So You may possibly be wondering hhhmmmmm hoop or silks I wonder which one to do?
Well of course you will get to try both in the aerial taster but here are some handy tips to help you out with your 'hoop or silk dilemma'...
SITTING ON A HOOP VERSUS HANGING ON A SILK
Hoop is generally a bit easier to start with just because once you've managed to get up on the hoop you can stay up there because you have something to sit on. Silks however is a bit different - in order to stay up on the silk you will be hanging from your arms - not so easy as they make it look lol!
HOOP POSES VERSUS SILK WRAPS
And yes the hoop tricks are generally a bit easier to begin with as they are mostly poses in weird positions! Whereas doing silks tricks involves lots of crazy wraps - think knitting but with bodies in the air, which can seem like quite a lot to get your head around at the beginning. But the more you progress, silks generally gets a lot easier as you start to get the hang of it (pun intended!) whereas hoop then gets a lot harder as the tricks get more challenging.
SORE HANDS OR ACHEY HANDS
Oh and one last thing to mention - hoop can cause your hands to get a bit sore - from rubbing against the bar - same with the backs of your legs. This is all normal and goes away after the first few weeks. And with silks it's a different sensation - you tend to get achey hands from having to grip the silks. But again all part of the fun. Hope that hasn't put you off at all.
ONLY YOU CAN DECIDE!
So there you have it - a few things to consider when making your choice between whether to do hoop or silks. Of course only you can decide and only after you have had a go on both. Which is what you are about to do when you come to your aerial taster class!