Poly Pro Hoops
Thanks for looking to Radiant Life for your new hoops! I hope this guide can help answer your questions about your new polypro hoop size. If you have further questions please contact me!
If you have been using the same size beginner hoop for a while and feel like you want to expand your flow you may want to get a smaller hoop!
Where to start?
Tubing size: 3/4″ tubing is as thick as a thumb and is sturdy and slower. It can be made in sizes 28″ – 38″, smaller sizes are more difficult to coil down for travel. 5/8″ tubing is skinny like a pointer finger and is faster and bouncier. It can be made in sizes 24″ – 34″, larger sizes produce a wobbly hoop.
Hoop Size: The smaller the hoop, the faster, bouncier, and lighter it is. The larger the hoop the slower and less bouncy. Taller hoopers would like 30″ or larger for hand tricks, shorter hoopers would like 28″ or larger.
Small hoops are harder for the waist. Large hoops are more difficult for hand tricks. This goes for diameter and tubing size. Sizes 34″ and larger are best for waist hooping.
Taped hoops are heavier. They *should* be used on the grass to preserve the tape job. They are brilliant in the sun.
Bare Polypro hoops are lighter and can be tossed around and left in the rain and they will always look the same. They get scratched but not noticeably. When using bare polypro for waist hooping it is recommended to add a spiral of gaffer grip tape or inner 3m grip tape in clear or black. It is a free add on.
Bare Polypro hoops are lighter and can be tossed around and left in the rain and they will always look the same. They get scratched but not noticeably
My Favourite Polypro Hoop Size
It has changed as I have learned more tricks and progressed in my journey. I started with a 3/4″ 36″, then went down to 3/4″ – 32″ diameter after a year. near the end of my second year of hooping, I went down to a 5/8″ 32″ then 5/8″ 28″ 6 months later.
I started with 5/8 32″ then went down to 5/8 28″ which is my current favourite size and the one I recommend.