"Ok, so it looks like it is a Sunhoop, which in itself presents a new challenge, even to an experienced fire hooper. Did this happen on their first burn with it? Did they lend it to a friend? I can guarantee that is a LOT of fire to suddenly be…"
"I would also be happy to do a single 25" hoop for a very reasonable price. Definitely shop around so you know you're getting exactly what you want, but if you are interested, you can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you…"
"The only thing I have to add is that I've found deco tape never really looks the same on a re-tape as it would a fresh hoop. All the little scuffs and scratches dig through the tape and into the tubing itself, so the shiny tape doesn't go…"
"Thanks Martika! I agree: it sounds like a good batch/bad batch thing, but it's certainly something to look out for! We have had good results with Tenergy batteries, and they also make a LiFePo4 (Lithium Iron Phosphate) type of…"
"Unfortunately I do not live in New England, but I AM in the NYC metro area. I make LED hoops and would be happy to re-tube your hoop, wrap the strand so it doesn't rattle, and install a battery that is a bit lighter. If you…"
Quick answer: I personally wouldn't recommend PEX for minis, unless it specifically says on the tubing that it is 125 PSI or less (at 73 degrees F - PEX often has ratings at different temperatures printed on it, but 73 degrees is the…"
"Im glad you posted this! perfect timing for me to read this, I was just watching 'made in America' on abc like 20 minutes ago. I personally rather spend a little bit more money and help local/fellow hoopers (Americian…"
"You make a good point about the people overseas needing jobs and money, too. I mean (and this is just what I've read, I haven't seen anything firsthand), if long hours and low wages are the only option for feeding your family, what…"
"Hmmm. All this time I thought alibaba was a fake website stealing images from others and always wondered how they weren't getting shut down, lol. This is interesting.
I don't think I care too much about "buying…"
"Everyone makes some great points. These are exactly the kinds of thoughts that have been on my mind over the years as I have been researching and developing the hoops I sell. First there's the supply chain issue: I can't shake…"
""This also begs the question, how much of the supplies that go into making hoops are locally made?"
This is an excellent point... I was thinking about this a few days ago when thinking about "locally made" clothing. All…"
"Wow, this has been on my mind for quite some time now.
I built my own LED hoop using a battery module kit from Prodmod.com, and then I decided to research how to make more from scratch and sell them on etsy (never got that far). It's not that…"
"Very informative post. I thank you for researching this topic. I am surprised with what I have found on this site. Many hoop companies seem to already be outsourcing and getting their hoops in China. I do not want to directly call them out but I…"