"In my experience, most of the beginners in my classes tend to gravitate to the 3/4 inch 100 PSI hoops. I have some 160 PSI, (also some superpex and polypro) but almost all go for the one I mentioned. Good luck and have fun!"
"Here's the progression of materials that I went through during the four months that I have been making hoops/learning to hoop:
1)I started with a 100ft spool of irrigation tubing, 3/4" 160psi. The first hoops I used duct tape…"
"I think the 3/4" 160 psi would probably be good so the actual tubing isn't so big, but it still has the weight... but Tink brings up a good point about bruising! beginners definitely wouldn't benefit a lot from using polypro,…"
"You'll be fine with either. See what's available. If you can get the specs for the materials, do a little math. See how many grams/meter (or oz/ft) and then multiply by the number of meters you'll use for each hoop. That will give you…"
"i'm sorry to hear that hon.i'm still easing back into it as well after having an ovarian cyst rupture,but i'm still in some pain.the best thing to do (at least for me) is just start from the legs up (seeing as that's the furthest…"
"Oh goodness thats awful :( I KNOW what its like to be sick, having 3 craniotomies when i was 8 and affected my entire life, but i would try maybe a lighter hoop then normal. My collapsible hoop is a little heavier than when i 1st started with my LED…"
"I woke up in a hospital with a paralized leg and two bars in my back. All I could think about, while laying there partly paralized, was foot hooping. At first I didn't understand why I was in the hospital, so I thought I could just wake my leg…"
"I just had A mass removed from one of my ovaries. I have three incision scars now on my stomach. I felt ready to go within a week, but the doctor gave me a no go on hooping and lifting(and intercourse! Booooo) for another five( I started to hoop a…"
"I wish I had more advice for you, but what I do whenever I have a healing tattoo is just avoid that area, so if I've got upper arm/back tattoos then chest/shoulder hooping is off limits. It's actually forced me to explore new things and…"