BREAK TIPS!!! 💯💯💯 Here are a few pointers for maintaining that flat, horizontal plane we all strive for:
1. Start with the right size hoop. I use 3/4" 30" OD polypro from @hoopologie
I do not recommend a 5/8 for breaks. 29-34" is ideal for most. ⭕️ 2. Fix your stance. Your feet should be slightly more than shoulder width apart, knees bent, and sink down into your stance. A wobbly base will likely lead to sloppy breaks. ⭕️ 3. Don't put your hands in front of you (8 sec). They should be at your sides (14 sec). ⭕️ 4. BIG ONE HERE: Let the hoop travel as far as it can to one side before you send it back the other way. When you break with your hand, you should feel it bounce off the back of the opposite arm at the same time (slowed down at 15 sec to demonstrate). If it doesn't touch, your hands are probably too far in front of you. ⭕️ 5. Sometimes, we will end up leaning over or to the side. To fix this, grip the hoop with each break until you regain your flat plane (30 sec). Then resume hitting with the palm of the hands. Do not use the inside of your wrist to break. ⭕️ 6. Slow down. Focus on correct form and gradually build speed over time. ⭕️
7. Practice. No amount of tips or tricks will overcompensate for a lack of practice. This includes basic breaks, not just advanced variations. ⭕️ 8. Allowing an extra rotation before reversing can be helpful. ⭕️ 9. Get a mirror. ⭕️ If you are interested in learning in-person, I'm teaching a Breaks Workshop in Florida and Wisconsin in November. Classes are designed to fit all skill levels and will cover how to get into breaks, additional tips, and all of the variations shown at the end of the video.
Let me know if you have any questions!⭕️
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