I preparation for the second class in the series of circus style hooping classes that Jenny is teaching and I am attending, I decided to make what I am dubbing the Triple Threat Hoops, which are basically just a set of three polypro matched trio of hoops that I whipped together last night.
I didn’t use really expensive hoop tape on them, mostly because the sparkly ones are too wide and I’d have to cute them down anyway, so I decided to use electrical tape, this transparent colored tape called Plexi Deco, and what gaffer grip tape I had on hand, which wasn’t much. I stretched it across all three, so at least they have some grip to them.
The tubing I used wasn’t normal polypro, but rather it was repurposed polypro, i.e. recycled, tubing from hoopsupplies.com. It only comes in 5/8″ outer diameter size, but it’s decent to handle, though it is a little harder to get the connectors in. I recommend getting an appropriately sized HDPE connector rather than a polypro one. It seemed easier to insert using the one I had. The tubing only comes in black, but it still is san-dable and tape-able.
I’m anxious to give these hoops a spin tonight in class, and am looking forward to another hard workout. I have a lot of steam to blow off tonight. I’ll tell you about that next post as to why.
Until then, keep on hooping!