You Bought a New Hoop... Now what?
You selected your new hula hoop. Its exactly what you wanted and its headed your way. I bet you are excited to get it home and get started. Here are a few pointers to get you off on the right foot.
Unwrap and let it BREATHE
You received your beautiful Happy Hoop in the mail, but it seems a lot smaller than you expected. That's because it is coiled down for shipment. Before you get too excited, its a good idea to open your hoop, remove any ties and let your hoop "breathe' for a few hours. The tubing is effected by temperature and opening it up too quickly or with too much force can cause your hoop be odd shaped or even crack. To be patient its worth it.
5 Tips to Making your Hoop Last a Lifetime
Our Hula Hoops are made of the highest quality materials and will hold up for a long time if they are taken care of. You can expect your normal wear and tear like scuffed tape from rolling it across the driveway or hitting the ceiling... ( we all know it happens.) But if you take care of your hoop it will last you a lifetime with no breaks or kinks.
What does normal wear and tear look like?
It is perfectly normal for your hoops tape to wear. This is the most delicate part of the entire hoop. Its likely that, if you have had your hoop for a long time, you may wish to have it re-taped. Its a relatively easy fix and brings a whole new life to your hoop. When purchasing your hoop, you can request to add a layer of protective tape to your hoop, this is usually an added cost but will help extend the life of your pretty decorated tapes.
Take care of your Happy Hoop with these 5 Tips
Hang on, hang on. It is very easy to get overwhelmed with hula hoop options. Since this hobby has evolved way past the traditional methods of hooping, the hoops have evolved as well. But its not as bad as you may think. I have helped hundreds of hoopers get started with their first hoop and heres what I know:
#1. Size Does Matter
Having the wrong size hoop can make the difference between falling in love with hula hooping or feeling totally frustrated.
STORE BOUGHT KIDS HOOPS ARE A NO!
These hoops are made for children, who are basically half your size. They are too light and too small for an adult who is trying to learn how to hula hoop. Physics is the reason this doesn’t work for you. Instead you want to go with something a little bigger.
THE BIGGER THE HOOP THE EASIER IT IS.
A good rule of thumb is, measure from the floor to about 2 inches above your belly button. Your beginner hoop should be at least this diameter.