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“How I Started Hooping” Hula Hoop Giveaway!

HoopBunny Hula Hoop GiveawayWith festival season upon us, I am reminded of how I first started my hooping journey 5 years ago. I distinctly remember arriving that first year at Mountain Jam and seeing a girl carrying 10+ hula hoops over her shoulder. That was my very first introduction that weekend and I continued to be amazed at the beautiful hoopers I saw over the next 3 days. I will never forget this one girl. She was this beautiful, muscular Asian girl hooping on a cement block next to the main stage on the Mountain. She moved the hoop up and down her body so effortlessly throughout the whole set. I don’t even remember who was playing at the time because I was so mesmerized by her! From the moment I got home that weekend I was determined to find a hoop of my own and start hooping myself. I started with a crappy LED Walmart hoop and started researching hooping like crazy. That’s when I discovered Hooping.org and HoopCity and started making my own hoops!

Anyway, I’m sure you are here for the contest so let’s move on! For this hula hoop giveaway I want to know how YOU first discovered hooping! Where were you? Who influenced you? Tell me YOUR story and you could be chosen at random to receive a custom HoopBunny Hula Hoop of your choice! I will be accepting entries for the giveaway from now until 5/20/14 at 11:59 pm, there is no limit on the number of entries per person. You must be a resident of the United States in order to win this giveaway.

You can enter the giveaway in the following ways:

1. Post your response to how you started hooping in the comments below this post or on the HoopBunny Facebook page.

2. LIKE HoopBunny on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/HoopBunny
(Let me know you LIKE HoopBunny in the Comments below!)

3. Share this giveaway on your Facebook page by posting a link to this blog post or the giveaway photo pictured above.
(Make sure to tag the HoopBunny page in your status update and let me know in the comments!)

4. Follow @HoopBunny on Twitter: http://twitter.com/hoopbunny
(Let me know you follow @HoopBunny in the comments below!)

5. Tweet this giveaway to your followers on Twitter by providing a link to this blog post or the giveaway photo pictured above.
(Make sure to mention @HoopBunny in your giveaway tweet!)

6. Follow @MsHoopBunny on Instagram: http://instagram.com/mshoopbunny
(Let me know you follow @MsHoopBunny in the comments below!)

7. Share the giveaway photo on your Instagram
(Make sure to tag @MsHoopBunny in your giveaway post!)

**Tweet and Share on Facebook & Instagram each day during the giveaway to increase your chance of winning!**

Goodluck!!

 

Contest Entry Hooping Tutorial Videos

Last month I held HoopBunny’s first hula hoop giveaway! As part of the entry process, I asked hoopers to post their favorite hooping tutorial to the HoopBunny Facebook page. Here is a list of the awesome videos I received from you guys as entries into the contest! I’m excited to try all these sweet new moves! Thank you again to everyone who entered! I’m thinking about having another hoop giveaway very soon 🙂

And last, but not least, Mary Jolene’s YouTube Channel: DollBabyKitty

Hope you enjoyed these tutorials as much as I did!
Happy Hooping! 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

Hooping in the Memorial Day Parade

I am wayy behind on blogging and have so much fun hoopy things to show and tell everybody! OK first off, me and my fellow hooper friends were in a parade a couple weeks ago! Hooping! We joined the Tigon Academy (where we have Open Hooping every week) in Watervliet’s Memorial Day parade.

Memorial Day Parade Hoopers

Here is a picture of the 4 of us in action. It was a lot of fun even though it was sooo hot out. We were all exhausted by the end of it, but it was a great time!

It was the first time any of us hooped in a parade & personally I think we all did an awesome job 🙂 Here are some more pictures courtesy of Zoraida Soul:

That's me!

Group Shot After the Parade

With my Supporters, Mark & Rocky

Hope you enjoyed the parade pics (and your Memorial Day), Happy Hooping! xx

Learning Some New Tricks

I am trying to learn some new tricks & thought I’d share these sweet tutorials I found today 🙂

I’m not so sure I’ll be able to get the kick start, but I want to try the other 2 out tomorrow at Open Hooping. BTW Open Hooping is tomorrow night (and every tues. & thurs.) at the Tigon Academy in Watervliet, so feel free to join us!

Happy Hooping 🙂

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