Weaves

This page shows a list of all the tutorials in the  Weaves category. They are listed in order of easiest to hardest.  Click on any trick and it will take you to the tutorial for that trick.  This is not a comprehensive list.  There will be more tutorials added in the future.

6 Responses to Weaves

  1. Peggy says:

    I’m really excited to have recently found your website! It seems like an amazing effort on your part to have learned the weaving, reverse weave, twin hoops, etc. etc. There are so many tutorials and you make the positions look smooth and almost easy — though I know it must take a lot of effort and practice. It looks challenging, fun, good exercise for balance, etc. that I’m going to check out where to get some tubing. I watched the ‘how to make a hoop’ video yesterday. I practice tai chi in various forms which took me a very long time to learn but well worth it! The biggest issue in learning from a video is that everything is always backwards. Thank you so much for putting this together – it’s well organized and I think I’m hooked already! I’m not quite sure what the name of the tubing is that I should ask for other than 3/4″, 160 psi about 42 to 43″ plus a connector. Then some athletic tape. Have I got it right? Many thanks!

    • Pam says:

      Peggy, Thanks for your comments. It is a lot of work, but it is so much fun, that it doesn’t seem like work. It took me about 6 months to learn the waist hooping, but I started hand hooping with the twins while I was learning the waist hooping. I love making tutorials and teaching people. I’m so happy you’re hooked. The tubing is black and it’s called irrigation tubing. It usually comes in 50 or 100 foot rolls and can be found at Lowes or Home Depot. The 42″ is the diameter of the finished hoop. It takes about 10 feet of tubing to make a 42″ hoop. The 3/4″ is the diameter of the tubing and the 160 psi is the heaviest tubing. If you would like to be notified every time I post a new video, sign up to follow hoopdeedoo on any page of the website.
      Pam

  2. Pam says:

    Also, if you are starting with hand hooping, you’ll want a smaller hoop — about 31″ in diameter with 1/2″ black irrigation tubing. It’s a lot easier on your hands. The bigger, heavier hoops are for learning to body hoop. The smaller lighter hoops are for hooping off the body.

  3. Peggy Lewis says:

    Hi Pam,
    I’ve gotten all the messages, and thanks so much for the info. and your enthusiasm! I live in NH. Do you happen to know anyone from here who makes hoops? I’m going to Home Depot in the next few days so will look into getting the tubing. Your video for making a hoop is very clear so with my husband’s help I might go ahead and give it a try! I feel very excited about coming across your site unexpectedly on the Tai Chi Network. I was drawn into it as soon as I opened up the video.

    I’ll let you know how I’m making out with the hoop making — unless you know of someone in SW New Hampshire or northern Mass. Yes, I am hooked (or should I say ‘hooped’!)
    Peggy

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