Wondering how to find out what aerial ring size is best for you? Here are two most widely know methods based on which you can find the best fit aerial ring size for yourself.
Sit on the floor with your back straight and now
Case1: if you are not very flexible put your fist on your head in a way that all your fingers touch your head. Measure the height from the top of your fist to the floor. From this measurement, subtract one (1) inch, this new measurement will be the size of your hoop.
Case2: if you are very flexible put your fist on your head in a way that only your little finger touches your head. Measure the height from the top of your fist to the floor. From this measurement, subtract one (1) inch, this new measurement will be the size of your hoop.
Over the past 10 years, many people have using this second type of measurement technique. Use the length of your leg (hip to bottom of foot, straight) as the size of your hoop. Once measured, round this number to the closest of our standard ring sizes, 36" or 38" or 39". If you're not near any of those sizes, we can make custom size rings/lyra's for you check our custom aerial ring options.
Things to keep in mind!... if you buy a hoop that is TOO BIG the reach/distance for certain transitions or dynamic skills will be sketchy or impossible. If you buy a hoop that is TOO SMALL it will be usually hard and need some good bending skills into the hoop and you can risk knocking your head on the top bar for things like windmills so watch out!!