"Wonderful suggestions. Whatever your beliefs are, above all you must make time for regular practice to connect with your hoop and notice from day to day how it makes you feel. Not every session is going to feel outstanding and uplifting: there will…"
"The feeling of being lost and not knowing yourself is just the first part in your spiritual awakening; you know you want more in your life than just material contentment, you are just unsure of how to obtain it. The hoop is here to show you how…"
"so true haha me and my hoops travel everywhere together, you never know when you might need them! and i must say my hoop relationships are so strong. they are now my babies, i even give them all names. hehe you will find yourself girl, just…"
"very beautifully put, and so true! Im going to be 52 and am mama to 7!! The hoop, and Im only in 8 months, has been the tool to guide me. My dance partner, I am in love with, nothing less than a spiritual high of the utmost satisfaction, I say it…"
"It has taken me many, many months to connect with my hoop!! Making my own made me feel a lot better about it. I think that if you bring it everywhere with you, even if it stays in the car, you start to form a relationship with it. I think that as…"
"Dr. Wayne Dyer helped me A LOT and he still is. He has tons of books, all amazing. I also lean toward metaphysics and quantum physics so Christopher Penczak is also one of my mentors. It's all about simplicity and realizing that we are all…"
ohh, thank you very much heh. i got my first hoop yesterday and did my first session yesterday. it was great :) but it was cold and its even colder today AND windy so i'm not sure. weather hasn't got all that nice out here.
thanks for the comment on the 1 handed vortex! so good to hear it was helpful :) yes you definitely want to use a smaller hoop for this trick! the tubing i'm using in that video is 1/2 in 100 psi an about 35 inches. but even if you gradually move down even to 40 inches or lower the psi to 100 i think that would be helpful. and it may take a while to build that arm muscle to and just teach your muscles what to do. I did start hooping with a bigger one though and gradually downsized. Now I hoop w 1/2 in 32 inch 100 psi let me know if i can help you out anymore! keep practicing :)
I want to know how your new hoop(s) came out.
But I also want to help you find some better quality stuff to work with. Do you have a theater supply or an electrical supply store where you live? Here we have an electrical store called "Rexel" and I think it is a chain so see if maybe you have one.
Call or just go in there and ask if they carry gaff tape or spike tape.
I buy it from Rexel here in Winston-Salem. I also order it online or get it from a local theatrical supply house.
These tapes are made of cotton cloth and are are a thousand times easier to use than duct tape. They roll on SMOOTH, and they are super-grippy for your skin and clothing. Buy rolls in one-inch width for the gaff. I think the spike tape is always a half-inch wide. Combine it with electric tape, which is also super-easy to use and you should be on your way to some cute new hoops.
oh...something else I found at Wal-Mart but have not tried to use yet is clear electric tape. They put it separate from the other tapes, back in the hardware section, but I want to try putting down a layer of skinny ribbon and covering it under a line of the clear electric tape for protection. You might try this too!
good luck to you! I hope you post photos of your new hoops!