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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


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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Seriously, I am more of a waist bum and thigh hooper! ubblol This was the first time i successfully got it up there!!

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:ubblol you see i have no problem getting it up there which is my problem as it seems to have a mind of it's own and doesn't like staying around my shoulders

Life's too short to worry about where you put your marshmallows

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stregAi*
member
Location: Rome
Member Since: 19th Oct 2002
Total posts: 44
Posted:Hi everyone,

I was given a nice glow hoop that is too big for me, so I've decided to give it to someone else.

It's a green LED hoop from Superhooper, around 36 inches, brand new, i've only used it once to try it (indoors). So I'm giving it away for 65.

For more info, check out http://www.superhooper.org/orderledhoop.html
or write me on stregai@libero.it

Happy hooping,

S*


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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:I've mastered getting it up my arms and round my neck!! bounce2

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:yay! Way to go my little wiggling buddy! kiss

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:thank you!! it's all about MOMENTUM!! YAY! bounce

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted:For those of you who don't have telly/missed/won't watch such dreadful populist nonsense, here's a clip from "Britain's got talent":




A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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Pink...?
Pink...?

Mistress of Pink...Multicoloured
Location: Over There
Member Since: 6th Apr 2002
Total posts: 6140
Posted:Those hoop people on Britains got talent are Hoop La La... from The Circus Space smile

Craig Reed, Tiina Tuomisto and Jessica Rose


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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Thanks for the link Nigel hug my mum told me about this and I was gutted I missed it!! biggrin

Love the outfits and thought it was fantastic!! ubblol

Glad the others disagreed with Simon!!


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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:that was several different flavours of awesome...!!

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:GothFrogette,
Sorry i have not made with the video action yet i totaly forgot when i posted say that, i would be having foot sugury the next week. So unfortunatly kickups some thing that i really can't do at the moment. But i am getting my stiches out soon so it won't be long. Yay!!!

In the mean time here is a video i found on a different kind of kick up that is also kinda cool and does not really involve the knees very much. Hope this helps smile




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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:Eeep i did not really mean to embed that ooops !!

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

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:Have recently learnt lots of new hoopy tricks!!

After reading Skullys and Jons advice on the hyperloop board and combining the two together I can manage to get the hoop up to chest height with ease now biggrin Also stick me arms in and out and try and look graceful trsnfering to neck.

Only problem I'm having with chest hooping is the plane its going in. Instead of spinning all nice in the ceiling/floor plane my lady lumps seem to push the front up!!
Have tried to combat this by leaning forward as moving the hoop up which works but that feels uncomfortable and puts extra strain on my wiggle frown

Also learnt how to 'duck in' from spinning the hoop aroumnd the back of me which is pretty sweet biggrin

My ribs and boobs are so bruised frown ubblol


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:You need to remember to curve your back out when the hoop comes around the back to push the hoop so that it stays more level. so it's like a push out with the chest and then concave the chest back in so the back is rounded.



Now you can get your arms in and out try ducking your head out to leave the hoop going around one arm...

Hoop up to your chest and then drop one arm down so that the hoop is going around one armpit and the neck on the other side. as the hoop rolls across the front of your neck and onto the armpit drop your head down under the hoop in one fast smooth motion and allow the hoop to just be turning around your arm. To pop your head back up just wait for the hoop to be above your body again and put your head back into the hole.

EDITED_BY: Skulduggery (1210863550)


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted:I've now managed to get it fairly smooth where I move the hoop from my hips, up past my waist, chest, onto my neck, and then back down again.

I really want to be able to do the same thing starting from my knees, but hooping consistantly at my knees is still eluding me.


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Use one knee as the power knee and the other as the leveller. The power knee is usually the knee that the hoop hits second as it comes around the front so for clockwise hooping it's the right and for anti clockwise hooping it's the left. Use this knee to push with. The other leg can help to keep the hoop horizontal... it's hard to put into words how to do that but it's kind of a gallop motion with the leg, but not quite... hmmm maybe I should make a video to explain it a bit better and show you rather than describing it.

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PinkNigel
PinkNigel

Pinker than thou
Location: A little pink world all my own...
Member Since: 4th May 2006
Total posts: 336
Posted: Written by :Skulduggery


The power knee is usually the knee that the hoop hits second as it comes around the front so for clockwise hooping it's the right and for anti clockwise hooping it's the left. Use this knee to push with.


Ah..oh...
I've been powering with the other leg. Maybe that's why I'm getting nowhere with trying to get it back up to my waist...

Cheers Skully!


A wise man once said: "You have two ears and one mouth, therefore you should shut the censored up and listen" (though, to be fair, he might not've put it _quite_ like that..)

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ElectricBlue
ElectricBlue

Now with extra strawberries
Location: Canberra
Member Since: 11th Feb 2002
Total posts: 810
Posted:Yup that tip defenatly will help I know when i started working that trick i was totaly using the wrong leg.

Also once you can get it to move up with your left leg you can start to use both legs, this makes it easyer to keep the hoop spinning smoothly and flat which really helps if you want to start doing multipul hoops someday.


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Mand
Mand

Keeper of the Spitfire
Location: Calgary Canada
Member Since: 24th Oct 2003
Total posts: 2317
Posted: Written by :PinkNigel


I've been powering with the other leg. Maybe that's why I'm getting nowhere with trying to get it back up to my waist...




Yeah I've been doing the same thing rolleyes
Thanks for the tip skully.


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Groovy_Dream
Groovy_Dream

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Member Since: 26th May 2005
Total posts: 449
Posted:
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natasqi
natasqi

addict
Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:That picture is excellent!

Also, I don't think I've had my obligatory YAY I GOT IT UP! post.


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Do we have any Hoopers in Scotland either in Edinburgh or Glasgow area? I have a friend on tribe trying to find someone to hoop with.

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deadkenndys1105
journeyman

Member Since: 13th Jun 2008
Total posts: 65
Posted:I don't like it when most people hoop. You need to be able to dance with it very well and most people can't.

@ skul- Is your name based on that program wrestling exposed?


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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Nope, my name comes from the fact that I'm the chocoholic Pirate Faery. I don't even know what program wrestling exposed is.

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deadkenndys1105
journeyman

Member Since: 13th Jun 2008
Total posts: 65
Posted:It was a really crappy show that "exposed" the secrets of pro wrestling. One of the guys in it went under the name skullduggery

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:ubblol Skully I reckon you'd make a good pro wrestler!!

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Skulduggery
Skulduggery

Pirate Pixie Crew Captain
Location: Wales
Member Since: 12th Aug 2004
Total posts: 8428
Posted:Anyway, back to the topic of finding someone in the Edinburgh/ Glasgow area that hoops. Anyone out there?

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natasqi
natasqi

addict
Location: Perth
Member Since: 4th Jul 2007
Total posts: 489
Posted:The problem I have with hooping and dancing is I love dancing and you have to dance TO the music... where hoops spin at a particular frequency. So I have to decide whether I spin to the music, or I do awesome tricks, trying to ignore the music.

It's hard because with poi I can always adapt to the tempo... Hoop it's much harder to do this...

Do other people find this problem?


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GothFrogette
GothFrogette

grumpy poorly froggy
Location: Nuneaton
Member Since: 10th Oct 2004
Total posts: 3999
Posted:choose your music carfuly for one and do not worry about getting hte hoop around in time with the beat, if you are finding it is taking you longer to get used to it, incorprate arm movements and travel while hooping. off the body hoop moves work well and are great for giving you a break through a routine.

i am more of a dancer than a techy, and find more enjoyment out of spinning and hgooping this way.


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_khan_
_khan_

old hand
Location: San Francisco, California, USA
Member Since: 17th Nov 2004
Total posts: 768
Posted: Written by :deadkenndys1105


I don't like it when most people hoop. You need to be able to dance with it very well and most people can't.




The same can be said of "most people" who spin or practice any kind of prop manipulation. A lot of focus is on moves with the prop and not dance so much. Of course a lot depends on what you consider "dance" and "very well." ubblol

Although I contend that moving with the prop is itself a form of dance.

Having started with poi and then switched to hoop, I do think that it's harder learning to move with a hoop on you (not off) than it is learning to move with poi. Just learning to walk while hooping on your waist is a bit more of a challenge than walking while doing the 3-beat weave, for example. It just takes time though.

 Written by :natasqi


The problem I have with hooping and dancing is I love dancing and you have to dance TO the music... where hoops spin at a particular frequency. So I have to decide whether I spin to the music, or I do awesome tricks, trying to ignore the music.




It really doesn't have to be either/or. Of course some of it depends on the size of hoop you're using (the larger the hoop the slower it will go 'round, whereas smaller = faster) and what kind of music you're hooping to.

I personally like mixing up the soundtrack when I hoop -- everything from slow piano-based ballads to psytrance to hip-hop and even country sometimes. Mixing it up like that really helps you figure out how to adjust your hooping to the music -- moreso than if you hooped to the same kind of music all the time.

Also, GothFrogette makes a good point re: off-body moves. I have found that breaks & reversals are a good mode of on-body hooping that you can use to match rhythm.


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