Hi Destin, I love hooping and I made mines myself. It's better than jump rope. Easy on the joints and you sweat like never before. It's a clean sweat. I hoped last night for over an hr. Back and forward. Hoop drops I pick it up and go some more. I made my owns, and I am going to start making them. Maybe for gifts and to sale. Anyway!
Here's what you need to make a hula hoop.
Basic materials you'll need * irrigation tubing (preferably 100 psi or 160 psi) * a ratcheting PVC cutter * a connector (coupling) * decorative tape * a pot of hot water * ... and preferably a second set of hands!
I went to Home Depot and got my stuff. They have already measured out PVC pipe. Comes in different feet and sizes. I got 10Ft 3/4 and you are going to have to get a connector the same size as the pvc you use. You can get glue and decorative tape. It's also at Home Depot for 3.57 prices on all your material may vary. My pvc pipe was 4.96 and the connector was a 1.96. Like I said prices may vary, but you can get all the things you need. Now! When it comes to the glue. I skipped the glue part and used tape. That's when you might need a 2nd pair of hands, and I didn't have to use hot water to soften the ends of the pipe so the connector could go in. I had my husband and that extra muscle power pushed it in. You can skip the hot water. It really depends on the thickness and connector, but you if get the same size connector as the pipe you should not have a problem pushing it through and connecting.
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