If you’re having difficulty opening or closing your hoop, there’s an easy fix for this. 🙂 Hard to see dirt or debris can get into the hoop where it slides in, causing the hoop to become difficult to open or close.
Take a moment to wipe off the connection piece of the hoop that slides into the tubing, applying a small amount of Vaseline. Move it back and forth a couple of times and it should be able to slide easier. This little bit of cleaning and maintenance should make the tightness go away. 🙂