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Lighter hoops

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachelle Lortie Sep 22, 2010. 20 Replies

My wife and I just tried making lighter hoops with 1/2" diameter tubing, and despite the fact we're both experienced, we found them hard to use. Is there a reason people use them? Are they supposed… 

Tags: tubing, light hoops

Pefect diameter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Love Jul 27, 2010. 14 Replies

What's everyone favourite hoop diameter? Do you have different sized hoops for different types of moves? I've usually learned stuff on bigger diameter hoops (39.5" to 41") because it's easier, but I… 

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Rachelle Lortie replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"I started out with a 3/4" 100psi hoop, 38" in diameter. A few weeks ago though, I found a bunch of kids hoops for sale. I took the biggest one there (33" diameter) to play around with, and wrapped it in hockey tape to weigh it down a…"
Sep 22, 2010

The CircularPhile replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"I have 1/2" 125 psi, 3/4" 100 psi, 3/4" 160 psi and 3/4" pex. I usually end up switching back and forth, mostly between the 1/2" and 3/4" 100 psi. I was unable to master knee hooping or the escalator until I started…"
Sep 22, 2010
Cherish replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"i find them easier to manipulate all the space with. i like to do a whole range of tricks without the hoop even spinning around my abdomen. i noticed heavy hoops are much harder for my hands and wrists to support the way id like :)"
Sep 22, 2010

Alaska Piper replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"+1 on the awesome video! Go girl!"
Sep 20, 2010
Matthias Elliott replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"It's all different strokes. I use a lighter hoop most of the time.. I'm perpetually pushing lighter and stiffer.. If you get into breaks and reverses and technical off body stuff, the rigidity and light weight gives you more…"
Sep 20, 2010

Snowcone replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"I'm with you. I love my 3/4" 100psi hoop that is about 38". We just really connected. She was my first light hoop and I was suddenly able to knee hoop. I haven't tried a 1/2" hoop yet. Not sure how I'll feel about that…"
Sep 20, 2010
Scunshine replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"That's kinda funny, I usually do things the opposite way. I'll learn a new move with my bigger hoop because I can do it slower, then go back and try it with the lighter hoop. The only way I figured out how to leg hoop was to practice with…"
Sep 20, 2010

beth piver replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"im with you guys, i prefer a little heavier hoop. i usually hoop with psi100 3/4", but have a bunch of psi125 1/2" hoops too. i do go back and forth, but mostly to use the lighter hoops when learning a new move that is harder on my body.…"
Sep 20, 2010

Charissa replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"I really like the lighter hoop because I find it more difficult. The hoop moves much quicker than my heavier hoops and therefore I have to react quicker. Which in turn forces me to improve. When I master a move on my lighter hoop, I then go back and…"
Sep 19, 2010
Jane "Electric Blue" replied to the discussion 'Lighter hoops'
"lighter hoops take a bit of getting use to but they are great if you like to go fast and for hand flourishes, they are also great for doing more that two hoops in a split. That said if it is to flexible then it sucks. Light and ridged is what you…"
Sep 17, 2010

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