Types of Hoop Connections
From Left to Right..
Far Left ☞ Friction Fit
A connector 1/8" smaller fits snuggly into your hoop thanks to friction. This connection is most aesthetically appealing, as it gives your hoop a smooth, unhindered appearance. Recommended for those experienced with hoops only. Beginners, please note that this connection may pop open during leg hooping and chest hooping; taping the connection can be helpful. Sanding the connector always creates greater friction. Recommended for Mini Hoops.
Middle Left ☞ One Rivet
Friction fit is used on one side of the connection and a permanent, almost non-existent, metal fixture is put into place on the opposite connection side. The rivet holds the connector on the non-friction side. A fairly desired connection by all sorts of hoopers, but leg and chest hooping may cause the hoop to separate. Sanding the connector always creates greater friction. Recommended for those with experience of this connection only and for Mini Hoops.
Two Right ☞ Push Buttons
Most preferred and recommended. A push button is placed on the opposing side of the rivet, creating a feature that can be pushed down, releasing the hoop from a sturdy connection, and allowing for separation. Versatile and secure.