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Posted:Hi people.

Firstly, this is my first post here - searched the topics and couldn't find anything that answered my question. But I figure there are enough hoopers in here that someone will know.

I have a homemade hoop, 3/4 alkathene + pipe fittings, that I made a while ago. It was fine to start with, but now I'm getting a bit better, I'm finding it's going out of shape on some of the faster moves and it really doesn't help. Anyone know of something I can use to make a stiffer one?

Failing that, who in NZ sells them? May seem like a silly question but I've had no joy at all googling or looking round shops.

Thanks for any help.


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Gnor
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Posted:Blueline polypipe is the thing in Australia so imagine you can get it there as well. Go to an irrigaiton shop and take a look at the high density pipe and fittings.

Skully on here sells hoops, postage might be insane to NZ though


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Posted:Thanks! ;-)

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Eveish
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Posted:hey there - where in NZ are you?

I have some more solid ones that you could try out - might be able to help you find something similar here, but as I have only just moved to NZ I don't know what is around, I am sure they will have more or less the same makings here somewhere - have you tried irrigation supplies?


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Posted:Eve is a hoopy goddess... ubblove ubblove

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Posted:*Sends big squishy hoopy hugs all the way to Perth*

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Posted:Eve Hana can now get it from knees to neck. You will be missed dear at Spunout next weekend. Acro will not be the same let alone hooping.

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Posted:Hi Eve. Thanks for your reply. I'm based in Wellington but travel quite a lot through the North Island.

I've yet to find anything that works better for me than alkathene, although I'm now looking at finding some clear material to insert LEDs into, and also into making my own fire hoop. Any suggestions greatly appreciated..

(i also think inch alkathene would be stiffer than 3/4 inch, but townie shops don't sell it so I'll have to wait till I'm passing an ag supply shop somewhere)


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