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How to Do a Hula Hoop Shoulder Pop

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


To do a shoulder pop with the hula hoop, we're going to start in a hand roll. My hand is out in front of me, my thumb is up. I'm keeping it nice and strong there, allowing the hoop to roll over my left hand.

My hoop is rotating clockwise. Now, when the hoop is down, I'm going to grab it slightly and pull it in towards me. Lean forward. Allow the hoop then, to roll across your shoulders. Then, once you feel that downward momentum of the hoop resting across your back, quickly stand up out of it, and the momentum of the hoop coming around this right shoulder will throw it up into the air. And then you're just going to catch it with your right hand.

So, slow motion. Hand roll on the left. Grab, around the shoulders. Notice how it's touching my body all the way across. Pop off this shoulder, and catch it on the right hand. A little faster this time; perfect.

And that's how you do a shoulder pop.

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