Astral Hoops LED Hula-hoops!

The Astral Hoops Story

Astral Crew
Stef and B.J. were gifted their first hula hoops in the spring of 2007 while attending Toast!, the Arizona regional Burning Man event. They were instantly hooked. With a background in computer programming and electrical engineering, it wasn't long before B.J.'s geek side kicked in and he started work on an LED hoop. Not wanting to create just any LED hoop, he jumped straight in to trying out different ideas for controlling the LEDs with custom circuitry.

 

By the Spring of 2010 B.J.'s obsession with working on these LED hoops had led to the creation of some nicely refined designs and Astral Hoops was born. Hooping had already added so much to Stef and B.J's lives. The creation of Astral Hoops allowed them to take that a step further by trading in their corporate careers for something that they had genuine love and passion for while making their contribution the hooping and flow arts community.

In the beginning we built the hoops with the help of some very dedicated friends at Stef and B.J.'s 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

Service Lead
 

Erikia

Erikia

Hoopsmith

Cristal

Cristal

Hoopsmith

Josh

Josh

Hoopsmith

Kendra

Kendra

Shipping / Customer Service

Quinn

Quinn

Hoopsmith
 

Caitlin

Caitlin

Marketing Administrator
Shipping & Customer
Service Lead

Raychel

Raychel

Hoopsmith
 

Aaron

Aaron

Hoopsmith