Do you guys remember playing with hula hoops? Well, it’s actually meant to help people exercise, but some have gotten very creative with how we use it. Recently, Hong Kong artist Nicholas Tse (谢霆锋) showed off a new trick he had learnt with the hula hoop.
The new trick was so impressive, the Hong Kong actor inspired IXFORM member Duan Xingxing (段星星) aka X to try it too! Unfortunately, some netizens felt he didn’t do the trick correctly, but still found it impressive, nonetheless.
Douyin users were in an uproar yesterday (11th November) when Nicholas uploaded a new video to his account. He tagged it as “hanging hula hoop trick”. “I learned a trick in “Like! Talent show (点赞! 达人秀)”. Do you guys (want to) try it too?” he captioned the video. Using a piece of gym equipment, he supported his upper body with just his legs and starting hula hooping while lying sideways in midair. He managed the trick for 10 seconds, even taking photos as he did so before sitting up again.
Netizens were impressed with how easy he made it look. Many were even more impressed that he was still so physically fit at 41. “The core strength is really good,” one observed. Others teased that the multitalented actor’s wife, Faye Wong (王菲) must be pleased with her husband.
Shortly after the video went viral, IXFORM member Duan Xingxing attempted to recreate the trick. He posted his attempt on Weibo and Instagram, earning praise from his fans. However, some netizens noted he hadn’t done it exactly the same way as Nicholas.
While Nicholas was supporting himself with his knees and calves, Duan was supporting himself with his thighs. A few argued Duan’s version of the trick was simpler to pull off as Nicholas was fully suspended in midair while Duan was only half suspended. However, fans explained the idol couldn’t find the exact gym equipment Nicholas had used. “Although he isn’t better than Mr. Tse, Duan Xingxing is already great,” one fan said loyally.
It certainly is an impressive trick, regardless of how you do it. It might even be enough of a motivator to get us back in shape after the long inactivity thanks to MCO! But we do advise caution before trying it at home or the gym. After all, it’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt.
Check out Nicholas’ trick here: