Month: February 2010

Jen Web

Jen Web of Funtown Productions performs with Telesma at the Visionary Solstice Gathering in Baltimore, Maryland. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Zach Moorehouse>

Hula Ray

Fire hooping with Hula Ray in Tel Aviv, Israel. Video by Kapeluton Photography. Soundtrack: "Nightwalker" by Trentemøller (on iTunes).

Hula Hoop Heiress Loses Big On Divorce Appeal

Elena Bowes Marano, the Hula Hoop heiress, is being forced by a British court to pay her ex-husband £5 million to cover half the losses he suffered in the property slump, following their divorce battle in Britain's Court of Appeal. Marano, who has a personal fortune of more than £19 million, was asked to pay…

Hoop Skiing

Remember Julianne McGregor and her Mt. Kilimanjaro quest? Here she is hoop skiing in Méribel, France. You can support her cause here.

How to Make High-Performance White Plastic Hoops.

Rich Porter has been hooping with white plastic hoops since he first began experimenting with them a year and a half ago. "When I started my extensive research trying to find a lighter, more rigid plastic for my regular hoop, Patrick of psihoops was one of the first people I contacted. He’s been using alternative…

Hooping Is Hip Again

The Staten Island Advance in New York reports, "Stomach out. Then suck it back in. That’s the way to keep a hula hoop spinning around your middle, explains Rachel Attardi [pictured] to her class of eager hoopers. But the students in Ms. Attardi’s class at the Staten Island YMCA’s Broadway branch aren’t kids picking up…

Jessica Seales

Jessica Seales hoops it up between Mardi Gras parades in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. She lives in Birmingham, Alabama.

Hooping It Up in Huntsville

In Alabama, The Huntsville Times reports, "Amanda Norman, 22, of Huntsville took up her first hoop in 2008 after seeing fire hooping in a YouTube video. Her fascination with the performance led to learning about hooping for fitness. "I started researching it and made my own fire hoops," Norman said. "It started as kind of…