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LED Hoop Makers Step It Up

Started this discussion. Last reply by Scott Dec 11, 2013. 9 Replies

I have had this idea since I started hooping in 2010. It would be wonderful for LED hula hoop makers, If they have not started trying in secret already, making LED hoops that recharge with the sun,… 

Tags: on, it, environment, get, hoops

Video Camera Dilemma

Started Nov 1, 2013 0 Replies

To start, yes I have browsed the HC forums for past posts about cameras. Majority of threads are a year old, so newer camera have come out. I have been racking my brain for weeks trying to figure out… 

Tags: quality, audio, and, reviews., good

This article should be spread...

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign Jul 9, 2013. 5 Replies

This article should be spread in all performance community this article should be read. Here is just a video of what the article is about.*Video… 

Tags: performance, innovation, vs., Copycat

Fire Spinning At Wakarusa Music Festival, new rules.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Flower Aug 20, 2013. 14 Replies

In the past there has been no rules with fire spinning. Basically, it was an open spin with no order, many rouge fire spinners spinning at campsites, in the middle of crowds, side of the roads all… 

Tags: safety, rules, new, performing, festival

 

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Do you teach hoop classes? *Please only answer 'yes' if you teach classes on a regular basis.
Yes
Do you have a website or YouTube, Facebook or Myspace.
http://martikamd.com
What year did you start hooping? (e.g. 2003)
June 4, 2010
Who is your hoop mamma or papa? (The person who introduced you to hooping)
The whole hoop community has helped me become the hooper I am today ,<3
Who's hoop style do you love? i.e. Who inspires you?
Sharna Rose, and Bags
What is your goal for 2014 and why is it important? (Doesn't have to be hoop related.)
Create innovative hoops/clothing for my etsy store. Continue emerging myself in the art of hoopdance and combining it with the art of side show & fire performing.
Homestay - Click yes if you would consider sharing accommodations with Hoop City Citizens visiting your hometown.
Yes

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'New to Lenexa, KS'
"Hey there Abby!I live in Olathe,ks and there is a huge group of spinners in KC,MO  and Lawrence,KS as long as you don't mind the drive. Below are links to the weekly spin jams. Feel free to friend me on facebook too! Every Sunday 6-8pm in…"
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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'Spammers'
"Tell the mods the details by sending them a message."
Jan 8

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'Beginners Guide to Fire Hoop Safety, Fuels and more'
"In the veterinary medicine field (I would imagine human as well but I can't confirm that) we will use manuka honey for burns sometimes combined with raw sugar. I've seen it do amazing things in extreme burn cases of kittens hiding in…"
Jan 7
Scott replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"For Li-ion batteries, the opposite is true (see http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/charging_lithium_ion_batteries under 'over-discharge'). I think maybe there's confusion with non-rechargeable lithium batteries -…"
Dec 11, 2013

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"I was told if you don't run the battery down and you recharge like that it's making it more dangerous. More likely to catch fire. Well then, the more you know. Thank you for your response on this, clarifies things. I'll keep an eye…"
Dec 11, 2013
Scott replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"Trustfire's been more reliable than most for me.  Capacities are overstated by most of the cheap generics in particular, and there are a lot of counterfeits out there.  The Trustfire 900 mAh batteries I've tested have lasted…"
Dec 11, 2013

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"I've been looking for a better company than trustfire. Mainly because it's cheap and catches fire. All I've been seeming is batteries from china that are low quality. I've been seen more hoopers complain about batteries short…"
Dec 11, 2013
Scott replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"What have you got against Li-ion batteries?  They're the lightest and highest energy density rechargeables commonly available.  And better than alkalines for the environment. They do have a tendency to heat up and even catch fire if…"
Dec 10, 2013

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"As I said it was a thought,and I know nothing on the practicality let a long anything about electronics. Anything to get away from lithium ion batteries is a plus to me."
Dec 10, 2013
Scott replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"Putting solar panels in the hoop itself isn't really practical for a number of reasons - not the least of which is that both HDPE and polypropylene tend to degrade in sunlight and keeping your hoop out is a bad idea.  There's also…"
Dec 7, 2013
Brandon Huston replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"Weight and bulk is the first thing that comes to mind. But how about a hoop that is MADE out of PV cells, now that's an idea!  Or the LEVI hoop that is strictly for illusion, cause it would be super heavy. A hoop with magnets inside and…"
Dec 6, 2013
Poppe replied to the discussion 'LED Hoop Makers Step It Up'
"Hi Martika! I totally agree that some innovation in the LED hoop space needs to happen. Scott, the creator of this post has discussed some of the difficulties of solar charged hoops, specifically the constant contact would ruin the panels.…"
Dec 6, 2013

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign posted a discussion

LED Hoop Makers Step It Up

I have had this idea since I started hooping in 2010. It would be wonderful for LED hula hoop makers, If they have not started trying in secret already, making LED hoops that recharge with the sun, with a simple solar panel. This is already available in a roll up pad for cell phones and ipods. Would save hoopers money in batteries, a big plus to the environment, and it would actually be a new hoop invention in the community. Having a hoop that can do a different pattern or have 100 more modes…See More
Dec 6, 2013
Shorty replied to the discussion 'What have you broken'
"Haha, just found this thread ... =) Broke a bulb yesterday. I don't have enough space!!! *wants a gym*"
Dec 2, 2013

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'Share Your Hooping Site'
"I just updated my domain. :D martikamd.com"
Nov 13, 2013

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Martika* of MartikasMysticDesign replied to the discussion 'How did you learn to fire hoop?'
"hahaha you can easily be burned, while not being stupid in the process. Sand paper hhmm have to try that one. "
Nov 6, 2013

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At 2:49pm on August 14, 2013, Hannah Buffington said…

What is is the best way to contact you? I would love to inquire about some hoop classes and learn from someone as skilled as you ! Thank you! I live in Overland Park btw!

At 7:55am on February 8, 2013,
Student
nicole padelli
said…

Hey Martika if you know any kids in the argentine area or down by 10 by gates area that are ages 9-19 who would like to learn beginners hula hoop would you send them my way? im going to teach spring and summer classes at the Amayo-Argenting and JFK center. Enrollment fees would apply. Also Im rely interested in taking some of your classes that sounds like fun :) whats the prices ? <3

At 5:18pm on September 24, 2012, MissConception said…

how on earth did you find me on here? lol!

At 6:34pm on May 16, 2012,
Student
Nomadic.Twirler*
said…

So I totally met you last year at wakarusa! I believe we were under the Revival Tent (with the lit up 'planets' hanging from the ceiling). I felt like a dumbass because I left my hoops at the campsite and then I noticed you hooping (wonderfully of course) and I asked to borrow one of your hoops. And you did :D You were too busy doing your thang when I finished, so here's finally my chance to tell you: Thank for letting me borrow your hoop :)

And you're gunna be there again this year, am I correct? Sporting the knee brace and all. Whatta champ! You should bedazzle the crap out of it, haha.

At 9:23pm on September 26, 2011, Fer Sumano said…
beautiful photos with hula in the foot
At 10:42am on August 9, 2011, Willow said…
You are gorgeous!  Thanks for the kudos!
At 7:05pm on June 30, 2011, Harlow [Hulacination Hoops] said…

It's just low density tubing. I'd really like to try polypro but as you can see with currency conversion and shipping it's a really big investment for something that I'm not sure if I'll like. I really want to buy a new fire hoop but I don't want hdpe since I'm finding it too rigid, so I wanted to try a polypro one. Though maybe if I tried a thinner hoop OD... thanks for the info though, I'll most likely buy a polypro within the coming week or so (:

At 1:17pm on June 30, 2011,
Student
Ness
said…
I love your costume and hoop designs! Absolutely beautiful hooping too!
At 8:31pm on June 28, 2011, Harlow [Hulacination Hoops] said…
Hey! I see you sell polypro hoops-- how much do you reckon it would cost to ship to New Zealand? Also since I've never been able to experiment with polypro before (can't find it anywhere here...) so would like to know if they're anything like LDPE? I'm finding HDPE hoops too rigid now, but my LDPE hoop is too flexible... do you think polypro is in the middle? (though not like mdpe...) Sorry it's hard for me to word this question haha. Thanks (:
At 1:32pm on June 6, 2011,
Student
Lulu Hoop* of Spiraling Within*
said…

Hiya!  Looks like we are moderating buddies.  :-) 

Happy  year anniversary! 

 
 
 

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