I definitely need to work on my hor. step throughs lol. Mine is more of an awkward step-hop most of the time :). Instead of just jumping in and hoping for the best, I really need to focus on when the hoop is angled toward the ground and following through with my arm. And some patience would help too.........
What size hoop are you using? I'm 5'6" and I've tried this move with a 40" and my usual 36" and I seem to do about the same with both. Maybe I should just give my version a new name, like the horizontal leap-through??? LOL
Babz has a nice tut. of the step through, but here are a few tips:
I'm 5'9" and this is possible with anything from a 40" to a 33". I may even be able to go smaller.
My advice: go slowwwwwwwwwwww. It takes more time for taller people to work the hoop all the way around and you dont want the hoop to take the momentum and try to work around you when your arms are in the wrong positions. I treat horizontal step throughs almost like isolations, i find it smooths them out more and the hoop doesnt try to go too fast for my arms