HiptronicArts

Hoops From the Home of Hula, Big Island Hawai'i!

Hawaii, United States · 2218 Sales

HiptronicArts

Hoops From the Home of Hula, Big Island Hawai'i!

Hawaii, United States 2218 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Announcement   Aloha HooperStars~ Welcome to Hiptronic Arts on Etsy! We offer
custom hoop dance creations, playful performance and insightful instruction based on the Big Island of Hawaii and extending to the global hoop dance community.


♥ Check Us Out On The Web ♥
www.hiptronicarts.com
www.facebook.com/hiptronicarts
www.hiptronicarts.tumblr.com
www.instagram.com/hiptronic_sparkgirl


♥ Waiting Time ♥
Currently 3-5 business days for bare hoops and 5-7 business days for decorated hoops. Each hoop is made to order just for you, so please allow for ample processing time! Hiptronic Arts is a one person crew working as quickly as possible to get our orders out in a timely manner. We do have a rush option available in our add-on section if you would like your order shipped sooner.


♥ Hoop Sizing ♥
Need help figuring out what size hula hoop is right for you? The general rule of thumb for your very first hula hoop is to select a diameter that is 1" taller than your belly button. Our beginner's tubing options include Large 7/8" HDPE (which works well for smaller framed people, and those already familiar with movement arts) or Extra Large Dance Weight 100psi PE tubing (better suited for larger framed people, and for those who do not already have a regular, physical, movement practice.)

If you are ready to downsize and advance your hooping, take 2-3" off the diameter of what you are currently comfortable using.

We measure our hoops by outer diameter unless otherwise requested.

♥ 5/8" Skinny Polypro ♥
Looking for 5/8" color polypro? Here is what we currently have in stock: Clear, UV Pink, UV Orange UV Yellow, UV Green, Lavender, Copper, Pele's Fire, Kalypso, Poseidon, Elektra.


♥ Navigating the Shop ♥
There are a lot of choices in our shop, and it can be overwhelming sorting through all of them! Please use the shop sections located on the left side of the page for an easier browsing experience.

Feel free to send a message if you have any questions! Happy shopping :)

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 12, 2016

Aloha HooperStars~ Welcome to Hiptronic Arts on Etsy! We offer
custom hoop dance creations, playful performance and insightful instruction based on the Big Island of Hawaii and extending to the global hoop dance community.


♥ Check Us Out On The Web ♥
www.hiptronicarts.com
www.facebook.com/hiptronicarts
www.hiptronicarts.tumblr.com
www.instagram.com/hiptronic_sparkgirl


♥ Waiting Time ♥
Currently 3-5 business days for bare hoops and 5-7 business days for decorated hoops. Each hoop is made to order just for you, so please allow for ample processing time! Hiptronic Arts is a one person crew working as quickly as possible to get our orders out in a timely manner. We do have a rush option available in our add-on section if you would like your order shipped sooner.


♥ Hoop Sizing ♥
Need help figuring out what size hula hoop is right for you? The general rule of thumb for your very first hula hoop is to select a diameter that is 1" taller than your belly button. Our beginner's tubing options include Large 7/8" HDPE (which works well for smaller framed people, and those already familiar with movement arts) or Extra Large Dance Weight 100psi PE tubing (better suited for larger framed people, and for those who do not already have a regular, physical, movement practice.)

If you are ready to downsize and advance your hooping, take 2-3" off the diameter of what you are currently comfortable using.

We measure our hoops by outer diameter unless otherwise requested.

♥ 5/8" Skinny Polypro ♥
Looking for 5/8" color polypro? Here is what we currently have in stock: Clear, UV Pink, UV Orange UV Yellow, UV Green, Lavender, Copper, Pele's Fire, Kalypso, Poseidon, Elektra.


♥ Navigating the Shop ♥
There are a lot of choices in our shop, and it can be overwhelming sorting through all of them! Please use the shop sections located on the left side of the page for an easier browsing experience.

Feel free to send a message if you have any questions! Happy shopping :)

Lisa Disinger

Contact shop owner

Lisa Disinger

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Updates

Introducing the newest color to our ever expanding collection of polypro selection: "Curvaceous Copper!" Available in 3/4" and 5/8" tubing sizes. Crafted with perfection down to the finest detail and shipped with a warm breeze all the way from Hawaii!
A completed creation ready for one of our awesome repeat supporters, Laura in Belgium! :)
Getting ready to package up these custom hoop beauties for Ashley and Caitlin!

About

The Hiptronic Arts Experience

Our mission is to inspire our global community to actively engage in the benefits of play, including weight loss, stress relief, and positive body awareness. The benefits of hula hooping are not only limited to their effects on the body, but also extend beyond our physical plane to offer emotional and metaphysical growth. For many, this simple plstic circle has served as a portal to personal empowerment and Self activation. We want to help connect you with that power of circular guidance.

Hiptronic Arts provides a comprehensive hooping experience. Aside from just making super awesome, custom, handmade hula hoops, we also make videos to help you learn how to use them and develop your personal practice. We employ the assistance of unique and expressive performers to help inspire you, and build music playlists that will usher you into an ecstatic state of flow. We also write articles that will turn the gears in your brain with concepts of circular philosophy.Currently, our website is undergoing a huge facelift to provide access to all of these things. Please visit us at www.HiptronicArts.com to dive deeper into the hoop.

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Shop members
  • Lisa SparkGirl

    Owner, Intergalactic Hoopstar

    Our head hoopanista! Driven by a pledge to remain childLIKE while leaving behind the childISH while sharing the gift of play. Hoop crafting since 2010.

  • Nicole

    Assistant

    Nicole is the newest addition to our team! From day one, she had a knack for creating perfect hoops with great attention to detail. Her beautiful smile brightens our workshop, and the warmth of her heart adds something extra special to her creations.

  • Reptar

    Mascot

    An essential member to Hiptronic Arts, Reptar is guardian of the hoop tape, and quality control manager. She inspects all of the hoops to make sure they meet our standards of excellency before being shipped, and watches over the inventory.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2015
Hoops from the home of Hula: Handmade on the Big Island of Hawai'i! Lisa SparkGirl runs Hiptronic Hoops, a one girl toy factory! An intergalactic hoopstar spinning toys and living dreams, encouraging the childeLIKE while leaving behind the childISH.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Other Method
Payment
DIRECT CHECKOUT is now available through Etsy. You can use your credit card to complete a transaction immediately.

PAYPAL is gladly accepted. Paypal provides secure online transactions with major credit cards, electronic checks, or can be directly connected to your bank account.

MONEY ORDERS are not accepted.

CASH will be accepted from customers in the local area who plan to personally pick up their item. Please select "Other" at checkout to take advantage of this option.
Shipping
All of our orders are packaged with recyclable packaging! The paper is even biodegradable! If your order comes in a box, that box has been up-cycled!

After receiving your payment, your item will be shipped as soon as possible. You will receive a notification via email once your item has been shipped. If you have requested a custom order, please allow ample time (appx. 7-10 business days ) for your item to be created before shipping.

If you live on Big Island you can forgo shipping fees by using coupon code HOOPLOCAL to pick up your item personally. Inter-Island customers may use coupon code OHANA for 15% off their order, and ease the shipping fee.

International orders may incur an additional customs charge due upon delivery based upon the shipping policies of your nation. Please research and be aware if this may affect your order ahead of time. (I have only run into this problem once with a customer from the UK.)
Refunds and Exchanges
If there are question or problems with your order, please notify me as soon as possible before leaving feedback. With reasonable cause, your item may be returned and exchanged, or altered. You must pay for the return shipment to Hiptronic Hoops, but I will cover the shipping payment for it to, once again, be sent back to you.

If you would like a full refund, you will only be refunded for the cost of the item plus the original shipping fee. A refund will not be issued until the item in question is received, and remains in good condition.
Additional policies and FAQs
Clarity & Certainty
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Please be 100% sure of you size and color choices before placing your order! If after placing your order you decide to make a change, we cannot guarantee that the request will be filled, but we will do our best to accommodate.


How do I know what size hoop is best for me?
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Hula Hoops are created in various sizes to accommodate different statures and levels of ability. The larger and heavier the hoop is, the easier it is to hoop with, and thus is recommended for beginners. Smaller, lighter hoops travel faster and are better suited for more experienced hoopers.

For a more in depth discussion on hula hoop diameters and tubing, check out this helpful article from Hooping.org: http://www.hooping.org/2011/02/hoop-size-demystified

♥ Beginner Hoopers ♥
If you are new to hooping, it is advised that you begin with one of our larger sizes, either the extra large 3/4" PE tubing, or the 7/8" HDPE tubing. These sizes are heavy enough to facilitate easier learning, and slower movement, yet they are not so heavy as to cause excessive bruising like many weighted and exercise hoops. If you are a larger stature person, or if you are new to movement arts, we recommend the extra large PE size. If you are of average or smaller stature, and are already familiar with activities such as dance, yoga, etc., then you may want to start with the slightlightly lighter 7/8" HDPE option.

Choose a diameter that is at least 1" taller than your belly button, and add a few more inches to that size if you are more curvaceous. You will be looking at somewhere between 37-44" for your very first hula hoop.

♥ Downsizing Your Hoop ♥
When you feel you are ready to move onto the next level of hooping, select a diameter that is 2-3" smaller than what you currently use. After practicing for a while and becoming comfortable using your large beginner size hoops, then you may be ready to move onto something smaller! 36" is a good diameter to choose for your first medium size 3/4" polypro or HDPE hula hoop.

♥ Mini Hoops ♥
Suggested size for a beginning poi hooper is one of our medium size 3/4" polypro or HDPE tubing options, between a 23-35" diameter.


Talk to Me About Tubing!!!
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At Hiptronic Arts, we have 4 different type of tubing material available, PE, HDPE, Polypro and Polycarb. Here is a helpful size chart to help you better understand and visualize the difference between tubing sizes: http://imgur.com/khFweaL

Our polycarb hoops are ultra high performance, and are only recommended for advanced hoopers. They cannot be decorated and only come bare, so you will not see them in any of the custom design listings in our shop.

♥ PE TUBING is a thick, black tubing originally intended for irrigation purposes. There are two measurements that determine the size for this type of tubing. One is the tubing diameter, measured from inner tubing wall to inner tubing wall (as compared to all of the other tubing which are measured by inner diameter). The other is psi, which related to how many pounds per square in ch of pressure the tubing can withstand when water is flowing through it. But, for us in the hooping world, it translated to weight/density.

We have three sizes of PE tubing:
3/4" 160psi = Super size, sport weight. Only available upon special request. This hoop will be quite large and heavy.

3/4" 100psi = Dance weight, still quite heavy, but nor excessively so. Each one of these hoops will weigh just about one pound, depending on the diameter you choose.

1/2" 125psi= Light weight, best suited for more advanced hoopers, and very similar in size to 3/4" polypro. (Remember PE tubing is measured by ID whereas Polypro is measured by OD.)


♥ HDPE TUBING is a white, light weight plastic material with a lower freezing point, making it more resistant to cracking in cold weather. This tubing size is measured by outer diameter.

We have three different sizes available for this type of tubing:

Large 7/8" HDPE = A versatile, lightweight beginner's option, but still the heaviest and largest out of all of the HDPE options.

Medium 3/4" HDPE = It is best to move onto this size when you feel that you are a more intermediate hooper, with a few moves and some experience under your belt!

Small 5/8" HDPE = The fastest and lightest HDPE option available. Best suited for advanced hoopers or when working with multiple hoops at one time.


♥ POLYPRO TUBING is by far the most popular and preferred tubing option available! It is lightweight, springy, and with a quick rebound rate. It is susceptible to cracking in cold weather, so store and care for your polypro hoop carefully during the winter months. This tubing size is measure by outer diameter.

We have two different sizes available for this tubing:

Medium 3/4" Polypro: It is best to move onto this size when you feel that you are a more intermediate hooper, with a few moves and some experience under your belt!

Small 5/8" Polypro = The fastest and lightest polypro option available. Best suited for advanced hoopers or when working with multiple hoops at one time.


What's all this about connection styles???
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Just like different people prefer different colors and diameters of hula hoops, so too they prefer different connection styles.

♥ Push button connections feature a rivet in one end, and an aluminum push button in the other, offering the strongest, most secure connection.

♥ Friction fit connections feature a much longer connector on the inside, free of any hardware that blemishes the outside of the hoop- no rivets, no nuthin'- making for a super smooth hoop appearance (which is especially nice if you are choosing a specialty tape). Still quite secure!

♥ Figure Eight / Infinity Twist Collapsible is a special option only available for PE hoops. Instead of being disconnected to collapse, the hoops have two equidistant connectors, allowing the tubing to twist and "clam-shell" closed, which is actually quite nifty! See a demo here: https://youtu.be/M8njm7jfVFY