Liz Hughes
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  • Des Moines, IA
  • United States
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Nervousness + hooping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sunshine Designs Jun 29, 2010. 17 Replies

Ok so every time i go to hoop at a festival or around people i get super nervous and dont want to do it. lol. i have been hooping for 4 months so i know that im not the greatest. So my question is… 

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AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Strawberry Twist Jan 12, 2011. 77 Replies

A group of hoopers came on and they were just rude to them. I felt so bad for them, they were doin a good job. It was just awful of them!

hoop dreams

Started this discussion. Last reply by Liz Hughes May 13, 2010. 10 Replies

Do any of you ever have dreams about hooping? I did, lol. but mine was a nightmare. I dreamt that somehow my hoop got left on the drive way and some one ran over it! it was all bent and the tape was… 

Soo.... trick concepts led hula hoops

Started this discussion. Last reply by Annabelle Jul 21, 2011. 60 Replies

Alright, i have been lookin at led hoops and i really like the rainbow one from trick concepts. im worried that i might end up wasting my money.


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Ariel Vandiver replied to the discussion 'Soo.... trick concepts led hula hoops'
"I bought the blue and green one from Trick Concepts last year. I would say it is a wonderful first hoop! However, I have had really bad wiring problems with mine. No more than 2 weeks after I got mine, the lights started to flicker and go out!!…"
Jul 21, 2011
Amberlee commented on Liz Hughes's video
Mar 8, 2011
Strawberry Twist replied to the discussion 'AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!'
"I believe I found it :D"
Jan 12, 2011
Nikki Osier replied to the discussion 'AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!'
"Yeah I know I wanna see it too!"
Jan 11, 2011
Ken Hill replied to the discussion 'AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!'
"Exactly!  Exactly.  Perfect attitude. :)  I'm glad to read this."
Jan 11, 2011
Ken Hill replied to the discussion 'AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!'
"Has less to do with the spinner/non-hooper and more to do with the person.  When people put everything they are into what they spin, if they haven't done any self work, their fears also pull into it...   My experience has been…"
Jan 11, 2011
HipHempHooper replied to the discussion 'AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!'
"I REALLY wish this video wasn't "No longer available because the youtube account associated with this video has been terminated due to multiple thrid-party notifications of copyright infringement". Whats up with that????"
Jan 10, 2011

The CircularPhile replied to the discussion 'AMERicas got Talent were mean to hoopers!'
"That's why I don't watch any of those shows. I love to dance and people ask me why I don't watch SYTYCD. I tell them it's because I can't stand the meanness. There is a big difference between being critical and being just…"
Jan 10, 2011
Maria/HoopME! commented on Liz Hughes's video

Flowlight wand play!!

"good to know! It's beautiful to watch!"
Oct 29, 2010
Liz Hughes commented on Liz Hughes's video

Flowlight wand play!!

"thats all i didnt for like two months straight. lol. not to hard"
Oct 29, 2010
Maria/HoopME! commented on Liz Hughes's video

Flowlight wand play!!

"Looks great! I so want one of these! Was it hard to catch on to??"
Oct 28, 2010
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Oct 28, 2010
Liz Hughes commented on Sara Ivey's photo

Bassnectar Autograph!

"that hoop just got 10times cooler!! lucky girl!!"
Oct 4, 2010
Liz Hughes commented on Lady Stardust*'s video

Lady Stardust hooping w EOTO

"NICE!! good flow and super amazing hoop!!"
Sep 21, 2010
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UK Hoop Gathering

The UK Hoop Gathering Project runs summer hoop weekends/retreats deep in the countryside of England with communal living (dorm or camping), hoop workshops, dance classes, healthy shared meals, fire , LED, Renegade show, saunas and country walks....www.ukhoopgathering.comUKHG also runs an annual Spanish Hoop Holiday week in June, in a luxury mansion - check here for more info:…See More
Sep 12, 2010
Raven Rainbow replied to the discussion 'Soo.... trick concepts led hula hoops'
"Yeah, try that but also contact TC get a new battery! That's what I am doing. Two leds went out since I last posted that (and it's not like I use the hoop enough for an led to go out! && it's only been a couple of months!) so…"
Jul 28, 2010

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At 4:52pm on July 7, 2010, Sassy-Hooper said…
Hey there! Sorry I didn't get your comment until right now!!! Yes I am an Iowa hooper! The music scene is huge around here, 80-35 festival, John Butler Trio, The Wailers, Moe. (this friday at Simon Estes) Primus (soon) and the Future History Festival (I am a performer for this whole weekend) and too many more to list all going on or happened this summer already!!! I am a part of some groups but here in Iowa Hoopers are not the norm like everywhere else (which ROCKS!!! We are still rather unique and special--although we all are special!!) so it's harder to find a group that is willing to meet on a regular basis. I do teaching and pretty much give away free hoops to everyone who is interested! Just spreading the good word!!!
What's your story??? Good to meet you!
At 6:11am on June 29, 2010, Ashley Rodriguez said…
hey again, do you remember how long it took you to receive you hoops? I've hardly heard from her since I placed my order, and she hasn't replied to my pm's. She's making me nervous.
At 9:58pm on June 17, 2010,
awwwww you're so sweet! thank you! if you ever need help with anything btw (like tricks), let me know and il do my best :) Have a great night!
At 12:56pm on June 17, 2010, Ashley Rodriguez said…
Hey thanks! I ordered a set of minis and a rainbow glow hoop this morning. It's birthday gift hehe. Can't wait to try them out.
At 9:13pm on June 14, 2010, Amberlee said…
I found this tutorial by caroleeena, I hope you find it helpful! I really hope that helps =]]
At 5:09pm on June 14, 2010, Amberlee said…
Hey Liz, I'm not sure which behind the back move you're talking about... I didn't get those ones in the beginning with a tutorial but if you'd like I could try to make one for you. Just let me know which one it is :]
At 5:33am on May 8, 2010, Stefanie Zito said…
hahaha! Thank you, Liz!!!! those are some mighty beautiful pro-photos you've got on here!
At 11:25pm on April 17, 2010, Katie Moore said…
Thanks for the nice comments! I learned the last trick from this video
At 7:30pm on March 25, 2010,
Rebecca DeShon of HoopEssence*
Hi Liz :) thanks for the photo love <3 Happy Hooping!
At 10:14pm on March 21, 2010, Tiana said…
Hi! Thanks for the love!The hoop is 27" and there are three tracks in that vid: “Beginning” by Ooah, “Time Warp” Ooah, and lastly “When I look at you” by Emalkay. They rage. :) Happy Hoopin'!
love & peace

Hoop questions

How old are you?

When did you first start hooping?
feb 17th 2010

Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?
Beginner for sure. lol

How often do you hoop?
Everyday even if it is only for a few mins

Do you have an indoor hoop space?
my room lol

Is there a hoop group where you live?

Did you start it?
not me

Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
My boyfriend might think so. :)

Have you posted hooping videos?
yup :)

Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
Miss foxy

Do you teach hooping?
Nope lol

What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping?
Bassnectar, Jeffree Star, Lady Gaga, Pretty Lights, Juno Reactor.

What is your favorite song right now?
Monster by Lady Gaga

Do you buy hoops or make your own?
I buy mine

Have you lost weight since starting to hoop?
I think so.

What size is your favorite hoop?
42 inch candy colored hoop from Hoopadelic

Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place?
lol not yet. i got all weirded out when my neighbor was watching me lol.

How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today?
For sure Youtube.

Who is your favorite hoop teacher?
Sandra Safire :) lol

What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers?

Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to?
I just started hooping but i might try it

Do you own an LED hoop? Where did you get it?
I want one sooo bad!!

How much time do you spend on hoopcity?
Lol i freakin love it! So im on here alot when im not hooping :P

What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)?
getting it from my waist so my chest.

What is the last trick you mastered?
GEtting the hoop to stay on my shoulders.

What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn?
Hooping at my knees

Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get?
my Knees. lol i just cant figure it out

How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city?
2 me and Fox. Carlisle doesnt have that many people.

Have you performed hooping in front of an audience?

Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop?
I had people laugh at me when i told them what i like to do for fun.

What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop?
I banged up my shoulder really bad, couldnt hoop for like a week so it would heal.

Have you ever hooped naked?

Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat?
I guess im goin to Bella Vida festival so i dont know if that counts.

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What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
To get alot better

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Bella Vida

Posted on March 22, 2010 at 12:22pm 0 Comments

Im so excited for Bella Vida music festival!! Two months left! Harmony Park is the shit :)

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