Any tips or know of any good tutorials on this trick? Where its laying on the floor and you use one foot to swing it back and kick it up and get it to your knees... I saw one girl where she leaned way back while she did it and used her knee to lift it straight into vertical hooping while leaning back. But I can't seem to get anywhere with it on my own. Thanks!
Hmm...what SaFire classes are you in? I know we did it in the Seeding class...or maybe it was the Budding class....anyways, that's the only tute I know of. This trick is hard to do in grass by the way. Here is the best I can explain it right now, seeing as how I'm distracted by the E3 gaming demos for XBox 360 and my brain has been addled by Benadryl-D :-)
1) Be inside in the hoop
2) Have the hoop on top of your foot -- let's say it's your left foot the hoop is on
3) using your right foot, push the hoop from the outside right side to straight behind you, then swing it in front
4) catch the hoop on your right foot and pull the knee straight up towards the sky to knee hooping or to where you can grab it
5) NO KICKING, kicking bad!! :-) Yank it up like you're attempting to stomp a cockroach or something
ok thanks!! I'm only in Blooming classes so I think I missed this one. So is it best to do on concrete then? I need something that won't shred my poor beat up hoops... any tips on all the bruising and sore ankles? lol I'll be working on this. Thanks for your tips
Hardwood flooring would probably be best and then short carpet. i don't hoop on concrete but it would probably tear up da hoop unless it's that smooth warehouse floor style of concrete. I've done it a few times in grass but usually it doesn't work the way it's supposed to and I end up getting wacked in the tailbone with the hoop, lol. I wore these toeless sock things i picked up at Target when i started learning this but any socks that cover the ankle should do. Get thee some Arnica cream or gel though. A bruised ankle hurts like amazingly bad and that will help heal the bruise and lessen the pain a bit.
This is the one I used: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYEJuZdfcyU. For flooring, I would suggest linoleum (kitchen floor). I have a scrap piece that I lay down on the drive way. The hoop slides well and doesn't get scratched up.
I still can't really do it well though... it's way too hot for boots now & without them it just kills my poor scrawny ankles. Come cool weather I'll give it another go. But that will be a while here in NC!