I have been hooping for about a year now and have been thinking A LOT about buying a fire hoop. I've never fire hooped, but I imagine I would absolutely love it and it would take me to a whole new level of hooping. I have been doing a lot of research on different kinds of fire hoops (if you have any suggestions about what kind to buy, please share!) and all the safety precautions that one must take and in the midst, I've read a lot about how much hoopers are loving their fire hoops and the experience. So my question is this - has anyone ever tried fire hooping and NOT liked it? If so, why?
Thanks & HAPPY HOOPING! <3
With practice you can do anything you put your mind to. I do breaks/reversals, back/front rolls, foot hooping, throws etc. It does help to use less wicks(4-5 for these moves) so you have more space between the wicks for grabbing or breaking your hoop. Practicing with your hoop unlight is the best way to get comfortable with your fire hoop before trying tricks you do with your normal hoop.
I spend an equal amount of time in my fire hoop unlight that I do with my normal hoop. I think thats why you don't feel like it's natural because your not use playing with it.
There are some things you simply can't do with a fire hoop.
sliding your hand around the length of the hoop for illusory movements, for example, you have to open palm at some point which, stylistically, I find displeasing.