Monthly Archives: June 2005

Hula vs. Hooping

Here’s a new hooping article from the Oregonian about hooping events in Portland: Say ‘aloha!’ to good health (thanks to Jasmine for passing the article along!) This brings up a pet peeve for me: when covering hoops, sometimes the media latches on to the word “hula” instead of the more operative “hoop.” According to this site, “The word hula became…

Hoop Group Directory

When Hooping.org began in 2003 we started having a hoop group directory so you can track down other hoopers that live in your area, but over time maintaining the list become problematic. And with the launch of Hooping.org 4.0 everything changed again with hoopers being able to create groups right here on Hooping.org, making our previously often outdated list a…

Hoola Hooping at Topanga Days

Amanda moved to the Bay Area recently and she’s excited to be finding hooping friends here because she missed the ones she had back home. Apparently there are a good number of hoopers in Topanga Canyon, California, and she turned me on to the Topanga Days video evidence. There are several videos on the page so try the third one…

Mailing Hoops

Hooping.tribe.net (which has nicely filled the hole left behind by the hooping.org forums – RIP) has a great discussion about mailing hoops via USPS. Eric had the definitive answer about the issue: You can ship them USPS cheaply if you wrap them as a ring and not a solid circle. In other words, rather than boxing it, wrap it with…

Hoop Video Roundup!

Here are some hooping videos online that you may have missed: Kara from Mandala Hoops Verticals, step-throughs, one legged tricks, leanbacks, lifts, and some waist-free hands hooping. Groovehoops promotional reel Vertical shoulder rolls, elbow hooping, verticals, handstands, direction reversals, and lord, just about everything else. Trailers for the Hulatopia documentary Quick-cut editing means you can’t see many tricks, but fun…

Pregnant Hooping

Here’s an amazing photo of my friend Amrita, due this fall, hula hooping in her backyard! Hoopers should note that she’s using a super lightweight kiddie hoop so as not to bruise herself or the baby.

Seattle Group Hoop

Kara and I are hosting a group hoop gathering at Gasworks next Monday, June 6th at 6pm. Yes, that’s 6pm on 6/6! We’ll have extra hoops if you want to come and play, and a photographer from The Seattle Times will be there as well. Also, my hoops and I will also be at the Oracle Gathering this weekend…maybe I’ll…