What Size Hoop should a beginner use?
Hoop size is dependent on your waist size. It has nothing to do with your height !!
The chart below gives the ideal minimum size for a beginner to start hooping.
Waist size Hoop Diameter
30 inches 38 inches
32 inches 40 inches
34 inches 42 inches
36 inches 45 inches
38 inches 48 inches
40 inches 50 inches
If you still struggle to keep the hoop going, double check your technique is correct by watching this video www.howtohoop.info
Alternatively try using a larger hoop, for example a hoop 4 to 6 inches larger in diameter will help a struggling beginner to understand the technique and be able to move down to a smaller hoop if they want to as they gain experience.
Of course, if you are an experienced hooper, you will only need this information to pass on to any beginners asking for advice. You will be quite able to decide for yourself what size hoop you want, or prefer to use. *smiles*