"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…"
"I definitely retape my hoops. I have a lot of them (currently more than 40) and I share them at monthly events, so they get filthy. I retape them some time they start to make me cringe - maybe once a year or so.
Whether I tape over or remove the…"
"Thank you all for the responses! I went ahead and retaped with just gaffer this time, and you're right, Marianna - it's so fun to have a new hoop from an old one! And I appreciate the reminder about where our hoop material…"
"I take all my tape off if im retaping a hoop. Easier I think this way. But good luck with the decorative tape. I only use its when a must. I like the grip, vinyl, and ribbons. Good luck ithaca fun taping."
"I know that stripping and retaping is a lot of work, but I always re tape. It is important to not forget that our hoops are made from oil, so we must conserve and reuse as much as possible, although gifting is also a great idea. I actually think it…"
I've been hooping for four months with my first hoop (home-made) and it's a bit torn, scratchy, etc. now. I am wondering if other people take the time to re-tape their hoops, and if so, how often do you find yourself doing it? Or, do you find it easier to just make a new hoop completely and give your old one away?I've seen a few tips here and there for re-taping as well, but wonder if anyone has any favorite suggestions. Mine has a base layer of electrical tape which I am considering leaving…See More