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majik
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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?
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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:totally recommend a backup story about the dangers of not having spare parts for random penny farthing break downs.

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InnerSpin
InnerSpin

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Location: Kent, Uk
Member Since: 28th Aug 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:Hey Miss Electric Blue, formally Blueberry, are the aluminum hoops any good? I know they clatter but do they separate well or do you find them too light?

Thanks xxx


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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

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Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:Ooo i like that one Bender. *adds to cache of witty come backs* Usually i say some thing like I'm going to use it to open a portal to another dimension.

InterSpin, I have only used the aluminum hoops a few times but yes they are quite nice to separate and they are actually heavier than the my regular ones.

Though so far i think the benefits of a really good set of pipe ones out way the benefits of the aluminum ones.They are really heavy and hurt a lot when they hit you and they are a lot harder to transport because they don't bend at all which would make them difficult to get in and out of cars and that sort of thing. Also one of the down sides is that if one takes a bad knock or gets bent it is pretty impossible to fix them. But yes those things aside they are nice to hoop with.


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InnerSpin
InnerSpin

Nothing is solid, its all spinning :-)
Location: Kent, Uk
Member Since: 28th Aug 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:I'm so excited because I've just made my first ever Led hoops. I brought a kit from the states from ProdMod. I brought the basic kit with a upgrade to a rechargeable kit and choose 21 LED's that were different from the kit. I had already brought the natural/translucent tubing elsewhere. The kit and upgrade cost me 54 delivered to the Uk, it arrived within a week of ordering. It just so happened that there was enough in the package to make two hoops, I had to buy more wire and another swith (this cost me 2.90 The tubing for the hoops was less than 15 so the hoops cost me less than 75 to make. It was a great experience and a very positive one. The hoops are too big and too heavy for me (my psi's will never be replaced) but it does mean that when I play with my babies I can give other people toys to play with now. I wholly recommend this kit :-)

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Thanks for the recommendation Sharna

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Pyrolific
Returning to a unique state of Equilibrium
Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:Skully, I tried to join your forum, but it wouldnt let me frown

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:hey josh, let's start a hooping boy band.
i can be the one who doesn't sing.


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Pyrolific, we have had some problems after an upgrade. I think Jon fixed it last night. If you try again and it doesn't work send us a message through the contact page on the site and let us know what happens.

Bender can Jon join?


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jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:can i be the choreographer?! or song writer, i dont mind, I'm currently working on a rap about limescale, it's got a West coast hip hop feel to it. heh.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Would that be the limescale on the kettle used to make that post hooping cup of tea?

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Gayle......!
Pooh-Bah
Location: Bristol !!!!!!
Member Since: 9th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2444
Posted:I'll be choreographer! I'm sure i can produce one hell of a cheesy hoop routine for the boys! laugh3

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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:A hoop boy band has been a long-held dream of mine. I fear I'm too old and not pretty enough though. Perhaps I can be the impresario behind the music, or perhaps I should say behind the hooping, like that creepy guy behind Backstreet Boys and nsync, only less creepy.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Pffft Khan, you're gorgeous. Get up there and wiggle your stuff!

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Hoopernova
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Member Since: 3rd Jan 2006
Total posts: 8
Posted:You know, I really don't know how I managed to miss this post for so long. But...

I have noticed there's a lot of question on this site about tricks. There are a lot of videos on youtube that can help with this, but I would like to personally offer to take requests for making videos about specific tricks anyone may be wondering about or having a lot of trouble with.
Maybe even submit some videos to the library here? For easy reference? tongue2


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Pyrolific
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:LOL! Khan ...were all too old! that's what makes it fun! smile

hehe.

Bender, I think CG needs a boyz only hoop workshop so we can figure out some hoop stuff without all the girls laughing at us.

I think Brett would be interested.


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Pyrolific
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:does anyone have a link for a tutorial explaining how to make your own Hoops?


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InnerSpin
InnerSpin

Nothing is solid, its all spinning :-)
Location: Kent, Uk
Member Since: 28th Aug 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:I think this is the most cited hoop how to:
http://www.jasonunbound.com/hoops.html
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It is where I first learnt to make mine. I think you can still get these instructions from hooping.org, a brilliant magazine type website with great vids and articles changed daily...hats off to Philo, editor extraordinaire.


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InnerSpin
InnerSpin

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Location: Kent, Uk
Member Since: 28th Aug 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:If you want a video tutorial then:



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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:Originally Posted By: PyrolificBender, I think CG needs a boyz only hoop workshop so we can figure out some hoop stuff without all the girls laughing at us.

I think Brett would be interested.

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cavale
cavale

stranger
Location: Florida, USA
Member Since: 9th Mar 2007
Total posts: 1
Posted:I fell madly in love with hoops a few months ago and I'd really like to make an LED hoop. But I'm uncertain what sort of LEDs I would need, because I've heard that you need extra bright ones. Does anybody have any tips?

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:vibrant electronic glow equipment face a few important constraints. A dim light looks a bit grim, however a vibrant light needs more wattage, so you're looking at energy storage in something like at least AAA batteries. battery operated LED arrays also need a PCB to control the pattern of light also.
A clever compromise often made with electronic glow equipment is the use of LEDs spaced behind translucent materials - the light scatters more evenly throughout not unlike smoked glass.
If u aren't an electronics expert or don't have the time or cashmonies to create prototypes (do a search on HoP for the Hyperlight project smile ), mebbe consider purchasing a set.
good luck!


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ElectricBlue
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Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:There are some cool instructions on instructables for making an LED hoop it is a bit different to the psi hoop ones but i actually really like the style.

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InnerSpin
InnerSpin

Nothing is solid, its all spinning :-)
Location: Kent, Uk
Member Since: 28th Aug 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:The prodmod kit that I mentioned a few posts back is great. All the instructions are written out in plain English and they are very bright, much better that the instructable version imho. The kit uses an AAA battery or you can make the kit rechargeable for a bit of extra cash. You get 21 leds, they are bright and it lasts for ages. Once you've brought the kit you have the knowledge to make and adjust your own led hoops in future :-)

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InnerSpin
InnerSpin

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Location: Kent, Uk
Member Since: 28th Aug 2008
Total posts: 11
Posted:Sorry the kit uses a AA standard battery or a rechargeable one with all instructions.

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_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted:@ Bender & Pyrolific:

That would be great! My friend Rich and I have been talking about putting together a "hooping for dudes" workshop and have been parsing out what exactly makes a particular way of hooping or what particular moves are "masculine" versus "feminine". It's been an interesting line of thought. I hope you guys do it, would be great fun. Wish I could go -- but I might be visiting Sydney & Melbourne in January.

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bender
still can't believe it's not butter
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Member Since: 14th Nov 2001
Total posts: 6979
Posted:yeah mate, i had a similar experience with fans - from a teaching point of view the movements for me were broken down between masculine/feminine (as well as acrobatic & technical variants.)

I believe that a prop that involves expressive movements like hoops could be approached in a similar fashion. the biggest hurdle would be what colour spandex...


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Pyrolific
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Location: Adelaide, South Australia
Member Since: 10th Jan 2001
Total posts: 3288
Posted:I reckon the only really feminine moves on Hoop are the ones which involve lots and lots of fast shimmy wiggle action. I reckon the rest of the moves would probly look as good on a guy as on a girl - the grace and flow would be the determinate.

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

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Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:Yup Agreeed. Take a look on you tube for a guy named Karis.
He is amazing. He did the hula hooping bit in one of the scissor sisters film clips.


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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:Oh also have a look around for some of baxters stuff and the rest of the hoop path crew. Very cool.

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:I think I have got knee hooping stalls with one foot down in both directions now... Yippeeee!

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