Hula Hoop Buyers Guide

What type of hula hoop:
Our Ever growing selection of Hula Hoop products, fit a wide range of needs and desires. Check the buyers guide for More information:

Fitness hoops:Basic hoop skills - not great for tricksBeginners
Basic HoopLarger heavier hoops for Beginners - Taped or plainBeginners
Rock Star hoops:Classic taped hula hoops on a poly pro baseIntermediate to performance
Ninja hoops:High performance polypro hula hoops with min decorationsHigh performance
Speciality hoops:Aluminum hula hoops, Isolation hoops, and fire hoopsExpert & speciality

Our DIY section: supplies for making your own hoops or starting a hoop buisness.
Hoop size guide

38” – perfect for most adults, beginners or a more experienced hooper wanting to practice new tricks
36”/34” – for more proficient adult hoopers, good for transitioning between core body hooping and off-body hoop dancing and for breaks and reversals
32” and below – mainly recommended for children

There are two main things to consider when choosing a hoop size: your size and your hooping experience. The first point is the easiest to consider – the taller and heavier you are, the larger the hoop you will need. With respect to hooping experience, a larger hoop is heavier and will rotate more slowly, leaving more time to execute tricks and is thus easier and ideal for beginners. Smaller hoops will rotate much faster and are therefore suited to more experienced hoopers. With these points in mind, we recommend the following for our hoop sizes:

How to care for your hoop
All hoops:
  • Store your hoop lying flat – don’t stand upright for prolonged periods or hang from a hook, as the hoop shape will warp (and you don’t want an egg shaped hoop!).
  • Like a Pet dog, your hoop should not be left in a hot car (or any other place that is very hot) as this will lead to warping and even melting of the tubing.

Taped hoops:
  • Bear in mind that hooping on concrete or other hard surfaces will damage the tape on a tapped hoop – grass or carpet is much kinder to the tape job.
  • Don’t let a taped hoop get too wet as this can ruin the tapes adhesive backing, leading to peeling– if it needs cleaning, wipe with a damp cloth. 

Collapsible hoops
  • To collapse your hoop, stand the hoop upright with a joint at the top and while pushing down slightly to straighten the joint section, push in the button and pull the joint apart. You can then continue to disassemble at each joint.
  • To reassemble, first join all 4 sections together in a straight line, then bend round to make a circle and join the two ends.
  • Collapsible hoops will become easier to collapse and reassemble with time.
  • If travelling with your hoop, consider using a hoop bag to protect the tape job from damage in transit.
Hula Hoop Buyers Guide