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.
wow im sorry u ran into another hooper that was so rude to you.the only time i was ever "protective" of a hoop was when i paid $200 for a custom made led......but when i got preg w my now 2 yr old i let a friend and her lil girls borrow it and after seeing how much her lil girls loved it i just gave it to them.material things.....yes im even talkin about hoops will come and go.this life isnt about material things.its about loving others and some of us hoopers have just learned to do that through hooping and sharing hoops and teaching other how to hoop.for those who are all about how much something is i have to say how sad for them to miss out on the priceless gift of love and acceptance through the hoop.
I'm all for spreading the HOOP LOVE.....
Its pretty harsh that she responded to your in that way......I always feel proud that our "hooping community" takes pride in ourselves for being THE MOST down to earth lovely people on the Planet! To meet a rude hooper....That'd make me sad :(
A polite "Sorry Hunni, I'm not lending out Hoops tonight" would have been substantial enough.
If it was me you asked, you could have used my hoop anytime as long as it's not already in use!
:) Happy hooping lovely Hoopers :) xxx