Well said Traci! I'm new here - just tonight. I have not actually started hooping I'm looking for a hoop currently and some classes :-) I dance in church every Sunday and it's my form of Worship. I use all kinds of Pageantry tools ie flags, banners, streamers etc. It's glorious! I saw hooping and thought, hey I could do that, it looks like a blast. So I'm just starting my hooping journey. Any thoughts or recommendations would be appreciated!
Welcome to the group! I'm glad you're with us. :)
As for the right hoop to start with, it's going to depend on your height, build, fitness level and experience. Are there any hoopers in your area? Are there any hoop makers? They would be your best resource for both guidance and a starter hoop.
If there aren't and you're confident in your DIY skills, there's the option of making your own hoops. We have some great tutorials for that in the site's Making Hoops forum. The important thing to remember if you make your own is that you want your first hoop to be large enough and heavy enough for you to keep it going until you find your rhythm and style of hooping.
If you don't want to DIY, there are a lot of great hoop vendors here who I'm sure would love to help a first-timer out.
Thanks Traci, I've been gathering info from a couple of local gals. So hopefully I can get started soon :-) Would love to attend a class and try out a few before I buy... so we'll see. Thanks for the welcome, I'm glad to have a place to connect!