I've had this hoop for eons. I am finally getting to reviewing it. This is my 50" Lighted Lifestyles hoop. First of all, I ordered right when I started hooping. Since I knew it'd be lighter, I opted for a 50" hoop. In the time that it was back ordered, I progressed in my hooping. At one point, I emailed wanting to know if my hoop was being made because there was no confirmation letter saying, "Hey, dude, we got your order!" I did hear a response saying it shouldn't be due for a month or so. That was it. Later there were hoopcity posts that was talking about bad hoops and no hoops showing up. I mentioned mine since it was two weeks away. Kirk responded to my post saying that within a week it should be in production. I waited a few days and emailed again explaining I'd rather have a 45" or something hoop. I waited. No response. I never got a "this was mailed letter."
Yes, I realized from HoopCity that it would take forever to get my hoop. The problem is that fact that I never got a response, slow response, or not information on my hoop. I spent hours staring at hoops and this was a very expensive purchase and I was sincerely worried about my hoop. I hate feeling in the dark about something like this. I understand this is a product made with care but I just want to be informed.
The reason why I did not choose Lighted Lifestyles for my second hoop was because I wanted it before Flow Camp. Also, the reviews were starting to get less than stellar. I did not like being clueless about my hoop. That is why I chose another hoop maker for my second hoop. Sorry, Lighted Lifestyles. I hope your production time is truly five weeks now and you are responding to emails cause I wasn't super thrilled with your service. If I could, I'd totally revamp this hoop to be down to a smaller size. If anyone has any information on retrofitting or modding a LL hoop, message me. I don't know much about electronics but I am crafty. I can do it, if you help me!