im not sure what im doing wrong but i cant figure it out. it seems like such a simple standard move. i cant keep the hoop in one spot and when i get 3/4 of the way around i feel like my arms are going to snap off so i have to wobble the hoop to make the full rotation.
i understand the concept of both double and single handed right now im just trying to focus on 2 handed.
do i keep the hoop close to my body or further away?
do you think its my footing? any footing advice?
my current hoop size is 33 inches wide with 5/8 OD tubing if that helps any, though i tried with a bigger hoop and that was even more impossible.
thanks! between this and isopops im determined to learn these this winter. isopops dont compute to my brain. im not sure it something ill be able to learn online.
happy new years!
If you could make a video it'd make it a lot easier to see where you're having trouble :)
try doing the move in slow motion and also using a mirror to help. it takes lots of precision, control, and practice but you'll get it !!
My best advice to you is sign up for Brecken's "wave" class on line here at hoop city: http://www.hoopcity.ca/Brecken
I just had the honor to take this two day workshop from her in person and my barrel rolls (and hooping in general) have been forever changed. It was magic. Seriously, I cannot recommend this enough if you want to take your barrels and hooping to a whole new level.
Here's a short video from Brecken at the Florida flowfest where she recommends pointing behind yourself while you roll backwards, and your body will follow the line of your arm. It helps me immensely!
Try letting the hoop slide/rotate in your hand(s) when you get to that point. Don't change your hand position just let it slide while you turn. Hope that helps
My hoop instructor suggested practicing this move against a wall, not really sure how to explain it with out a demo but it was me (in front), hoop (in position to do the iso roll), then the wall. The wall helped steady the hoop and I was able to concentrate on upper body and foot placement...hope this helps :)
It took me FOREVER to get barrel rolls off-body, but after two months of desperation, it finally sort of "clicked"... hang in there and don't give up :)