How old are you?
When did you first start hooping?
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?
Advanced, I learn quickly.
How often do you hoop?
Every day. I used to hoop for several hours a day but now in random spurts of 10-20 minutes lol
Do you have an indoor hoop space?
Sort of, my living room is big enough to hoop in but its not ideal. I want a studio lol
Is there a hoop group where you live?
Closest one is 3 hours away..... so thats a no.
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
Have you posted hooping videos? How many?
TONS! I have a small cult following on youtube :P
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
People always want to hoop with me... until they do hoop with me. Then they suddenly become very busy and cant hoop with me anymore... Maybe I shouldnt open every hoop jam with the elbow attack.
Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught?
Yes! According to youtube I've taught thousands :D
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping?
Lady Gaga, what else?? :P
What is your favorite song right now?
The mix that I made to do my hoop manipulation act too.
Do you buy hoops or make your own?
I make my own day/multi hoops but buy my LED and fire hoops.
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop?
Its possible. I was also running XC and playing polo at the time so its hard to tell...
What size is your favorite hoop?
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place?
Depends, if I'm practicing, then no. If I'm performing then i can put myself in my performing space in my head and do it.
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today?
Safire gave me a good foundation and then i learned the rest monkey see monkey style
Who is your favorite hoop teacher?
Safire is amazing of course. I also like Caroleeena, I just love her voice :)
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers?
Breath, and love the process
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to?
Yes I do fire hoop, fire hooping is my favorite thing in the world
Do you own an LED hoop? Where did you get it?
Yes i have a Rainborion hoop from cosmic hooper
How much time do you spend on Hoop City Hooping Community?
24/7 quite literally. I have the updates synced to my phone so i get constand hoop city chat lol
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)?
The vortex was my first move, followed my the duck in and drop on moves that i learned within the same hour as the vortex. Ahh the first hour with your hoop is when you learn the most, no?
What is the last trick you mastered?
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn?
The kick start was a BITCH to learn.
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get?
I'm learning to multi hoop and doing anything and hooping at the knees at the same time is not working for me.
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city?
1 including me.
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience?
Yes, many times. I've gone busking at festivals, put on hoop/fire shows, Hoop demonstrations at elementary schools, you name it.
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop?
No, I've been told its gay though. Usually after my best trick, which just SCREAMS jealousy lol
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop?
I wacked my face wtih the hoop once but other than that not much. Maybe a burn with the fire hoop.
Have you ever hooped naked?
Once or twice ;)
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one?
No, hope to go next year though! Its either hoop camp or fire drums. i cant decide.