Hi hoopers :)
I hoop "goofy" as people tell me.. meaning I spin to the right or clockwise. This is challenging for me when learning new moves from tutorials and other hoopers because a LOT of them seem to spin anti-clockwise. Sometimes I get really twisted and tangled with mirroring or learning the moves I see. I am also left handed and get my right/left mixed up pretty often ha ha... Does anyone else have this issue?
I am not left handed and I spin counter clockwise but I understand where you are coming from because I have been exploring my second current and non dominant hand lately. When I try doing tricks the opposite way, even something "simple" like a vortex, I get seriously tangled up and confused lol.
I think what will help as far as watching tutorials to learn a new trick just have to switch right with left (and vice versa) mentally as you watch the tutorial. And I don't know if using a mirror will help or hurt you? This is where a left hander advice will come in handy ;) Best wishes!
Kudos to you for focusing on your opposite current :) it takes some determination. I really need to look into a real practice space with mirrors.. I rarely ever use them! Thanks for the reply, I admire your groove ~ :)
I am left handed and spin clockwise as well!! (my right and left always get messed up too, my boyfriend thinks I'm crazy) It was hard at first to follow but I just switched right and left around and practiced practiced practiced. Plus I always try to learn a new trick in both currents in the beginning anyways and that seems to help a lot.
Then, I got some of SaFire's classes and she really helps you understand which hand to use for either current for each trick and she shows both currents in her videos. (plus she spins clockwise!!!) If you have some spare cash (don't we all wish) you should buy her beginning classes. So just like Carly said try to mentally change the left and right while watching and then try it in both currents. For me some tricks were easier going left, it's weird how your body works. Any way good luck and keep trying message me if you need any more help!!
Yup!! I hoop to the right and am right handed. Its hard to follow left spinning hoop tutorials for me but I try to look at them as if I'm looking @ a mirror. The biggest challenge is one leg hooping. I can pull my left leg out easier while hooping to the right, but its confusing as hell trying to get it back in. ugh. I feel ya, girl!
Thanks for the assurance that I'm not crazy, everyone! Good luck on leg hooping Felicia :) how about the shoulder duckout + pass to other shoulder? that is confusing.. he he
I naturally hoop counter-clockwise but have been learning to hoop in both currents. It really opens a lot of doors when it comes to hooping! It feels as if you're learning how to hoop all over again but I guess that's the beauty behind it...you're always learning something new c: Especially now that I've pick up poi spinning I've learned that it's really important to balance the strength on both sides of the body. Try learning the trick in that awkward direction first then your comfortable way. It'll probably be easier to mirror it mentally.
I've actually never heard anyone have an issue with learning before based on that. I didn't hoop both directions in the beginning but 2 years later I can do it and honestly it's been a lot of fun! Translating moves to my non dominant hand/side can be tough but it's so worth it :) So I suggest practicing both ways always!