So before the days of polypro in Canada and Home Depot not having the kind of tubing I wanted I was getting frustrated. My heavy hoop was floppy and slow and I was craving something different. On a trip to Superstore my mother bought me some kids hoops, even my size that I was using. At first I thought it was silly and slippery but after prettying it up with some tape I found it was exactly what I was looking for! The material it was made from is similar to Pex tubing I have seen in hardware stores. Buying this cheep-o hoop helped prepare me for when I finally got my polypro hoop and was a lot of fun while it lasted. The hoop kinked a year ago and my repair attempts were not bringing it back so I gave up on it and moved on with my life. But recently my mother has found me some more hoops and this time they are even sparkly!
I haven`t seen any metallic kids hoops before and after I drained the water out of it I have been using it as an isolation hoop. It even has a ridged connector in it, too. The sparkle doesn`t have any edges on it so it never scratches me like my other metallic hoop does. (My poor tape job was a little edgy..)
Has anyone else bothered with kids hoops and found they liked them?
i have been wanting to try this! I like hooping with a heavy weight big hoop, but i'd like to try something similar to a polypro. I love my big heavy hoop but, I'd like to switch it up sometimes, too. How were you able too remove the water from the hoop without damaging it?
My hoop was just held together by a sticker when I took that off it was a normal connection with a little connecter inside. I was able to pry it apart rather easily and dump out all the water. I don't know how well it is going to stick without some tape but it works for now. My first one I had was stapled together so I poked a hole and drained it.
I bought a couple kids hoops from the dollar store and they're awesome! The tubing is very responsive and ultra light. Mine are only ~26" so I mostly do off body and minis moves with them, but if I found some slightly larger in diameter I could definitely see using one as a regular hoop.
Yes! Mine is about 33" and for the most part I love it. My only complaint is that I had to gaff tape it like crazy to get it to stay together because it has 3 (what used to be) flashing lights on it and the connections aren't very reliable around them, especially when leg hooping. But that hoop has been with me through thick and then. I love the fearless attitude you can have with a kids' hoop because it was so cheap. I can try and fail with crazy tricks or bring it to a festival and let strangers play with it without a second thought. I do want to get one of those super sparkly water hoops though. Does anyone have any pointers as to how to get the water out without destroying the hoop?
I learned to hoop with kids hoops. The ones I used are 34 inches or so. And I have a 24 inch one that I use in small space for arm stuff. They're great for practicing and really cheap.
Mine has a regular connector, like a hoopdance hoop, so I just cut the sparky film off and opened it and poured the water out.