My green and yellow "budget hoop" arrived the other day from Hipster Hoops! After researching all the different weights and sizes, I selected one that's about 41 or 42 inches around, and comes a little above my belly button, and it's 160 psi. I decided to give my hoop the name of "Kiwi" because of the colors: bright green gaffer tape, and yellow vinyl - it just remind me of a yummy ripe kiwi. After cutting off the packaging material, I was able to unfold the hoop easily, as it was shipped as a travel hoop.
I am a true hipster, baby boomer etc, as I'm over 40. Ever since I began searching for fun ways exercise, and I saw the grace and fun of the hooper performing at a music festival, I knew hooping was for me. I couldn't wait to re-learn hula hooping. I'm so excited but a little unsure about it - it's been a really long time since I hooped as a kid.
Day 1: One big spin...and it falls. Another big spin...and it falls....By the 4th spin it was working! I was waist hooping!...note to self: step out with a foot in front of you. Boy, this hoop is quite large....but I'm having fun....and it's still working! After about 25 minutes...maybe I should take a break.....my torso is a little sore. Later that evening...oh no...I have bruises on my waist! Och! I guess I over did it...I'll have to wait, and hoop when these heal up...bummer.