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The Octopus

Chase Weave (aka: Two Beat Weave)

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Three Beat Weave

Prerequisite: Chase Weave (aka: Two Beat Weave)

The Three Beat Weave means the hoop is doing three circles: a circle above, a circle below, and a circle to the opposite side (over, under, out). This trick can be difficult to master, but is an impressive and fun move to learn. This tutorial by Caroleena, starts out with a demonstration of the trick. She counts out the beats so you can keep the rhythm with the hoops. She then goes over some practice exercises that you can do to get used to the movements, one hand at a time. After, she brings both hoops together to show how to start and continue the movement. She finishes the video by talking about a trick that most people mistake for a weave called the Crossover.

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Body Roll (Chest Rolls, Back Rolls)

How to Roll a Hoop

Rolling your hoop on your body is one of the most impressive looking off body tricks. This video by Kyle Johnson breaks this trick up into easy to learn parts. He shows you how to roll the hoop on smaller body parts (the hand, the forearm, the back) and work up to rolling it across your entire body. This tutorial is mostly about the back roll, but he also quickly shows some other body roll variations (Chest Roll, Circular Chest Roll, Half Matrix Rolls).

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Vertical Cat Eyes (aka: Iso-pop)

In this video, Drex takes the Poi spinning move the Cateye and adapts to the hoop. This trick is called the Iso-pop in the hooping world, named by Rich Porter for one of his signature moves. He starts by demonstrating the trick while explaining the different kinds of isolations and cateyes. The move is broken down into four steps, which he explains slowly and in detail. After you get those four steps down, Drex shows you have to get used to the bouncing motion of the hoop. He finishes the video by putting everything together to make the smooth, full trick.

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Figure 8 Jump Through

This tutorial by Hoola-Fit covers Figure 8s and Figure Jump Throughs. She gives a tip to step side to side so you don’t get in the way of the hoop while you are doing the Figure 8 Weave. She explains the direction your hands should go and shows how to figure out the timing so you know when you should jump through the hoop. She also shows how to smoothly transition back to the Figure 8 after the jump.

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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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Vortex (aka: Corkscrew)

In this video, Jon Coyne teaches the Vortex. The Vortex is an up and down lasso movement while being inside the hoop. It is suggested to first know how to transition the hoop from waist to lasso, and back from lasso to waist. Jon first shows the different ways you can enter into the move. He breaks down the move and shows exactly where your hands should be, from the front, back, above, and in slow motion. To finish out the video, Jon explains some tips to make learning this trick easier.

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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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