Eleanor Toy Storey
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Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kristiana Hoopstar Floyd Dec 31, 2010. 12 Replies

Hallo hoopers, I've been hooping for about 3 weeks, and I'm soooo impatient I want to rock at this now. Knee hooping is causing me trouble, I can get the hoop going, but it seems to want to either… 

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Kristiana Hoopstar Floyd replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"when I hoop around my knees, i always have one leg slightly in front of the other. I use that leg to guide it around ( usually counter clockwise, and my right leg guides) also the faster you make the hoop go, the easier it is to work it back up :)"
Dec 31, 2010
Cherish replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I learned to keep one leg stiff and use the other slightly bent knee as the guide  to push the hoop around. I found that that way allows me more control of the hoop. like being able to move it up and down my thighs at will.  Heres a link…"
Dec 31, 2010

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Corri replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"You're suggestion has been so immensely helpful to me! I can maintain on my upper thighs forever but if I drop to just above my caps, I struggle. Going down gradually makes sense and makes me feel so much more confident. Thanks!"
Dec 31, 2010
Caroleeena of Circles of Joy replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I made a tutorial about all the different ways to come at Leg Hooping. Perhaps it will help you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuH-xnLMpRU Also, I am a big fan of knee pads. They make them just for dancers and they're comfortable and look…"
Jun 26, 2010
Eleanor Toy Storey replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I LOVE this place, it's soooo helpful. Thank you all for your advice, I'm getting better. I've been out in the glorious British sunshine practising today, still have bruises, but they are my badges of learning! I will make sure that…"
Jun 26, 2010
Scunshine replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I tried the scarf thing too (thanks Lealyn!) and it helped me get the movement down that I needed without having to worry about the hoop falling all the time. Even so, leg hooping took me the longest. I started trying at about the same time you did…"
Jun 26, 2010

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Lealyn replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I wrapped scarves around my knees when learning and practicing. They not only protected my knee caps (ouch) but they acted as a barrier (somewhat) to keep the hoop from traveling down. "
Jun 26, 2010
Stevi Allen replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I didn't even try leg hooping until I had been hooping for seven months. I am only now really starting to get it. I can't imagine how demoralizing I would have found it at three months. But you have gotten some great tips. Wear shorts, and…"
Jun 25, 2010

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circularlogic replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"Oh yes, that's a critical point! Skin is best, then rough cotton. Slippery fabrics (or even too much sweat-- though a little bit sometimes helps) are next to impossible to leg hoop in."
Jun 25, 2010
Bozwollocks replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"I had the same problem when I started. If you're wearing pants that don't expose your thighs, this could also be a part of it. Even with great friction tape on your hoop, I find that if I wear anything that is not a natural fiber, the hoop…"
Jun 25, 2010
Eleanor Toy Storey replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"Hi, Thank you! I know I'm hideously impatient, I see you guys do these awesome tricks, and I want to do the same. I guess practice really does make perfect. I'll study the videos, and maybe make my own! x"
Jun 25, 2010

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circularlogic replied to the discussion 'Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps'
"For me the trick was to start at the hips, go down just an inch or two, maintain it there as long as I could, then bring it back up to hips or waist. Keep going down further, little by little, & eventually you will have total control of leg…"
Jun 25, 2010
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Gah! Keeping the hoop ABOVE my kneecaps

Hallo hoopers, I've been hooping for about 3 weeks, and I'm soooo impatient I want to rock at this now. Knee hooping is causing me trouble, I can get the hoop going, but it seems to want to either stay at the knee joint, or further down my shin - how do I get the hoop to stay above the knee?Thank you and happy hooping hoop-starsExSee More
Jun 25, 2010

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Satina left a comment for Eleanor Toy Storey
"Welcome to Hoop City! Enjoy!"
Jun 14, 2010

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At 8:25pm on June 14, 2010,
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Welcome to Hoop City! Enjoy!
 
 
 

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