If you were bored on the internet in late 2017, you might have seen this short clip of an Asian dude mesmerizing some children with a slinky:
Personally, I had about 87 bajillion people send me this video until I was screaming into the void to just please make the notifications stop.
To this day, this video still gets reposted to Reddit every few months or so.
When I saw another clip of him a year or so later, I did some digging and found out that he goes by XiaTian (夏天), pronounced more or less like "shah - tea - en," which means Summer.
XiaTian was one of the first people to discover the magic of slinky manipulation back in the early 2010s. He has since trained many others, who have in turn trained others, and now you can find many incredibly skilled slinky manipulators on the Chinese version of TikTok, DouYin (抖音) - that is, if you can manage to download it. In the Apple App Store, it's geo-blocked to everyone outside of China.
A few months ago I found this awesome little interview with XiaTian from a Korean YouTube channel, who have graciously included English subtitles!
In the video below, XiaTian tells you his origin story of how he got into slinky manipulation, and even gives you a really quick 3 trick tutorial.
I was flattered to hear him use the English terms "Energy Beam" and "Escalator" (which I coined in my 2016 tutorials), even though almost everything else he says is in Chinese!
Click below to watch the video on YouTube, and don't forget to hit the CC button in the bottom right corner of the video to turn on English subtitles.
If you want to see more videos of incredible slinky manipulators, check out the Slinky Manipulation Subreddit!
And if you're interested in learning slinky manipulation, the best way to get started is with the Fundamentals of Slinky Manipulation Video Course.
In the interview, XiaTian mentions that it took him 7 years to start figuring out advanced moves.
But I'm guessing that you don't want to spend 7 years of working a slinky stall all day just to get a baseline level of skill.
That's why I created the Fundamentals of Slinky Manipulation Video Course.
I've spent over 1000 hours practicing with trial and error, studying the videos of XiaTian and other slinky masters to figure out how to replicate their moves, and teaching these concepts in different ways to hundreds of different people in order to distill the most efficient way to teach slinky manipulation.
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Thanks for reading.