I know I should learn the basics, but I like a challenge. :) I've gotten the lift and the vortex down... I just need help shoulder hooping ( which I almost have) and leg hooping. And any other tricks you got! If you have any video tutorials or whatever i'm down for any help.
One of the first tricks I always teach new hoopers is the helicopter. It's an off body trick that looks complicated but is actually extremely easy to learn and looks pretty. SaFire offers a really helpful tutorial for it on youtube. Sorry my computer is running really slow right now or else I'd just post it for you! Vertical elbow passes are also good for beginners (I honestly didn't watch a tutorial for this, I just started trying to pass it from one elbow to the other until I got it). Once you get leg hooping down, another fun challenge is one leg hooping. SaFire offers another tutorial for this on youtube but I don't think I've ever actually watched it (although since it's from her, I'm pretty sure it'd be helpful). But essentially to bring one leg out of the hoop, wait for the opening to be over the leg you want to bring out and go for it! The tricky part to this trick is keeping balance without letting the hoop fall (don't forget to keep your supporting leg moving so that the hoop doesn't lose momentum and hit the ground) and then successfully getting your leg back in the hoop. I can't offer much advice on keeping balance (I'm a klutz!) but to get your leg back in it helps to do a little hop as you're bringing your leg down.
Hope this helps! Happy hooping! :D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR9eU-WVPU4 should help with knee hooping!
Here's a video I made for some shoulder hooping tips:
Also, check out Anah's video on shoulder hooping. Super helpful:
Use a big hoop and rock side-to-side a bit as you do it. I was hooping with a friend on Sunday and she's been struggling with being able to shoulder hoop without turning in a circle. She's tried sitting on the floor or on a stool without success (another common tip), and I had the same problem. When I told her to use a really wide stance and rock side-to-side more, she totally got it.
I love this trick: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3vjqFQCM8s
Im sort of a beginner aswell and I think this trick is super easy and looks so nice :)))
thats also an easy one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtnub_h0lFc&feature=related
aaand that one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBIswmLMmXE&feature=channel&...
those two from safire, the vortex, the helicopter, the lift up thing and (one) leg hooping where the first tricks I learned :) Hope that helps!
Happy learning <3