Always keep your hoop in the hoop cover to prevent it from getting scratched. Most of the hoops are made of Polythene (or its forms). Polythene is known for its flexibility/plasticity thus the hoops are not breaking easily. However, Polythene has its disadvantages – hoop may lose its shape (will look like an oval or number 8). To avoid this:
- Right after you purchased the hoop, cover it with the decorative tape and add one layer of "clear tape". First, this will add those necessary grams (Hoop FIG standard = minimum of 300 grams). Secondly, this will the make hoop more durable.
- Store your hoop horizontally.
- Do not place it near the heating elements (heat radiators, stove, etc).