I started hooping with a water hoop from target appx 36" and the OD is appx 1". I have since purchased a 125 1/2" PE hoop 36" but it's just too light, even with lots of tape I need more weight to master trix. I also have a 100 3/4 PE hoop that's 40" which is too thick and too slllllooooow (but I like the weight).
So... for all of you hoop tubing experts out there. Is there anything comparable in size and weight of a target water hoop but RIGID? I love my Target hoop but I find it a bit floppy. I tried adding water to my 125 1/2 PE hoop but it didn't work as planned. It didn't stay balanced like my Target hoop and was all wobbly, it also lost it's rigidity and got floppy.... I put about a cup in and tried taking some water out and it just got worse....
Can anyone help? I just need a thin (OD of the 125 1/2" PE or target/walmart water hoops) rigid hoop that has a bit of weight at 36".
I'm not sure if you can get this in other countries, but here in Canada, we have tubing called PEX tubing. I'm not sure if it would be what you're looking for, but it's rigid in that you can't bend it, it's solid, and it's fairly heavy. I switched my PEX hoops for HDPE because I do like a bit of weight, but the PEX was bruising me up because it was just too much for me. You can get different sizes of the stuff, whether you want the 1/2" or the 3/4". It's pretty cheap at the hardware store (if you're in Canada, Canadian Tire has it, and Home Hardware) even if you just want to try it out.