You know how fast kids have to move to keep those cheap hoops up?
Yeah, I'm pretty sure the hula hoop was invented to get the kids to sleep every night.
A grown-up hoop allows for more dance-like movements that will make you feel totally yummy inside and out.
The larger and heavier the hoop, the more slowly it orbits around your body. And the less effort on your part to keep it up!
Hoop Sizing is an art in itself!
Read Lara's Hooping.org article for in-depth info here:
"Hoop Size Demystified"
UNDERSTANDING TUBE SIZE AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU
There are three (3) tubing options for LED hoops and three (3) tubing options for Grip Dance Hoops.
The heavier, standard tubing (3/4" ID, 100psi - Grip hoops only) is ideal for new hoopers with average frames- the weight will provide you with more awareness of your hoop on your body, and will give more time to execute the new moves you're learning.
The lighter, standard tubing (1" ID, 160psi - Grip hoops only) is a nice in-between. )
The lighter, slimmer tubing (5/8" ID, 105psi - LED and Grip hoops) is ideal for seasoned or younger hoopers - or those with smaller stature- you'll get increased speed and versatility.
POLYPRO, super light tubing (3/4" OD - LED) is super-responsive tubing that listens to your body.
POLYPRO, ultra light tubing (5/8" OD - Clear or taped hoop) is just like the 3/4" Polypro tubing, but just WAY lighter. We've been seeing a growing trend with this size for those who hoop mostly off the body.
I ALREADY HAVE A HOOP I LIKE. WHAT SIZE IS IT?
Measuring the circumference of your hoop is really the only accurate way to get its diameter.
Using a soft tape measure, start measuring the outside of the tubing from one end to another.
Don't have a sewing tape measure?
Use a string then measure it with a ruler.
The number you end up with is the circumference, and here's the fun part. MATH TIME!
Circumference / Pi (3.14) = Outer diameter
As a general rule, I recommend getting a polypro hoop that is 2" smaller in diameter than your favorite HDPE hoop. When in doubt, go bigger. Our no-hardware design means you can always cut it down.
EXTRA LARGE OR SMALL HOOPS
When ordering your hoop online, you will be asked to specify the hoop size you prefer -- from 36" to 42" OD. If you would like us to make a hoop smaller than 36" or larger than 42," just contact us with your request. Sizes larger than 44" may carry an additional fee.
All Superhooper hoops are handcrafted to order. All sales are final.