This may seem like a super obvious and kind of silly question, forgive - I'm VERY MUCH a beginning hooper and eager to learn, but also stiff like no other and kind of clumsy. Take that into account ;) I think I;m finally getting the hang of getting the hoop up from my waist to lasso, albeit not smooth. But still, I'm getting there. Getting the hoop down again, however, seems so difficult! (Doesn't help that my best friend says it's soooo easy, that makes me feel even clumsier :P)
So, any tips on getting the waist from lasso back to my waist? I've tried turning with it and tried both my dominant and non-dominant hand, but it feels so awkward and I can't really do it. Should I grab the hoop more tightly or less so? Anything?
Thank you! (And also thank you for being so nice, this is such a welcoming community. <3)
I'm sorry about your accident but very happy you're doing so great! I agree, I definitely think hooping will get me back 'in my body' since I'm someone who tends to live in her head and struggled with depression and such. I'm a big thinker but getting into my body I think will be good.
And I'm a big tutorial watcher already, didn't see this one though! Thanks, I'll let you know how it works out! (Just have to keep in mind not to watch ALL THE TUTORIALS with the cool, funky, pro tricks and be frustrated when I can't do them, haha!)
hey hun, the main problem i notice people having when learning that trick is remembering to give the hoop a little push/spin as you bring it down to your waist, otherwise the hoop tends to lose momentum and falls to the ground.
using the hand you bring your hoop down with, before you release your hand from your hoop and go to catch it around your waist make sure you flick/push/spin your hoop in the desired direction one last time before you release it. hope that helps...
Good one! I kind of know this but tend to forget it when I'm hooping/trying this trick, will pay extra attention to it. Thanks for the reply <3
Oh my gosh! When I first started learning this I got so frustrated when people told me it would be easier if I just turned with my hoop. It only made it worse for me! Heres how I learned it. When lassoing (i use my dominate hand) to lasso work on taking your other hand and sticking it up into the open spot of your hoop above your head. Keep doing this. Then once you are comfortable doing that stay standing (dont try to turn) and do the lasso, take your hand and stick it up in the air through the hole and take the hand with the hoop and bring the hoop down. Youll only want to go down a little bit and then just give it a kind of push and let go. I hope that makes sense...
i was actually teaching this trick to a friend of mine the other day...and i figured out a few little things that may help...
i hoop to the left, so im gonna teach you from my point of view.
Picture it....i've got my hoop in a lasso. The hoop in my left hand above my head...ready to bring it down to my waist. My 4 fingers are pointing toward the sky. As I bring the hoop down, I do a grip switch with my left hand....meaning, my grip goes from fingers pointing to the sky, to fingers pointing to the ground. At the moment i bring the hoop down, and its right about the level of my boobs, i guess...lol...i almost use my thumb to keep the hoop there while i switch my grip (still using the same hand). Once my grip is switched and my fingers are pointing towards the ground, I almost give the hoop a little toss, so as to give it more momentum to get it going around my waist...also turning with the hoop is always helpful.
I hope I was helpful! words can be confusing...and reading about how to do a hooping move is much harder than learning first hand. But if you have any questions im always willing to try to help :)