Hello all, sorry if this has been asked before - but I'd like to learn to fire hoop but don't know what size hoop to buy first? I've been told that 36" is the best size - but I know that when you learn to hoop normally, the bigger the hoop, the easier it is - so I'm slightly confused. I've been hooping about 2years (ish) and with normal hoops I use sizes from 34" upwards. Any help with this question would be brilliant. Am based in UK - so still sourcing where is best place to buy from too. Thanks loads.
I read somewhere that the reason you use a smaller hoop to fire hoop is because the wicks add to the diameter of the hoop. If each wick is four inches long then the true diameter of the hoop will be 44" instead of 36" (even though the actual hoop is 36") and you have to be aware of not hitting the wicks on the ground.
I second the quick wicks suggestion though.