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Discussion Forum

The joy of landing a move

Started by Hijabi Hooper Feb 6, 2015. 0 Replies

Hello fellow hoopers. I'd like to know what are some of you working on and what did it feel like when you finally landed some of your first moves. No accomplishment is too small!I just started… 


Started by Dizzy Dreamer. Last reply by Hijabi Hooper Jan 21, 2015. 69 Replies

Ok there a quite a few of us now. Lets all get to know each other. shall we?My name is Megan. I am 25 years old and I live in New York. I am married and Have two children 1 girl 1 boy. I am very… 

Hidey Ho from this newbie local hooper !

Started by Laura Smith Sep 28, 2014. 0 Replies

Hi Everyone, I'm a newbie also using a hoopnotica beginner's (heave and LARGE) hoop. I've got waist and hip down pretty well. Recovering from a foot injury but really looking forward to get moving… 

Pain from Hooping?

Started by Oceane. Last reply by Kiyrah Keith Aug 16, 2014. 19 Replies

I just started hooping and I am, to make a long story short, in lots of pain. My waist is sore, my hip bones are sore, my neck is sore, my hands are sore, my butt is sore, my leg is sore... I am… 

Hooping Music

Started by Dizzy Dreamer. Last reply by Kiyrah Keith Aug 16, 2014. 12 Replies

What is your fav song to hoop to? Genre?I dont have one yet but I figure this should make for a good discussion  


Started by Molly Miller (b0wieh00ps). Last reply by Marjorie Dec 14, 2012. 8 Replies

Hey guys, I'm just hoping for a little boost to get my mojo back. I just feel discouraged looking at my hoop. I don't feel motivated to practice. My beginner hoop is suddenly way too heavy to use for… 

Tags: hand, dancing, awkward, hoop, beginner

Good site for tutorials?

Started by Gigglin' Goddess. Last reply by Riley Spicer Nov 19, 2012. 8 Replies

Hey everyone, I'm new and looking for some good tutorials to get me started! I've already looked up some on youtube, but wondering if there is a hoop equivalent of home of poi where there are just a… 

Tags: tutorials


Started by Shay Davis. Last reply by Natural Rock'N -IVY Nov 19, 2012. 6 Replies

Hey! I'm totally new to hooping, my friend is getting me my hoop tomorrow, and I'm just wondering what kind of stuff I should start out with as far as learning the basics go. What would be easiest… 

Hip Hooping?

Started by Becca Boo. Last reply by P1astique Dec 18, 2011. 2 Replies

Hi all,   I've been hooping a few weeks now and I'm still having trouble with my hip hooping. How do I get it to stay there? Everytime I try it's on my hips for a few turns, then it's back on my… 

Questions about spinning and neck hooping.

Started by spiralroot Dec 7, 2011. 0 Replies

First, I've only been hooping two weeks and I've tryed spinning while hooping b/c everyone says it makes it easier but for me it makes it alot harder,i cannot keep the hoop up if i try to spin at the… 

Tags: chest, arms, spinning, hooping, hooper

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Comment by Urban Gypsy on May 9, 2013 at 11:30am

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Comment by Mirka on November 10, 2011 at 7:37pm

hi everyone i am Mirka. i just started hooping less then a month ago and im addicted. i love it. sometimes thats all i can think about. 

Comment by Sarah Sepulveda on September 28, 2011 at 9:33am
Hi group! I'm about a month and a half into my hooping journey and was looking for feedback from other newbies like myself:) I look forward to chatting with everyone on here!! :D

Anyone working on learning hand tricks? I don't know many hoopers in my area personally, so I watch what tutorials I can on YouTube. Problem is though, I don't even know where to begin! I know what an isolation is and practice it often, and the helicopter. If someone could steer me in the right direction it would be much appreciated:)

Happy hooping to all!
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Comment by Hooploose on July 23, 2011 at 10:18am
Huh, can't think of anything but watching a few (or a lot, like me) tutorials online, some of them are really good (SaFire's for example), and above all, practising. It took me weeks to finally learn it. (Still working on shoulder hooping, though). Can't guess what would work best for you, keep trying and you're bound to get the hang of it one day. ;)
Comment by Shay Davis on July 23, 2011 at 8:38am
Catherine: I've been having the same problem! Everyone says knee-hooping is the hardest, but I got that right away, but cannot seem to get chest hooping down!!
Comment by Catherine Lee Flitcraft on July 22, 2011 at 12:21am
hey! i've been hooping for a while but i cant seem to get my chest hoop down. any suggestions??
Comment by BonnieJoy on July 12, 2011 at 4:23pm

Hiya..I have been hooping since march. I take classes from 3 different wonderful people so I can learn different ways. I am waiting for the day my Flow kicks in because i am like a bull in a china shop. UGH! I am so stuck on chest hooping I just can't keep it level it tilts towards the sky and then my arms get tired. I have all size hoops and I am just not getting it. I watch videos of new hoopers and I get so jealous..One of my teachers keeps reminding me that One never compares themselves..we learn at our own pace. BTW I am over 50 but I so want to chest hoop. Guess the Flow comes after.???


Comment by Crystal Cry on June 30, 2011 at 1:57pm
thanks, jessica! & rachel - that sounds great, i added you so we can discuss :) i went to a summer music festival recently and i saw a booth of hoopers where i tried a 'real' hoop for the first time; what a difference!!!
Comment by Jessica Flowers on May 19, 2011 at 5:13am
Crystal: You can use a cheaper store hoop but it is very different. Usually people like to start out with the big hoops, bigger diameter and thickness of tubing which makes it a little heavier so it moves slower but is perfect for starting out and learning. And I notice as hoopers go on they experiment with tubing and size and go lighter for a more advanced style. Hoops can be pricy online but if you buy from someone who makes them personally for fun and sells them, they're usually cheaper. If there's no one locally that does that, there are probably a ton of people on this site alone that do it. I myself bought tubing and tapes to make all my own after I received my first hoop through trading things at a festival. I suggest finding someone that makes and sells them for a good price and if you do that but have no clue what sizing to get, I'd suggest 3/4 or 1 in. tubing with a psi from 100-160 and a diamater of at least 32 in. for a beginner hoop.

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