I have a 38 inch fire hoop that quick releases into minis, that i feel is too big of a diameter for my height (I'm roughly 5'2). My question is has anyone cut and downsized these kinds of hoops? It has 6 wicks and I'm worried that the spacing of the wicks will be greatly off if i cut it down, but I'm concerned with the cost of buying a new one. Any easy way to re-use the basically brand new wicks on a new hoop? I'm so lost, and help would be appreciated!
yes, cutting down the tubing will make the spacing off in two sections, the sections that connect together. Your best bet is to just buy a new hoop and sell your old/new fire hula hoop. The time/supplies to reuse your old wicks and the time/supplies to try to downsize your fire hoop would be about the cost of getting a new one of the right size. Maybe try contacting the person you bought it from and ask for a discount to buy another fire hoop.
I would recommend getting a new hoop and selling this one as well.
If you knew how to properly/safely downsize your hoop, you'd know how to build your own. Since that's not the case I'd say leave it alone.
If you get a new hoop, I'd suggest getting quick wicks as they can move from one hoop to another, solving any future re-sizing/melting/breaking issues. You probably already have a hoop to put them on!
what?? quick releases into minis??? thats so sick. if it has 6 wicks and they are evenly spaced the only thing i can think of is that you cut an entire wick out, but then it wont function as minis anymore. can you sell it and buy yourself a smaller one?
Yes, unfortunately i will be buying another hoop this one is simply too big. I've tried to sell it, but i live in a small community that doesn't have many hoopers. Thanks for the input ladies, I may have tried to tear it apart. <3