Selecting your hoop!

At BluSkye Hoops,  we understand that people come in different sizes, shapes, ages and each have a different goal related to their desire in finding a hoop. That’s why we offer a wide variety of sizes and styles that are sure to fit your unique style and personality!

Size does matter and is important when selecting the perfect hoop for you.

Generally you want to measure from the floor in front of your toes up to about your belly button. If you are a beginner and looking to get started, you would want to select a hoop that, when sitting on the floor at your toes, comes above your belly button. If you are an intermediate hooper and looking for something for off the body tricks and to dance freely with, select a hoop around the height of your belly button or below.

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Hula Hoop Tubing, What’s the difference?

Polyethylene = PE

High Density Polyethylene = HDPE

Polypropylene = PPE = PolyPro

 

Each of these plastics can cater to a different hoop style, or personal preference in your flow/dance. Depending on what you are looking to get out of your hoop, each of these can bring something different to the table.

TypesofTubingPolyethylene (PE) is pretty much the go-to for many people when it comes to hoops. We use this tubing for all of our beginner and exercise hoops. It is black and is offered in a few different weights and sizes.It is a bit more flexible and heavier than the “dance hoops”, making it a great tool for begining, as well as learning the fundamentals. It will help build your muscle memory and create a solid inner core.

High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) chemically speaking, is the same makeup as the PE, just white. This tubing is a bit more rigid and lighter, offering a good mixture for on and off the body moves. This offers a great deal for a beginner dance hoop. Being a tad bit lighter than the PE, it allows for an ease of movement.

Polypro (PPE) is lighter, durable and “springy” if you will. This is a great hoop for off the body moves, it is faster, and more responsive. It springs off your hands and body with ease making reversals and isolations look (and feel) fantastic. This is great for someone who is looking for a hoop to dance with! With it being lighter, it requires faster movements and is best with pre-existing muscle memory for tricks.