Hey I just got twins as a birthday present and I wanted to know what to expect in the beginning. It seems difficult to split them, but also I have beads in my hoops. Is that going to make a difference when trying to use them both at the same time since the weight would be different?
I personally don't like anything in my hoops, as it always seems to mess with the momentum sooner or later. However that isn't necessarily the issue here-- it's just something that takes time to learn. I picked up shimmy up with one hoop right away, but splitting 2 took me longer-- at first both hoops would come up or none. You just have to keep at it until your body figures out the particular rhythm that makes them split. Still, I'd take out the beads because they'll definitely get in the way when you use your twins vertically.
Yeah, I didn't really want them that way, kind of a kid thing if you ask me. But I got em for my birthday so I didn't have a choice. I get them to split but then they start going at different speeds, like you said probably b/c I haven't gotten the rhythm down yet. Regardless, I don't want the beads-- Do you have any ideas on how to remove them w/o disconnecting the tube? They're the only hoops I have that are perfect circles and I really don't want to mess that up haha. I was thinking just poking a hole in the tubing would work, I'm gonna tape them up anyway.
Hmmm, I think I might contact the maker about the size of the beads before I poked a hole in the tubing-- if they're big at all it would be really hard to get them out without weakening the tubing, which would be just as bad as messing with the connectors, if not worse. I'd take them apart, myself, especially if they're not taped yet, but in either case it wouldn't be a bad idea to check with the maker if that's possible. Depending on how they're connected it might make a difference how likely you were to mess things up.
If you leave the beads in, it really shouldn't mess up the splitting or other body moves except for break-reverses. The split is more a factor of your body rhythm, & it is one of the very hardest things I've encountered in hooping, to keep both hoops going on body in perfect synchrony. So don't blame your hoops or yourself, it's a really tough move!
Well, I got the chest hooping and waist hooping split down. But knee hooping and waist hooping split is still a mystery to me. Twin hooping is a lot harder than I thought it was going to be! Plus I'm not digging these annoying beads in the hoop at all. Another thing is that there seem to be a lot less videos available on twin hooping, and that's all I've got to go by. Can you recommend a video to me that would be good for a beginner? Thanks :)