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majikenthusiast
231 posts
Location: Byron Bay Australia


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

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Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
I didn't glue it on because i managed to get it really tight (the slight stretch in the fabric helps). I am thinking of gluing it for extra staying power but me, fur and glue tends to get really messy!

i've put the seam on the inside so its less visible to the observer. I used an overlocker so it made the hem bit nice and small so its not really that lumpy.

It worked far better than i thought it would! it doesn't get all twisted or messed up when i use it and its nice having a little bit of cushioning!

The main thing i can see making it look bad after lots of hooping is that the fluff on the inside will get all flat an less fluffy.

Unfortunately its been raining today so i couldn't hoop with it much frown

Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
Star - that hoop is gorgeous!

I have converted my mother to the wiggly way smile and am back in Scotland now Shaz.

There will be much hooping at Play biggrin

UCOFSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
15,414 posts
Location: United Kingdom


Posted:
does anyone have any pictures of the anti spin hoop? biggrin

and who exactly has it now anyway?

confused

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Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
thanks molly. play biggrin biggrin

I think linden rathen took the antispin hoop home with him

KupschSILVER Member
Member
163 posts
Location: glasgow, United Kingdom


Posted:
Play?
Whereabouts u at embra? x

Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
[Old link]

smile

KupschSILVER Member
Member
163 posts
Location: glasgow, United Kingdom


Posted:
gracias! i will miss this due to working tho. rubbish! :x)

AkashlaBRONZE Member
member
72 posts
Location: On the far left of sane, Ireland


Posted:
Can anyone tell me where i can buy the tubing?

Other than on the net, i dont trust myself with a credit card.



I live in Ireland, so Irish or British shops would be preferred.

I thought maybe Homebase, but when i went and asked no-one knew what i was talking about. I asked for irrigation tubing, and they went "whats it for?" so i carefully resisted the urge to say irrigating, and went all fairy girl on them, but i could find anyone who had a clue, so i went home empty handed, and disappointed.



I was later told that Homebase is a 'girls diy' store, but they couldnt come up with an alternative. Can you?



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polaritySILVER Member
veteran
1,228 posts
Location: on the wrong planet, United Kingdom


Posted:
You're probably better off going to a builders merchant like Wickes or Jewsons instead of a DIY store.

Try asking for blue MDPE water supply piping. It comes in 20mm or 25mm diameter, you may have to buy a huge length at once though.

For anyone who is happy to use the net it's available here.

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AkashlaBRONZE Member
member
72 posts
Location: On the far left of sane, Ireland


Posted:
A builders merchant? Hmm, will get on to that.

Thank you, naked hula king.

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SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Small question.... When I hoop with the one made at the Falmouth meet I find it very hard to keep it on my upper body, it slips down unless I'm going the spinning, hoop to flesh as it were. I don't remember Molly's hoop in Ireland being so slippy. Mine is just plain tube with shiny electrical tap on it at the moment. Mollys had a kind of matt fabric tape on it. Do you think that would make enough difference or is it just me not isolating my body parts correctly. I really don't want to have to keep hooping half naked all winter. It'll be a bit chilly for that.

If you think the fabric tape will work where would I get some?

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ElectricBlueGOLD Member
Now with extra strawberries
810 posts
Location: Canberra, Australia


Posted:
Yep the fabric tape will definatly help also you can try taping a hoop in a differant pattern some are more grippie than others.

jane

I {Heart} hand me downs and spinning in the snow.<br /><br />


Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
The tape I had is called pro gaffer tape from the same place as the pink cammo stuff a page back smile

It's from America though of course rolleyes

Other than that isolate your ribs more - and have you perhaps considered the liberal use of jam?
hug

VixenSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,276 posts
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
... Would anyone like to sell me a hoop? xxx

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


SkulduggeryGOLD Member
Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
8,428 posts
Location: Wales


Posted:
Vixen..... very soon my lovely girlie I will be able to say yes to that question. I'll explain at Play. hug

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NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Written by: Skulduggery


Mollys had a kind of matt fabric tape on it.




Indeed. Most of Molly's stuff tends to have a matt finish these days. wink

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
Oh what hoopy-love there was at Play! ubblove

I'm not sure how to describe hoop tricks in just words but I'll put my mind to it and see if we can't make a lovely list of tricks and tips smile

sunbeamSILVER Member
old hand
1,032 posts
Location: Madrid, United Kingdom


Posted:
yay for hooping ubblove thanks for the informal workshop miss molly... smile

eva sunbeam: hooping convert

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sunny


flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
thanks for the hoop intro, we're gonna be buying some tubing soon smile

StarlyStarBRONZE Member
journeyman
78 posts
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire. UK


Posted:
Can anyone tell me what the size of the Black hoops at Play were...they were great i want one smile

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Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
*goes off to find tape measure*




right
The diameter of the hoops are 3'6"
the tubing itself is 25mm diameter

I'm so bruised!

happy hooping
ubbrollsmile

VixenSILVER Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,276 posts
Location: Oxfordshire/Wiltshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
I have 2 beautiful bruises on either side.... i blame star... and Molly... and fluff... and everyone else who inspired me to hoop so much! xxx

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


NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Just for reference our "this hoop sucks it's way to small to hoop" hoop is 3'1" and our "this hoop rocks" hoop is 3'6" also. So a small difference in hoop diameter makes a large difference in hooping. smile



The outside circumferance of actual tubing used on our 3'6" hoop is 11'4"... so that's how much linear tubing we actually used. smile



And you can get plastic connectors which are really easy and fun but cost money. With the plastic connectors, a pot of hot water and a hack saw I turned 100 feet of tubing into 9 hoops in under an hour. (You use the hot water to soften the tubing to add the plastic connectors.)
EDITED_BY: NYC (1124823972)

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


flidBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
3,136 posts
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom


Posted:
what's a good 6f2 man sized diameter to use?

Dr_MollyPooh-Bah
2,354 posts
Location: Away from home


Posted:
Nipple height wink
or thereabouts
give or take a little tiger balm

Here's some detailed hoop making instructions incase this link hasn't been posted before.

I want a collapsible hoop. smile

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Pooh-Bah
1,785 posts
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom


Posted:
sorry vix! i am all bruised too! my knees and ankles are not happy with me

NYC i'm guessing you meant the circumference (not the diameter) is 11'4" tongue

I want a collapsible hoop too, walking through the town centre to get to the park with super sized hoops gets me even more unwanted attention and random comments!

NYCNYC
9,232 posts
Location: NYC, NY, USA


Posted:
Indeed I did.

And Flid, I don't think one's height has much to do with it. Anything in the 3'6" range seems great for the tallest or shortest of hoopers.

Well, shall we go?
Yes, let's go.
[They do not move.]


StarlyStarBRONZE Member
journeyman
78 posts
Location: Buxton, Derbyshire. UK


Posted:
Thanks all i will have to make one soon, so much fun smile

.:star:. you have the coolest hair and i so want your wings tattoo.

GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
Written by: .:star:.


sorry vix! i am all bruised too! my knees and ankles are not happy with me

NYC i'm guessing you meant the circumference (not the diameter) is 11'4" tongue

I want a collapsible hoop too, walking through the town centre to get to the park with super sized hoops gets me even more unwanted attention and random comments!




Someone showed me some lovely irrigation pipe hoops today, they have joiners in them. Star if you have multiple joiners will that mess with the weighting?

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GnorBRONZE Member
Carpal \'Tunnel
5,814 posts
Location: Perth, Australia


Posted:
I found this page that has collapsable hoops..
has anyone made some from here?
JasonUnbound

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Is it Fair to all concerned?
Will it build Goodwill and Better Friendships?
Will it be Beneficial to all concerned?

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