Like many of us, I began hooping as a young child. At the age of 9, I asked my grandfather, whom I lovingly referred to as Wallygator, to make an empty hoop I could use to hula hoop with while I was watching tv. At the time, all the hoops available in stores had the annoying sound of clacking balls. Great while playing outside, but not so much when I was trying to watch He-Man.
Wallygator was a plumber and had all the supplies he needed. About a week later, he handed me a perfectly round plain black hoop that was larger than the ones at the store so “I could grow into it” he said. I immediately fell in love with that hula hoop made with my grandfather’s own two hands. I still use that tough little hoop to this day.
Fast forward to 2000 and one of a few trips to Burning Man, I ran into quite a few talented hoopers with big hoops. I learned a few tricks and went back home to my hoop my grandfather made.
After a little investigation and looking at the parts used, I found out Wallygator was ahead of his time using the same supplies those very hoops are made of today. What I quickly noticed was how expensive the options were at the time. You were lucky if you could find a hula hoop for adults for less than $40. Thanks to my grandparents, I am about as frugal as they come and it just didn’t feel right seeing something that brought so much joy to so many of us as kids, should be cost prohibitive as adults. So in 2006, to have a little fun…to pass on the fun…and to carry on the memory of my Wallygator, Your Hoop was born.
Your Hoops are wrapped by folks with years of experience in product application giving us some of the most precise tape jobs you’ll find. To this day, we continue to make fabulous custom hoops at great prices (even if you’re as frugal at I tend to be) and offer the best customer service around.
Take a look around and if you have ANY questions, don’t hesitate to ask. Just send us an email!
Thanks for your support!
– Jesica Flowers