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!
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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