Category Archives: Hooping

How to Collapse Your Hula Hoop

I’ve been meaning to make a video about this for a while and you can find some examples on YouTube showing how to collapse a hula hoop, but one of my Twitter friends recently requested photos on how to do this, so I figured I’d put it out there for all to see.

Start by holding your hoop upright with the connectors at the top & bottom of the hoop like so…

Place each hand on either side of the top connector.
Push down on the hoop while slightly twisting your right hand towards you & your left hand away from you.

Then fold one side of the collapsed hoop over the other side, folding it in half.

Voila! Now your hoop is collapsed!

Usually the hoop tries to unfold and will not stay collapsed (which is why my hand is in this pic). So I usually tie the hoop together with a pretty ribbon to keep if from unfolding.

I hope this helps! By the way, that is an Age of Aquarius Collapsible Hula Hoop which just so happens to be on sale (20% off!) until this Saturday!

See ya later happy hoopers!

Hoopy Beginnings…

OK… I am wayy behind on posting. It has been months. I scold myself every few days, yet still no writing or photo uploading is being done. Part of the problem is I get so behind that I don’t even know where to start! So I will start now with my new beginning…

Just 2 1/2 weeks ago I moved from the “lovely” city of Troy, NY to Vestal (Binghamton), NY. That is about a 2 hr drive south near the PA border for those who are geographically challenged like myself. I had to close up (hoop) shop for 2 weeks to get settled and take a long awaited vaca to Cozumel, Mexico (it was beautiful by the way), but the shop has now reopened!

I love it here so far, although I haven’t really ventured out of my neighborhood much yet except to visit Target and Walmart, which I already hate BTW. Super Walmarts suck ass, they are wayyy too large and this one is always crowded no matter what time of day it is. I think I can blame the university for that one. But on to the good parts…

My New Hoop Space

We have a beautiful new house. And it really is like new! Unfortunately for those who lived here, the house was damaged pretty badly in the September flood from the hurricane so basically the entire interior had to be replaced. Good for us though! It is a 3 bedroom, wayyy bigger than we need for our family of 2 + dog + Bunny, so one room (which I have taken over) is being used for an office. We also have a huge basement which is being used for my indoor hooping space! Although it is a little cold, has low ceilings, and is pretty ugly down there, it is a lot more space than I had before! It just needs a little love and decorating. Above is a photo I took before we moved in, but you can get an idea of what I am working with! Any suggestions for decorating and making it a happy space would be much appreciated!

Happy hooping peeps xx

My First Hoop Video!

I have recorded my first hooping video! Well, actually it’s not technically my first video, but I recorded my other videos with an actual video camera and when I went to upload them, realized my computer doesn’t have a video uploader & BF threw away the CD for the camera. Urgh.

Anyway, here is my NEWEST video. It is mostly hand hooping. The new trick I am currently working on is the vertical behind the back pass (I think that’s what it is called anyway). It is when the hoop is spinning on the vertical axis behind my back. It’s a lot harder than it looks! I have a cut on my nose that is finally healing which was caused by the hoop somehow coming in front of my while practicing this and landing right on my sunglasses… ouch! From that I learned not to wear glasses while hooping!

If you want to learn how to do vertical behind the back hooping, check out this tutorial by Caroleeena:

Goodluck & Happy Hooping!

Ashley xo

NEW Tape for Custom Hoops!!

A new shipment of tape has arrived! All the tapes/colors listed below are now available for your Custom HoopBunny Hula Hoop!

Duct Tape
Red ~ Light Blue ~Royal Blue ~ Teal ~ Purple ~ Violet ~ Pink
Fluorescent Pink ~ Fluorescent Orange ~ Fluorescent Yellow ~ Fluorescent Green

Gaffer Tape
Fluorescent Pink ~ Fluorescent Orange ~ Fluorescent Yellow ~ Fluorescent Green
Electric Blue ~ Purple ~Black

Vinyl Tape
Red ~ Orange ~ Yellow ~ Light Green ~ Green ~ Dark Green
Purple ~ Pink ~ Black ~ Grey ~ White ~ Brown

End of the Tight Knit Summer Market

The end of summer is quickly approaching… although I wish it wasn’t! HoopBunny will be at the Tight Knit summer market in for two more upcoming Saturdays. Tight Knit it located right next to the Farmer’s Market on River St. in downtown Troy. If you haven’t already, be sure to check it out before it’s too late 🙂

HoopBunny’s Tight Knit market days:
Saturday 8/13 9am-1pm
Saturday 8/27 9am-1pm

Also, HoopBunny is having an end of the summer sale! There will be a $5 discount on all hoops sold at the Tight Knit market.

So the prices will be…
Standard Hoops: $15
Collapsible Hoops: $20
Standard Deco Hoops: $20
Deco collapsible hoops: $25.

Hope to see you there, Happy Hooping!

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