A good tool is your video camera. Video yourself doing the move a couple of times and play it back to see if there's a point of failure. You may uncover an adjustment to make - you might be moving your hips too much on the third kickstart or dropping your neck to check in on the third hoop (thus losing the hoop on your chest)...it's funny thing things we do without even realising it.
And maybe try doing the kick start with the first two hoops on different parts of your body, too - instead of lasso and chest, what about neck and waist? Or lasso and neck? Moving the first two to a new position might make a change in the 3rd kickup.
I suck at kickups, I admit, but I only got to the level I am by playing with positioning the other hoops and watching myself make mistakes.
That is great advice Tink! Thanks for sharing that tidbit of information/suggestions for trying various positions. I also am not proficient with kickstarts either so I'm always trying to find ways to get in the hoops w/o looking like a fumbling fool..lol and practice definitely does help reinforce the muscle memory!
Im having some issues with my third hoop also..Im ok with one hoop in lasso, the other on my chest and then kicking onto knees but a kickstart with a hoop on my waist i get maybe 3/10 attempts.
What i would suggest is the same as Tink try kickstarting with hoops on various parts of the body and repeitition until your body figures out what you are asking it to do. Im all for the repeitition! :-)
I agree with the person who said to move away from "chest hooping" while trying to kick up the third hoop. If you can find some way to neck hoop with the first two while kicking up the second one, you will have much more "reaction" time, if one of the top one slips off. That's how I have been trying to do it and I think its working fairly well.
After you can kick up the third hoop and keep the other two on your neck, it will be much easier to add in chest hooping again, as you're body will be more used to hooping with two hoops already while picking up a third.
Hope this helps!
Me to. I have a hard time kickstarting the 3rd hoop as well. Although I find it more helpful when one of the hoops is being held above my head and spinning with my arms instead of having it on my body...