In Hula Hoop Dance, the first distinction is between ON-BODY and OFF-BODY.
ON-BODY Hula Hoops are played around the body. The hoops are slightly lighter than the fitness hoops and can therefore also be played around other body parts, such as the legs or shoulders. ON-BODY Hula Hoops are also real all-rounders! You can also use these hoops for hoop fitness and even learn your first OFF-BODY tricks with these hoops.
Hula Hoops come in a variety of styles. They are smaller and lighter than ON-BODY Hula Hoops. As taped hoops combined with grip tape, they are especially suitable for hoop dance beginners. The tape makes the hoop slightly more difficult and therefore more controllable, the additional grip tape on the hoop gives grip and prevents the hula hoop from slipping out of your hand or off your body quickly.
The tires completely wrapped with decorative tape are often used in the performance area. The Griptape is attached here on the inside of the Hula Hoop. These hoops are also minimally complicated by the tape and are therefore equally suitable for beginners and advanced hoopers.
The hoops that are probably most used in the OFF-BODY area are the coloured Polypros . These hula hoops are “naked”, i.e. not taped and are only provided with an inner grip tape for better grip if desired. The naked Polypro Hoops are very light and fast and agile in the game. Therefore, they are particularly suitable for somewhat advanced hoopies.
In addition, there are a variety of specialty shops. Like Mini Hula Hoops, Reflective Hula Hoops or LED Hula Hoops.
Always feel free to contact me if you have any questions.