The Case of the BIG PolyPro Hoop
So, I know small hoops are all the rage. They have been for a while now, and I get it. You can go super fast and they put less stress on the arms. As I've said before, I am primarily an onbody hooper, and since said body is not 100 pounds, I use a bigger hoop. So clearly I wanted a 40" and 42" poly pro. Here in lies the issue. Big poly pros seem to be a big mystery to the majority of hoopers I see. A LOT of hoop makers will not make them and have insinuated that I'm some kind of nut for even asking. I've heard every excuse in the book about why. "Oh they are too wobbly, they aren't round enough, I can't ship it, it'll kink" BLAH BLAH BLAH.
I'm here to tell you that is absolute NONSENSE. Enter, my hoop Sponsor Hipnotic Hoopla. I was hoping and praying she wouldn't give me those same tired excuses, and lo and behold, she didn't!! She got me the most gorgeous 40" and 42" polypros that are ALWAYS a huge hit in my classes. People are able to finally click with breaks and paddles and shoulder hooping and leg hooping. Most have never seen a poly pro larger than 32". This cycle of "smaller is better" has to got to come to a halt. If you want your hoop dance to be as amazing as possible, you've got to experience other sizes and materials. When someone hears your a hoop dancer, you want to be able to show them your skills with whatever they hand you. Don't think "oh I can't hoop with something that big" is some badge of honor.
Break out of your comfort zone. Get a huge hoop. Get a really small one. Hoop to jazz music. Finally spend some time on that move you've avoided. The holidays are coming, finals are coming, family is coming, cold is coming. Let yourself melt away into your flow. Love and light to you and yours during this Holiday Season! <3 --Heather
From the mind of a hooper <3