This travel hoop is designed specifically with YOU in mind! With 10+ years of experience teaching beginner hoopers, our designs boast sleek fluidity and the perfect weight. Choose either a standard (one-piece, one-connector) hoop or a 6-piece sectional design that breaks apart. It's easy to snap together and take apart, making it the ultimate in on-the-go hoopdance. Each of the six sections are roughly 2 feet long, depending the hoop's size. Standard 1-piece hoops (that have 1 connector) can coil down into two loops and connect to themselves if the hoop is big enough (44" and larger, see image).
Each hoop is hand-wrapped with one layer of shiny mirror tape and one layer of grippy gaffers tape, a cloth tape used to mark places on theater stages.
The bigger the hoop, the slower the momentum will be, making it easier to learn new moves and tricks. Great for fitness! Need instruction? This hoop is great in combination with Pranam, a beginner hoopdance DVD with Shakti Sunfire.
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The ideal ratio for an adult beginner is a hoop that reaches up to the sternum when one end of the hoop stands on the floor. For folks closer to 6 feet tall, our 48-inch hoop should work out great for you. If you're closer to five feet, try the 44 or 46 inch beginner hoop. These larger sizes---the largest shippable handmade hoops made today-- will enable you to begin your hoop practice at the right pace. The large hoops revolve more slowly than smaller kids' hoops, and so, somewhat counter intuitively, all core hooping is much easier with a nice big "gentle giant" hoop.