The fourth installment in the “How To Make a Polypro Hula Hoop” series has arrived. Watch Droo Martin of Superhooper.org, with the completely adorable Navi as his assistant, as he teaches us about coiling down any hoop and hand sanding. They live in Winona, Texas, USA. If you missed parts one and two and three they’re here and here and here.
I hooped the night before labor began with my first daughter. Now Navi is five-years-old (going on 6, as she says!). She is the daughter of two hoopmakers. Piles of tubing were leaned against her crib and she has never known a life outside the hoop. But it wasn’t until Rayna’s article last year about hooping, self-esteem and girls, that I realized I was part of a community of parents raising the first generation of children that would be raised from the very start with hoopdance as a part of their lives. It will be several years until we know how Navi’s crib-to-hoop generation will influence the grownup world of hooping. But to get a glimpse, I sat down with my kindergarten graduate and asked her about her hooping life. Her answers are here unedited and I hope they inspire you as they have us.
The “How To Make a Polypro Hula Hoop” lessons continue with this third installment of a series. Droo Martin of Superhooper.org, with enthusiastic assistance from the lovely and adorable Navi, teaches us how to cut, enlarge, and set connectors in polypro tubing – the “friction fit” way. They live in Winona, Texas, USA. If you missed parts one and two they’re here and here.