Tubing Sizing Chart
3 PIECES OF TUBING ON THE LEFT= POLYETHELYNE / 2 PIECES OF TUBING ON THE RIGHT= POLYPROPELYNE
We measure our hoops according to the O.D. (outside diameter) of the hoop. This means that if you were to use a measuring tape, you would hold one end of the tape to the outside edge of one side of the hoop and stretch it across the length of the hoop, ending at the outside edge of the other side of the hoop. This is the hoop’s O.D.
What is the O.D. box for?
-If you already know the size hoop you enjoy using, then you would enter it in the box provided when you make your hoop order.
Why should I enter my Height and Weight Range?
-If you don’t know what size hoop would suit you and your needs, then you should simply enter your height and weight range into the fields provided. We have a simple equation that will give us an approximate measurement for the best sized hoop for you.
Typically, the best size for you is determined when you place the hoop on the ground, holding it upright- the hoop should come up past your belly button, but below your chest line. Somewhere in this range is a good size for you.
Closer to your chest line is ‘larger’ and closer to your belly button is ‘smaller’.
Beginners tend to gravitate towards ‘larger’ and ‘heavier’ hoops, because they move slower, allowing the user more ‘time’ to create dance moves inside the hoop. As your understanding of the hoop’s movement grows and your hooping skills improve, you will find that you will want a smaller and smaller hoop.