When I first made hoops at home, I only made a couple just to get started. So I had more than 50 feet of tubing just chilling in my apartment. I slowly started making more, and one day I decided that I wanted to make some mini hoops. I made 2 22″s because my birthday is 2/22 and I thought it was clever.
Typically minis are actually smaller than 22″, but I have unusually long arms so my thought was I’d be able to make it work anyway. I could still be right, but they are pretty big for minis and other hoopers (and non-hoopers) are quick to point it out haha.
For a while the two hoops just sat by the wall and looked like they were apart of my hoop collection, but I never used them. Soon I started using just one and practicing flow. It actually helped a lot because I could focus more on off body tricks and better yet, practice hooping with my left hand. I’m still incredibly stupid with my left hand, but there will be a day when I’m not and maybe “ambidextrous” will be a part of my vocabulary!
When I go back to using one big hoop, I appreciate being able to slow it down and flow better because I’ve been practicing quick movements with the small hoop. Then when I pick up the speed I feel like I’m really getting somewhere! Progress progress 😀
Anyway, here is a quick video of me using doubles 🙂 I’ll be working on more and will share some photos in another post!