Your hoop may be too heavy.
Most hoopers tend to go down in weight in their hoops as they begin to advance and pick up more tips/speed.
I would stop as soon as you start to fee any sort of major discomfort/pain.
Hoopers, any advice for the anon?
This could come from having a relatively heavy hoop.
Are you using a PPE hoop or is it one of those heavy 3lb ringed hoop?
Sometimes you can get bruising from hoops that are too heavy, or your body could just be adjusting to the movements associated with hooping
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I like to call it the “hooping halo”!
Basically braid your braids (yes I’m giggling) into a halo around your head and pin it into place. This both helps flatten your braids to your skull without ripping your roots and keeps them from getting in the way when moving.
Pony tails tend to get caught and its annoying that they often throw off your center of gravity.
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Anon: “My son was very depressed that no one in his class wanted to play hula hoops with him. So I decided to pick up a hoop and learn with him. We hoop at the park together now and I’ve never seen him happier!”
I hoop in a large field, by a side street. So from time to time, drivers, runners and random other passersby will notice me. Usually they continue on their merry way, but other times, they will pull into my area and just watch.
Keep in mind, they are about a quarter mile from me, depending on where I’m hooping. They are at least a good distance from me even if it isn’t the full quarter mile. But, it is still unnerving to have someone (usually male) sitting in their car and watching you from a distance. Especially disturbing when they stare for more than a short tap on the brakes and actually park their car to watch.
- Pretend to fidget with ipod in an attempt to “stop the show” so they will continue their journey
- Stop hooping altogether and wait for them to leave to continue, this lets them know they are being creepy
- If they don’t leave, or I begin to feel threatened, I leave.
That is the order of my reactions based on how creepy/threatening the person or the situation is.
Safe hooping: Always hoop in public areas if you are by yourself. Places with traffic so that something is less likely to happen. Don’t hoop at night by yourself. Carry a whistle with you just in case.
Due to the influx of submissions to my inbox involving “creepers” and “unwanted attention” I am reblogging this to here.
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