Ok so Ive been obssesed with this kind of vortex for a long time. I just love how dramatic it looks and how fast you can spin while doing it. I love it! I want to learn it! I just dont get how you do it!
Ive been serching the web, slowing down the vids and watching my wrists over and over and I just cant figure it out. I found just one tutorial but the audio is really bad.
DO you have good videos or nice tips for me? I would love to hear how did you nailed this move, how long did it take,how many variations there are and how much fun you have using it.
I don't think it's particularly difficult, I was doing it for a while not even knowing it was a proper move. I think it's mostly about momentum all you really do it bring the hoop down and back up with the same hand while spinning, it's exactly what it looks like.
I saw this video and it really helped alot. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbkoXD5NFIY I think the hardest part (I'm learning this move right now as well) is getting over the awkward moment when you would normally be dropping the hoop on your waist...you gotta hold on! Its proving to be a hard habit for me to break, but focusing on pushing towards the sky seems to help a little. Hope this helps!
One way to work your way up to it is to practice the float. (Well, the float according to Hoopnotica. There are lots of other moves going by this name, too, apparently.) It'll get you in the habit of knowing when to move out of the way and bringing the hoop down and up with one hand, and you can just go lower and lower to get comfortable. Then all you need to do is change your grip a bit and you've got the one-handed vortex! :)
I think the trick to this move is to make sure your turning while you do it. I hoop to the left, have the hoop above my head in my right hand going to the left, then turn your body to the left. As you bring it down you close your hand and have a light grip on it, just keep turning and it makes it possible to go down spin as long as you want and back up. I hope that makes sense, lol. But the main trick is to keep turning!
what helped me was realizing my hand stays in front of my body the whole time, if you can move the hoop up and down standing still, never moving your hand from the front of you, you got it! all it is it turning your body, your hand barely does anything :)