How do you deal with it psychologically when you seem to have nailed a move, you can do it over and over one day, and the next day you can't seem to get it even once?? I spent an hour yesterday working on the one shoulder duck out, I finally got it and was so happy!! I was able to do it over and over again last night. Today I tried again and it took me like 15 tries to even get it once :-( It's so frustrating. I know you can't assume that you have a trick down after just one day, but it seems like all the happiness I got from getting yesterday is crushed by not being able to do it at all today, like I just wasted my time yesterday. Grrrrr. Any advice?
Hm, I did a search before posting, but somehow didn't find anything relevant.. Then decided to search one more time and found a really helpful thread: http://www.hoopcity.ca/forum/topics/frustration-with-a-trick-had
That was me! Ha. :)
I let it go mentally and move onto other things. Then it'll pop up in my flow again and it'll be like a reunion. :D
Thanks Scunshine! I noticed my neck was kind of hurting, haha. I'll give it a rest for a few times and find something else to work on.
I think I am used to it from years of trampoline, tumbling, gymnastics, dance, yoga, etc.
Until you have mastered a trick, some days will be better than others, especially if you are still really learning it and haven't developed the muscle memory yet.
If I am having trouble with a trick that I could do the day before. I give it a few tries then leave it, and come back to it later, either that day or later on.
Sometimes I will even leave tricks for months, and come back to them, suddenly able to do them perfectly. Sometimes they are just a little out of your skill level and you need to grow into them. For example, I couldn't do shoulder duckouts consistently with my smaller hoops until I got better at shoulder hooping in my smaller hoop, even though I could easily do them with heavier hoops.
I have SO been there. Same move actually. I was doing one shoulder duckouts successfully for a month and bam. Lost it. I had a bad practice where I started doing something new to throw off the move and then I was just sorta screwed for a while. It just took a couple weeks for me to relearn it and get comfortable with it again.
I've had the same problem now with bunny ears (over the back elbow pass). I started working on it in July, had it in October, then lost it in January. It wasn't until just a couple weeks ago that I started getting it again, but it's still not 100 percent. Some stuff just takes a long time to get down.
If it's really frustrating you, maybe take a few days off it and come back to it another day when you feel fresh coming into it. Watch the tutorial again before you do it. Go through the motions without your hoop, really paying attention to your body. Know it happens to a lot of us. :) Good luck!
Last week at hoopdance class, I finally managed to get the hoop from knees to waist. Just once. When I told my instructor I wasn't sure if I could do it again she said "as long as YOU know you can do it, it will happen again".
And guess what, after a week (yesterday) it happened again!
Just remember you could do it once so it WILL happen again!
since its the shoulder duckout , are you wearing different clothing, or more/less sweaty? i have been able to do this move on and off since i first started hooping and it always seems to fly off at random , or is a no-go if i am wearing t-shirt vs tank top. Humidity / light sweat that makes the skin slightly sticky makes the hoop stick on my shoulder like glue.
other moves this isnt an issue, but with the shoulder duckout you might have not 'forgotten it' , it can just sometimes be unreliable from my own experience.
I've only tried it bare-shouldered because i figured I'd need all the grip I could get. I'll have to try it next time I'm a bit sweaty too!! I went and got a tattoo on my upper arm yesterday though, so it's actually good timing, I have to let it heal for a week before I can let the hoop touch it. In general I just have to keep telling myself not to bend over at all, to only move my neck and head and keep everything else still. After watching a video I think it kept sliding off because I was ducking my whole body down a bit instead of just moving my head out of the way. I'll try it again in a few days when the tattoo's healed. Thanks everyone for all of your tips/support/wisdom!! :-)
I was having lots of trouble with the shoulder duckout being reliable and then I went back and watched SaFire's tutorial and paid attention to the shoulder wall she talks about. You definitely need to make sure your shoulder is up high enough to support the hoop otherwise it will go wizzing off in another direction.