High Performance Hoops
These are super sleek and super light hoops! We make them using either HDPE or polypropylene tubing in a 3/4"OD (outside diameter), 5/8"ID, the thickness of your thumb. Each hoop comes with a push-button connection, so that you may carefully coil them down for once-in-a-while travel.
Experienced hoopers will appreciate the speed and sharpness that these high performance hoops bring out in their hoop dance. At first, the responsiveness of the hoops makes them a little unpredictable! As you spend time in the hoop, you’ll notice that your breaks, reverses, isolations, pops, and palm spins become cleaner and more in control. You’ll be able to increase the speed of your hand hooping, and will be able to comfortably hand hoop for longer.
Please note – these high performance hoops are too light for adults learning to hoop on the waist. If this is your first high performance hoop after an adult beginner's size, we recommend a fully taped, 36" diameter.
Our favourite way to tape these is with SOLID SPARKLE (with inside grip) for a sleek look, smooth feeling, and high-impact shine.
High density polyethylene (HDPE) tubing is light and responsive, just like the more common polypropylene, and it’s less likely to shatter in cold temperatures. (Yay winter hooping!) We can only tell the difference between hdpe and polypro when we’re using them side-by-side, the hdpe has a slightly more ‘solid’ feel and is nice for smooth hooping, and the polypro feels slightly more ‘springy’ and handles breaks faster. HDPE is the most commonly recycled and considered one of the safest forms of plastic. When the tape and connectors are removed, hdpe is #2 recyclable and polypro is #5 recyclable.
Both hdpe and polypro will keep their stiffness when hanging out on hot sandy beaches. But please don’t leave them in hot hot cars, they will warp.
Each hoop has a push button connection and can be gently coiled into a smaller circle, if you need to fit it into a suitcase. If your hoop is shipped to you, it will arrive coiled. Add patience to these instructions and you will be able to shape it into a perfect circle.
* If you choose a taped hoop, tell us your favourite colours and sparkles in the notes on the checkout page, and one of our hoop fairies will create a one-of-a kind design for you.