So, a bit of background: I have been hooping for about five years now (so you would think I would be awesome, no?)...but recently took about a one year hiatus due to work and college taking up all of my time. So, a lot of the goals I set for myself awhile back remain the same: to nail one legged hooping as well as the behind the back elbow pass. So, upon joining a gym recently (on my birthday this year and for the first time ever) I decided to take up these goals again.
Luckily the Yoga/Mind & Body room is typically vacant and free for me to utilize for my hooping practice and current pursuits so I decided to video tape my practice sessions and see if anyone could/would provide advice and/or insight for what I might be doing wrong or missing..Any tips and/or feedback are welcome!
when i was learning the behind the back elbow pass, i found that the biggest problem was the hoop hitting my butt when i tried to switch elbows. you kind of have to put your hips a little forward to tuck your butt in and keep it out of the path of the hoop.
That makes sense. Before I attempted this trick someone mentioned this in a tutorial and make a conscious effort to keep my butt out of the way as well. :) It's funny how sometimes it's something as simple as that that prevents one from executing a trick.
yeah, i understand that. i have trouble with timing sometimes. like with my one legged hooping, i can almost neverrrrr get my leg back into the hoop. i've had to find ways to work around it while still being fluid. i've been able to hoop on one leg since right after i started hooping, i just can't get the timing right for getting it back in. :p i've realized that probably the best thing for my expansion has been my ability to take it easy and not get frustrated when i can't get the hang of something immediately. so take it easy, smile and laugh, and enjoy what you're doing with your hoop and before you know it, your flow will open up and new things will just start happening. :)
Saw your video, you finally got it! Congrats:)