I am brand new to hooping, and by brand new I mean I bought my first hoop yesterday! Well...I had my friend pick one up from wal-mart for me. Turns out it is a kids hoop and that is what i practiced with all last night and today. I actually learned a few cool tricks! :D (STOKED!) but anyway! I NEED AN ADULT HOOP to make my life so much easier! and I can't afford to purchase one until next week so that leaves me here, wondering...
WHAT SIZE IRRIGATION TUBING DO I NEED?!?!
WHERE CAN I GET IT FOR CHEAP?!
and is there any way I can avoid buying a UVC cutter?
if this proves too difficult, any ideas where I could get a temporary adult hoop for cheap? (not online.. i'm too impatient! need it tomorrow!)
Thanks in advance!
I am 5'3 and about 120 pounds :).
Haha, you ARE impatient. I second looking in the directory here. I found someone on Craigslist in my town who makes hoops and gives lessons cheap. Maybe try that.
If you are going to Lowes or Home Depot, you can probably get them to cut the pipe to length for you.
I buy my rolls of 3/4" PVC 100psi for $18.00 a roll at Lowes in the plumbing section. PVC cutters are only about $12, they are worth having if you are going to make multiple hoops.... get your girlfriends going too ;) !!!! Good luck, happy hooping :)
check this out....http://www.jasonunbound.com/hoops.html
PS) The best measurement for a beginner hula hoop is right below your belly button !
Thanks so much for your replies! I am THRILLED to say that yesterday morning I went to home depot and made my hoop for $9.00! And it was so easy!!!!!! I had to do the 1/2" since they didn't have the 3/4" already cut and i couldnt buy a roll at the time. (im a server and needed to work another shift first. fml lol) anyway the tubing was already cut to perfect size. I got an inserter that fit RIGHT in perfectly for $1.50 and got some cool tape! ahhh check it out ;) so easy!!!! im gonna be making them all the time lol.
oh and I def brought it into work last night! i had to show the other girl that i worked with and in about 10 minutes i had everybody hooping! haha so much fun.
gotta go hoop!