The Hooping Questionnaire!
How old are you?
As of the 29th Of November 2010 I am 42 years old.
When did you first start hooping?
Um...late August 2010 I think!
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper?
How often do you hoop?
Daily, from half an hour sessions right up to ones where I lose hours
Do you have an indoor hoop space?
Is there a hoop group where you live?
Did you start it?
I may just do that
Would you say that you are obsessed with or addicted to hooping?
As Abe Simpson once said; A little from column A, a little from column B :o)
Have you posted hooping videos? How many?
I have about a dozen on youtube and my guitar's facebook account (yeah, my guitar has a page!)
Do you have friends nearby to hoop with?
Not yet, I need to stop being shy and start hoopwoking
Do you teach hooping? If so, how many people have you taught?
Self taught but want some lessons too - I taught my boss's wife how to core hoop
What kind of songs do you listen to while hooping?
All sorts, from ambient to bluegrass to roots reggae to metal, depends on my mood
What is your favorite song right now?
To hoop to it's Moving On by Dreadzone (second favourite being Everyday Sunshine by Fishbone)
Do you buy hoops or make your own?
Buying at the moment but when funds aren't tight I am going to make oooooodles of them.
Have you lost weight since starting to hoop?
Oh heck yeah AND gained muscle tone (my belly is still pokey out but there are springs in the old mattress now!)
What size is your favorite hoop?
In centimetres it's 130cm.
Are you comfortable hooping by yourself in a public place?
How did you learn the majority of the tricks you know today?
Youtube and very detailed instructions from friends via messages
Who is your favorite hoop teacher?
Caroleeena (see above ;)
What advice would you give to to beginner hoopers?
Keep spinning, the hoop is only at your feet temporarily - it shall spin again.
Do you fire hoop? If not, do you want to?
No & yes I do!
Do own an LED hoop? Where did you get it?
Don't have one yet but will get one.
How much time do you spend on Hoop City Hooping Community?
About an hour a day, I am finding I prefer it here to facebook more & more
What was the first trick you learned (besides waist hooping)?
Spinning on one extended leg (not sure what it's called)
What is the last trick you mastered?
What trick so far was the hardest for you to learn?
Which one are you finding is almost impossible to get?
It's a tie, vortex and lift up from core (aint quitting trying tho!)
How many hoopers would you say live in your town/city?
No idea at present, I shall start networking soon!
Have you performed hooping in front of an audience?
Yes, in front of my workmates and their children (see photo section for boss's daughter with my fluro green hoop if you wanna)
Has anyone told you you were too old to be playing with a hula hoop?
Not yet, one contact called it 'Girly Sh#t' but that's about it (water offa ducks raincoat that is!)
What’s the worst injury you’ve acquired from the hoop?
Bruised hip but that's about it so far.
Have you ever hooped naked?
Yeeees but that was kinda fail, undies and lights out is safer :D
Have you been to a hoop camp/retreat? Which one?
Haven't been yet BUT if I can get my shizz together next year I am going to fly to the U.S for a retreat!
Richie 'Monkey Mooncalf' Isaacs's Journal
Posted on July 19, 2012 at 8:48pm
OK! I have been offline for WAY to long but am back with news of this, which is going to rock!!!!
Hope to see yaz there!!!!
Click the words below to see what it is :)
Under The Spinfluence
Posted on November 1, 2011 at 8:00pm
Posted on April 19, 2011 at 3:37am
My son Aidan (11) is here for two weeks so am online very rarely (my girls are both working so I don't get them at all these holidays....awwwww and waaaaaah (proud of them, always)
Still hooping, of course, and tomorrow he wants me to teach him hand hooping....yay!
Posted on April 13, 2011 at 8:00pm
Naw....I love being a Hoopbasador, the more we get it out there the sweeter the world will be </love>
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