So I've been working on my core hooping with two hoops. And it's really coming along. Hooping at the waist and chest at the same time just seemed like such a far away dream. Now everytime I do it, I get a little more control, stand up a little straighter and last a little longer! Just like with all new moves. :-) Patience and Practice are key. But it's just so cool to see it happening.
Anyway, I thought I'd share what seems to be the thing that's made it work for me. I've started both by dropping one hoop onto the waist and then after getting it going dropping the other at the chest, and by starting both on the chest and allowing them to split, therefore dropping one to the waist. The first one is easiest to start, but harder to keep going since you have to time the drop right so the hoops are in sinc. The second is easiest to do for longer as the hoops are already in time with each other, but can take a while to get going... since you have to work the split at the beginning.
Either way the trick I've found to keep both hoops going is this: concentrate on the side of your body that is the same as the direction you are spinning. So if you are in the left current this would be your left hip and your left chest/ribs. I find if I lead from there instead of from the center, it is easier to control the hoops. Then it's a matter of finding the beat and hitting hip chest, hip chest in a rocking motion. I start with the hip first because that's the closet to the ground and you want to keep your attention on that one to keep it form falling. If the chest hoop falls you have time to catch it at the waist. I've found it's harder to control them once they fall below the hips. I can catch one on the knees.. but then the other falls and wacks it all to the ground. So repeat in your head: hip chest, hip chest.
Thanks so much for this! I just recently made a duplicate of my favorite hoop to try multi hooping, & it is a whole new challenge! I've been going about it in a completely backwards way I think. I'm excited to try your method tonight!
So are you saying that the timing of the push is just slightly separated (hip, then chest) or are they on the same beat? Or completely alternated? I'm truly clueless as you can probably tell! All I've managed to sustain with any control is one hoop in the hand & one on the body.
I keep forgetting to tell you-- a while ago (after a long spell devoted to bashing my head against the unyielding wall of reverse current Scissor Switch) I decided to give that particular obsession a rest & try the two hoops again. To my shock, I was able to keep both going for quite a while! It was so gratifying after the S.S. frustration. Your tips definitely helped. Thanks!
i found the easiest way for me was to start both at the waist then shimmy to get them to split and one will go to the chest while the other stays on my waist..you have to be able to shimmy up from the waist with no hands for that though..i can't do the knees with anything else yet but multi hooping is fun and way more of a work out..
Ya I wish I could do that! I have a big rib cage and a small waist... so the hoop hits a point of no return (... or rather no continue) just below my ribs. The hoop gets stuck under them and I can't get it over no matter what I do. :-( It's the missing link from my goal of being able to bring the hoop from the floor all the way up to over my head with no hands.