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Sarasota Wednesday, Apr. 14, 2010 5 years ago

Man on the Street: Hoop dreams

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by: Maria Amodio Staff Writer

What's your best tip for hooping like a pro?

Amy Rogers
Hula Monsters Dance Troupe

"This is going to sound cheesy, but you have to build a relationship with your hoop. It know it sounds corny but it’s true, it really helps."

Liza Buckley
11 years old

“You have to bend your arms. And don’t try to do anything too complicated at first.”

Crystal Hodges
Student of the Hula Monsters

“I’ve only been hooping for four months, but I would say the thing to keep in mind it that everybody can do it. You’re going to drop the hoop, it’s inevitable, but you’ll get better.”

Geovi Urias

Nine years old

“I had to practice a lot to get good at it. You have to try not to let the hoop fly around too much and start off slow.”

Philo Hagen

Creator of the hooping website www.hooping.org

“The #1 tip is to get the right kind of hoop. These are not the hula hoops you find in toy stores. If someone says they can’t do it, they’re wrong. They just need the right hoop.”



 

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