Handmade Hoops by Peachysteve

Hooping On One Leg

Taken from Chapter 5 of
An Instructional DVD by Peachysteve


Hooping on one leg takes a little practice.
I'm going to cover three points here;
Getting into it, doing out and getting out of it.
I'm going to work only on Leg One here.
The same technique can be adapted to Leg Two.
Once you get the hang of it you can polish up your technique.

There isn't a lot of time to get your leg out of the hoop.
You need to maximise the time you have so...
Starting with the hoop on the knees.
I lift a little as I propel with the Elvis leg.
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I keep that lift going as the hoop comes off my leg.
I need to quickly get my leg up higher than the hoop.
Tucking it up behind is easiest
but if you are strong and flexible you can find a more elegant position.
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Once you have your leg out you need to flex it,
making a backward forward motion.
See how the flex drives the hoop.
The more you flex, the higher up your leg the hoop will rise.
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To get your leg back into the hoop,
let the hoop slow down and start to fall.
Then you can bring your free leg over the hoop into position.
As the hoop rolls over the front
put your toes in and lift as if doing the Kick Up.
You can then go back to hooping on the knees.
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If you are flexible and can move your free leg around over the hoop
you can dispense with the foot lift and drop your leg straight back in to knee circles.

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