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Who We Are

 

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 hoops were built 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. In March of 2012 Astral made the move to Denver, Colorado and opened up shop in a downtown studio space. 

The Astral Crew

Two years later Astral outgrew the new space and upgraded to a warehouse. The extra space has allowed for continued growth of hoopsmithing team and technology. 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 / Vending
Jay
Jay
Hoopsmith

Tyler
Hoopsmith

Kendra
Shipping / Service
Quinn
Quinn
Hoopsmith

Caitlin
Shop Lead / Marketing

CBO
Hoopsmith

Michael
Hoopsmith

Ben
Industrial Design Intern
Dani 
Dani
Assistant

Lauren
Vending
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