I'm only a couple months into hooping and I've been trying to learn isolations, by searching though youtube and forms. It's been super difficult to learn the gist of it. I know two basic moves where you do a simple iso with one hand, and another simple one with two hand (by hoopsmile). I was wondering if anyone knew any youtube tutorials on isolations and how to understand or do any of them?!? I am completely at a lost! PLEASE & THANK YOU's :)
As of right now, i am trying to learn linear isolation. But anything is good for me!
From personal experience...isos take A LOT of practice. I spent about 3 months one winter getting them to look okay...and that was only in one direction. Be patient with yourself, it's a tough move!
Allyssa is right. I am still learning and feel like I never get it right after 5 months of a lot of practice. If you haven't seen this tutorial: This one was fairly easy to learn (for me) and I felt accomplished in learning one type of isolation finally! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dz05utrJ48Q (the cat eye) KatieBug has more isolation tutorials that maybe you can pick up on more quickly than I did. Totally be patient because the amount of arm and hand strength as well as timing is (for me) would be considered fairly intermediate! I was thinking about signing up for the Brecken Waves class since it is 20% off. As Safire's tutorials are super quality and verbally articulate from what I have seen and heard. So I assume since this online workshop is offered by Safire it is good as well. Awesome pic by the way Allyssa!
Hey thanks! It was my first hoopin photoshoot <3
Here are few old threads on the same topic which includes a couple of vids
Rich Porter has posted a free tutorial on the web page for Hoop Technique; I've downloaded it and found it help me a great deal.
Caroleeena also posts great tutorials.
When I was learning them, practicing in a mirror helped a lot. Do you know anyone else that hula hoops? Sometimes learning in-person is easier than via tutorial. But isolations are tricky just keep at it, when you nail it you're gonna feel so awesome and proud. Goodluck & happy hoopin! :))
Here's one for the Isopop:
Thank you so much for the amazing feedback! It's really encouraging!!
Here's a fun move you can do with isolations I've dubbed the Stop Light Isolation. Check out the video on my website!
Hi! I made this isolation sequence tutorial a while ago hope it helps you to learn some basic iso moves and put them into flow http://youtu.be/jeB_kS_jDqc
this is wonderful, thanks for the suggestion! this video helped me a lot!!