Hoop Tricks; Playing with open space.
Once you can hoop comfortably and can keep the hoop going, now it is time to play with all that open space in the hoop. Take your hands and look for gabs between the hoop and your body, when you see one, stick your hand in it and pull it back out before the hoop runs into your arm. This is using the “open space” in the hoop and between your body.
You can also do this while turning to slow down the motion and give you a chance to sweep your arm for longer periods of time.