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?
Not just simply isolations, but pushing, pulling, cateyes? isopops, flowers playing with isolations. People seem to think isolations are sooo easy to do so doing the like illusions really get them x)
Shoulder hooping for a long period of time (like 10+ spins around the shoulder)--actually. . .any type of shoulder hooping
Sustained, corkscrewish type hooping
One leg and doing flexible things with your body while hooping on one leg, or in a split.
Anything fast and flowy!
For people with no experience hooping, it seems like the vortex, shoulder duck-out, and flamingo elicit the greatest WHOAAA response. Also, foot hooping while adding some circus-style flair really makes people go crazy. Anything that showcases flexibility I guess! When I was a n00b, jumps blew my mind the most
However, hoopers seem to appreciate isolations and breaks/reversals more, and I tend to get reactions on those from people who have experience hooping. The general audience seems to like more crazy-looking tricks. Hah they have no idea how difficult isolations are for me!