I have two hoops I made. One is 40' 1'' 160 psi and every thing I do scares me, I do not want to hit my face with this. It leaves my sides bruised for days. The other I made is to small, 34'' or 36'', 1/2 , 100psi and have a hard time keeping it up so not useing at the moment, my LED is the same size and im trying to use it without breaking it sence i drop it alot.
I orderd a hoop its 40'' 3/4 i think 125psi, the cloth that is so pretty and wraped around it is giving my neck and sholders rug burns and scraches. My hoops are choaking me, leaving deep bruises and scratching me the F up. Is there a hoop I can make that wont be so mean? Or do I am I being a pussy?
Well you will always get beat up by your hoop when learning new things! I have a FATT bruise on my arm from learning the elbow attack!
i've even bruised from polypro before, it really just depends on the person.
I bruise all the time. Small or large hoop. Hitting myself in the face is something that I got used to LOL it hurts for a second then I just keep hooping. Both of my shoulders both have long bruises on the back from practicing shoulder hooping and my knee is pretty bruised from one leg hooping so much. My right wrist is a little messed up also from rotating it so much. Every time that I learn something new I get bruises but after I know the muscle movements better I no longer bruise. I've been hooping for one month tomorrow. Keep at it! Your body will get used to it :)
If possible find a hoop made of 3/4" 100 psi Polyethylene (black tubing) the outside diameter of the tubing is approx 1" and the light weight (100 psi) won't hurt as much when you bang yourself. I'd stick with 40" if that is what you're used to...or go only slight smaller 38" minimum, smaller hoops are going to be harder especially combined with the lighter weight. Not really sure what type of cloth is on your hoop but gaffer's tape gives pretty decent grip and shouldn't leave burns. Happy Hooping :)
I second the 3/4" 100 psi black poly. I tried at first to make a hoop out of another kind of tubing and it would whip me and hurt terribly. I get very frustrated with things in the learning process, especially if there is lots of pain involved. The first hoop that I could learn steadily and practice for hours was a 100 psi one. I used that tubing right up until I switched to polypro. I wrapped them in hockey tape to give them grip and more weight to make it easier. Loved it.
Ditto that! I had no issues with the 3/4" 100psi hoops that I was making. After awhile, I ordered myself a poly pro and today (in fact!) I was just thinking of how much less fearful of the hoop hitting me I have become (It is much more forgiving). Polypro might be hard for you to keep up like you mentioned with your 125 1/2" hoop, but eventually between the two, you will get it!
Time for Polypro!
Where do I get this polypro? And what weight should I start at for beginner? Thanks Dave
Oh, just thought I would add. I still bruised with 3/4 inch 100psi and even with the polypro I get the odd bruise, but I find it does not hurt as much. I am no so concerned about the odd bruise here and there, I bruise like a peach. What I was worried about was being fearful of trying new things because of how much it might hurt. The 100 psi did a good job of being heavy enough to learn but gentle enough that it wasn't too painful.
Sweet thanks guys. I really love the advice.
ii had so many scratches from when i first started hooping! (like a month ago.) it turns out i used waay too much hockey tape for grip.. wont be making that mistake again haha :) but i definitely feel for you, the scratches/scrapes are the worst.
Im about to wrap the new hoop I made with hockey tape. How did you use to much? I used electrical tape before and thought about hockey tapes good reviews. I dont want to f it up.. lol