We sell a variety of tubing sizes and can size hoops to any diameter. Hoop size can depend on body dimensions, skill level, purpose for hooping (i.e. weight loss, dance, etc.) and personal preference.
When ordering a hoop, please provide the following information to help determine a suitable hoop size:
- approximate weight
- waist/pants size
- skill level
To learn more on hoop sizing, check out this article, entitled “Hoop Size Demystified” by Lara Eastburn
Tubing Sizes and Styles
5/8” ID PEX (the size of a pinky finger)
This tubing is the thinnest and lightest of the PEX series. A great option for hoopers who are learning more off-body skills, or want to downsize from a larger beginner hoop. This tubing is also used for youth hoops, and infinity collapsible hoops.
3/4” ID PEX (the size of a nickel)
A nicely weighted tubing which is great for learning and still offers a good core workout.
1” ID PEX (the size of a twoonie)
The thickest and heaviest tubing available, it is great for learning weight loss and core strengthening.
5/8” OD polypro (the size of a dime)
This tubing is very thin and lightweight and very responsive. It is great for advanced hoop skills, such as off body, multiple or mini hoops. Comes in clear and a variety of other fun colors.
3/4” OD polypro (the size of a nickel)
Somewhat thicker than the 5/8”, but still very lightweight and responsive, with slightly more rigidity. Great for advanced hoop skills, such as off body, multiple or mini hoops. Comes in clear and a variety of other fun colors.
1/2” ID PE(Polyethylene) (the size of a nickel)
Comparable in size to the 3/4” polypro, this tubing is also lightweight, with a little more flex. Great for advanced hoop skills, such as off body, multiple or mini hoops.
Note: ID refers to inner diameter, OD refers to outer diameter
About Hoop diameter and performance
Under 35”: Great for advanced core hoopers, off-body hooping, and small body types (i.e kids, petite frames).
36” to 38”: Good for beginners of average to petite body size, and newer hoopers looking to try a smaller hoop style
39” to 42”: Suitable for most beginners with average to larger body size, or those interested in weight loss.
Hoop Di Do does offer retaping of cherished hoops. However, the client is responsible for removing all of the original tape.
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