Five Beat Weave

The Butterfly

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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Barrel Roll

The is a quick tutorial from Hoopalicious explaining the Barrel Roll. The Barrel Roll is all about vertical hooping on your waist. Hoopalicious explains that being able to hoop with angle forward (Booty Bump) and angle backward (Pelvic Thrust) and prerequisites to learning this trick. At the end of the video, she goes over some tips that may help you troubleshoot some problems that you may be having.

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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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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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Duck In/Pop Up

This tutorial by The Spinsterz shows how to Duck In the hoop while it is twirling around. To do this trip, you need to be able to pass the hoop around your body. You bend over and go in the hoop while it is coming behind you after spinning it on your thumb. He shows a practice move to get used to pushing the hoop with your hand to give momentum. The trick is showed clockwise and counter-clockwise. He also shows how you can use this trick to switch the direction of your current. To finish the video, he shows a quick variation of this move.

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