I went to a quilting shop and finally found an adequate replacement for my old quilting hoop. The woman who helped me was kind and we chatted about hoops and frames for a while. I mentioned wanting to try a standing hoop, but that they were too expensive. Even if I spent the money there was always the possibility that i wouldn't like it.
She said I should try Craig's List. I said it was a good I idea, but I didn't really think it was. For the 'ell of it when i got home, I looked up standing quilting hoops and found three. So----look what I found on Craig's List for $25. I like it.