It’s that crazy hula hooping…
It’s that crazy hula hooping hippie from Oklahoma (gulp! Will I ever
graduate and move?)
I went over to Online sports and found that they, like all other hula hoop importers, discriminate against tall (er) people.
HHHippie is not a tall adult.
So how do the over 4 footers hoop?
With black PVC hose.
This stuff is used for inground sprinkler systems and is available at
most D-I-Y type stores.
A roll of 100 feet costs about $10-15 here.
I get 10 hoops out of a roll, factoring in goof-ups.
I use the 1 inch diameter hose, although huskier folks have been known to use 1 and 1/2 inch. Get connectors, too. the internal types are all
that will work. The kind with “fish gill” threading rather than regular pipe threading are harder to assemble, but stay together better.
ACE hardware sells a pvc cutter which makes nice clean cuts very easily.
It’s an $8 tool.
Purple primer, PVC cement and gaffers or duct tape round out your supplies.
Cut the pipe to your preferred length, prime and cement the hose insert the connectors and PUSH!
Seal the gap with tape. I hold the hose in a circle and stand it on its end. A hoop that comes to my chin is almost perfect.
It is a bit on the heavy side, and therefore spins at a slower rate than the lightweight toys, but you can walk and even dance while hooping.
the Hula Hooping Hippie