I've started to get back into practicing with my double mini hoops lately. I know a few basic moves & a few tricks. My only problem is that I seem to not be able to do some tricks as clean with my left hand as I can with my right. It ends up looking non-symmetrical & I'd like to fix it. I'm right handed so maybe it's a non-dominant hand thing that I just need to practice more and get use to. Has anyone else had problems with this or have any suggestions? I just made this hooping video attached yesterday & you can see what I mean a few times especially with the first move.
Building up strength and fluidity with your non dominant hand is the biggest challenge with twin hooping for sure. Really, the only thing that will make it better is flight time, and drilling the movements. Eventually you just get better at. I would recommend just spending the time working on it, but don't be too hard on yourself. No one can make both look the same right away.
One thing you can do is make sure to practice with your single hoop in the non dominant hand so you can strengthen it. You can even try normal every day tasks with your other hand, like brushing your teeth. It does get easier after awhile though, I promise!
Its a practice thing and I think a range of motion thing. I have a much easier time putting my left shoulder foreward than my right, and a much easier time putting my right shoulder back than my left.
I think its a practice and technique thing... because there is definitely a technique to doubles but the only thing I can put my finger on that really helps is being mindful of my posture.
Thanks guys, i appreciate the advice. I'll definatly try using a single hoop and just drilling the movements.
When I first started learning poi I spent hours and hours working on just my left hand. You may actually need to practice twice as much with your left to give it the consistency of your right. I would walked to work (about 40 minutes) spinning one poi in my left hand and it helped a lot.