Do you wanna play a hoop game? 4 Facebook groups that you’ll enjoy!

Do you wanna play a hoop game? 4 Facebook groups that you’ll enjoy!

Do you want to play a game? Change up your hoop style? Maybe try some new music or a new combo?  There are a few places you can go to get your fun flow on with some awesome games!!!    1. The Hooping Game- The group can be found here The hooping game is a lot of fun! The premise of the game being that you have to hoop to music you normally wouldn’t choose for yourself. To start a round of the game, simply make a post in the Facebook group that says “I’m in”!! From there someone will comment a song that you have to hoop to!! You have 48 hours to do so. Once you complete your challenge and post a video you get to “hit back” the person who challenged you. You choose a song for them and again they must hoop to the song within 48 hours! Be careful not to challenge too many people at once though. Depending when people respond you might find yourself making quite a few videos all at once. 2. The Flow Game- The group can be found here  If you like the idea of the hooping game but your not a hooper, this game is for you. Although you can participate with your hoop, the flow game is open to all prop spinning. The rules are still the same if you want to play, but not you get to choose what prop you use while jamming to some random songs chosen by your peers!! 3. Same Song Different Flow- This can be played in the Flow Spinistries group...
Foot Hooping Behind the Back Pass with BABZ

Foot Hooping Behind the Back Pass with BABZ

Check out the newest tutorial from Babz!!! She teaches you in slow motion how to do this awesome behind the back pass to your foot!!! We all know Babz. She’s been teaching us how to do hooping tricks for as long as we can remember. Babz is a great teacher. She slows down moves as well as shows them at all angles to help you better learn! Be sure to check out all of her great tutorials on...
Native American Hoop Dance

Native American Hoop Dance

I’m sure if you are a part of the hoop community online you have occasionally seen some really cool videos of Native American Hoop Dancing! These performances are truely inspiring to watch. This type of hoop dancing can at times include up to 40 hoop!! Crazy right?  For Example, check out this awesome performance!! Tony Duncan at the 2011 Adult division Hoop Dance Championship There are many differences between Native American hoop dance and our hoop dancing. This type of hooping is not what you generally think of. No one is really waist hooping and this isn’t the type of hooping you would see in an old school  Wham-o commercial. Native American hoop dance is a style of its own within the Native American culture that is unlike anything many hoopers would expect.  Native American hoop dance is passed down. You will not find videos teaching it, or classes to attend. This is not something that can be learned on youtube or at your local dance studio. It is generally taught by an older family member or family friend and passed down a generation. This means there is much less of an opportunity to learn and fewer people participate in this type of hoop dance. Native Americans use natural materials such as wood , bamboo, or reeds to make their hoops. They do not use polypro of hdpe like most “hoopers” use. You also will not see any fancy morph tape or crazy colors. The colors used for their hoops often match their outfits , represent colors of their tribes, or hold some type of personal significance to the...
Memorial Grove Flow Jam

Memorial Grove Flow Jam

Check out this video that proves that flowing together is much more fun!! What started out as only a few people in the area a few weeks ago has turned into a weekly spin jam in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania! The group aims to meet up weekly when possible! If you are in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia be sure to check out this group on facebook and make some new flow friends! Check out their flow from this Sunday’s flow jam and picnic! Here are some photos from the Jam and Picnic as well!...
Hula Hoop Halloween Costumes!!!

Hula Hoop Halloween Costumes!!!

  It’s the first week of fall and we’re saying good bye to summer, and beach hooping. What better way to welcome fall than with Hula Hoop Halloween costumes. When you are a hooper, you want to be able to take your hoops with you everywhere you go. Right? Who can blame you? I know I don’t. Some Halloween costumes are more suitable than others to hoop in. Some of you may have found this out in the past years on Halloween. But there are also many ways to incorporate your hoops to be an actual part of your costume!!! Some ways are more user friendly than others though.  If you want to use your hoops with your costume this year, check out this list of costumes with hoop components!!!    1. Spider You can become a spider by turning your hoop into a web and wearing black! Check out all the details on making this costume here!   2. Double-Stuff Oreos Thats right you and a friend can turn into one of your favorite cookies!! Just cover your hoops in black fabric and draw on the print of the cookie for a quick DIY! Wear white to make sure you play your part as the cream filling!! For a few more pictures check out this blog where the idea originates from.   3. A hoop cage skirt Get creative with this one!! It is futuristic looking and easy to make!! Check out the tutorial on how to make it here!!  I’m sure a few of you out there will know how to make this fit into an awesome costume idea!!   4. Saturn Pick...
Breaks and Paddles Tutorial By Shannon Heichel

Breaks and Paddles Tutorial By Shannon Heichel

If you are having a hard time learning breaks and paddles check out this video!! The video breaks down some of the basic moves you need to know before learning this move as well as some things to drill before starting to learn. If you are looking for a thorough explanation that’s maybe different than the same few tutorials you have seen, then you should check this out and give it a try! Let us know in the comments if this tutorial helped you out. ...
“Go Easy” Hooping Performance By Kimba Cooper

“Go Easy” Hooping Performance By Kimba Cooper

Kimba Cooper puts on a beautiful studio performance in this piece. The video is recorded from many angles and edited so that the angles come together within some of the moves she is doing. It creates an awesome illusion of seeing different tricks from all angles!! You are sure to be amazed by not only her hooping but also the videography in this performance. You can find her performance page here: facebook.com/kimbacooperhulahooper Kimba is from Cardiff, in the United Kingdom.  The song she used is called- “Go Easy” by The Echo And The...
Flowers for Pippin- By Jackie Gajda

Flowers for Pippin- By Jackie Gajda

Check out this awesomely fun minis flow as well as her single and double hooping!! Jackie Gajda brings so much versatility to the table. This video has a beautiful backdrop of flowers in contrast with the architecture behind the balcony. The background is harsh in comparison to the foreground making Jackie’s hoop flow so beautiful to watch. Jackie lives in Columbia, Missouri and is currently a college student as well as an amazing hoop performer. You can check out all of her awesome work via her facebook...