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majik
enthusiast
Location: Byron Bay Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2002
Total posts: 231
Posted:I love my hoops as much as I love poi and staff and I noticed there was a few other hooping hoppers out there. So I thought HOP needed a hooping thread for us to chat about tricks and share our love for hoops. ubblove
I have been hooping for quite awhile now and have mastered quite a few tricks but I still havn't figured how to flick it up off the ground and move it up my legs. I can get it from my knees up but I saw this chic at the a circus and she had the hoops all on the ground and was bringing them up her legs one by one. It looked awesome.
I've got an idea of what I gotta do but havn't quite got it. I was wondering if anyone could give me any tips on this?
Thanks
ubblovemajik
Happy Hooping! ubbrollsmile


Live, love, laugh and dance!


rbmnyc
rbmnyc

lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:Absolutely. If you're using one of those small, plastic children's hoops that you can get in a toy store or something, they are not made for grown-ups and you will have difficulty with them. I make my own, using irrigation tubing - they are about 4 to 5 feet in diameter and weigh a lot more than the toys. For tons of tips and hoop making instructions, check out hooping.org.


filthy 23
filthy 23

member
Location: USA
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2003
Total posts: 136
Posted:Written by: NYC

Oh shizzle.

http://dizzyhips.com/
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The vids kids, check out the vids.



wow!!!!!!!!!! wowowowowowwww!!!!! cool

Hula-cinations!!! ubblol


I AM working.


Shu
Shu

Retro Fyre Wizzard
Location: Pietermaritzburg (KZN)
Member Since: 19th Apr 2005
Total posts: 538
Posted:thanx rbmnyc...

last night i grabed some 20mm pvc tubing and a couple of straight connectors and made one, just to try it out!

got it right... still think i could go bigger tho, will prolly add a half meter or so onto the circumferance this evening... but will see.

Thanx for the tip tho!


Regards hug

Shu
(Ice-E FyreStorm - Group Manager & Performer)

You know those people your parentals warned you about?... I'M ONE OF THEM! ubbloco
Yes, i do bite!!


rbmnyc
rbmnyc

lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:actually - I lied about the size ... most of my hoops these days are under 4 feet in diameter - so I hope I didn't mislead you into making it too big ... (I'm not so good with measurements and stuff.)

the best diameter is one where the hoop reaches between your navel and your chest from the floor.

Good luck and happy hooping. I keep meaning to make a video ... but you know how these things go .... as soon as I have one, I'll post a link here. There's so much you can do with a hoop!



filthy 23
filthy 23

member
Location: USA
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2003
Total posts: 136
Posted:pie are squared!

I AM working.


Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:an idea I just found on tribe.com...

Sparkely Hoops!

no, not of the wire wool variety, but sparklers wired to the wicks I suppose... would that work?



NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:That'd totally work! Except by the time you'd got the 6th one lit, the first one would be about half gone.

But it's worth a shot. smile


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rbmnyc
rbmnyc

lurker
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Member Since: 10th Jul 2003
Total posts: 194
Posted:Yeah - I saw that post too - and I thought - why not just make a fire hula hoop? You could use kevlar, and soak it in lamp oil, and it would last longer and probably look more impressive .....

Ah - but we are ahead of the curve here, aren't we?



Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:I've dismantled my fire hoop (saying I've dismantled Paul would sound odd) and I'm about to try to take it to Ireland with me tomorrow (wish me luck!)

Reagan - you're missing the point... the SPARKLEY bit! wink hug



NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:But what music do you listen to while spinning your sparkley hoop?

wink wink wink


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Flea
newbie

Member Since: 28th Aug 2004
Total posts: 4
Posted:Hello Hoopy people..

I just started hooping two months ago. If anyone knows of hoopers in Tassie..please tell me..thanks!



strugz
strugz

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Southampton - Possibly...
Member Since: 6th Mar 2002
Total posts: 3964
Posted:i dont hoop myself............

but i had the pleasure of filming Molly in ireland...........

her hooping rocks!!

biggrin ubbrollsmile biggrin


"...We don't stop playing because we get old, we get old because we stop playing......."


fluffy napalm fairy
fluffy napalm fairy

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land
Member Since: 12th Dec 2001
Total posts: 3638
Posted:Molly + Hoop = ubblove

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank


majik
enthusiast
Location: Byron Bay Australia
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2002
Total posts: 231
Posted:Written by: pineapple pete

omg majik, you're in byron bay. im almost definetly coming up for the next blues fest. will have to meet you. hug

cheers, pete biggrin



Havn't made it to a blues fest for a few years but tell me for sure if your coming up. We can play. bounce2


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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:I once hooped for 26 seconds.

That's my record so far.

I don't think I could ever do it again frown


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.


Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Does anyone know where in Wales I can get drainage tubing to make a hop? I've looked about and everyone I ask thinks I'm crazy. Help before I lose the will to wiggle!

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


NYC
NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA
Member Since: 26th Aug 2001
Total posts: 9232
Posted:No!

Well... you COULD order the stuff we do from the US. If you order a big packet it's not THAT expensive and you've got enough stuff to make about 9 hoops.

You should check it out as it might actually be cheaper. The tape can get costly too if you get too excited and order too many colours. biggrin

Yay for the Wiggle Wiggle!


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:Skully, I got some from Wickes although that may be no help if there isn't one near you. smile


Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Thanks Star we do have one up the road. What did you ask for? When I say irrigation tubing they keep taking me to see that hosepipe stuff with holes in.

NYC where in the USA do I order this from...... it is a pretty big place you know tongue

grouphug


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:I just found it in the plumbing/drainage section. They had it in rolls or in 2m pieces that can be fastened together. It was quite cheap and if you buy a roll you can make lots of hoops ubblove

All i need now is lots of coloured tape to make it pretty!



Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Electrical tape is cheap.... but you are limited on colours, Black, white, blue, red, orange, brown and green/yellow stripe. Sadly no shocking pink........ I'll just have to stitch my hoops some furry tubes in shocking pink..... or maybe knitt them a very long thin sock in fluffy pink wool biggrin

Feed me Chocolate!!! Feed me NOW!


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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:a haberdashery near me sells fluffy tape/ribbony stuff. It seems like the perfect covering for a hoop, i just need to save up some pennies.. fluffy hoop ubblove


Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I want one thats ultra padded ubblol Molly's Hoop bit me in Ireland. I had a HUGE bruise ubblol

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Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:I cant get the dizzy hips website to work... what am i doing wrong? is the addy wrong on here? xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.


Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:redface
Thank you strugz and fluff smile
You were rather fine wigglers yourselves (I'm sure I saw you have a shot strugz)

I thought you'd like to know that molly mole has taken up hooping!
There are pictures on tribe.net but I can't make them show up here rolleyes

Finger hooping for portable fun wink



Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:Molly... have you got a vid? xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.


Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:there's going to be some molly-hooping in the Irish Invasion video when it gets done I think *makes hopeful faces at strugz* otherwise no. smile

The dizzyhips site is down at the moment - try hooping.org for exciting links or groovehoops.com for a very funky video of some cool New York hoopers (but one with a rather scantily clad young lady in it)



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Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 6th Jan 2005
Total posts: 1785
Posted:Is there going to be any hoopy goodness at falmouth??

I really want to learn more!!

I've just spent the last hour with lots of sparkly tape and my hoop. it looks pretty biggrin



Vixen
Vixen

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire
Member Since: 10th Jan 2004
Total posts: 3276
Posted:Yeah id really like to be able to do it... it looks real pretty and could do with the exercise!!! xxx

tHeReS gOoD aNd EvIl iN EaCh InDiViDuAl fIrE, iDeNtIfIeS nEeDs AnD fEeDs OuR dEsIrEs.


Dr_Molly
Dr_Molly

Pooh-Bah
Location: Away from home
Member Since: 4th May 2004
Total posts: 2354
Posted:Ooo I had great fun playing fire hoop on the meadows last night - NYC even videod it. Now if I was only clever enough to work out how to put videos onto internet...

There should be a hoop travelling down for Fluff, that is if she still would like one smile



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