Circus Start

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!

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Chest Roll Head Toss

Kick Up & Flow

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Knees to Waist

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Wedgie Combinations

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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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Hinge Transitions

Deanne from HOOPLOVERS explains Hinge Transitions. Transitions take you from trick to trick. These specific Hinge Transitions take your hoop cleanly to different Planes.