I'd love to hear some tips as well! I know what you mean you feel so good while spinning and then if you ever record yourself doing it you realize it looks kinda sloppy :(
You've got to work on your pivot push technique. Its all about planting one foot and pushing around and around with the other. solid surface is important to practice on. I have an injury from sustained spinning called Turf Toe and I am writing a blog on how to prevent this. BE CAREFUL when spinning. do not do it barefoot. wear proper ballet/dance shoes, or tape your toes. I'll post more info! good luck! spinning feels delightful and with practice you'll smooth it out!! :) sending hoop hugs <3
Yeah thanks a lot.... But when I'll spin 5 minutes or longer, and really fast, I can't have a planting foot, do you know what I'm talking about? Is there a technique that I'm not weaving like a drunken person...?
sending also hoop hugs :D
Put gaffer tape on the floor, mark spots, and practice hitting the mark. When you're ready to travel in lines, put a line of gaffer tape down a long hall or go do a gym with a basket ball court. They have lots of lines. I talk a lot about these topics in this tutorial. Maybe it will help you. Some Pretty Turns I Love: http://youtu.be/95vvIO93ggE
Sorry about my bird talking so much. He can be a loud mouth sometimes.
try to find a visual spot and keep looking at it. this is what we had to do in ballet for lots of turns. for instance, if there is a single tree in a field, look at that while you are spinning, then quickly turn your head, but keep your eye on the tree. this should also help where your feet are going.
let me know when you post this bc i love to hoop with bear feet and just asked about this on how to cushion the balls of my feet!! i dont want anything heavy or big!
I just have to chime in about the turf toe. I'm not sure what that is but I tore into the meat of my foot in several locations practicing spinning on my older hardwood floor in bare feet. Pretty deep cuts from the spiral friction. I went out and bought myself the vibram toe shoes and they completely protect my feet from friction tearing. Also, they are so grippy on the bottom that it forces me to lift and set down my feet precisely and not drag them as I'm turning, so my technique has gotten a lot cleaner and I no longer cut myself when I do it without the special shoes on.
Thanks a lot, I'll try the tips :D And wanna practice a lot :P