Thank you again, your advise really helps me! I can actually keep it up on my shoulders, but i feel like i look like Quasimodo. Lol i guess more practice will help me with that! Okay, well sorry for all of these questions, but how do you move the hoop from your legs back up to your hips and waist? I can get the hoop down to my legs and keep it moving, but i cant get it back up.
Yay! Your movements will definitely get smoother with more practice, learning to keep it up there is the hardest part. And no worries, I love the hoop questions! For the legs to waist, it takes just a couple bumps up with your leg, and then once you get the hoop back to about mid-thigh it’s mostly a hip and butt wiggling motion! You can practice letting the hoop move down and back up your waist/hip/butt area without going all the way down to your legs, and that should probably help get used to the kind of motions you have to do after you bump up the hoop from your knees. This is sort of hard to describe, but I hope that helps you!
Thanks for sharing that video, it made me hopeful! :') I think I finally got the basic movement of the corkscrew down after hours and hours of practice and plenty of bruising. I just have to put the moves together and make them flow. I was wanting to move onto another trick, hooping from my waist to my shoulders, but I can not get the hoop to keep spinning once I get my arms in. Do you have any advise that could help me?
That was one of the first tricks I learned too! Chest hooping is tricky — you have to puff out your chest, round your back, and push your shoulders out as the hoop travels across them. Basically you’re trying to make that part of your body into a circle so the hoop can rotate around smoothly. Try to resist the urge to lift your arms away from your body when the hoop starts falling, just exaggerate the pushing-out movements of your chest/back/shoulders. It helps to use a large hoop at first, and don’t worry if it looks really awkward when you first get it! Good luck :)
I watched a couple of your videos and you are amazing at hula hooping! I was wondering if you have any tips for someone just starting out. I have always been a natural at hooping, but tricks like the corkscrew are slowing me down. Any advise, tips, or an easier trick to start on would be greatly appreciated :)
Thank you so much! The corkscrew/vortex is a great beginner move, but I had trouble doing it all at once at first. At first I only learned how to move from lasso to waist, and then I learned to lift it off my waist into lasso. Then it was even longer before I managed to put those together and do the full trick!
My advice to anyone is just to keep practicing. Don’t feel bad when you drop the hoop or screw up a trick, it only means you’re that much closer to figuring something out :)