I wanted to start up the long journey to multi hooping but I wonder, do the hoops used have to be light hoops? The vids I've seen always have performers or dancers using around 1/2" 34-36" hoops. These should be pretty light.
Do lighter hoops split easier? I recall heavier hoops moving down easier, but I suppose they wouldn't go up very quickly! Help!
As a beginner to multi hooping but having several years of hooping experience, should I not even try it with larger hoops (3/4" 38")? I guess if I'm going to start from scratch I'd rather go straight into the lighter hoops.
Most importantly they should be the same size & weight. They don't have to be light hoops, but it is helpful. The weight of the larger hoops requires you to push harder, exerting yourself more, and multi-hooping is exhausting, especially at first (it's exhausting with light hoops too!!). You might want to start light, but larger (1/2" 38"). There's some good tips in these threads
I think I will try out 1/2" 38" as you advised. I have tried it with my 3/4" 35" twins but I can't even waist hoop with those guys. So I'm going to start over. Thanks!
Hmm, so I'm supposed to be a perfectly wiggling rigid stick? who knew? I guess I better stop shakin' my tail feathers then.
oooooh, alright then. I guess whatever keeps all those hoops spinning is the best for me
If you want to start working on more than two hoops you need to have relativity heavy hoops that are medium size/ coming roughly to your hip. But the most important qualities are that they are not to thick 3/4 of an inch at most and that they are not flexible. The more ridged the hoop the easier splitting will be.
These hoops are considered the best for splitting here in the Australian circus community but I'm not sure where to get them else where. http://www.amco.com.au/Home/Gym-Sports/Rhythmic-Gymnastics/Hoops-an...
in the 90cm size for most adults.