Today's hooping is frequently rotated around parts of the body other than the waist, including the hips, chest, neck, shoulders, thighs, knees, arms, hands, thumbs, feet and toes. Also the hoop can be rotated not just on different parts of the body but off the body as well.
Johannes has an LED hoop. This hoop has lights that are lit with an internal battery. LED hoops make mesmerizing patterns when spun at high speeds at night or in the dark.