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Circus Start

The ‘Circus Start’ is a complicated move, if only because no one is really sure on what it actually is. Is it a type of Wedgie? Is it a kick up from the floor? Is it a sequence of many moves put together? After going through these videos, I’m still not really sure. But here is a collection of how some top hoopers define it. Do you think of a Circus Start as a specific trick? Comment and let me know!

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Front Walkover/Cartwheel Kick Up

Chest Roll Head Toss

‘The Hooping Life’ DVD now Available for Pre-Order

From the Press Release:

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THE HOOPING LIFE is the first film that captures the origins and rise of modern day hula-hooping – a.k.a hooping. With an introduction and narration by hooper (of basketball and hula alike) Shaquille O’Neal, the film illuminates eight extraordinary stories of hoop devotees who have embraced it as an art form, a teaching aid, and even an instrument of redemption.

From the streets, to intimate clubs, to giant arenas, the film alternates between self-filmed video diaries, verité documentary footage, and spectacularly filmed performances. Filmed over six years and with an appearance by late hoop-promoter and TV personality Art Linkletter, the film celebrates the healing power of movement and the spirit of human inventiveness.

British electronic duo BASEMENT JAXX provides the buoyant score that captures the free-spirited nature of hooping, with additional music by The Scissor Sisters and an appearance by popular jam-band The String Cheese Incident.

Following more than 100 community and festival screenings around the world, THE HOOPING LIFE will be released on DVD, VOD, and Digital Platforms on April 22. The film is currently available for community screenings. More information available at: www.thehoopinglife.com