Sliding Door (aka: Vertical Step Through)


Also: Continous Sliding Door
Also: One Handed Sliding Door
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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

Basic Isolation

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Basic Waist Hooping


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Escalator (aka: Elevator, Body Twizzle)

You may be surprised that I have this labeled as a ‘beginner’ trick. Though this trick looks very difficult, it is actually incredibly easy to learn. This tutorial by BABZ shows the trick in slow motion, so you can see actly where the hoop is going to go. All you have to do is push the hoop against your side, and it will roll right up to your body, where you can catch it above your head. Babz has two follow up videos: The Reverse Escalator and Escalator Trick Variations.
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Basic Horizontal Jump Through

Safire shows how to do a Basic Jump Through in this tutorial. With this trick, you begin by hooping in Lasso, you bring the hoop down, and you jump through it. She beings by showing a practice movement, and gives tips on how to time the move. She shows where you should jump in the hoop, and which leg should go in first. She continues by explaining how to bring it back up your body without getting stuck on yourself.

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Helicopter

This is a tutorial for the Helicopter hoop trick by Safire. The Helicopter is rotating the hoop while bringing it around the body. She begins by going over some terms that she’ll be using throughout the tutorial. She shows to the left first, then with the right. She shows how you are going to rotate in the direction like you are going to hit the inside of your knee. You half rotate it and bring it around your back and then grab it from below with your free hand. Follow that rotation to the front, and then transfer to your free hand again. She shows how it may help to rotate your hips a big and use a smaller hoop to get started with this move. The video ends with some alterations you can do once you learn this trick.

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Lasso (aka: Halo)

This is an Expert Village Video by Hannah. She explains how to figure out which hand you should start with, and how turning in the direction you hoop and swinging the hoop up to your chest can give you momentum to get it spinning above your head. She breaks down exactly how your hoop rolls across your thumb, and into your hand. It is suggested that you do more of a ‘grab and release’ when you first learn this trick to keep control of the hoop.

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Butterflop

This is a sample video from hoopinguniversity.com by Steve Bags. This is a very visual move, that is easy to learn. He breaks down the trick into three man positions, and then explains how to move between them. In then end he goes over a common problem you may be having, and how to fix it.