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Exciting Hoop-rizons: Looking Ahead to 2012!

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

by Sean Stogner

Isn’t it funny how the fresh start and new beginnings a new year brings inevitably bring up quite a bit of nostalgia about the previous year? Well, now that we’ve got all that awesome nostalgia out of our system, let’s start taking a look ahead to what will be, what might be, and what we’re wishing for in the year to come. Will 2012 mean hooping of epic proportions, what new developments will take place in the realm of hoop construction, and (most anticipated) will the sky be falling anytime soon?

Firstly, we look back in order to prepare ourselves for the onslaught of the incredible achievements about to take place. So what exactly gets our gears grinding and get us thinking about the possibilities for the new year?

POI CLOCK! Oh yeah! Yuta has created this great little clock/widget which plays a 5 second video every 5 seconds. And the best part is, it’s all poi! Check it out:

What’s exciting is the notion that someone could easily make a hoop clock version. And what better clock could there be, either at the workplace, or at home? Also his World Poi Clock is interactive, with users submitting the videos that will populate the clock. Exciting stuff indeed.

Another piece of awesomeness that might be coming this year is the integration of Google+ into the hooping community at large. I mean Philo of already got us kicked off in style with his New Year hoop jam Hangout. Of course G+ has a long way to go in terms of its user base, but think of the possibilites…Video interactions are a breeze, hoop ideas move from the text based forum to the real time video interface age. And meeting up with your hoop idols becomes something you can do on a Thursday afternoon coffee break! In all honesty, Google+ is a better social network platform than facebook in terms of user experience, with the one issue right now being the number of users experiencing it. Hopefully, that can change in 2012. And, if you find your way to G+, how’s about adding us to your circles, eh? Troo Hoops on Google+

And Thom Thumb is dedicating himself to a full year of videos with his concept: Flow 365! It’s both a meditation and an exercise in self-discipline as Thom attempts to capture his experiences each day with a video.

But what else is really on the horizon for this calendar year? Well those innovations are up to you guys! Let us know what your hoop dreams, goals, and ideas are for the year. It can be simple, or you can reach for the stars. Either post it to our Facebook Page, or tweet us: @troohoops #Hoop2012. Here are a few goals that have come our way:

  • Start teaching
  • Dedicated focus on mini hoops
  • Off body hooping
  • Leg hooping
  • Just getting off our butt and hooping, no matter what we’re practicing!

All awesome resolutions, and certainly something achievable. And if you’re struggling to stay focused with your resolutions, check out this article on GyroPulse, and inspired by Thom Thumb called “Structured Play”. There are some awesome tips for staying focused and making your practice more productive. Good luck everyone, and have a hoopy 2012!