Astral Hoops LED Hula-hoops!

Burning Man Notice

Part of our crew has left for Burning Man and will return on Sept 8th. A few of us will remain in the hoopshop to build, service, and ship items and respond to your messages. However, it may take an extra day or two. As always, we'll do our best to have your orders and services to you by when you need them, but rush shipping/processing is not available.

Thanks for your patience and understanding. We owe much gratitude to Burning Man for helping us create what Astral Hoops has become. It's what originally inspired us to start hooping, then to make LED hoops and continues to inspire us in new ways. For more on our story, check out our Who We Are Page. If you're headed to the burn, check out our Tips on Taking Excellent Care of Your Astral on The Playa.
Thanks! B.J. & Stef


The Astral Hoops Story

Astral Crew
Stef and I were gifted our first hula hoops in the spring of 2007 while attending Toast!, the Arizona regional Burning Man event. We were instantly hooked. With a background in computer programming and electrical engineering, it wasn't long before my geek side kicked in and I started work on an LED hoop. Not wanting to create just any LED hoop, I jumped straight in to trying out different ideas for controlling the LEDs with custom circuitry. Those very first hoops were a little rough around the edges, but they were truly unique in their functions.

By the Spring of 2010 my obsession with working on these LED hoops had led to the creation of some nicely refined designs and Astral Hoops was born. Stef and I felt that hooping had added much to our lives. The creation of Astral Hoops allowed us to take that a step further and trade in our corporate careers for something that we had genuine love and passion for. We also saw it as an opportunity to throw in our contribution the hooping and flow arts community.

In the beginning we built the hoops with the help of some very dedicated friends at our house in Tucson, Arizona. It wasn't long before Astral Hoops had completely taken over the entire house. We even had to get rid of the living room couch for more work space. In March of 2012 we made the move to Denver, Colorado and opened up shop in a downtown studio space. A couple of our Tucson hoopsmiths made the move with us and continue to be a very valuable part of our shop. We also took on new Denver additions to our team.

Two years later we outgrew the new space and upgraded to a warehouse. The extra space has allowed us to continue to grow our hoopsmithing team. It takes a special kind of talent to make an Astral Hoop and we're enthusiastic to have an extremely talented team of hoopsmiths having both artistic and technical super powers.

Our goal with Astral Hoops is to help promote health, community, happiness, and innovation by supporting and encouraging hooping, flow arts, play, technology, wonder, and the transformational communities they are a part of. One of the best parts of doing what we do is the overwhelming support we feel from so many of you. Thank you for helping us to get to where we are today and for helping us along the path to infinite possibilities for the future. We're all creating this together.

B.J.

B.J.

Owner / Developer

Stef

Stef

Owner / Marketing /
Customer Service
Extraordinaire

Jay

Jay

Hoopsmith / Resident DJ

Emily

Emily

Hoopsmith / Resident DJ

Erikia

Erikia

Hoopsmith

Cristal

Cristal

Hoopsmith

RheAnnon

RheAnnon

Shipping / Customer Service

Caleb

Caleb

Hoopsmith

Christine

Christine

Hoopsmith

Josh

Josh

Hoopsmith

Kendra

Kendra

Shipping / Customer Service