Thursday, December 18, 2008

More Chest Hooping

You know you wanna.

Sexy Hooping

I'm green with envy.

Black and White

Love the outfit.

Chest Hooping

After watching this and other youtube videos on chest hooping I had to give it a go, in spite of the fact it was still wet outside from yesterdays storm. I have a feeling that chest hooping is a lot easier to learn when you are an A cup. Not so easy when you are DD. Anyway, I also did some neck hooping and felt some of the phlegm that's been giving me headaches breaking up. So maybe hooping is good for that too. Enjoy the video and good luck with your chest hooping.

Monday, September 8, 2008

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Sunday, August 31, 2008

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I'm not sure what 'ping my default' means but I guess I'll find out when I hit send.

Friday, August 29, 2008

hooping circus style

I like this style a lot better than the goofier style everyone else is doing now.

Love the routine

And the outfit is soooooo groovy.

When your bird tries to upstage you

The bird in this cracks me up.

Fire Poi

A very hot routine to an amazing song.

Hand hooping video

I saw this late last night and tried it out first thing this morning. Then I remembered I'm supposed to be taking it easy on my hands since I hurt them last weekend carving wood. Oopsy.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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Thursday, July 24, 2008


Another fire hooper.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Still Hooping

I'm still having fun with my hoop. The heatwave has forced me to hoop either early in the day or late. When I lose motivation I just go watch some hooping vids on line and that inspires me to try try again. I can do each move longer now but I still haven't transitioned in being able to hoop non-stop for ten or twenty minutes. I'd really like to hoop non-stop for an hour or more, but I can't see that happening anytime soon.
After watching the hoop song video below I think I want to make a corset and petticoat hooping outfit. Or maybe a Steampunk outfit or something. Something colorful I can enjoy hooping in to get the full experience. People are amazed when I told them I made my own hoops. A fencer wanted to try it and she has an amazing figure and had a great time hooping before fencing practice. She said the male fighters should do hooping because they are stiff in the hips and it helps loosen up all your joints. I couldn't agree more. It is a way to keep your flexibility and build coordination. Great for waist, hips, thighs. Those hard to work on areas like inner thighs and glutes. But I also get sore muscles in my neck and shoulders so I know those areas are getting a work-out too. If I take a week off I feel rusty and awkward so I really have to keep up. And it's fun, so it's not like going to the dentist. I have two more hoop connectors so I can make two more hoops.

Get your hoop on

Another super dooper hooper.

Silly hooping song

This video NEEDS good hoopers. But it is a crack-up full of colorful offbeat outfits. I might just have to buy this song to hoop too though.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Group Hooping

I was outside doing laundry and decided to get some hooping in between loads. Next thing I know my solo act had grown into a foursome. Three neighborhood kids jumped into the hooping party. The two little girls said their mom was in jail, and so it really touched me that I could spend time doing something fun with them. I hope they get a hoop so they can practice at home. One of them wants to hoop in her school talent show.

So if you are a hooper, consider picking up some cheap kid's hoops so you can inspire your local children.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Parade Hooper

A Hoopette on a float in a parade last Sunday.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

hooping in SLO

I used to juggle in Mitchell Park in San Luis Obispo all the time before I moved to Orange County, CA. Now I find out that there is a whole new group of people that meet there to juggle, hoop and spin fire. I found this video about them.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Rainbow hula hoop

I made a new hula hoop yesterday and wrapped it with red, yellow, blue, and green tape.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Holding the tubing together

This is what the hula hoop connectors look like

Monday, March 31, 2008

The Hooping Family

My daughter and her hubby came down and we all passed around the hoop for some good fun and good laughs. Even though my daughter hasn't used a hoop in years, she picked it right up and she is very good at it. Then I showed her youtube videos showing what a great performance art it has become and she was blown away by it and very inspired. Even her hubby gave it a whirl, but he was trying to use brute strength. Still, he could do it for a bit. It's all about the rhythm, not the strength.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Chin balance

I'm getting a little better. I've got the neck hooping down. Now if only I could get the waist going for more than a few seconds. That's where I need the most work.

Jerry Springer Hooper

I turned on the TV and Jerry Springer was on. I was about to change the channel. Then behind the snowball fighting lesbians, I spotted a hooper. Cute little thing wearing those crazy bell bottom thigh-highs with garters. She looked like Shirley Feeny from Laverne and Shirley. Pretty sure it was a wig though. As far as I could tell, she was the show's eye candy. But I bet she gets a ton of publicity from that.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

More hooping today.

For arms I find the smaller hoops much more practical.
I'm still not good enough to hoop for 30 minutes non-stop. I have to work on transitions from waist to over the head and so forth. And I need to get to the point where I can do it around my waist indefinitely. So much to do but beautiful weather to do it in.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Feb. is for hooping.

The nice weather finally lured me outdoors to work on my hooping for the first time since winter hit. The grass was still soggy though. It's amazingly hard to take a decent hooping self portrait. The timer would either go off after the hoop got away, while I was bending over, or while it was too bright or dark at that moment. So here's the only decent shot.