I want to learn how to hoop with several (atleast 4) hoops at once. I found a video that suggested learning to use two hoops in every combination of hand, chest, waist, and knee hooping. I tried this and found it much more difficult than I imagined. I have the hand/chest combo. down, but everything else has been much more difficult.
I also have been trying to kick the hoop up with my foot, but I am no where near able to do this while hooping - instead I am trying holding one hoop over my head while kicking up the hoop.
*How long did it take YOU to learn to multi-hoop?
*Should I be using heavier hoops? Smaller hoops? (I know they need to be same weight/size) - I plan on making them myself
*Any suggestions on learning to move the hoop upward on my body without lifting it with my hands?
*Any suggestions for better knee hooping? (If I really concentrate I can keep it going a while, but it really likes to hit my knee caps and stay there- painful!)
*Other cool things I can learn to do with more than one hoop?
Thanks for your help!!!
That's how I started working on it (the way you described in the video). I started with waist and halo, then waist and chest, then chest and halo. Then I started tying to work in knees. I can do knees-chest and knees-halo but the most difficult one is knees-waist and I haven't gotten that down yet. I can also do waist, chest and halo all at once, but I can't do knees-chest-halo or all four (knees-waist-chest-halo). You just have to be persistent and keep working at it (which is hard since multiples are tiring to work on).
I'm using all 36" diameter 3/4" pex hoops (fairly heavy hoops). They're getting too heavy though. Since I have less control over my halos when I'm working on multiples I'm going to build myself some 36" hoops in 1/2" polyethylene (125psi) covered in tape and see how those work. They don't bruise my hands/knees as much when I'm dropping/concentrating. I was working on multiples today and have bruises like when I first started.
Here's another from a month ago when I was practicing multiples. It really illustrates the process well... Ha. It's kind of funny and there's lots of dropping.
Thanks lots for your reply!! It's good just to know that others are struggling too! With hooping I have gotten pretty used to working on a trick for an hour or less to get it down (much of the time), but this is something I REALLY want to learn and know I will need to work on for a very long time :) I guess I know what I am getting myself into - I think I will make 1/2 inch thick, 38 inch diameter hoops. Thanks for the videos too - fun to watch!
Hey, I am really new to this hoop - site so I hope I am not going to post anything that has already been up...
Multiple hooping is quite challenging, but there is a great way to master it quite fast (the 4-hoops)...
excuse my english if its weird - I am from germany :) - and I figured out that neck/chest kinda feels the same while multiple hooping...here is my advice:
start with your upper body (yes, 2 hoops) - if you work the hand-neck combination, or the hand-waist combination, or neck-waist.
What you will notice that your hoops will always be moving around you split time...its a nice and easy rhythm that you feel.
What gets REALLY difficult (and takes the longest of all time) ist getting the knees and the waist together. This doesn't follow any rhythm, and the hoop on your knee spins much faster than all other hoops.
When you feel like the waist-hoop is about to drop, you have to push your waist into a hollow back (i hope its called this way in english) to give it a fast spin again.
this may take a couple of weeks...just take half an hour to an hour with great tunes every evening in your bedroom and you will figure that feeling out quickly.
If you like, I have (for some german friends) posted a video on youtube called "hooping tricks by Daniel von Feuer" - at the end of that I use four hoops, and just watch the rhythm they spin around, you will get it.
Hope i could help, and good luck and success ! ;-)