"I say start out whatever size you want to play with right now. It's all about what kind of dancing you want to do. Fast pace/ zippy moves... then a medium hoop would be best. They also wont bruise you when you move up to trying out the…"
"the 1/2'' is a bit thicker...just baaaarely heavier. i, personally, liked the feel when i gripped the 1/2'' better. it being slightly thicker, makes it a stronger tubing. regardless....they are both good sizes...the main…"
"Thank you for the insight! What would be the advantage/disadvantage of going with a 1/2'' in to start rather than a 3/4'' tubing? I think I'll be buying a 100' roll and then making various sizes as I…"
"i started with a larger and heavier hoop as a beginner hooper...and gradually went to smaller and lighter hoops. I use 1/2'', 125 psi polyflex tubing when I made my first homemade hoops. I made a set of minis, and a 36''. The…"
"I started with 160 3/4. I'm your height but I'm 118lbs. Personally if you aren't trying to spend a bunch of money to start out I would go with the 3/4 100psi. After about three months of using the 160 I was ready to try…"
"Thank you for the help! That's really what I was concerned about...the 160 psi being too cumbersome for my size, but also not wanting to go so light that I will have a hard time learning. I am now leaning towards the 100 psi I…"
"If your making it yourself, make a few differant sizes so you can try 'em all out! & the ones you aren't feeling you can always give to friends or sell. As for the weight I would go heavier if your a beginner, like 160 psi (: "
"Here's something else to add. You might be considerably happy with a 3/4" 100psi PE tubing, cut to the size you think is best. This is just enough to feel like you are geting a workout. I would not even bother with the…"
"I like the mathematical approach! haha... 1.1x your waist in inches for a fast hoop, 1.2x for a medium speed hoop, and 1.3x for a slow hoop. If you're a beginner I'd go for slow. so 25" x 1.3=32.5"
If you were over…"
I have done a decent bit of research and understand how to make the hoop, but am confused regarding all of the different specifications concerning weight, size, diameter, etc. I understand that the typical adult beginners hoop is made of 1''-3/4'' poly tubing, 100-160 psi, and roughly 40'' in diameter, give or take a few inches. I would go ahead and make a 40'' hoop out of 3/4'' 160 psi tubing, but I've also read that my height and weight should be taken into consideration. I am not really…See More