So obviously each crowd/audience is different, but so far in my little experience it seems that hard tricks are not always as impressive to those watching as they are to other hoopers. Case in point, my fiancee's favorite thing that I can do with a hoop is the vortex, a fairly simple trick. A lot of other "gawkers"(hehe) have commented on that one as well.
In your experience, what "simple" trick gets the best response from an audience?
Don't know what it's called but bringing the hoop down in front of me and spinning it with my thumb. It was one of the very easiest things I've learned and people seem awed by it - in fact I was, too, the first time I saw it.
My husband was a stage musician when we met and he says the key to crowd pleasing is when the easy stuff looks hard and the hard stuff looks easy...
Cool...do you have a video of that?
This is a trick I learned from Ziggy. She does it in this video at approximatey 2:04.
It is called 'stirring the pot' on hoopcity.
thank you for the video I enjoyed watching Ziggy perform, didn't know her!
Hooping on your foot! Very easy to learn compared to other things, but the crowd loves it. You can really ham it up, as well.
Oh yeah! Actually this was the hardest thing for me until I took my socks off, hehe. I'm in the process of learning how to pass the spinning hoop from my hoot to my hand or neck but it always seems to hit me in the face. ouch! ;)
Pizza toss, or any toss for that matter. Toss's are easy, but others seem amazed by anything that you can toss and catch. :)
Thanks for the great suggestion!
the duck in shoulder roll....always a hit! and if you can roll both shoulders folks go crazy! also working the hoop from your knees all the way up your body seems to get lots of good response. simple but effective!
Incorporated both moves into a new routine...good to know they'll get a good response. :) Thanks.
For some reason I always get a huge response when I get on my knees and arch my back so that my head is nearly touching my feet whilst hand hooping above me. I did a whole bunch of foot/floor hooping and the one thing that people actually responded to was that which... was a little irritating but I always end my floor hooping with that one now for the audience reaction.