heey everybody! i'm new to hooping, i've only been doing it about two days (super new..) anyways, i watched safires tutorials and they brought me here eventually and its a really well put together site. :) ! i'm looking forward to posting on here.
so far, i can get the hoop up to my neck (the shimmy) and i can put my arms through my hoop while it's up there.. although sometimes it hits my neck in an off way and it huurts.. i can't hoop simply around my chest with my arms up through it, i've got to get a more fluid motion going on there.. anyways, i can't wait to make it happen.
there was no general introductions forum.. (i dont think) so i thought i'd start one here! introduce yourself if youre neww, or not new, haha :]
i'm kesey, ahha it's not my real name, it's my favorite authors but i use it on every site so.. yeah, so excited to get better and discuss with you guys!
Hey Kesey, I'm Lisa, I've been hooping for about 8 months and I still consider myself new :-)
That's awesome you can shimmy up to your neck already! I think on my second day I was still working on my waist and hip hooping. Chest hooping takes a while to build up your muscle memory. I think it was about a month or two before I could chest hoop at all. I learned knee hooping first though - I tried both out and knee hooping seemed easier, so I got that down first.
Have you seen hoop-trix.com yet? It's a great collection of links to tutorials, so if you look there for 'chest hooping' then you'll see a list of basically all the tutorials on that. it's best to watch as many tutorials as you can for a new move, because everyone's different way of explaining it can contribute to a fuller understanding.
Happy hooping :-)
Hi Kesey! Welcome to the hooping community! :)
Im Amanda, my hoop name is PandaBear :)
Hi Kesey! I am Kaitlan...my hoop name is Paganhoopgirl. That might change soon...its kind of long. I have been hooping for a couple months now. I have waist and hip hooping down. I can do off the body tricks, leg hooping is coming along. Neck and chest hooping are still a struggle. I am excited to get to know other hoopers. I am hooked to hooping lol1
Hi Kesey! I'm Lindsay, and have only been hooping for about a month. I can do a few small things, but I realized (with help from the awesome people on Hoopcity :D) that, for me, it's not about all the crazy, fast tricks. It's about feeling good and happy and in love with hoop dance while I'm doing it. Life's about living, right? :D
Heeeey nice to meet everybody!
in 8 monthes, ill probably still consider myself new too. :P
and yeah, the shimmy thing was the first thing i looked up so i worked on that and got it, weirdly enough. i can neck hoop but its still a work in progress, i've hit myself in the face lol and ive had it hit my neck and it sucks haha but i'm working on it. :)
also, about knee hooping, when it fell down my legs, i just started knee hooping it out of like, instinct i guess, just shifting the one foot and i was like, woah i can hoop around my knee! but, i can't get it back up or anything.
i saw that hooptrix site posted on here in another discussion, i'm definitely going to give it a try because you're right, more opinions means a better understanding of it :)
and, lindsay i like how you say it's not about tricks for you because i would take a break from trying to do a trick and just walk around and do what i could hooping around my waist and it felt really good :) i find the hardest thing in the beginning is finding comfortable, non-awkward things to do with your arms? ahha
T-rex arms! Those are so awkward and funny looking :P
What I did was try to groove with the music, I almost always play music when I hoop. I find that if I've got a song with a groove I love, the t-rex arms get rid of themselves :D
yeah i noticed it was easier when i used music too, but even when i dance at moshs, i'm more of a bop up and down/moshing kind of girl.. so my arms are usually in my pocket or pushing somebody, haha, buut i think i can learn how to use 'em better :)
Hey I'm Julie been hooping for almost 2 years, & I completely consider myself new still. Theres always soooo much more to learn, Hoopcity.ca is a great place to find answers to your questions or help with specific hoop moves. My advice to a brand new hooper would be to just flow, if you try to hard you'll never get whatever it is your learning down. Good luck & stay positive (:
haah thank you! i've really got to discover my flow. :)
Hi, Kesey! I'm Jessica and I first picked up a hoop about 2 years ago. Welcome to the hooping community and hoopcity!
Congratulations on what you can already do! I think if you're looking for any advice, mine would be to not focus entirely too much on tricks, and just feel the hoop in dancing and with music. If you do focus on tricks, give yourself a break every now and then. I always found that when I'm trying to learn something new with the hoop, I'll do it a little bit for the first day, then just sleep on it, and the next day it comes a lot easier! Be careful around your neck, you may need a lighter hoop eventually to become comfortable with neck hooping. Keep up the great work, I look forward to seeing you around here :)
HEEEY, My names Dre I think I will also call my self LOCO TOES DRE as my hoop name. I just made some hoops and waiting for 2 in the mail. Im eyeing the mail man every day. Its been hard to watch tutorals and run out side because I forget how to do the trick. So Im working on a better system like, letting go and playing around. Thanks for wrighting your post and happy journey Kesey.
thanks jess and dre! yeah, i think maybe i should just try to get a flow going on and be able to dance with the hoop before doing too many tricks,:)
you're probably right about the hooop being too heavy for my neck right now, what else would you suggest i try learning when im feeling in a challenging mode? knee hooping? whatever else? ahah :) thanks everyone for the warm welcome :3 !