Rope

A rope made out of nylon could be either hand washed or washed in the machine on a “Gentle” cycle, in the warm water (up to 85° F).  Just add a small portion of the detergent.  No bleaching.  This way the rope won’t lose its color.

 

Hoop

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).

 

Ball

Ball needs to be kept in a soft ball cover to prevent it from getting scratches.  During the winter, we recommend keeping it in worm cover, because the “compression-expansion” of air inside the ball may damage the outer coating.

Wash the ball in the warm water by using the mild mix of a detergent and a soft cloth.  Completely dry it with the soft towel.

 


Clubs

Keep your clubs in the cover or at least, to avoid chipping, cover the tips of the clubs.

 

Ribbon

To maintain your ribbons' shape, always keep them in the winders. 

Ribbon could be either hand washed or washed in the machine on a “Gentle” cycle, in the warm water (up to 85° F).  Just add a small portion of the detergent.  No bleaching.  This way the ribbon won’t lose its color.

 


Stick

Always keep your stick in the cover/case.  Never carry it in your bag or backpack.  If the swivel is broken – immediately replace it.