"If you have a pinched nerve and bulging disk then no amount of hooping will fix that. It will probably only make it worse.I was told by a doctor that hooping is a "neutral" activity for arthritis of the hips - ie, it won't make it…"
"Are you guys all crazy? Lol. 36" is my sweet spot. I dance with my 36" polypro and 36" lightweight regular hoop. Maybe one day I'll go down in size but at this stage I can't imagine it. I guess your style of…"
"I have two pet peeves. Totally agree with the one already mentioned - that you must be a dirty, drunken hippy to hoop. Me? Don't drink, don't smoke, don't do drugs. And I have a job.Secondly, I have encountered [on my rare occasions…"
"The tape stays put, mostly. I seem to recall Hoop Mamas recommends you fold and unfold the hoop as little as possible, which is probably to protect the tape.I have to say, I'm quite used to the Hoopnotica creak. It's the sound of someone…"
"I have hoops from Hoopnotica, Sweet Shoppe and HoopMamas. HoopMamas is definitely my preference, although the heavier hoops aren't that easy to fold down. The light ones are great. They have such a huge range of colours, sizes and weights -…"
"Hi there, I'm in New Zealand so have just come out of [what seems like] a long, cold, damp winter. I got frustrated with trying to hoop at home in a confined space, so I joined the local gym and couldn't be happier. Plenty of room to rock…"
"I've been hooping for four months now - still a newbie, but enough to know that eventually I will nail that trick I absolutely can't do right now! I remember wondering how was I EVER going to do a lift-up and drop-down, it just wasn't…"
"Here's my two cents' worth. I'm 5'6" and I've been hooping for three months. After two months, using a 3/4" 100 psi at 39", my hoop was feeling way too heavy and clunky. I just had a feeling polypro would be…"
"I love to hoop naked too, but alas I seldom get the opportunity. The natural stickiness of the skin is better than any grip tape!My favourite hoop clothing? Jeans or some awesome hemp/cotton trousers I got from Texture, and a tunic top or loose-ish…"
"I have arthritis in my hips. It really hurts like a bitch some times, especially in cold weather. After two months of hooping, I don't seem to have any issues. Because hooping is mostly low impact, I think it is probably as beneficial for my…"
"I have no dance background, although I've always loved to get my groove on - which is why I began hooping in the first place. I have found the dance aspect difficult but it is some thing I deliberately work on during hoop practice."
"I'm not a medical expert, but that sounds to me like it's caused by something other than hooping, and you should get it checked out.It's interesting, hooping and vertigo. Before I began hooping I suffered from occasional bouts of…"
"I'm a little late to this discussion, but there is a HUGE difference between a 3/4" 160psi 40" hoop and a 3/4" 100psi 38" hoop. I started with one of those big Hoopnotica hoops, then went down to a 3/4" 100psi 40".…"