Baxter has mentioned he has tons of super baddasses in his classes back home that you've never heard of cause they don't post videos, or perform professionally, but they are all kinds of ridiculous...
Lissa Lottie is ridiculous! I've seen a few videos of her on youtube, but yeah, they seem to be submitted by other people.
Not saying I'm like crazy awesome as of yet, but even as I improve, I tend to not want to post videos of myself. The camera makes me uncomfortable :/
I think it's really valuable document, post, and celebrate each and every step of your process! Hooping is about putting yourself out there raw and real and expressing freely because it is you, and you are beautiful. Petty judgment can't take away this magic, it can only take you away from sharing your light in the online community, which I think is a huge part of hooping.
I find it really weird when I meet hoopers in person who aren't online and are totally clueless of the online hooping culture. It's like.. how can you not know what hooping.org is? How have you never heard of Brecken? You just saw X video yesterday?! And you have been hooping for 5 years?? That came out last year and exploded on every website I frequent!
That's what baffles me, that there are hoopers who aren't shopping on hoopsupplies.com, have never seen a smart hoop yet, and who *gasp* don't even have a hoop city account. Nonsense :p
I didn't have the internet untill I had been hooping for 6months. My brother had an account and never really logged on but he still pratices. Same goes for my sister, we started at the same time without telling eachother, and she has nothing to do with facebook or hooping.org...I think us hoopers on the web want to connect with other hoopers and seek out advice and new tricks to try and sometimes we just enjoy recieving compliments on our changing moves and dances. But there will be people who just want to hoop for themselves. They are different and I like it.
It's definitely interesting! I wonder how they learned or found it. I would NOT be the hooper I am today without the aid of youtube tutorials!
I wasn't online till about 11mouths ago. I had hooped as a kid and was fairly good, but gave up on it in middle school.(kids can be mean...) Nine years later I fell in love with it all over again. It was like a fairytale! I was at my favorite place in the world Disneyland! So we hop over to California Adventure and their having a tron block party. and to my delight they had LED's for people to play with! I got in that hoop and it was like long lost love! Even thought I had found hooping again it wasn't till many months later that I thought to look for hooping online. Up until I discovered the hooping community I was just practicing old moves I new as kid. I wish I had the hooping community as a kid, I probably would never had stopped. I count the beginning of my hoop path when I found hooping online. That when, I stared learning and progressing! I didn't even know what a hoop path was. My mind was blown by the thing you guys could do! An obsession was born! Thanks to everyone for being my teachers<3
I'm pretty sure that's where all the hooper boys are hiding.... not on youtube! I keep seeing these amazing guys whenever I go to a big event. I saw this guy at a psy party in Calgary and he did things with a polypro you would not believe. The percentage of hoopers who actually nerd out online with hooping as we do is probably kind of small!
I KNOW this is true. Babz has been hooping for what seems like FOREVER and a few years ago she didn't have any videos and no one knew who she was. I recall playfully yelling at her to make some videos so that when people asked about other hoopers in Alberta and I raved about her that they would know who I was talking about.
Years later... now people know they epicness that is Miss Babz!