Inside the World Of Sign Spinning

Once just a low-wage job for teenagers outside of sandwich spots, sign-spinning is now a fleshed-out and fiercely competitive sport.   Twenty-year old Kendric Washington isn’t able to fully describe the maneuver that earned him AArrow’s 2018 sign-spinning world championship, but he’s willing to try. It starts with a back handspring, with the cardboard in between his legs, until he’s completely upside down. It ends with him on two feet again, defying everything you and I ever assumed about the restaurant [...]

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Freestyle Features Former World Champion Kadeem Johnson

3 Time World Sign Spinning Champion Appears on Freestyle Friday     If you don’t know who Kadeem Johnson is you should. In the sign spinning world, Kadeem is in a league of his own. He is the only 3 time World Sign Spinning Champion in history and is an annual favorite to win the competition. Using his break dancing background Kadeem has been able to take sign spinning to the whole new level. Kadeem’s signature trick  “Jamaican Me Crazy ” is the [...]

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AArrow Brings a Little Happiness to Downtown Denver

Happy City Denver Installation Takes over Downtown Denver Julie Rada walked out of the “Emotional Baggage Drop,” a small, wood-paneled booth in the main hall at Denver Union Station, on Friday, having let go of some of her daily frustrations on her way to lunch. “I don’t know that I feel like this has fixed anything, but it’s a nice little temporary release,” said Rada, an audience development associate at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. “If anything, I crave connections [...]

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Freestyle Fridays: Tique Gardner

Tique Garner Brings the Heat in this Freestyle Friday Once again we are back with the newest installment of Freestyle Friday. This time around we have, AArrow All-Star Tique Gardner from AArrow Denver dropping some serious heat. Although Tique didn’t compete in the 2018 World Sign Spinning Championships his skills are on par with some of the best in the world!  This video shows exactly why Tique is one of the favorites to win the title in 2019!

Guerilla Marketing A Strategy for a Strong Start

Here are 3 strategies to get your startup off to a strong start Launching a startup is one of the scariest, yet most pivotal moments in the life of an entrepreneur. It is a time when all of the research, testing, planning, and dreaming is finally put to the test. Estimates say that just about half of all startups will fail after the first few years. For this reason, the next few weeks after the launch is a critical period that indicates to [...]

20-Year-Old Kendric Washington Named 2018 AArrow Sign Spinning World Champion

LAS VEGAS, NV – On Saturday February 17th, 2018, 20-year-old Kendric Washington from Maryland was named the 2018 AArrow Sign Spinning World Champion at the Fremont Street Experience. Washington beat out more than 100 AArrow Sign Spinners from 10 countries around the globe for the number one spot in the world. Washington received a $5,000 cash prize for first place and now holds the title of the AArrow Sign Spinning World Champion. Washington has been working as an AArrow Sign [...]

Real Estate Trends & How to Win in Today’s Ecosystem

In today’s day and age, businesses everywhere are continually at risk of being disrupted. We’re finding disruption is industry agnostic and real estate is no exception. If one waits too long, the risk increases for getting left behind by both customers and the competition. Did you know that Airbnb was valued at $30B? Talk about a simple concept that is disrupting everything from hospitality to real estate. Think about that for a moment, one of the world’s largest lodging listers, [...]

One Sign Spinner’s Journey to Entrepreneurship and Education

For Further Information: Sarah Frye Phone: 513-520-1958 November 21, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Greg Hakanson has been an AArrow Sign Spinner since 2009. By 2012 he was recognized as one of the best sign spinners in the world and placed in the Top 10 as a competitor in the 2014 World Sign Spinning Championships. His mixed martial arts background has allowed him to hone the craft, mastering more than 200 sign spinning tricks from the company’s proprietary ‘tricktionary’, while his [...]

Inside the Sign Spinning Journey of DMV Sign Spinner Kendric Washington

Kendric Washington was star-struck. The 19-year-old hid behind plastic sunglasses, scoping out where the competition would take place, along a pedestrian mall in downtown Las Vegas called the Fremont Street Experience. It wasn’t the Strip, but it is known as the second-most-famous street in Sin City, set amid older casinos, musty bars and tattoo parlors. “There’s so much talent here,” Washington said, pointing at a schlubby 20-something guy. “He’s the legend of sign spinners.” It was Washington’s first time competing in the [...]

Sign Spinning is an Art

They are sign spinners. “We hate it when you call it sign twirlers,” says Caleb Jordan, who has worked in the industry six years and is the general manager for AArrow Advertising. Come blistering heat or pouring rain, the team is outside spinning, flipping, throwing, smiling, posing and waving for all the passers-by to see. “We are out here rain or shine,” he says. “We are human advertisement. But it’s more than that.” Jordan says sign spinning has transformed from a creative way [...]