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New To Hooping?  You Need This Tip

New To Hooping? You Need This Tip

Nobody wants a physics lesson before they can start a new activity, but this piece of information might make hooping more enjoyable for a beginner. For your first hoop, you should consider something large. Obviously, “large” is a relative word, based on your own size, but larger hoops are easier to keep spinning because they […]

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Mayo Clinic Weighs In On Hooping As Exercise

Mayo Clinic Weighs In On Hooping As Exercise

No less significant a health authority than the Mayo Clinic has gotten involved in analyzing the quality of exercise that hooping provides. In a recent study, they have studied the use of weighted hoops as an exercise methodology. Weighted hoops add weight to the inside of the hoop in order to require additional effort by […]

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The Hoop Wax Option

The Hoop Wax Option

We’ve recently been made aware of something called “hoop wax” as an option for providing additional grip for hoops. Hoop wax might be considered as an option for adding “grip” to a hoop. Tape, particularly cloth tape, has long been considered as the best solution for giving hoops grip, particularly among hoopers who are known […]

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What’s A “Naked” Hoop?

What’s A “Naked” Hoop?

Every popular hobby develops its own inside jargon-terms known and used by those who get deeply involved in an activity. Hooping is no different. It has its own language too. Here are some of the terms used by hoopers “in the know”: Hoop jam-a gathering of hooppers Hoopapalooza-a real big gathering of hoopers Hoop convergence-The […]

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No Science To Hooping? Then Why Is The Hoop Patented?

No Science To Hooping? Then Why Is The Hoop Patented?

The Hulahoop is not just a ring of plastic tubing.  It has actually been issued a United States patent. The Hulahoop patent was issued to the Wham-O company in March 1963.  Wham-O brought us such great toys as the Frisbee and Silly String. Inspiration for the Hulahoop came from an Australian toy, a wooden hoop […]

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Pro Spike Stack-A Hoop Decorators Dream

Pro Spike Stack-A Hoop Decorators Dream

It’s easy to understand why anyone who is just decorating one or two hoops shys away from buying multiple long rolls of colored cloth tape. It just doesn’t take that much tape to get the job done. The new Pro Spike Stack gaffers tape collection from Pro Tapes & Specialties is a bright (or dark […]

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Firefly Fling-Hooping After Dark

Firefly Fling-Hooping After Dark

This weekend The Botanical Garden of the Oazrks (Fayetteville, AR) is hosting their Firefly Fling Saturday. The event starts at 6 PM with storytelling and music, but the real fun happens after dark when fire spinners, glow in the dark hoopers and an aerialist will perform. Click here to learn more.  

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When You’re Ready To Put That Hoop In The Garage

When You’re Ready To Put That Hoop In The Garage

Let’s face it, for most people hooping is a fad and your interest may not last all that long. Pinterest has a great series on using hoops as the frame for making bed canopies. Click here for some great ideas on giving your hoop a new life.  

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America’s Got Talent To Feature Hooper

America’s Got Talent To Feature Hooper

In yet another indicator of how reality televisions best days are in its rear view mirror, NBC’s America’s Got Talent featured a 48 year old hula hooper on the season opener. Dianne Bannard, from Lansing Michigan, joined dozens of other performers in the May 27 broadcast. You can read more about this hooping phenom here. […]

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Pinterest Becomes “Hooping Central”

Pinterest Becomes “Hooping Central”

Pinterest, the home of “all things crafty”, has become a great source for hooping information. Pinterest calls itself “where you go to discover new things”, has a wealth of images, videos and “how to” tutorials on hoop making and decorating. Click here and take a look.  

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