IDEAS FOR WHAT TO PRACTICE WHEN YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT TO PRACTICE!
Stop me if something like this has been posted somewhere before, but I searched the forums (admittedly briefly) and didn't find anything.
Okay, guys, I'm making this post for two reasons: 1) So that I can have a reference for myself if I ever feel I'm in a rut, and 2) So that we can all come together in an effort to make the MOST COMPREHENSIVE RUT-BUSTING LIST OF HOOP SKILLZ ON THE PLANET.
Help me out here. :)
The following is a list of stuff you could conceivably work into your practice. Tricks, concepts, areas of the body to focus on, techniques, ideas, etc. Scan it to get ideas when you feel stuck. It is by no means comprehensive, and will never be complete. I would like to invite you to add to it by commenting with anything you can think of, and I'll edit this post and add it to the list.
THE BIG A$$ LIST OF S**T TO PRACTICE:
~Second current (opposite direction)
~Chest hooping (both directions)
~Shoulder hooping (both directions)
~Knee/Leg hooping (both directions)
~Pulling legs in and out of knee hooping
~Single shoulder duckouts
~Breaks/Paddles/Reverses (Hoop Path terminology)
~Folding (Hoop Path terminology)
~Point Technique (Hoop Path terminology)
~Samurai Grip (Hoop Path terminology)
~Jumps (into and out of the hoop)
~Balancing on one leg
~Kick up from the floor
~Hooping with different sizes (Very large hoops, very small hoops)
~Angle hooping at the waist
~Angle hooping at the shoulders/chest
~Angle hooping at the knees
~The Smear (Brecken terminology)
~Passing the hoop without using your grip
what is the smear?! that sounds interesting!
theres a couple tutorials for the smear about half way down the misc page
The smear AKA-Hip hugger, Wheel of fortune,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ---- the Swirl
great list! i've been in a small rut and this helps!
hope this will come in handy for you---
That Hoop-Trix site is a good one. Loads of links to tutes. Thank you!
Thank you! I was hoping to go through and add video tutorials for some of the stuff that's a little less self-explanatory. :)
Is this in any sort of order? Like from the top, that's what you should work on first? Does that actually matter? I've been looking for something like this, thanks so much for posting it. Now I just need to figure out how to build a hoop dance routine.... ^.^ Thanks again!