It’s that time of year again boys and girls. Hooping.org is spinning away on our annual vacation so don’t be expecting any updates or emails answered for a little while. It’s a special time of year when hoopers galore head to Burning Man, quite possibly the largest gathering of hoopers on the planet annually, while other hoopers who aren’t going there seem to be taking off to enjoy all sorts of festivities befitting the last hurrahs of summer.
Many of us at hooping.org have our hoops packed and all of us are looking forward to a holiday adventure of some sort, and we hope you’ll get a chance to get out and spin up something festive for yourself too, even if it’s just for an afternoon or evening. We will return on Tuesday, September 8th, with big smiles on our faces and all sorts of super cool hooping stuff to share. So until then, dear hoopers, we wish you nothing but the hoopiest of times possible and we hope you have a fantastic long holiday week and weekend. Happy hooping everybody!
Hula Hoop Flash Mob at Austrian Hoop Convention. Hoopers take Vienna by storm with LED hoops and hula hoops galore during the Austrian Hoop Convention. Gathering at Stephansdome, Vienna’s main monument, the light trails from LED hoopers and the spectacle of everyone spinning things up, including some familiar faces, is most captivating indeed. VThe : Stephansdome. Video by organizer Lisa Looping.
Ariuka Reka makes her hooping.org debut and she’s also bringing the nation of Mongolia to the hula hooping map. A member of the Mongolian National Circus, here we find her spinning up a performance in what appears to be the lobby of a hotel, but watch how freakin fast her helicopters are. While the plants may not feel safe, Ariuka is truly a captivating performer. She lives in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and the soundtrack for her performance is “The Bull” by The Theodore Orchestra, a 1977 classic that appears to be unavailable to download.
Folding Neck Pass Hooping Tutorial with Alisha Donnelly. Alisha is here with a new hooping tutorial and she’s teaching us all how to do a move that she’s calling a Folding Neck Pass, which may remind you of the Drama Queen Wrap too. She breaks things down really well and succinctly so it’s super easy to follow along and understand this move – which can be quite a show stopping moment. Give it a spin for yourself! Alisha lives in Medford, New York, USA.