Make your own hoops: How to questions

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Archantael
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Make your own hoops: How to questions

Post by Archantael » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:10 am

Thanks to XtaG last year I was introduced to hooping for the first time. She took the time to teach me some of the basics and even let me borrow a hoop for a couple of days to become familiar with. I loved it so much that I made a promise to myself that before this year's event I would have my own hoops to practice and play with.

Xta recommended I visit hooping.org to learn more and that site links here for directions on making your own hoops.
http://www.jasonunbound.com/hoops.html

I'd bought the materials to make hoops not long after I came home from the playa but 49 weeks later I finally pulled out the tubing, the hot air gun and the connectors and went to work making my first two raw hoops. They turned out just fine but before I move on to taping them I wanted to ask a question:

Do you recommend putting padding on the hoops or do you just tape them up and go?

I wish I had got around to doing this long before now but two weeks of practice beats none. If anyone else has advice on making your own hoops or other mods such as adding LED's or fire that they'd like to share, please post something!

Thanks!

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Post by 5x5 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:43 am

check out the hooping tribe on tribe.net, tons of advice there! ;o)

most people don't do padding.

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Post by Archantael » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:52 am

I usually stay off Tribe but I appreciate the advice, now I can get started with taping.

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Post by unjonharley » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:59 am

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yes you should have practiced a lot.. i have notice a bunch of black and blue waist on the playa

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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Aug 14, 2007 1:48 am

Archantael wrote:I usually stay off Tribe but I appreciate the advice, now I can get started with taping.

too bad.


you think you may be missing out?


Not on the tribe thing of course but the opportunity to get ahead on the hoops?




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Post by Das Bus » Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:17 am

Are you talking about hula-hooping? I could do it for hours on end as a child, now I just use them to hold my pants up. : P
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Post by Jiva » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:30 pm

unjonharley wrote: yes you should have practiced a lot.. i have notice a bunch of black and blue waist on the playa
That's the first symptom.

The second symptom is a bad cough.

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