Monthly Archive: February 2012

Centered in the Circle

Centered in the Circle

[Guest Blogger Nicole Haley finds the beauty in the center.] by Nicole Haley Last night I started re-reading Muriel Barbery’s, The Elegance of the Hedgehog. One of the two central protagonists in the book...

Manic Focus: Circles with Lisa Lottie

Manic Focus: Circles with Lisa Lottie

The brand new music video for “Circles” by Manic Focus features someone who knows all about circles – Lisa Lottie. Her extraordinary circus hooping talents paired up with impeccable production by Digital Skylight and,...

Caterina Suttin

Caterina Suttin

Caterina Suttin is an awesome hooper in a truly awesome video. She lives in Austin, Texas, USA. Soundtrack: “Finally Moving” by Pretty Lights (on iTunes). A Hooping.org Video of the Day.

Ines Rutar

Ines Rutar

Ines Rutar is excited about completing her Hoola Nation certification in the UK. She lives in the Republic of Slovenia. A Hooping.org Photo of the Day.

Chi Chi Revolver on Bargain Hunt

Chi Chi Revolver on Bargain Hunt

Chi Chi Revolver and her father, Fred, were recently contestants on the BBC television show Bargain Hunt in the UK. The premise of the show is that two teams of amateur collectors have an...

Hoop Church Spins Up Community

Hoop Church Spins Up Community

On Sunday afternoons at Hot Mama’s Cafe on East 6th Street in Austin, Texas, a group of people gather for what they call “church.” There’s no choir, pews or sermon — instead, a large...

Bird’s Eye View Hooping

Bird’s Eye View Hooping

Stacy Abbott of Hoopin’ and Groovin’ took a different approach to filming hooping with a GoPro camera. It was mounted on an RC Tricopter, piloted by her brother Tom Zets which then filmed Abbott...

The Kinetics of Hula Hooping: Do We All Hoop the Same?

The Kinetics of Hula Hooping: Do We All Hoop the Same?

[Hooping.org's Editor Philo Hagen gets kinetic.] by Philo Hagen Little scientific attention has been paid over the years to the complex task of hula hooping. That’s why the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Laboratory at McMaster University...

Jon Coyne Goes GoPro

Jon Coyne Goes GoPro

Jon Coyne of Hoopsmiles takes his spin with a GoPro Hula Hoop Cam showing the point of view from the hula hoop’s perspective. Not recommended for those who get motion sick easily. He lives...

Hoopin': The Trailer

Hoopin': The Trailer

The latest from Ivan Panda Productions is a trailer for a (we are assuming) make believe film called “Hoopin’. In a world of professional hula hooping, one man dared to dream of winning the...

Jim Hendrickson at the Temple

Jim Hendrickson at the Temple

Jim Hendrickson spins it to a higher plain at a temple in Bangkok, Thailand. He lives in San Rafael, California, USA. Photo by Choi Tse. A Hooping.org Photo of the Day.

Carnivale in Venice

Carnivale in Venice

Paola Berton, organizer of Italian Hula Hoop Connection 2012 this July, hoop dances at Carnevale 2012 in Venice, Italy. She’s from Noventa, Veneto, Italy. Soundtrack: “Dorset Perception” by Shpongle (on iTunes).

Poppy Hulse Hoops For Parkinsons and Her Grandfather

Poppy Hulse Hoops For Parkinsons and Her Grandfather

Poppy Hulse is a sixteen-year-old hooper living in London, England, UK. Having lost her seventy-nine-year-old grandfather, Henry Pluckrose, to Parkinson’s disease, she has put together a museum exhibition and hoop performance in his honor....

Hooping Across China

Hooping Across China

Ember Bigelow recently returned from half a year in China, where she traveled from East to West and back again hooping along the way. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA. Soundtrack: “Mellow” by Netsky...