antispin petals

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In my humble opinion, Alien Jon is the greatest teacher the poi world has ever produced–at least in video form ;) A couple years ago, Jon embarked on a workshop tour and was kind enough to post the summaries from his workshops as videos to his YT channel. In this video, he teaches a method for learning antispin flowers that blew me away in its simplicity when I first saw it. I still use this method to teach antispins to this very day and I’ve yet to meet any poi spinner to whom I couldn’t teach this concept in just a few minutes, rather than spend months trying to understand the concept of antispin and petal placement. When teaching, I’m always amazed at how making someone believe they’re learning something different can break through some very frustrating walls in a very small amount of time.

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