This guide will help you understand the different types of hula hoops, and empower you to pick the right hoop from the right brand. We cover everything from picking the right size and tubing to ensuring a proper grip. Our aim is to guide you through your hoop journey, from when you’re selecting your first hoop, to when you’re more experienced and investing in a cutting-edge smart LED hoop.
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The most asked question about hoops is what size someone should get. Let's go over how hoop size is measured, and then talk about picking the right size for you.
How Hoop Size is Measured
There are two types of hoop size measurements: Outer Diameter (OD) and Inner Diameter (ID). OD is the measure from one outside edge to the other. ID is the measure from one inside edge to another.
Depending on the hoop seller, you’ll either see hoop sizing options in OD or ID, with OD being more common. This will be no issue for you if you know how to convert between the two. You can calculate the OD of a hoop from its ID by adding two times the Tubing Size to the ID. For example, if you have a 33” ID hoop with 5/8" tubing, that hoop would have an ID of 34.25”.
On-Body Hoop Sizing
Off-Body Hoop Sizing
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