it to you... wtf!? Where is her hoop love?!
I would let someone play with my hoop for a little while as long as they were dressed right and seemed capable. One girl was covered in wet mud and wanted to play with my newly taped hoop. She did not really ask either, just kind of motioned for me to pass the hoop to her in a playful way. I laughed and told her no because she was muddy. Sowwie my hoop had flo yellow and green gaffer, which would have turned dark brown within a minute if I let her hoop with it.
I never know what to say when people ask to borrow my LED. I don't wanna sound like a selfish hooper and say 'no you can't use my hoop' but I also don't want it to get damaged. I've had to tell people (politely of course) 'I'm reall sorry I love this hoop so much and it was expensive so nobody can use it except for me' but I still feel bad saying no. It seems no matter how you word it you're a mean hooper for not sharing. Is it so terrible that we don't want to lend our LEDs out to hoopers that weren't able to bring their own? I think that the girl in question here was over the top rude but I also don't like lending out my LED.
Hey there! There's nothing at all wrong with not sharing your hoop with people. As long as you're polite, you're fine! If the person trying to borrow the hoop is rude, you know, you were probably right NOT to loan it to them in the first place because if they can't be respectful when they don't get their way, how respectful do you think they will be of your possessions?
Edit: I bring a non light up loaner hoop, if the person really wants to hoop for the love of hooping, the loaner hoop should suffice.
i don't let people use my hoop but i've NEVER been rude about it like that,PLEASE DON'T HATE ME let me explain!!!! i have OCD and where i grew up everything of mine got stolen so now i'm just really paranoid :( but when people ask i say "i'm really sorry but i don't like lending it to people i'm kind of OCD" but the way that girl said it was SO RUDE.
Hey, don't feel bad about not sharing your hoop. If this troubles you like it did me, I started bringing non LED loaner hoops (2-4 depending on occasion/propriety) with me to share because I've had people get really rude with me for not sharing... But I mean, I'm poor, I grew up poor, and I treasure every luxury item that I work to buy as if it were a family heirloom.
Anyway, try bringing a practice hoop with you. =)
definitely a bitch, she could have just said no I'm sorry, but it is fragile. She is obviously full of herself and probably isn't even that good. When people ask to use my LED hoop, which is a $270 Hoopdaddy, I allow them to use it. BUT I do give them a fair warning that if they drop it hard just once that they cant use it anymore, because I wouldn't want someone breaking it obviously. But everyone should spread the hoop love. Before I had my hoop I had girls turn me down as well, telling me I couldn't use their hoops
Ha! Hoopitude! I love it! I have a collection of collapsible beaters that I bring with me to festivals and shows so that when people ask to use my darling hoop they are not totally disappointed. I would not be sad if the hoops got broken, since the most valuable piece on them to me is the quick release button spring clip that I have to special order. I will say that I would politely refuse the request of a fellow hooper to use my LED. That would be a terribly awkward situation if a stranger broke my hoop..
She did not have to be such a jerk though! Maybe she was afraid that you might out hoop her on her own hoop?
I usually feel out the situation, and will sometimes say no. If I can tell it's another hooper (of the non-bitchy variety) I will because I know they'd value my stuff and treat it like their own. Unfortunately, not everyone is like that. And yeah wtf? That chick could've just said "I'm sorry, no." Who says "It's cute that you think you're a hooper"?? That girl just sucks, I'm sorry she said that to you. Don't let it get you down though, thankfully most people are not like that!
yeah she was a major c-u-next-tuesday becauseeeeeee i went out one time and this girl brought her big LED hoop out and she was just holding it and didn't even use it but had its lights on and everything. she let one girl play with it so i went and asked her to try it out and after like 30 seconds she kept staring at me and so i gave it back only for her to walk around with it not doing jack sh**. so what is the point of having a nice expensive hoop you can't even use or let other people professionally werk?? Uhhh no idea that was lame
Hey there! I think the way this hooper said no was a bit brutal!! I mean, I can understand not letting a stranger use your LED hoop. I know that I'll let a drunk person try to hoop with it on their waist, but once they start trying to do anything else, I ask for it back. I don't loan my LED hoops to people when they say they're hoopers unless I've hooped with them and know their skill level. Because I've had a lot of experiances with girls who say they're hula hoopers because they grab a hoop from time to time for a festival, or a show, but they're not well practiced, and lack the skills to safely execute many of the flashy tricks they're still learning. I am a student, and I work to support myself, replacing, or paying to repair a damaged hula hoop is not something I can afford to do, and I'm the sort of person who thinks there's nothing wrong with saying no to sharing. I do try to bring a loaner hoop with me though when I'm out and about with my hoops because people have gotten really rude and pissy with me when I've said, "No, I'm sorry, I'm not comfortable loaning my hoops out". I think it's a little self entitled though when strangers come up to a person and assume they should just share the LED hoop; perhaps this kind of rude hooper had a couple bad experiences that night and was in ultra cranky mode? I mean, my Mood Hoops are considered cheap, but it took me months to save money to afford them, and I treasure them just like anyone would treasure their Helix, or Atomic.
Anyway, I'm sorry you had a crappy experience, but I mean, it's okay she said "No", just a little not okay HOW she said no.