The Scorpian (aka: Foot Pass, Ankle Hand-Off)


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No Handed Step Through

Prerequisite: Sliding Door (aka: Vertical Step Through)

Sliding Door (aka: Vertical Step Through)


Also: Continous Sliding Door
Also: One Handed Sliding Door
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Anti Spin Flower


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9 Great Gifts for Your Favorite Hooper

1. A Hoop They Don’t Already Have

Passionfruit Feather Brite by Hoopnotica
Passionfruit Feather Brite by Hoopnotica

Just one hoop is never enough. There are hoops available in every color combination imaginable. From fabric hoops, to super shiny hoops, its easy to find something to match a personality. Hoopnotica even released a Black Leather Hoop for Black Friday this year. It’s beautiful, and it must feel amazing to dance with it on your skin.

No hooper is going to complain about an extra hoop, but there are so many different kinds that you should have no problem filling an empty spot in your recipients collection. There are five types of hoops. Heavier hoops made with irrigation tubing, lighter performance polypro hoops, LED lighted hoops, travel hoops, and mini poi hoops. They are all useful for different kinds of hoop tricks. If you know that your favoite hooper only uses one hoop, a set of minis would be a great idea for them to broaden their practice. If you have a friend that has been hooping for a while, but is lacking a high performance hoop, a polypro hoop is a great option. If your hooper likes to take their hoop out at night, an LED hoop will be a great addition to their hoop collection. Do you know someone who travels a lot but has a hoop that doesn’t break down? A collapsible travel hoop will allow them to bring their hoop love wherever their travels take them.

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Horizontal Cat Eyes (aka: Linear Isolation)


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Drop Down – Lasso to Waist (aka: Corkscrew)

Prerequisites: Basic Waist Hooping, Lasso

Jon Coyne shows how to drop the hoop down to your waist from Lasso in this tutorial. He demonstrates how you can do this move using both your First and Second Hands. What to do with both hands are explained and shown in slow motion. He ends the video with some tips on how to make this trick easier.

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Lift Up – Waist to Lasso (aka: Corkscrew)

Prerequisites: Basic Waist Hooping, Lasso

Jon Coyne shows how to lift the hoop up to Lasso from your waist in this tutorial. He begins by talking about which hand you should start with. He shows the trick in slow motion so you can see exactly how your arm guides the hoop up. He goes over what to do with your other hand, and some other issues you may be having. He also shows this move from above so you can see clearly what the hand is doing. He suggests to spin in the direction of the hoop, or to ducking as you bring it into Lasso to make it easier.

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The Bow (aka: Lower Lasso, Stir the Pot)

This is an Expert Village Video by Hannah. Here she shows the Bow trick, which is basically a lower lasso. This is a good trick to finish your hooping performance. First, she goes over exactly how your hand is going to be moving without the hoop. Then, she does a lasso and shows how to move it into the Bow and shows it again with the second hand.

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The Egyptian

This video by Snake (Angee Keen) shows The Egyptian hula hoop trick. This move is basically just a two handed lasso. Start with the regular lasso, and add in your other hand. Make sure you keep your thumbs out so the hoop has somewhere to lay and not fall down your arms. She also shows how to bring the hoop down to your neck from this trick, and back up. She also shows how to open up your hands and bring it down to your waist.

See also: The Lasso, The Bow