Order over $99 ship for $5 ! (U.S. Only)

POLYPRO NEWS, GEEKERY, MORE NEWS & 50%-OFF DEAL

by Laura Blakeman September 14, 2011

 There are two kinds of Polypropylene tubing (at least). These main 2 kinds are "homopolymer" and then random "co-polymers".

McMaster has homopolymer. it is more rigid. We use homopolymer PP at Synergy. U.S. plastics, Hudson and bunch of other vendors sell co-polymer and its way less rigid.

We are having a batch of mixed 50/50 homopolyer w/ co-polymer made to get a tubing that is still stiff & rigid but less prone to cracking (which homopolymer has been known to do on occasion, especially in colder climates). We will also be getting all kinds of colored polypro tubing varieties at Synergy so keep an eye out to our facebook page where we'll probably make the first announcements about anything.

Also keep an eye out for the new mind-blowing Removable-Spine firehoop design coming out in a matter of weeks. ...and another thing... for anyone who is considering getting some polypro hoops or tubing, its WORTH the little bit of extra cash to get your hoops made by Synergy. The craftsmanship is unparallelled, ditto for the sanding styles, and the push-button disconnect is badass, especially when you've got twins (they can be connected together & coiled down to 3 loops making it way-easier to travel with). Sorry for ranting, but that also reminds me that we do not use polypro or PE as connectors in any of our hoops because I do not believe they are rigid enough to stand up in the long-haul. A little heat here, a little hooping there, and your hoop becomes an egg (or tear-drop shaped). This hasn't been everyone's reality across the board, but I've seen it enough to know that its better to just roll with a regular 1/2" connector for black PE tubing (which actually has an ID of 5/8", not 1/2" as printed on the tubing). You may want to nip-the-tips of those plastic connectors; just cut a couple barbs off each end, depending on the size of the hoop (generally good for ~35" OD & smaller). OR...if you get your hoops from Synergy, they come with aluminum "dis"-connectors already installed. And of course, you can always get push-button aluminum connectors by themselves for your 5/8" ID tubing from Synergy Firehoops. in fact, sha-zzamm, I just cut all our prices in HALF for aluminum connectors at synergyfirehoops.com for a limited time, so get em while they're hot :) CHEERS!

~scott

 

p.s. while I'm at it, I just have to make a plug for the Zferral system we've got up & running at Synergy. It doesn't get any easier to earn 5% on all referrals you provide through clickable links from your website, blog, emails, etc. its free. what are you waiting for?





Laura Blakeman
Laura Blakeman

Author



Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.


Also in News & Updates...

Win $70 Store Credit, 1:50 ODDS!

by Able Jones January 12, 2016

Read More

Free Mini Hoops (30-day offer)

by Morgan Siem October 23, 2015

Read More

Support your habit, earn FREE Synergy product!

by Able Jones October 12, 2015

Are you earning free Synergy product?

You make hooping look good. Do your friends ask you to show them a few moves? Do they ask you where they can get their own hoop? If so, you're an ambassador and should be rewarded.
Here's how it works:  You refer sales (using your custom link), and we pay you 20% of each sale in store credit. Boom. That's it.
Meaning, for every 5 hoop sales you refer, you get one for free...  For every 5 Quick Wicks you help sell, you get one for free...  And so on... get it? 
Sign up, log in and get tips on how to maximize your earning potential here.
For inspiration on how to do this really successfully, take a look at how one of our top ambassadors does it: Ann Humphreys links from her website to a personalized collection at SynergyFlowArts.com. This gives her customers & clients her personal recommendation, so they're not trying to navigate their first hoop purchase on their own.  Email us for information on having a personalized collection & landing spot at SynergyFlowArts.com.

Read More

Terms:

By selecting the checkout button, the customer agrees not to hold Synergy Firehoops, LLC dba Synergy FlowArts liable for any damages incurred when using supplies and/or equipment in situations involving flammable liquids and open flame. It is assumed upon ordering that the customer has sufficient knowledge to operate, use, or otherwise work with said supplies and/or equipment. The customer further agrees that Synergy FlowArts is not liable for damages or losses that may result from information gathered from this website. No SynergyFlowArts product is intended for use by children aged 13 or younger.

Additionally the customer agrees not to duplicate designs found and ordered on the SynergyFlowArts website. All product designs are the intellectual property of the owners of SynergyFlowArts and are subject to copyright law.

Synergy Firehoops LLC (dba Synergy FlowArts) is not liable for any damages incurred with any past product made by either prior company (hoopdrum LLC or Cosmic Fire LLC)