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Wooden hoops are constructed from plies of wood laminate and are about 3/4" thick. If you think of a very shallow but very thick-shelled laminate drum shell you get the idea. The plies give the hoop strength to withstand the battering they will take and they are much more durable than you would imagine.
They are the opposite of the die-cast hoops, as they impart a 'warmer' tone into the drum by absorbing vibration instead of purely reflecting; they vibrating and impart that vibration in a manner not dissimilar to a shell. These are the most expensive type of hoop available with the exception of gold plated hoops.