Are you still trying to figure out what the heck the difference is between doing a regular weave versus a three beat weave? Well, you’re in luck because today Emma Kerr of Hooping Mad is here with a tutorial that breaks down the three beat weave. First she reviews several ways to begin the regular two beat weave aka the figure eight weave with two hoops. She explains that the extra beat that differentiates the three beat weave is added by allowing the hoops to spin on your thumbs. She recommends not using mini hoops when you are learning the three beat weave because those tiny minis will spin much more quickly. Using larger hoops will allow the hoops to spin more slowly while you get the hang of what you’re doing. Filmed at Kings Beach in beautiful Lake Tahoe, California, USA. Kenna lives in Bristol, England, UK.
Deanne Love of HoopLovers is here with a tutorial for those of you just starting out with twin hoops. It’s very common for hoopers who are new to twins to wonder what they can do with their hoops before they have perfected a lot of fancy double hoop tricks. Deanne wants to show you that by keeping it simple, you can incorporate some of the off body moves you already know how to do with your single hoop into double hooping. It still might take a little bit of that “patting your head while rubbing your belly” concentration at first, but this is a great introduction to twin hooping that will get your mind and body used to working with two hoops at the same time. Deanne lives in Melboune, Victoria, Australia.
Katie Emmitt, aka Katie Bug of KatieEmmitt.com, is back with another tutorial! Today she is going to teach us how to do a move she is calling the vertical chest bump. While not a hoop trick in the flashy “Ta Da!” sense, this move is a great transition from hand hooping to vertical shoulder or chest hooping. You can also use the vertical chest bump to transition from vertical shoulder or chest hooping into a vertical isolation, a barrel roll or a toss. Katie lives in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
You may remember that last week, Kenna Hoops of Hooping Mad taught us how to do the one handed coin flip (as well as several variations and combinations with this trick). Now that you’ve had some time to practice, she is back with the second part of her tutorial to show us how to incorporate this trick with twins. You’ll learn how to do a one handed coin clip with an iso turn (from both a static and spinning position), a double isolation, a throw, and hip reels. Filmed in beautiful Wellington, New Zealand, while Kenna was at New Zealand Hoopfest. Kenna lives in Bristol, England, UK.
We take you to New Zealand where we find Kenna Hoops of Hooping Mad ready to teach all of us how to do the one handed coin flip! This is quite a lengthy tutorial because not only does she show us how to do the one handed coin flip, but she also teaches us several variations and combinations that can be done with this trick as well. Filmed in lovely Wellington, New Zealand, where the color of the sky almost matches her hair, Kenna lives in Bristol, England, UK, and was in New Zealand for New Zealand Hoopfest.
Jordan Cunningham, also known as Hooplify, is here to show us how to do a chest roll into a back roll. Of course, the prerequisites for learning this combination are already knowing how to do a chest roll and a back roll. Jordan also shows us how to do the opposite, going from a back roll into a chest roll, as well as some other cool variations on the move that you can try. This is her very first tutorial and we are looking forward to seeing what else she will have to teach us in the future! Jordan lives in Franklin, Tennessee, USA.
Caroleeena, otherwise known as Carolyn Mabry, our very first Hoopie Award winner for Tutorial of the Year back in 2010, is back with a new tutorial. She’s here to teach us Vertical Earth Facing Shoulder Hooping and Barrel Roll snad the tutorial builds from horizontal chest hooping and shoulder hooping, to vertical shoulder hooping and chest hooping – and into barrel rolls. Be sure to watch for cameo appearances by Caroleeena’s kitties and her hooping assistant Mulder. Caroleeena lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA.
Amy Style aka Amy Gilliam is here to teach us a sequence that she calls the Elbow Duck and Roll, which is actually a series of moves put together. She begins with hand hooping, transitions into elbow hooping, then does a barrel roll into a linear isolation. That may sound like a lot of information at once, but she breaks down each move one at a time so that you can easily follow along at home and put them all together yourself. She also includes the ever helpful slow motion footage of the entire sequence. She lives in Lauderhill, FL, USA.