Monthly Archives: December 2005

Going Both Ways

Just like the inclination to use one hand or another to write or throw a ball, most hoopers have a preference for what direction the hoop twirls around their body. I’m right handed and usually spin the hoop counter-clockwise. I’ve tried going the opposite direction, but it feels somehow unnatural. My coordination gets thrown off and I end up feeling…

Hoops Of Hazard

By Erin Shredder Who would have guessed it? There are even hazards to our wonderful world of hooping! You probably never considered the dangers and come to think of it I am struggling to imagine one. There is always the possibility of getting the hoop caught on something when you have it around your neck, or all the neat times…

Moby Hoops?

Does Moby hula hoop? From the Gawker Stalker on Gawker.com: A guy walks out of the rain into 2A with 10 hula hoops over his shoulder. Who is the guy? Moby. Saw him and a nice looking woman at 2A last night. They tried to cuddle up in the booths at the end of the bar, but an annoying blond…

Welcome, NPR listeners!

Hooping.org was featured today in a segment on NPR’s “Marketplace.” For those of you who heard the piece and are curious about this new hoop revolution, here are some links to get you started: What is hooping? How to start hula hooping Make your own hula hoop (it’s easy!) Find regional hoop groups Look at hooping photos Watch hooping videos…

This is my revolution

Check out the new teaser trailer for the documentary Hoop: A Revolution of Sorts. Not only does Baxter have some amazing unique hoop movements, he’s also got some beautiful thoughts on what hooping means to him. Watch it!