inthepresenthoops

Unique custom made hula hoops!

Gainesville, Florida · 232 Sales

inthepresenthoops

Unique custom made hula hoops!

Gainesville, Florida 232 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   FINAL ORDERS BEING TAKEN UNTIL 12AM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19TH!! I will return on Monday, NOVEMBER 24TH.

FREE SHIPPING TO GAINESVILLE CUSTOMERS USING CODE GVILLE!! Orders will be filled in 10-14 business days and will be shipped Priority Mail. THANKS TO ALL MY WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR BUSINESS!! PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!

in.the.present.hoops strive to offer the most beautifully unique, quality hula hoops for whatever your hooping needs are, including fitness, dance, performance, or just for fun! Whether you need a fully responsive sanded polypro hoop, your first set of minis for the next festival, a weighted hoop for your new exercise addiction, or a set of hoops for a kids birthday party, in.the.present.hoops can do it all! NOW ACCEPTING ETSY GIFT CARDS!!! CHECK OUT MY FB AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/INTHEPRESENTHOOPS for hoop designs and tapes, events, videos, pictures and shop updates.

Ordering your first hoop online can be intimidating. However, all the information you need to know about ordering your personalized hoop is below. If you have ANY additional questions, PLEASE contact me!! Your hoop should be perfect for YOU!

Determining the size and weight of your first hoop depends on your height, weight, and your experience in hooping. *****I MEASURE ALL OF MY HOOPS BY INNER DIAMETER (ID).*******

Size: The bigger and heavier the hoop, the easier it will be to get started and keep up on your waist. However, you don't want it so big that there's no challenge. Beginners with little to no experience generally start between a 38" and 42". If you have a little experience or a small body frame then you may be able to get into the next level smaller (generally between 36" and 38").

Weight: As for the weight, for adult hoops I use a 3/4" black polyethylene tubing. This tubing comes in a lightweight (100 psi) and heavier weight tubing (160 psi). The heavier tubing is for beginners and fitness, the lighter is for smaller-framed people, those with some experience and/or hoopers who are wanting to transition to off-body tricks.

::Description of HOOP SIZES for in.the.present.hoops::

~Adult, Exercise, or starter size~ (3/4" tubing, heavy 160 or lighter 100 psi)
36" to 42"

~Advanced hoopers, "Off-body", twin hoop, and children size~ (1/2" tubing, light 125 psi)
28" to 37"

~Mini hoops and baby size~ (also 1/2" tubing, light 125 psi)
18" to 26"

::POLYPRO::

Polypro is a very light, rigid polypropylene tubing that is for the most advanced hoopers. Polypro is super responsive and can take your hooping to the next level, opening up your practice in ways you never thought you could. This tubing is offered in the natural, slightly transparent tubing and many different colors, which will be listed as stock changes on my site. Polypro can be sanded only (no tape) for maximum responsiveness, taped minimally for extra grip, or taped completely for a beautiful hoop that is still super light.

::Polypro is offered in three thicknesses::

3/4" OD tubing - thick as your thumb, as thick as the 1/2" PE tubing, very light
**I don't recommend anything larger than a 37" due to wonkiness.

5/8" OD tubing - thick as your index finger, super light
**I don't recommend anything larger than a 33-34" due to wonkiness.

1/2" OD tubing - thick as your pinky finger, extremely light
**I don't recommend anything larger than 31"-32" due to wonkiness.

::POLYPRO SIZES from in.the.present.hoops::

::Single or twins::
28" to 37"

::Minis::
18" to 26"

MYTH ABOUT "WEIGHTED" HOOPS - Along with the hoop craze has come an interest in hooping for exercise. And they are correct; hooping is great for your health! However, some myths have also come with the craze; heavy, weighted hoop are best for exercise. THIS IS A MYTH. The hoop should be big and heavy enough for you to keep the hoop up for long enough to get a workout. This weight is different for everyone! The hoop does NOT have to have water or sand in it to feel the burn. In fact, the heavier and bigger it is the LESS work you have to do to keep it up. In addition, "weighted" hoops that can be purchased commercially online can be dangerous to your body. Your exercise equipment is NOT supposed to bruise you! So be aware of the "5-lb", "water" or "sand" hoops. IN.THE.PRESENT.HOOPS DOES NOT PUT WATER OR SAND IN MY HOOPS! My hoops will make you feel the burn in a way that is healthy and not detrimental to your body!

I try to keep my tape stock as up to date as possible. However, sometimes tapes may not be in stock. If I have the color but in a different pattern I will not contact you (unless it's a switch to mirror tape). Otherwise I will contact you for approval on an alternate. Check out my FB for pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.218554788237136.49762.197221450370470&type=3

::DECO TAPE::
Blue sequin
Neon green sequin
Light pink sequin
Neon yellow sequin
Emerald sequin
Orange sequin
Emerald mirror
Copper mirror
Light pink mirror
Purple mirror
Neon pink mirror
Gold mirror
Neon yellow mirror
Fuchsia glitter
Gold glitter
Neon pink glitter
Red glitter
Black glitter
Neon green glitter
Blue glitter
Gray prism
Sky blue prism
Orange prism
Fuchsia prism
Royal blue prism
Purple prism
Neon yellow prism
Pearl
Silver hoopios
Silver glass
Silver zigzag
Silver rainbow polish
Teal Fishtail
Fire Opal
Translucent sequin
Orange Glitter
Royal sequin
Purple glitter
Red Prism
Dragonscale color change
Indigo sunrise color change
Sunfire color change
Nuclear Bubblegum color change
Sunset color change

::PATTERNED DUCT TAPE::
Black Plaid
Rainbow Hearts
Rainbow Dots
Yellow Flowers
Spiderman
Squares
White Paisley
Hello Kitty
Zebra
Mickey Mouse

::GAFF TAPE::
Black
Blue
Brown
Gray
Navy Blue
*Neon Blue
*Neon Green
*Neon Orange
*Neon Pink
*Neon Yellow
Purple
Red
Tan
Teal
White
Yellow
*Neon gaff tapes are UV reactive

::CARING FOR YOUR HOOP::
Your hoop is built very sturdy and will last a long time if cared for properly.
~ Hooping over concrete or asphalt can put extra wear on the hoop if dropped. Hooping over grass, carpet, or wood floors will place less stress on the taping.
~ The tubing is plastic and can warp if left in the hot sun. Place on a flat surface in the sun and allow it to flatten back out.
~ Gaff tape can become soggy and begin to peel if left in the rain. If moist, allow to dry and simply restick it back on the hoop.
~ Remember...your hoop will eventually get dirty! It means that it has been played with!

Happy hooping! Paz

Announcement

FINAL ORDERS BEING TAKEN UNTIL 12AM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19TH!! I will return on Monday, NOVEMBER 24TH.

FREE SHIPPING TO GAINESVILLE CUSTOMERS USING CODE GVILLE!! Orders will be filled in 10-14 business days and will be shipped Priority Mail. THANKS TO ALL MY WONDERFUL CUSTOMERS FOR THEIR BUSINESS!! PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS!

in.the.present.hoops strive to offer the most beautifully unique, quality hula hoops for whatever your hooping needs are, including fitness, dance, performance, or just for fun! Whether you need a fully responsive sanded polypro hoop, your first set of minis for the next festival, a weighted hoop for your new exercise addiction, or a set of hoops for a kids birthday party, in.the.present.hoops can do it all! NOW ACCEPTING ETSY GIFT CARDS!!! CHECK OUT MY FB AT WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/INTHEPRESENTHOOPS for hoop designs and tapes, events, videos, pictures and shop updates.

Ordering your first hoop online can be intimidating. However, all the information you need to know about ordering your personalized hoop is below. If you have ANY additional questions, PLEASE contact me!! Your hoop should be perfect for YOU!

Determining the size and weight of your first hoop depends on your height, weight, and your experience in hooping. *****I MEASURE ALL OF MY HOOPS BY INNER DIAMETER (ID).*******

Size: The bigger and heavier the hoop, the easier it will be to get started and keep up on your waist. However, you don't want it so big that there's no challenge. Beginners with little to no experience generally start between a 38" and 42". If you have a little experience or a small body frame then you may be able to get into the next level smaller (generally between 36" and 38").

Weight: As for the weight, for adult hoops I use a 3/4" black polyethylene tubing. This tubing comes in a lightweight (100 psi) and heavier weight tubing (160 psi). The heavier tubing is for beginners and fitness, the lighter is for smaller-framed people, those with some experience and/or hoopers who are wanting to transition to off-body tricks.

::Description of HOOP SIZES for in.the.present.hoops::

~Adult, Exercise, or starter size~ (3/4" tubing, heavy 160 or lighter 100 psi)
36" to 42"

~Advanced hoopers, "Off-body", twin hoop, and children size~ (1/2" tubing, light 125 psi)
28" to 37"

~Mini hoops and baby size~ (also 1/2" tubing, light 125 psi)
18" to 26"

::POLYPRO::

Polypro is a very light, rigid polypropylene tubing that is for the most advanced hoopers. Polypro is super responsive and can take your hooping to the next level, opening up your practice in ways you never thought you could. This tubing is offered in the natural, slightly transparent tubing and many different colors, which will be listed as stock changes on my site. Polypro can be sanded only (no tape) for maximum responsiveness, taped minimally for extra grip, or taped completely for a beautiful hoop that is still super light.

::Polypro is offered in three thicknesses::

3/4" OD tubing - thick as your thumb, as thick as the 1/2" PE tubing, very light
**I don't recommend anything larger than a 37" due to wonkiness.

5/8" OD tubing - thick as your index finger, super light
**I don't recommend anything larger than a 33-34" due to wonkiness.

1/2" OD tubing - thick as your pinky finger, extremely light
**I don't recommend anything larger than 31"-32" due to wonkiness.

::POLYPRO SIZES from in.the.present.hoops::

::Single or twins::
28" to 37"

::Minis::
18" to 26"

MYTH ABOUT "WEIGHTED" HOOPS - Along with the hoop craze has come an interest in hooping for exercise. And they are correct; hooping is great for your health! However, some myths have also come with the craze; heavy, weighted hoop are best for exercise. THIS IS A MYTH. The hoop should be big and heavy enough for you to keep the hoop up for long enough to get a workout. This weight is different for everyone! The hoop does NOT have to have water or sand in it to feel the burn. In fact, the heavier and bigger it is the LESS work you have to do to keep it up. In addition, "weighted" hoops that can be purchased commercially online can be dangerous to your body. Your exercise equipment is NOT supposed to bruise you! So be aware of the "5-lb", "water" or "sand" hoops. IN.THE.PRESENT.HOOPS DOES NOT PUT WATER OR SAND IN MY HOOPS! My hoops will make you feel the burn in a way that is healthy and not detrimental to your body!

I try to keep my tape stock as up to date as possible. However, sometimes tapes may not be in stock. If I have the color but in a different pattern I will not contact you (unless it's a switch to mirror tape). Otherwise I will contact you for approval on an alternate. Check out my FB for pictures: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.218554788237136.49762.197221450370470&type=3

::DECO TAPE::
Blue sequin
Neon green sequin
Light pink sequin
Neon yellow sequin
Emerald sequin
Orange sequin
Emerald mirror
Copper mirror
Light pink mirror
Purple mirror
Neon pink mirror
Gold mirror
Neon yellow mirror
Fuchsia glitter
Gold glitter
Neon pink glitter
Red glitter
Black glitter
Neon green glitter
Blue glitter
Gray prism
Sky blue prism
Orange prism
Fuchsia prism
Royal blue prism
Purple prism
Neon yellow prism
Pearl
Silver hoopios
Silver glass
Silver zigzag
Silver rainbow polish
Teal Fishtail
Fire Opal
Translucent sequin
Orange Glitter
Royal sequin
Purple glitter
Red Prism
Dragonscale color change
Indigo sunrise color change
Sunfire color change
Nuclear Bubblegum color change
Sunset color change

::PATTERNED DUCT TAPE::
Black Plaid
Rainbow Hearts
Rainbow Dots
Yellow Flowers
Spiderman
Squares
White Paisley
Hello Kitty
Zebra
Mickey Mouse

::GAFF TAPE::
Black
Blue
Brown
Gray
Navy Blue
*Neon Blue
*Neon Green
*Neon Orange
*Neon Pink
*Neon Yellow
Purple
Red
Tan
Teal
White
Yellow
*Neon gaff tapes are UV reactive

::CARING FOR YOUR HOOP::
Your hoop is built very sturdy and will last a long time if cared for properly.
~ Hooping over concrete or asphalt can put extra wear on the hoop if dropped. Hooping over grass, carpet, or wood floors will place less stress on the taping.
~ The tubing is plastic and can warp if left in the hot sun. Place on a flat surface in the sun and allow it to flatten back out.
~ Gaff tape can become soggy and begin to peel if left in the rain. If moist, allow to dry and simply restick it back on the hoop.
~ Remember...your hoop will eventually get dirty! It means that it has been played with!

Happy hooping! Paz

Lindsy Iglesias

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kml7990

kml7990 on Sep 22, 2015

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful item, fast shipping, great communication!

alywalley

alywalley on Dec 23, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful hoops! Made to order. Came out exactly as I wanted. Beautiful tape job. Didn't take long between the time I ordered and time I received them. Actually, I asked if she could get it done before a festival I went to and she did! Very friendly and great customer service. I didn't even know they came with gaffers tape on the inside which was a really nice plus. Will recommend always!

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I grew up in Tampa, Florida where the beach was just a short drive away. I spent most of my days on the white sandy beaches of Sarasota and St. Pete, playing Frisbee, hanging with friends, and enjoying the salty Gulf air as it whipped past us on the sand.

The day I saw the oversized decorated hula hoop, so beautifully manipulated in space and time by a hippie skirt-clad creature with sun-bleached hair, I was hooked. I hooped every moment I could.

When I moved up the Gainesville, FL it took me a year to find the small hooping community here. Once I did however, I realized how hooping had no borders between age or gender. It brought smiles to kids as young as 2 and their grandparents alike. Such a simple design, a ring made of plastic, could bring so much joy!

I was quickly bringing the addiction to my friends around me and soon they were all asking for hoops of their own. After a little convincing by my boyfriend Sean, I decided that Gainesville needed another hoop-maker (their were 2 at the time). I started in.the.present.hoops in December 2011 with just a few tapes and designs, selling hoops to just the friends who surrounded me. Since then I have had the pleasure of bringing smiles to many more!!

The hoop makes whimsical the auras of children, grandparents, teachers, and professionals whether they use it for exercise, performance, dance, or meditation. The hoop design is personified by the one who has chosen it for its colors or designed it themselves for its sparkle. Each hoop is unique in that way.

Come check out in.the.present.hoops on Etsy for the hoop made for you. If you are ever in Gainesville, come hoop with us!

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    Owner, Designer, Maker, Curator, Hoop Making, Hoop Designs, Festival Marketing, Teacher, Bringer Of Smiles

    I've been an avid hooper for 8 years. I grew up on the beaches near Tampa, FL where it all began. After some convincing by my boyfriend, I began making hoops to share with those around me. in.the.present.hoops has been an absolute blast every step

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