- Myself, and the rest of you
Just saw your hoop post! I currently hoop with a 32" OD 5/8" HDPE hoop (from citivacreationz as well!) and I just ordered a new hoop with a 32" OD and 5/8" polypro tubing. But, I was thinking of downsizing to 30" sometime in the near future. Do you like the smaller size? Is it still easy to do on the body tricks with such a small size?
Hey! Well it all depends what you prefer and what fits around your body best. Let’s see… Well to start, I make my own day hoops, I’ve been using mostly 5/8 tubing in hdpe and poly for a couple years now. I was always measuring mine by the inside diameter (ID) but a lot of hoop makers measure by outside diameter (OD) as well. So that plays a factor in size, always pay attention to that! With the 5/8 tubing the ID and OD are only an inch different. I had been using the size 28” ID (which would be 29” OD) for a couple years. So I ordered a 30” from citiviacreationz knowing she measures OD, which is a 29” ID, so its only 1” bigger than what I usually use and just a tiny bit heavier due to the LED’s! Personally, I really like anywhere from a 28”-30”, 28” is the smallest I could comfortably go for an on body hoop but different body types also call for different things! If a hoop is too heavy I actually can’t do most of the stuff I can with a lightweight hoop, I feel limited, even though I learned with heavy hoops. I would say it’s easier to do some on body tricks, like breaks. It makes the flow easier and faster the smaller and lighter you go!