While hanging out with Brecken; she mentioned that I had some unique moves that fit into the category of 3D* hooping. (Sorry I haven't made a video in long time) During her workshop, she said that a lot of her concepts were created when trying to learn how to change planes. In my head I thought back to the class I taught when someone first said "How do I get to the Vertical plane?" I recalled the series of moves I came up with to respond to that questions and all the Axis Switch concepts that I've been playing with for years. At first they all seemed random but I've finally figured out how it all fits together and how one skill builds on the next. Anywayz, I've been thinking of launching a class specifically for this style of 3D* hooping since they all fall into that category.
What do you thinking of the idea? The class would focus on plane changes and cool contact body spins. Things like Hinge Techniques, Plane Changes, Contact Flips and Combos, the One Handed Helicopter, Arm Wraps, Leg Spins and all the axis stuff would be mixed together and the core concepts would be about freeing our use of space and getting out of the idea hooping as a "vertical" or "horizontal" activity.
* 3D Hooping is a term coined by Rich of Hoop Technique and is defined as: anytime the hoop moves perpendicular to the plane of the hoop. The hoop captures space when doing this which creates 3-dimensional forms. (donut, sphere or column) Anytime the hoop is capturing space you're 3d hooping.
Here's a video with a few moves that would be included; all the moves that involve the hoop "capturing air", flipping or plan changing dramatically. Let me know your thoughts? I've also been thinking of touring a workshop on these ideas.
i think it would be awesome. I really like the way this style looks.
Goodness Goodness, you are just so amazing! i love watching you hoop!!!!
YES!!!!! This would be absolutely awesome. and yes tour to vegas! :)
Noooo! Don't do it! I'm already struggling to decide how I'm going to invest my money in the new 'hooping year.' No more wonderful choices! I'd never be able to decide between enrolling in Brecken's class and waiting for this one. ;-)
Seriously. These are marvelous techniques that I'd love to learn. I'm sure that if anyone could break down these bewildering looking moves, it would be you, Safire.
yes! please do! it would be so helpful for me. you are a great teacher!
Yes, yes, yes!
Also, I would LOVE to see a class on jumps. There are so many ways to do jumps and so much that can be done with getting in and out of the hoop in that way. Jumps class! (I could use the help... haha.)
Thanks for the idea... although that might be a tricky one. In the Seeding/Budding/Blooming classes the jumps are blended into the curriculum so students can learn easier jumps first to build confidence and then gather prerequisites needed for other jumps that are taught later.
Also I'd worry that if there was a class on jumps that people would only ever remember a few of them, learning jumps gradually over time helps people integrate all of them.
Here's a better solution. Why don't I finally find a solution to the "buy one tutorial" option.
Yeah. I was thinking about how hard it would likely be to do an entire class on jumps. I really just need to not live above someone else. I can't really practice them at home and I'm uptight when I do so they're not good. I should probably just not practice them (since I'm doing it with bad form to try to stay quiet) and wait until it's warm outside again to do them.
You could buy some of those square foam pads from Wal-Mart. They should cushion the blow. I've got a bunch of them.
Yes please! That would be great!
I think its awesome!
Originally when you posted in Breaks and Reversals, my first instinct was "no" as I felt it was covered in Hoop Technique, but watching these videos has changed my mind. I think a lot of people would benefit from a detailed break-down of the moves rather than just abstractly applying the concept in Hoop Technique.
Personally, I would like to see a professional performer class. I saw the group and would gladly spend my money on that class.
Performance class is in action, Revolva and I are teaming up to make it. It's going to be a BLAST!
I haven't actually watched the entire Hoop Technique DVD, I was traveling when it came out so haven't ordered it yet, flipped through about 20 minutes of it once at a friends and feel that there are still tons of tricks that fit into the category of 3D hooping that aren't mentioned on the DVD, I wouldn't feel that it was covering the same moves. Kind of like how Baxter teaches breaks and reversals but I'm pretty sure he doesn't cover knee reversals or step through reversals, etc.
I'm a bit of a sucker for leg work and there's a bunch of 3D hoop moves with leg spins that are super rad.