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Porta-Party Hoop! The first and only hoop with a built in sound system!

April 1st, 2013
Porta-Party Hoop

Pimp My Hoop

 

Tired of hooping in silence? Sick of headphones tangling and tethering your flow? Troo Hoops has partnered with MTV’s Pimp My Ride to bring you the first hoop ever with a built in sound system including 500W digital amplifier with low-pass crossover and 2.5” dual-voice-coil 4-ohm subwoofer. With Bluetooth technology it can sync to any music source wirelessly! Completed with leopard print faux fur upholstery and blue ground effects.

Pimp My Ride producer Xzibit had this to say, “Yo, dawg, this hoop is fly.”

Yo Dawg

Yo dawg, I heard you like music, so we put music in your hoop so you can hoop while you hoop.

Never be caught unprepared, bring the party with you! With the Porta-Party Hoop, party in style!

Prospect Park LED Hoop Jam!

October 22nd, 2012

By Natalie McFancy

There is something wonderful about the idea that a group of people, strangers, friends, acquaintances from all walks of life can get together on a given day and time and hula hoop, spin, dance, etc. and within a few hours part ways and continue with their daily lives.

Friday October 5, 2012 I joined the Prospect Park LED Hoop Jam that meets every Friday in Prospect park from 8pm-11pm  (weather permitting) and I was happy to find a nice group of people, a small music player with portable speakers, a couple blankets on the ground, a photographer, and a pile of hoops. They weren’t surprised at all that I walked up with my hoops, not really saying “hello,” as it was dark and difficult to see if I knew anyone, tossed down my bag onto one of the blankets turned on my hoop and started dancing.

 

Allisun from Brooklyn is the facilitator of this local jam and she says she has been organizing the LED Hoop Jam since August. She has previously coordinated day jams in Prospect Park for two years. She thinks it will continue until the weather gets too cold.

What will the Prospect Park hoopers do when the weather gets cold? This is a common issue for those of us who need space to practice and play with our craft.

There are hoop jams that happen indoors but they require a lot more commitment from those “in charge.” Space costs money and coordinating it involves limited time frames and faith that the event will be well enough attended to make it worth the time, money, and other logistics.

Every second Sunday of the month there is a Hoop Mediation Jam at Brooklyn Lyceum. The cost is $7 for 5-8pm and there is usually a DJ. I personally have not made it to one of these yet but it is highly recommended by those who are regulars. I have even heard it is the best indoor hoop jam in the city.  The special thing about this jam is that there is no talking within the spin area. The next Meditation Hoop Jam will be Nov 11 and all information can be found within the Facebook Group: “Open Space Meditation Spin Jam”.

So, how does one find these jams? I have been making an effort to get them up on the TrooHoops home page but your best resource is Facebook. There are several groups that post regular or sporadic jams all over the city: “NYC HOOPING:)”,”Central Park Spin Jam”, “The Floasis @ HQ”, and many more you can find through simply joining these groups and networking. I encourage you to post your local jams on the TrooHoops home page and post them on Facebook.

I had a wonderful time with Allisun and the Prospect Park hoopers, made some new friends, hugged my old friends, and warmed my heart via hoop dance. As we go into the winter months I will definitely find myself at more of these indoor jams for my weekly hoop fix.

 

Polypro Hoops now available!

October 9th, 2012
Polypro Hoops

Collapsible Polypro Hoops

Troo Hoops is very excited to announce the launch of our new Polypro Hoop Decorator! We are offering polypropelene hoops in 3/4″ and 5/8″ tubing; in Quattro (4 pieces) and Pocket (8 pieces). The diameter options are 30, 32, 34, and 36; bare, or taped. The Twirl hoop has just a strip of tape along the inside of the hoop for just enough grip. The Jazz and the Twist are fully taped hoops using just about any color option you could imagine.

Troo Hoops Favorite? The 34″ Twirl in 5/8″. How many times have you been in the park on a beautiful day or at a venue where the dance floor is dead and you just needed a way to break the ice? How many times have you thought, “I wish I had my hoop”? This hoop is the ultimate travel hoop as our Polypro Hoop is super light and breaks down to the size of a foot-long sandwich. It’s great for sharing because if it gets thrown on the ground or dropped it barely shows any wear. It’s also a great size balance for on and off body hooping.

Click the link and decorate your own!

Coming soon: Colored Polypropelene Hoops!

Figment 2012 and HELLO!100

June 18th, 2012

by Rigel Sarjoo

Last weekend, I attended this year’s FIGMENT NYC festival on Governors Island and participated in HELLO!100: A Dance for 100 Hoopers. The 9-minute piece was choreographed by Bex Burton last year, when it was staged at Figment and at other hoop festivals as HELLO! A Spontaneous Dance for an Infinite Number of Hoopers: An Epic Tale of True Love.

It was a trek for me to get to Governors Island all the way from Long Island, so my collapsible Quattro hoop from Troo Hoops came in handy.

The dance was performed twice each day, once at 2PM and again at 4PM. Here are some shots from Sunday:

Bex gives us final instructions and a run-through of the choreography before we go on at 2PM.

Between performances, the Figment Peace Parade stopped at Picnic Point (where HELLO!100 was performed), and we hoopers joined in for a spontaneous jam/dance party.

Bex reminded us to save some energy for our 4PM performance. Here is the final video from Whitaker Films. Thanks to Bex, all the hoopers who performed, and everyone else involved for a wonderful weekend and spectacular performances!

Jade Dussault lights up the night

May 24th, 2012

When French Canadian hooping sensation Jade Dussault told us that she needed 10 custom-sized LED hoops, we were interested in seeing what she planned on doing with them. Jade just released a video of her hoops in action and it is fantastic! Watch the video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

11 Celebrities That Hoop

April 19th, 2012

By Kyle Petersen

Hooping is growing in popularity every day, with celebrities from the worlds of TV, movies, music, sports and politics getting into the mix? Who are your favorites? Let us know!

 

Shaq

Beyonce

Kathie Lee Gifford

Zooey Deschanel

Jason Mraz

Liv Tyler

Richard Simmons

Marisa Tomei

Selena Gomez

Miguel Cabrera

Michelle Obama

7 Ways to Carry Your Hoop on a Bike

April 16th, 2012

By Kyle Petersen

Spring is in full bloom, which means it’s hoop season and bicycle season. Unfortunately, cycling with you hoop can be cumbersome. Take a look at these creative techniques for biking with your hoop:

A man carrying many hoops on a moped

Handlebar-mounted hoop

Special rear wheel hoop mount

Elegant seat post mount

Classic shoulder technique

Hooping while riding

Don't forget to lock your hoop up!

Of course, the easiest way to carry a hoop on a bicycle is just to buy one of our collapsible hoops. Easy to put together and extremely portable, simplify your life and eliminate the hoopla!

Troo Hoops hoop bag

24-Piece Collapsible Hoop

April 5th, 2012

Eureka! We’ve done it. Finally, a collapsible hoop that fits in a 7″ by 7″ box! Our new 24-piece hoop is quite possibly the most collapsible hoop ever made! Why did we do this? Who knows, but it’s pretty cool, huh?

New! Motor Dance Hoops

April 1st, 2012

Sick of dropping your hoop and bending down to pick it up, constantly straining your lower back? Troo Hoops can 100% guarantee you will NEVER DROP AGAIN with our brand new Combustion Driven Motor Dance Hoops with Always Spin(tm) technology. Combining eco-friendly hybrid electrical motor engineering with diesel fuel our Motor Dance Hoop won’t let you down. Simply place the hoop in the small of your back, flip the switch and get ready for engine driven non-stop hooping. You’ll never ever lose a hoop off again. Just make sure to keep her gassed up!

Combustion Driven Motor Dance Hoops start at just $250 each, tape not included. Click here to order.

Strobing LED Hoops!

March 16th, 2012

We are thrilled to announce our newest product, Strobing LED Hoops. These hoops rapidly change color many times per second, creating an outstanding visual effect. Available in 7 color schemes, click here to order now!


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