Bec writes, “Im in Australia and I have been searching for months for “hoop connectors” instead of using pop rivets and I have had no luck Ive been to the local hardware store bunnings with a picture of a connector and they have no clue it seems the only way I can get them is online and they are not cheap at all! I’m starting to think I will just have to try pop rivets like I was recommended to by another hooper… Unless someone can suggest an alternative…”
Often the hardest part of making your own hoop can be finding the supplies. Here in the U.S. most hardware stores don’t carry the materials you need either. Even the large chain stores are hit and miss, but places that cater more to farming irrigation and plumbing are your best bet. While a couple of our advertisers sell and ship connectors, given all the hoopers spining things up down under, there must be another solution. Any of our Aussie hoopers have tips hooping making in Australia?