How to Do a Hula Hoop Tuck Toss

Learn how to do a hula hoop tuck toss from hula hooping expert Natalie "McFancy" Wise in this Howcast video.

For our hula hoop tuck toss, you want to start with the hoop in a hand roll, thumb up, like you’re giving a handshake, rotating the hoop forward. And you’re going to notice when the hoop touches your palm, with palm, palm, palm. When it touches my palm I’m going to grab the hoop and I’m going to keep the hoop rotation going forward, rotate my arm so that my hoop comes right into my armpit underneath my arm. okay. So lets practice just doing that first part, hand roll going forward, palm, palm, palm, grab, tuck. So notice that it’s right underneath my armpit, against my body really close, all of this is really tight. Okay?

Next thing you’re going to do, is you’re going to bend forward slightly, keep your back nice and straight, you can bend your knees a little bit and you’re going to release the hoop underneath your arm, letting go of it, so that it rotates up and flies up behind you. Okay? So let me demonstrate that, palm, palm, palm, palm, tuck, release. So then, what should happen is the hoop will roll, will fly up and over your arm and you should be able to catch it again with the right hand.

One thing to think about if you notice the hoop is going behind you that way, you’re maybe not leaning forward enough, because you really want to think thrusting the hoop forward in front of you. Okay? And, palm, palm, palm, grab, tuck. Okay. So let’s try that again. Tuck, release, grab. And that’s how you do a tuck toss.