Monthly Archives: August 2004

More hooping in commercials

I just received an email from a reader whose six-year-old niece did a commercial for Clarkes shoes in the UK. The commercial involves a lot of hooping. It shows Ruby hooping while eating, watching television, talking on the phone, etc.…

Workshop Hooping Vid

Lisa Browning just sent me a link to this long fun video of some of the Good Vibe Hoop Tribe mamas hooping it up at a workshop (I assume in Los Angeles?). The video file is almost 10MB, so it’s…

…And the bride wore a hoop

So, I got married last weekend. And of course there were hoops invovled! In fact, the only theme our wedding had (it was pretty casual) was circles…and everyone knows that hoops are just circles you can toss around your hips.…

Vancouver Hoop Group

Here in East Vancouver, at Trout Lake Park, there is a group of (mostly) poi-people that meets Wednesday nights. Several weeks ago, Brendan suggested that we as hoopers should start gathering in the park on the same night, a little…

Kinesthetic activism

My friend Scott, the venerable Planttrees, called me a kinesthetic activist last night. He said that I make people move their bodies by bringing hoops whenever I go out. I have never thought of myself as much of an activist,…

The Baryshnikov

It’s been a long time since anyone posted a video, so here is Seattle Hooper Andreas doing a trick we call “The Baryshnikov.” He’d been drinking a little too much to execute the landing perfectly (and please ignore my drunken…