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Houston sign spinners to show off their top “tricks” in Vegas
You’ve seen them at many a busy Houston intersection. Those ubiquitous 20-something street hawkers with the athleticism and endurance to toss around a skinny six-by-two foot arrow-shaped sign for hours under the blazing sun.
Their moves — or “tricks” — are meant to draw attention to new subdivisions, apartment complexes, tax preparers and furniture stores having a big sale.
With their wide smiles and chirpy expressions, sign spinners feed off their audience: drivers and pedestrians who will sometimes offer up a bottle of water, Gatorade or even a cash tip.
Ten of Houston’s best spinners employed by AArrow Advertising are in Las Vegas for the company’s 10th annual World Sign Spinning Championships. The two-day event will showcase 100 AArrow sign spinners from around the world competing for a chance at winning a $5,000 first place prize.
Click play on the 360-degree video below to watch three Houston spinners show off some of their moves before the competition.