Willow Solow has immersed himself head first into the world of the flow arts. Considering himself a poi monk, he dedicates his life to learning, educating, and serving the poi and flow arts community. He strives to create an umbrella under which all poi spinners can have a unified reference for developed and practiced conventions and frameworks through Spin More Poi, which is now just 2 weeks old.
He currently works full time for Flowtoys, again focusing on quality and poi dissemination as their production manager and has been living in the Vulcan Prop Box for about a year now, which Willow says has been incredibly inspirational to be around creative innovative spinners whose lives are also entrenched in flow. Four years ago when he first started spinning, he never dreamed that it would become his lifestyle.
The poi community hasn’t had a well organized and curated reference for learning and sharing new tricks until now through Spin More Poi. Willow has done an incredible job scouring the web for the best content as well as organizing and categorizing it to be the most useful reference tool one can have to master poi. The site definitely sets a standard for curated materials and instructional methods.
It’s not just a passive website, though. There are many ways you can engage and interact with the community he’s building. You can submit your own videos, write your own articles, and add to the growing encyclopedia/dictionary of poi tricks, terminology, frameworks, and conventions.
In addition to the wealth of information and tutorials available, there are also shape simulators to help practice hand positions and much more. It’s incredibly democratic and open reference including much more than just one person’s channel and methods.
If you spin poi, want to spin poi, or want to teach poi, you have to stay tuned at Spin More Poi for the best and most current information out there. If you would like to watch Willow’s poi exploration, follow his youtube channel.