Jason Strauss may very well be the Godfather of hooping these days. Not only has he been sharing his excellent directions on how to make a hula hoop for years, and how to make a collapsible hoop, it was Jason who gave the editors of hooping.org their first hoops the night we met him. Many others who have encountered Jason over the years have similar stories to tell. We’ve been with him many times to hear the “you taught me how to make a hoop” stories too, and if you’re looking for Hoop Making 101, start with reading Jason’s instructions.
Vera made her first two hoops using those directions. Philo followed the same plan when he decided to make a hoop for the first time, only instead of a blow dryer, which he didn’t have at the time, he boiled some water and he continues to prefer the simplicity and manageability of using hot water.
While the primary difficulty involved with hoop-making continues to be simply finding the right tubing, visit our Hoop Making archives for more tips on how to make a hula hoop, a collapsable hoop, a LED Hoop and more.