Monthly Archive: September 2003

Comparison

Comparison

I was trying to explain to a friend how hard it is, once you’re used to dancing with a hoop, to go back to dancing with just your body. The best comparison I could...

Hooping.org in Australian Media

Hooping.org in Australian Media

Looks like we’ve hit the big time, making the news in Australia, of all places! Read the little article: Hoop dreams – theage.com.au. (Note to the author: not all of us are from San...

Here’s To The Ridiculous

Here’s To The Ridiculous

United States, Jackson Hole – “Hula hooping has replaced hacky sack at the festival. I guess that’s because its easier to get a groove on with a hula hoop. That is unless you’re a...

Hooper Shopaholic

Hooper Shopaholic

Ok, I admit it. I just had a moment of impulse buying and purchased this hooper tote bag. It’s so cute! Thanks to Valerie for the heads up.

Guerilla Hooping

Guerilla Hooping

Kara, a hooper from Seattle, has started doing something she calls Guerilla Hooping, which includes “Guerrilla Hooper Takeover of Urban Traffic Centers” and “Guerrilla Baptisms of Public Buildings, Art, and Structures.”

Hooping in Berkeley

Hooping in Berkeley

Bay Area Hoopers gathered at Martin Luther King Park in Berkeley today. It turned out the Thai Music and Crafts Festival was gathering there as well. The soundtrack of the day proved interesting with...

Unidentified Hooping Object

Unidentified Hooping Object

So, I was looking through a gallery of Burning Man photos, and I found this beautiful one of an unidentified hooper. Anyone know who she is? It’s a gorgeous shot. (PS: Seen any other...

A Few Tips on Leg & Knee Hooping

A Few Tips on Leg & Knee Hooping

Interested in doing some simple below the waist hooping? There are tons of tricks to do with your legs and knees once you get these basics down so mastering these basics are really worth...

Leg and foot hooping

Leg and foot hooping

At today’s BAH gathering at Dolores Park, we started to incorporate a lot of legs and feet into our hooping routines. Hooping with your legs and feet can be daunting at first because, as...

Hoop rack

Hoop rack

My roommate Joe had the most brilliant idea: He thought that I should build a wall rack to hang my hoops on. So far, I had always leaned my hoops against the wall in...

What Kind of Hooper Are You?

What Kind of Hooper Are You?

Naturally, as a community grows, there start to be niche markets. Sure, we’re all hoopers, but within the hooping community, there are a few different breeds. Most of us are mutts — a mixture...

Hooper Hand-Fasting @ Burning Man

Hooper Hand-Fasting @ Burning Man

Having been back from Burning Man for about a week now, I feel as if I have digested some of the life changing experiences that I went through. Writing them down definitely helps, so...

Avon

Avon

Tree, a Bay Area Hooper, has been on the road the past few weeks so we haven’t seen her, but she sent an email to clue us in that Avon is actually selling what...

Mario Lalich

Mario Lalich

Mario Lalich has made a web name for himself with his surreal photography. Wandering through his gallery today I surprisingly discovered this photograph and wanted to share it and his work with all of...

tuxedo hooping

tuxedo hooping

In addition to hooping at work, as Vera writes below, there are a lot of other unconventional places outside of parks and music events where hooping makes people smile and have lots of fun....

Hooping at work

Hooping at work

Today was the first time since I started hooping in April that I have missed our weekly BAH gathering in the park. I was stuck at work. Since I have spent a lot of...